Episode 63

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19th Mar 2020

EP 63 | Is the Coronavirus Head Trash?

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There have only been a few brief times in my life when fear and uncertainty and Head trash was simultaneously shared with so many people worldwide. We all face Head trash and we all deal with our own personal assessments of what’s happening in our lives, and our world. We struggle over the should’ve and could’ve issues of our lives. We struggle over self-worth and self-preservation but today we’re struggling with a system wide impact that most have never experienced before. 

Many of you have only heard about these tings historically in the past. The real Estate crash, world wars when people had to band together to get through. The great depression and more recently 9/11 when it seemed that everything was flipped upside down while we watched it in real time. 

Hey, watching the markets fall and hearing the rampant FEAR in our country isn’t fun. Not knowing how we’ll be paid or if we can weather such a storm in our businesses, isn’t where we expected to be just a short month ago when everything seemed to be funning on all cylinders.  

You’ve had this happen in your own life, with the death of a family member or loss of a job. But to see it happen across all areas of society is like being invaded by an outside force and not knowing the outcome. 

Now, let’s be honest. Every indication suggests this is a short term issue that will be dealt with through the measure being taken, but short term or not, it’s going to have long term impact on our lives, our economy, our habits, and our view of the world. 

Is the Coronavirus head trash?  … there are many who would say its entirely head trash compared to what we face daily and the number of people who die every year from many various communicable diseases. I don’t subscribe to that camp, but I do understand the argument. By and large, there will be people who benefit from fear being released in our world. There are countries and companies who will seem to manipulate what we’re facing for their own good. There are people who will lose a fortune and others who will make one and most of us have no idea how to participate in getting benefit out of such a tragic situation. 

So where is the head trash? Cause, I promise you, it does exist. There is a lot of head trash, starting right here with me and I’m guessing with you as well. There are unfounded fears, the endless scenarios being played out in our heads and extrapolations being made that lead us to irrational responses like hoarding toilet paper and withdrawing into depression instead of sharing hope and faith. 

Head trash is an epidemic of its own. Just because we often don’t get in sync with the same head trash, doesn’t mean it’s not an epidemic.

Why talk about it? Because time is still passing. Opportunity is still all around us. We’ve got something precious we’ve wished for but never thought we’d have like we do right now. 

We’ve got time. We’ve got free time to spend on the typically ignored but important issues of life.    

I know, I know… we’re out of practice having time for real conversations. We’re out of practice reading and taking time to ask the hard questions like what’s our definition of success and are we doing the things that will matter ten years from now? 

We’re out of practice journaling and mapping and planning and dreaming… and these are the rare opportunities to reclaim these skills. 

Is the coronavirus head trash? The only thing we know for sure is that it can create head trash and it’s our personal opportunity to look past circumstances and see possibilities. Remember: Circumstances Lie and there are ways they are lying to you right now.  

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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.