2/18/2019 0 Comments
There is no shortage of stories of women who have stood up in the face of great challenge and obstacles. This standing up changed and continues to shape the direction of humanity. From Rosa Parks to Malala Yousafzai to Wangari Muta Maathai to Marielle Franco, women have been the moral and cultural touchstone when communities are in crisis. Apparently, this has been true since the beginning of time. According to researchers who had their work printed in Discovery magazine, it was the rise of women and femininity that created the birth of culture in early humans. blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2015/06/22/early-humans-feminine-culture/
After reading this research, it's not a stretch to conclude that the rise is femininity probably saved the human species from a brutish, short and ugly exit from the planet. Just as women and femininity saved us from that fate then, it has the opportunity to save us once again through the power of feminine principle leadership.
Feminine principle leadership is an all encompassing idea that leadership is best when empathy, consideration for others and connectedness are applied as practical leadership tools. This model, through the application of the principle called Ubuntu (we are all connected) has been trending significantly throughout the world. An easy way to look at it is to think about the things many mothers would share with their family members: "Is everyone okay? " "Is everyone being fed?" "How can I help?" "Share your things." "Look out for one another." "Make sure you have on clean underwear in case you're in an accident." (I still don't understand that last one).
To be clear, feminine principle leadership is not the exclusive domain of women. Men share in it too, just as many women participate in top-down command-and-control models of leadership that exercise masculine tendencies. At the dawn of humanity, the rise of feminine principles may be the thing that saved us. In a world barreling toward an extinction level event called climate change and the accompanying social disruption, feminine principle leadership may be more suited for orderly and well thought out ways of managing a dynamic environment. We do have real-world examples of how this approach works more effectively than the command and control model. https://www.forbes.com/sites/francoisbotha/2018/09/27/women-on-board-family-firms-and-the-feminine-principle/#66eb4e735977
In some ways, we are seeing these two world views battle for position on a world stage. Authoritarian types feel masculine predominance is the only way to be effective and are holding on for dear life to keep this model viable. But if you'll recall your childhood, you often went to your mother as an arbiter of fairness if there was conflict between you and a sibling or another rival. Part of us intuitively trusted her instincts to judge fairly. Intuitively, we still chase that level of fairness in our everyday lives. If you seek to lead in the near future, you'll want to center your leadership model on this idea.
1/27/2019 0 Comments
Everyone is talking about the importance of collaboration in the immediate future. Rightfully so. The world has been trending toward working across boundaries and platforms through collaboration for some time. Not stepping into the collaboration model is like driving a 1908 Model T Ford when you have a 2019 Tesla Model S in your garage. It's irresponsible, ineffective and says more about the driver than the vehicle. That being said, here are four things you need in an honest collaborative model.
Your people must be up to speed on the future of work or the future of success or the future of effectiveness. Organizations that are not aware of how important collaboration will be in future success cannot embrace collaboration. It simply doesn't make sense to them, especially if they've experienced non-collaboration success in the old world. It would be the same as if your team were still using the typewriter when you should be updating them on the opportunities of using a laptop. Typewriters aren't bad, but laptops are better, especially if you want to stay a viable concern. www.fastcompany.com/3024246/why-collaboration-is-crucial-to-success
Collaboration involves getting away from the usual suspects. We all have go-to people we lean on when looking for ideas or even evaluations. The dynamic nature of the next few years is going to require us to get out of our comfort zones and tap into sources and people we usually don't. Profound ignorance is bred in isolation. Become proactive and seek out collaboration with new people . This leans toward inclusiveness, adventures outside of what you're used to, new friends and a team that looks a lot different than your Tuesday night bowling league. www.huffingtonpost.com/sylvana-storey/inclusion-engagement-coll_b_5566445.html
You must have adaptive portals. It's one thing to get cool, new ideas, but its another thing to create an organization that has portals that allow those cool, new ideas to be tested, then possibly incorporated into your system. Organizations that don't have those kinds of portals are simply giving lip service to the idea of collaboration, but don't have any real intention on implementing things that could transform the operation. Those organizations just want to look good. Make sure you have a way to allow appropriate opportunities to get into your organization.support.aha.io/hc/en-us/articles/202685415-Create-an-ideas-portal
Develop a collaborative philosophy or vision statement for your team. There is a reason why Ubuntu, the southern African philosophical construct that says "I am because we are, we are because I am" is the world's fastest growing philosophy. It is a reflection of what's necessary for success in the new world. Simply put, it is an idea that says all of us matter. Once the philosophy is in place, it is easier to find the opportunities in it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KzGZyO_lSU&list=PL8umA1gwLlGVbbD8Xhnsqeuq4Ix0kY-Mp
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1/21/2019 0 Comments
Oxfam just came out with it's new report about income inequality in the world. This latest report says income inequality is racing ahead at levels we've never seen before. In fact, the top 26 billionaires in the world have as much wealth as the bottom half of the entire world's population. You may say "well, I don't really care what other people do with their money Chet. That's not my problem." Here are four ways you should care and how this dramatic concentration of wealth and power is affecting your day to day world.
