Episode 45

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11th Oct 2019

EP 45 | The Illusion of Control is holding you back

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We were flying across Missouri on a family vacation in my Piper Archer N47702. It was getting dark and even though the clouds were heavy, it was friendly IFR weather. I didn't mind. 

Everyone was tired and the kids were asleep in the back of the plane. Suddenly a downdraft caught the airplane and within a couple of seconds we had descended more than 300 feet. Only our seat belts kept us from bouncing off the cabin roof. No roller-coaster could prepare you for that extreme. I radioed Kansas City Center to let them know we were below our assigned altitude. Such weather needed to be reported since it couldn't be seen on radar. As I talked, we were thrust upward while the G force of gravity compressed us in our seats. What had been a smooth ride suddenly found us looking for the nearest place to put down for the night.  

The interesting part is that we stayed on course. We were locked on a heading and the airplane kept flying it. What we hadn't anticipated was that the course could take on a three dimensional characteristic.

·      We were on course. But we were still in trouble.  The course I had set took us right through forces more powerful than our controls.  

·      If things weren’t strapped down, they would have turned into projectiles and gone right through the fuselage. 

·      I couldn’t see what was really happening even though I believed I could.  There is a huge difference between the two. 

Being in control isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  For some reason I have difficulty seeing around the next corner or ten minutes into the future!  I try to use my X-Ray vision but the least barrier blocks my view.  

           It limits my understanding.  

If I’m in control, it can’t be all that challenging!  

Sometimes I forget what God said about it.   

             “My ways are higher than your ways. My thoughts are higher than your thoughts”.  

There is an amazing journey just beyond your control.  

You can Break Through the Head Trash and Fear that holds you back.  You can turn that fear ON ITS HEAD

Your Breakthrough begins when you Trust God beyond your ability to control.  

Your Control is the ONE THING that is holding you back, but you don't have to go there alone!

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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.