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How To Know When You Are Being Told The Wrong Thing By Someone You Value

I have the unique opportunity of being a voice of truth. This is an experience I don’t want to waste. I know how the system and the media works, and I am not afraid to speak the truth. In fact I’m pretty damn comfortable doing it.

I have the unique opportunity of being a voice of truth. This is an experience I don’t want to waste. I know how the system and the media works, and I am not afraid to speak the truth. In fact I’m pretty damn comfortable doing it. People who value me are going to think it’s cool, because they find the truth it’s pretty much what they always wanted. I also know that I have been very successful at communicating because when people who like me see me, they want to get to know me better.  I want to understand a little more about this life that has always made me feel so lost. I’d like to give them something that feels honest, because I know the truth is out there and it’s pretty damn cool.

It’s the same approach I take to telling stories. They are mine and mine alone, and they cannot be owned or controlled. I can’t tell you the time that a book agent told me he didn’t want the book I was working on because I’d just released a second full length in 2012. This didn’t matter so much because I’d had so many fans since then eager to hear this book come out.

That said , it’s always a bit disheartening when I can’t share a book I have a lot to say about just because people are asking questions and I’m trying to stay on message.

The thing is… No . This does not mean I don’t think I deserve a lot of credit for my experiences with the media. I have worked like crazy to provide honest insight to the world’s problems and people. That does not give me license to do whatever I want in the name of getting it out. What I do get a lot of credit for is having the guts to call the media out on the things it is doing wrong.

It’s that kind of tough love that is making a lot of people want to help me.

I want people to know I’m human and that I deserve to be treated with respect. If I can get that respect then I can expect more from people they can stop judging me and just try their best to help me get my message out.

So what is the process for the truth, and how do you go about doing it? Here are some resources:

1. Listen. It’s really the simplest, yet most powerful tip there is.

I get so many messages from people who say, ” If you are able to get to the roots of a situation and learn from it, you can change it. It is a simple truth – the solution lies deeper than you think. Take the time to listen.”  

2. Educate. This takes the most practice, but it has the highest payoff.  

It took me almost two years to work through my “darker” self issues but I believe it was worth it. This took me to the very real and scary place that I had pushed it so far away from.

My darkest self has been an emotional wreck for years because I just didn’t understand myself. I think I’m finally getting closer to finding that answer.  Here is how that was done:

A lot of these are things I was aware of, I’m not saying all of it was or was not true, but they were things I wasn’t telling myself because I didn’t want to worry myself too much.

In every situation where I wanted my darkself to come out, the most powerful thing I ever did was to go away. I left a long time ago and there is no reason to bring it back. I’m no longer bringing it out because I don’t feel I have to. I’m able to let it go and find that peace in knowing I’m okay.

3. Find your voice.