EDUCATION: In a recent report, the Organization for Economic Co-operation found that the concentration of wealth takes it out of circulation in communities, which means there simply is less to go around. From their 2014 report, they found that children feel the brunt of this. Children from the bottom 40 percent of households (a huge chunk of the population) are missing out on pricey educational opportunities. That makes them less productive employees, which means lower wages, which means lower overall participation in the economy.
CRIME; While many countries have enjoyed several years of a falling crime rate, individual communities will and have started to see it on the rise again. That's according to a 2016 London School of Economics study. For instance, their study found that greater income gaps between neighboring U.S. neighborhoods led to more property crime in the richer neighborhoods. “Income differences create an incentive for those relatively poor to steal from richer households,” the authors explain.
HEALTH: In a stunning 2015 report from the Seven Pillars Institute, dramatic income inequality leads to a health crisis. The report says "The impoverished members of society are subject to disproportionate occurrence rates of certain kinds of illnesses. Access to quality health care and healthy food is sometimes limited or unavailable for poor individuals. The result of a substantial poor population, a defining feature of economic inequality, is a less effective lower-income work force, higher disease and mortality rates, higher health care costs, and progressively deepening poverty for afflicted groups."
INTELLIGENCE: Professor Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, of Miami University led a group of researchers who discovered that people don't end up in poverty because they are less intelligent. It's the other way around. Poverty makes people less intelligent. Published in The Journal for Preventative Medicine in 2016, the report says falling into poverty appears to make people become less intelligent and become old before their time. Researchers found life on the breadline for 20 years was “strongly associated” with “worse cognitive function” and premature aging. And they suggested the potential causes of this phenomenon included the stress of having little money, inadequate housing and sanitation, and an unhealthy lifestyle – a poor diet, smoking, alcohol and too little exercise.
SYSTEMIC RACISM: Last year, The Washington Center for Equitable Growth provided a paper written by researcher Robert Manduca. His conclusion from his studies is simple: "rising income inequality has disproportionately harmed African Americans, negating substantial improvements in relative terms and preventing what would otherwise have been a meaningful, if incomplete, convergence in incomes between blacks and whites. In short, inequitable growth over the past few decades is a major driver of our nation’s persistent racial income gap."
If left to our own devices and without some action being taken, we are transitioning into a poorer, dumber, sicker, dangerous, racist future.
Fortunately, that's not the end of the story.:
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1/15/2019 0 Comments
There are clear signs that a global recession may be imminent. While this could make life even more difficult for the millions everywhere living paycheck to paycheck, it could also create opportunities to emerge that will help us push the reset button and break old cycles. Let me share with you six things trending that we may want to take advantage of during the recession.
