Changing the World – How?
June 4, 2014
Hosted by Mickey Ellison
If you have listened to the show from the beginning, it is obvious that The Mickey Ellison Show has changed. The change started with John O’Sullivan’s appearance from Changing the Game Project on April 16, 2014. A few weeks later Team Beach Body Coach, Michael Gowan made his first appearance on the show. Michael has agreed to join me in a much loftier goal of changing the world, and he will join me again when he and I discuss the beginning of what we pray will be a movement for good. Will you join us? “The world we live in has become a crazy place. Poverty is at an all-time high in what is supposed to be the wealthiest nation on earth. We keep calling on government to save us with new poverty programs, and we now have more people using food stamps than any time in our history. If we keep seeking the answer to poverty through government, the problem will continue to get worse. The answer to poverty is in our homes, our churches, and our communities, not in Washington or any state’s capital. And, the long-term success of our country will come through our children if we teach them perseverance, hard work, humility, honesty, honor, character, hope, and love, and love will lead to action. These are the characteristics of a successful society that succeeds despite the politicians. My focus on this show will promote those ideals through youth sports, and hopefully others will take that cue to teach their children the same characteristics through their area of expertise. How we raise our children today will be our legacy for good or evil. It’s up to us!” www.mickeyellison.com/about/ http://www.coachmichaelgowan.com/
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Children are more wise than adults because they question everything, and as adults, we are often annoyed by those questions, especially the question “Why?” We adults become “set in our ways”, when in reality answering the question “why” may cause us to question what we believe. We would rather give the answer, “it just is,” because we are intellectually lazy and we really don’t know why. The question “why” is an important question because it requires critical thinking to answer. “Why” can back up our beliefs or “why” can break them down and cause us to realize that many of our thoughts are really not our own, rather they are thoughts of others that we have accepted as our own.
Here are some “why” questions for you to consider. Why do some churches ban dancing? David danced! Is a little inflation a good thing? Is our tax code over 70,000 pages long? Are there racists? No one is born that way! Never stop asking why! You never know what you might discover.
I was born in a small town in South Carolina with the dream of playing professional baseball. That dream died in 1993 when my career at Vanderbilt ended. I chased wealth through network marketing only to be $200k in debt after two years. In 1999 I became a financial planner, and a Certified Financial Planner in 2006. While in network marketing and financial planning I heard so many times that perception is reality and “Fake it till you make it,” and those clichés are lies! I had that gut feeling that something was wrong and never spoke up or acted, and in 2009, I found myself scared with one prayer, and that was to know the truth. In my search, I had to look in the mirror, and realized many of the gut feelings that I had about the industry were correct. My goal is to educate, and most of that education is simply common sense. For what it’s worth, I believe my experiences in life can help people, from failing in baseball, and reflecting on the excuses. From pretending to be someone I’m not to get rich in network marketing. From being scared to death because of debt. Pretending to be someone I wasn’t in the financial industry, and now helping people understand what they have in investments and what they are paying. Much of what society tries to sell us is a lie, and if we think for ourselves, search inside, question everything, we can find truth. Find the child inside of us that asks the question “Why?”