Episode 43

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26th Sep 2019

EP 43 | 4 Reasons you feel NUMB

Hi, it’s Greg from Breakthrough Leadership and The No Head Trash Nation

If there’s one thing nobody would ever say about me, it’s that I’m lazy. I took pride working everyone else ‘under the table’.  I was passionate, driven, always going beyond the call of duty.  I could figure out how to turn anything into work. I was proud of my hard work. I considered the hard work in my career as evidence how much I was doing for others and how successful I was.  Over time, unfortunately, I just felt numb. I got desensitized. I never chose apathy but it became my constant companion. I couldn’t ‘care’ about everything in my busy life so I chose to turn off the things that required me to invest myself where there were variables I couldn’t control.  

The problem is, we’re prone to destroy ourselves when we’re LEFT to ourselves. 

We get NUMB. And it leads to choices devoid of passion, lacking freedom and asking questions we don’t have answers for. 

How did we arrive where we’re numb to the only things that matter?  

1.      We resist relationships. We substitute techniques for the work of relationship building. We keep people at arm’s length till we don’t even want to go through the motions.

2.      We resist love. Love challenges us and tests us. Love requires effort. It pushes us out of our comfort zone. We fill up with things that FEEL like love but we resist genuine love.

3.      We resist growth. We’re busy. We look for easy ways to get what we want.  We love our busy-ness but our progress is only a mirage. The irony of our hard work is we want to improve ourselves but we don’t want the sacrifice of consistent intentional growth. So, we go numb. 

4.      We resist Change. Unlocking our highest created purpose requires change but we don’t want to change. We isolate ourselves, make excuses and look for escape wherever we can find it. We hold on tight to past performance, past feelings and past affirmation. Our routines take us where we’ve already been instead of where we were destined to go. Each day encrusts the rigidity of our past, we get numb to the possibilities that lie in the future.  

You can choose a life of freedom that returns feeling to the life you were created to enjoy. The path to Breakthrough begins new every day. Unlock your purpose. Live with Passion. Become the leader you were created to be.    

If you want to chat about pursuing Breakthrough Together in The Yates Mastermind, get on my calendar or message me and let’s get rid of the Head Trash… Together.   

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About the Podcast

The No Head-Trash Nation
Circumstances Lie but you don't have to listen.
There is a GAP between where you are and where you want to be. In that GAP is the Zone of HEAD TRASH. This is the ATROCITY preventing us from what we're capable of and it's time to talk about it. Feel the passion and hear the RANT of "Yates In Your Face" content and real-world examples of how real Head Trash is and how others have unmasked it in their physical, mental, relational, spiritual and financial lives. ... We need each other to Unlock our Purpose, Live with Passion and become who we were CREATED to be. *** Join the No Head Trash Nation on Facebook***

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Greg Yates

BIO: After more than 30 years in business, owning as many as 14 businesses at one time with hundreds of employees, Greg found himself under the influence of Head Trash when the Real Estate market crashed. In denial, Greg made decisions that ultimately cost him tens of millions in capital and a year in prison. Going from massive success to the brokenness of failure, Greg came face to face with the ‘head-trash’ that had blocked his decision-making process and left him isolated as a leader. Now, Greg trains high-level teams the 4 essential GETS if they want to Break through the barriers of Head-Trash. Greg takes leaders into a training environment he calls The Practice Zone where these four essentials and the HABITS necessary to implement them can be intentionally developed for success. Greg is the author of 4 books and his 5th book, entitled “Circumstances Lie”, will be released in the fall. His first book, “Broken, how being broken unlocked the greatest success of my life”, details his life, leadership, success and the entire story of his legal battles and prison. It’s a brutal story with extensive details Greg journaled in prison and how his return home sparked the desperate search for a new belief system and significance. Greg is a speaker, author, trainer, and coach but his ultimate mission is building the “Practice Zone Mastermind”, where men who are Christian Leaders can connect, train and network together. Men in leadership need a place to have conversations they can’t have anywhere else. Greg believes this network would have prevented catastrophic brokenness in his own life and is sharing purpose, passion and potential as the catalyst for exponential Breakthrough. "THE NO HEAD TRASH NATION" Podcast is where Greg rants about the Head Trash that's holding you back in short, inspirational bursts that bring clarity and focus for the Leader.