Technology will make this recession different. Unlike the worker-intensive days of the past, advance AI and robotics will keep many parts of economies around the world functioning, so the recession won't be as severe to business as it was before. It will, however, push more people out of the job market -- permanently. We at UBR are creating "Super Groups" around the world that takes the resource of human potential and are creating teams of people who are re-thinking and re-imagining how communities can thrive and succeed with this level of change. This is an opportunity for us to move from human doing to human being. http://www.leadtheshift.com/ubr-super-groups.html
An explosion of hydroponic gardening. This form of indoor gardening is a method of growing plants without soil by using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. It has already been on an upward growth trend globally due to the rise of food security concerns, climate change forecasts and advanced technology which keeps making it easier. A recession will be another big factor in driving this growth. This is the year you partner with others in your neighborhood to create a hydroponic gardening opportunity. https://www.thespruce.com/beginners-guide-to-hydroponics-1939215
The continued growth of cremation. It's not surprising you're hearing a lot of your friends speak of being cremated instead of having a formal burial when they die. That's because cremation is simply a dignified, time-tested, cost effective way to manage the passing of a loved one. The growth of income inequality and the press of a recession will make cremation a logical choice for the budget minded. Even more, many people are questioning the very practices of the burial-industrial-complex and asking "is this really necessary?" If you're thinking cremation may be right for you, get your plans in writing now so there is no guess work with your family members. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cremation-rates-reach-all-time-high-us-180964478/
Seeking out something to believe in. Under stress, we collectively tend to re-prioritize our values. For those who already embrace a particular religion, there will be a re-aligning with those ideas. Over the past 10 years, there has been a dramatic retreat from traditional religions but that has not stopped those people from looking for something to believe in and carry them through difficult times. Non-traditional practices in yoga, meditation and mindfulness will flourish in this time as the "un-churched" seek comfort and understanding. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fitness-yoga/in-times-of-economic-crisis-people-turn-to-yoga-idUSTRE50B2HN20090112
Opening up to economic restructuring. The boom and bust cycle can be exhausting and hazardous. More and more people have been asking if there is a better way forward. The coming recession, buoyed by new technologies that are changing the landscape of societies, will empower more people to ask that question in their personal lives as well as for their communities. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/15/rethinking-prosperity-credible-alternatives-ecomonic-system
The return of the rent party. When I was younger, rent parties were all the rage. People in your building were asked to bring a dish, a couple of bucks and a good attitude to a party to help you pay the rent for the month. While there are no hard statistics on this, there is a trend of people looking for ways of connecting with their neighbors in a world driven by social media separation. Even some of the people in gentrified communities may follow suit.
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1/8/2019 0 Comments
For a time in the West, individualism or "rugged individualism" was extolled as a virtue. Recent data says that mythic concept of self may be incredibly unhealthy. The evidence is overwhelming that we're better together. Individualism may be fueling the expansion of the mental health crisis in the States and other places around the world.
This article from Forbes says our inability to be in cohesive groups of friends and family may trigger real tangible health challenges such as hunger, thirst and physical pain....http://fortune.com/2016/06/22/loneliness-is-a-modern-day-epidemic/
Some may believe the loneliness epidemic is being caused by the growth of the elderly population around the world. As people get older, many of their friends may have passed on, leaving those who remain with fewer people to interact with. But in this new study reprinted in US News and World Report, young people are suffering the most from loneliness....https://www.usnews.com/news/health-care-news/articles/2018-05-01/study-many-americans-report-feeling-lonely-younger-generations-more-so
In this article in INSIDER, the authors suggest that it's not that people are choosing to be lonely, but that modern societies are not structured for meaningful connection. Even more, this report says loneliness is contagious...https://www.thisisinsider.com/why-do-i-feel-lonely-2018-6
Is social media part of the problem of the loneliness epidemic? Of course, but maybe differently than we think. Check out this article from PsychologyToday....https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-gen-y-guide/201702/the-2-reasons-why-so-many-people-are-becoming-lonelier
WHAT WE CAN DO TO REDUCE OUR LONELINESS.
Based on my interactions in social groups around the world and even managing my own bouts with loneliness, there are four strategies I would highly suggest. These are not substitutes for those of you who may be suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder, but as options for those of you who feel you can do more to reduce your loneliness periods.
1. Set "touchstone" dates with your friends. I have a male friend who I connect with at least once a week at lunch. Not a text, not an email, not a phone call --- an in-person hour or two over good food. In our societies, we have a tendency to wait for these kinds of interactions to happen spontaneously. The truth is that they must be organized and planned as part of our schedules. The more regularly they are planned, the more they will become a touchstone that allows you to keep in touch with your humanity.
