STATUS QUO IS OUT! REVOLUTION IS IN!

By smaresca

BREAKAWAY BRILLANCE 3 (Business)

STATUS QUO IS OUT! REVOLUTION IS IN!

Breakaways are revolutionaries.

You continuously challenge the status quo.

You consistently ask, “Is there a better way to do this?” and “What’s the next thing that I could be doing?”

You persevere in the face of danger.

There was a famous Italian breakaway called Machiavelli.

He lived almost 500 years ago. 

He warned you of the risks of being a breakaway in his manual of political survival, called “Il Principe” written in the early sixteenth century.

He wrote that when you try and bring about change, the people who did well out of the status quo become your immediate enemies.

The people who might benefit from a change in the status quo become your lukewarm friends.  They want to wait to see if you will survive or not.

In fact every time you try and bring about change, you will meet three types of people – the high trust people, the low trust people, and the fence sitters.  The most dangerous are the fence sitters.  You just never know where you stand with them.  They hunt with the hounds and run with the hares.

When you attack the dominant, mainstream paradigm too early, you can expect to be treated with contempt by the reigning intellectual and business establishment.

The breakaway’s reaction is that those people who say that it can’t be done, should get out of the way of those of us who are already doing it!

 

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