Episode 49

Published on:

26th Oct 2019

EP 49 | Trust but Verify - Especially Yourself

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You’ve heard the sage wisdom that says… Trust, but verify.

In other words, pretend to take things at face value, but do your homework. Don’t let the process stop there. It’s your responsibility to do your own research, and vet the information. 

What it means is… DON’T TRUST. 

That’s a bummer.

The other day, I saw a post on social media sharing an article and below it popped up an automatic FACT CHECK button. I’m thinking… NICE.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a ‘fact check’ option in every meeting? 

The problem is… I don’t want to fact check. I want to BELIEVE, even with people I have (questionable) experience with. 

Unfortunately, the most QUESTIONABLE experience I have with reliable information is the info I get from the VOICES in my head

Maybe I should start fact-checking the Head-Trash before I run off and let those assumptions ruin my day. 

I was nearly 40 before I realized how untrustworthy my head trash is. I ‘believed’ the voices in my head were intuitive sources of truth I could trust. It never occurred to me that even when I was emboldened by hubris it was really a lie.

Here’s a little SECRET about Blind-Spots. You can’t see them. That’s why they call them Blind-Spots. (thought I’d throw a little wisdom in there for credibility).

I’ve learned over the years that:

·        We love our ideas, and we want everyone to love them too.

·        We hate being wrong. 

·        We need validation (almost constantly)

·        If it was our idea, we defend it (even once we realize it’s stupid)

·        Vulnerability is the key to collaboration and true teamwork (but we avoid it)

·        We depend on accidental success and pretend it was our plan

Reality check: If we trust our head-trash it’s impossible to live our best lives.  

Isolation is the Enemy of Excellence. 

It’s time to apply the fundamental decision-making necessity of “Trust, but Verify” to yourself and build on a foundation that can fulfill your highest created purpose. Surround yourself with a few trusted-advisors and ASK THEM to fact check your assumptions, beliefs and (of course) your Head-Trash. 

If you don’t have access to a high-level team who will help you see your blind-spots without inserting their own agenda into the process, I’d love to chat with you about My Practice Zone. It’s a place where leaders practice to become their best outside the vacuum of their own head.  

Great leaders always have places to mastermind. That’s how we grow. If you’re interested to know more, check us out at www.noheadtrash.com or text YATES (that’s my name) to 474747 for more information. 

Your mission is great and you’re the right person to lead it. Experience the most rapid way to clarity and momentum by VERIFYING your intel first. 

Remember, you’ll PERFORM exactly how you Train.  

If something is broken, don’t wait. Surround yourself with people who share your values, your purpose and a commitment to Breakthrough. Get rid of the Head Trash by standing in the light with a brotherhood of strong leaders.

If that’s what you’re looking for, get on my calendar and let’s chat about The Practice Zone, where Leaders train to Unlock their purpose, live with passion and become who they were created to be.  

I work with Decision-Makers who want to get rid of the Head-Trash and get total buy-in with their people. That's what I do. I'd love to chat with you about it if I can bring benefit to your life or organization. Let's jump on a strategy call and get to know each other.  


Let's keep the conversation going.  


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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.