2. Reduce your social media time. I know, you've heard it before, but reducing your time on devices, gives you more time to reclaim. You can put that time to use scheduling a luncheon date with a friend and have true social interaction.
3. Embrace Ubuntu as your belief system. The mythology behind rugged individualism has created infrastructure that supports loneliness in our societies. It's time to embrace a new belief system that supports healthy connection and interaction. When I used to teach leadership classes at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, I was introduced to the philosophy of Ubuntu --- we are all connected, thus our challenges and our successes are shared. My suspicion is that having this as a belief system will help us create connected supports.
4. Host a dinner, once a quarter with friends as well as strangers. There is nothing more powerful than breaking bread together. Invite a bunch of people over your home for a potluck get together for conversation and good food. This increases your human interaction touch points, expands your field of friends and associates and can put your culinary skills to work.
Over the next 3-5years as we walk through an unprecedented global paradigm shift, we'll need each other to help us navigate the rough waves to create new possibilities.
About this time every year, Futurists look over their notes to see if they can come up with predictions for the coming year. Not to be left out of the crowd, I too have some "predictions" that I'd like to offer for 2019...but they are more like suggestions, advice to help you thrive and succeed in the most dramatic time of change in the history of humanity. That's not hyperbole. This conflation of advanced AI, climate change and economic inequality has never happened before. That means business as usual will not be enough to answer this emerging crisis. This actually can be a great opportunity if we see it as such. With that in mind, here are my "predictions"/suggestions we'll need to do in 2019 in order to intend a transformed future that works.
A dramatic and very public pivot to clean energy. Despite what the current Federal administration in the US is saying about climate change, "clean coal" and doubling down on fossil fuel, the smart money is all flowing toward clean energy. This shift is going to take a very high profile turn in 2019 as company after company launch ready to go clean energy solutions, such as this one....https://www.ge.com/reports/call-ecomagination-ge-building-co2-powered-turbine-generates-10-megawatts-fits-table/
The IPCC report on climate change that sounded the alarm on the urgency of doing something about this crisis right now has opened the flood gate to these kinds of inventions. Stay up on local, state and regional regulations. That's the barometer of where the money is going. This year is the time to invest in ethical companies leading this charge.
The merger of sustainable communities with retirement communities. This seems like a no-brainer to me. Developers are forwarding the idea of making retirement communities completely green, autonomous and sustainable. These will, in effect, be the blueprint for all communities in the future. This re-imagining of how communities will work will be fueled by the autonomous car revolution, food security opportunities from indoor farming due to drought and floods and the fast growing and ageing baby boom population. Look for a major play on this in 2019.
New data of testing of 21st century economic models. The real challenge that plagues a lot of the world is that current economic systems, based on the top down scarcity model are not robust enough to work efficiently in a rapidly changing societal foundation. They simply cannot compete effectively in a 21st century that features super efficient technology, climate change adaptation and massive income inequality. In 2019, there will be a rush of data from test models that utilize new economies organized around these three factors. From global testing of Universal Basic Income models to the global testing of Universal Basic Resources models (my initiative), data will stream in this year to share what options are possible. Here are the models to watch:
The autonomous automobile revolution social disruption starts in earnest this year. Did you know that cars are parked 95% of the time? They are a tremendous and incredible wasted asset, which makes autonomous cars that are moving all the time, a giant leap in efficiency. Cities are now doing their first phase of planning around this development, especially as how the loss of revenue from parking and speeding tickets and auto registration. This will be a hot button issue because social programs will be disrupted because of the income loss. The mere projection of these losses are sending a lot of metro areas scrambling. We'll be monitoring these development here in this blog.
The Hemp and CBD industry is about to blow up. At least, that's going to be the case in North America This year, you'll see it. https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/cbd-farm-bill/
Welcome to a new year and a new opportunity to create transformation!
Diversity will be one of the hottest and most important issues of the immediate future and the new world emerging. After centuries of cultures seeking to create mono societies, leadership, housing and even crop production, we are now taking a look at the sample set by nature in biodiversity --- the more diverse structures are, the stronger they are. http://www.globalissues.org/article/170/why-is-biodiversity-important-who-cares
But the conversation of human diversity is now becoming more nuanced. There was a time where companies, organizations and communities felt that you could solve diversity issues by plugging in people who looked differently than you did, but thought the same way. In other words, you still had the same mono culture, but in different shades. The problem with this version of diversity is that it doesn't lead to the greatest level of innovation and possibilities an organization or society can enjoy. This form of "mono-diversity" usually leads to the same kind of results you'd have if you didn't diversify at all. Mono-diversity or faux diversity is like leaving money on the table: why would any organization settle for less when there is more available? True and effective human diversity takes into account other people's lifestyles, experiences, thought processes and visions. This kind of true diversity of thought in leadership very well could have avoided the extinction level event we face today called climate change.
There are those who will seek to mount a campaign that will negate incorporating people from different ethnic cultures into their organization by saying "we don't need the 'cultural other'. We have diversity of thought within our ranks". This, again, is faux diversity and often is used as a cover for subtle racism. True diversity recognizes that, using a foundational framework, organizations become stronger, more adept at figuring out global terrains and, quite frankly, less boring and more dynamic. Here are some of the other gifts that true diversity, leveraging diversity of thought, bring to the table:
More unconsidered solutions. In mono cultures, all solutions come from the same source, which may be exactly what caused the problem in the first place.
Valuing the feminine. There is little value in a woman thinking like a man. But there is great value in a man recognizing a woman's ancient and matriarchal problem solving skills.
Reduces racism. It's hard to make an enemy of someone you depend on for your success and your future.
Incorporates wisdom. Valuing the sacred wisdom of the elders by eliminating ageism can help an organization not make the same mistakes over and over again.
Imports the solutions of the Global South. All shoulders at the wheel.
There must be a rethinking of what true diversity looks like by copying nature and incorporating the many different ways life expresses itself. This trend is happening and may save the day from the immediate challenges the world of the past few centuries has visited upon us to today.
12/10/2018 0 Comments
There is an emerging body of evidence that shows climate change is not only affecting our food supply, mass migration, poverty levels, the livability of our planet and generally create an extinction level event, but it is also having a serious effect on our mental health--- and it's not good.
The Union of Concerned Scientists say the more people have to migrate because of coastal flooding, super hurricanes, droughts and fires, the more it increases anxiety and depression among those affected and their loved ones. https://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/impacts/climate-change-and-mental-health.html
In Psychology Today, a researched report shows that there is precedent for increased mental instability for people in the wake of super storms as they tracked Louisiana residents after Katrina. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-truth-about-exercise-addiction/201704/how-climate-change-affects-mental-health
And the American Psychological Association says trauma and shock are steadily increasing, and not just with large super storms, but with ongoing heatwaves as well.... https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2017/03/climate-mental-health.aspx
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Over the years, I've shared some of the best advice out there that we can start to implement right now. Here are three things within your grasp....
Get formal support systems in place. Yes, its good to have the support of family and friends, but if you or someone you know is starting to demonstrate increased stress and anxiety, get them professional support in the form of a trained therapist, or even life coaches. We are in unprecedented times. It's time to take unprecedented actions.
Start engaging in Climate Change Adaptation planning. Most of the conversation out there is around climate change happening. Now we have to get to how do we live in a world in a state of flux. This helps people to wrap their heads around solutions instead of just the problem.
Get informed. Nothing breeds fear and anxiety more than ignorance. Get informed about what's going on and how you may be affected. This is the first step to making a plan.
A BUSINESS PLAN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
At one time, this was seen as an environmental problem and was compartmentalized by many as such. Now that it's being received as a human problem, here are three things businesses can do to navigate climate change adaptation.
Time for a technological upgrade. Of course, this is a unpopular suggestion because it means putting a bunch of money back into the business. But if you have your eyes on the future, you know many companies as they exist now will fall behind as society changes. Make your company climate change ready through technology.
Fully engage in public transportation. A massive effort for you and your employees as well as those in the associations you work with is needed now to at least slow down the rate of change. That means creating a zero impact carbon footprint. One way that can happen is by engaging public transportation. Immediately.
Incorporate climate change adaptation into your company's vision statement. It can't be something as flowery or as non-committal as "we hope to build a better world for our children, etc", but something specific, like "we will champion indoor gardening efforts to help feed communities around the world".
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Climate change is the most important development in the history of humanity. For some, the stress and anxiety will be consuming. But we can get in front of this transformation by getting informed, getting support and making a plan. We'll help you put together a plan on this blog.
Here is an interview I did just a few years ago that talks about the trends reshaping our planet. https://www.thesparkpod.com/episodes/039-a-hope-filled-future-with-chet-w-sisk/
If you need some inspiration for the world ahead, let this play as you do your chores, at work, during your meditation, at work or as you work out. Get some hope for yourself.
Chet W. Sisk
11/17/2018 0 Comments
We've all received social cues as to what success looks like in our current world. Those cues have primarily been defined by Western standards of success . Those success markers include the following goals....
The Scarcity Economic Model. It states that infrastructure is created (often artificially created) to facilitate the distribution of resources to meet human wants and needs, thus pricing and availability of resources are based on limited access. It is based on the premise that there simply isn't enough to go around.
The Rugged Individualism Philosophy: The practice and belief that individualism is the preferred approach to social and economic relations over group support and engagement.
Materialism: A tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.
The challenge we face today is that the world emerging from the perfect storm of climate change, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and income inequality all happening at the same time, require a dramatically re-imagined set of tools, concepts and ideas to help run an efficient, effective and abundant planet. These new emergent tools include:
The Ubuntu Philosophical Construct: Based on the Southern African philosophy, this idea states that all people, animals and the planet are connected. Thus, economies, societal structure, technology and laws would be developed to reflect this idea.
Spirituality: Belief that attaining higher understanding of the divine is more important than the acquisition of material goods. This puts less pressure on the attainment of material goods and more on personal development, thus, less pressure on environmental resources to meet those demands.
The Abundance Economic Model. Also called The Post-Scarcity Model is an economic idea in which most goods can be produced in great abundance with minimal human labor needed. The technological explosion of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is making this a likely alternative.
Embracing the old tools are and have created crises above and beyond what humankind has known. Here are some of the challenges:
Jobs don't solve economic challenges in a scarcity model economy. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/11/magazine/americans-jobs-poverty-homeless.html?mc=aud_dev&ad-keywords=auddevgate&subid1=TAFI&fbclid=IwAR2tvFSSiicJJJACLa7r71LC9zQ1pcdptZxmNuPZltbsdNF3Za-Sn2mxKS4&dclid=CjkKEQiArK_fBRCn8-rxz42j3bgBEiQAFHPBMGxnMkpf5XMUztYle5auhXfzpS421-Me1P7RKkVhYjzw_wcB
The push for material gain for shareholders has put the world on the brink of an extinction level event via climate change. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-knew-about-climate-change-almost-40-years-ago/
The Scarcity Economic Model and materialism are doing catastrophic harm to the planet. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/13/hurricane-irma-capitalism-growth-economics-environment-financial-crisi
The multiple crises that are emerging now have basically created an extinction level event. These crises have also created the greatest opportunity to develop a new, robust, efficient and abundant approach that may never have occurred except for crisis. I believe we should take advantage of this opportunity.
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START DEVELOPING YOUR VISION STATEMENTS
Just like with sports, my job as a Futurist is to coach you through this time of great change. I am here to help you set goals and develop key skills that are particular to this paradigm shift. I am here to enhance your motivation, lay out the possibilities of this time, and increase your success rate. If done correctly, I will have encouraged you to take ownership for emergence at this critical time. If you've signed on, you should have the UBR Coaching program. Take a look at the vision statement categories. The next post will go into more detail to help you write your personal statements for your health, relationships, finances and career for times like these. Not into the life coaching app yet? Write me at email@example.com and let's get you in.
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org