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Stand + Stand Against


“Why hide ‘your stand and what you stand against’ if this is the only way you will truly connect with your tribe?”

- Jared Yellin


The amount of hate and judgement that exists in the world today when people disagree with the stance of someone who does not align with their beliefs has reached an all-time high.


YES, this is stating the obvious.


But, what might not be as obvious is how important it is for people to NOT hide “what they stand for and what they stand against.”


This is the reason why censorship on social platforms is corrupt because the truth is never revealed, ulterior motive is everywhere, and local tribes of like-minded people are nearly impossible to find.


But this is also why it's more important than ever to have the courage to share what you STAND FOR and what you STAND AGAINST!


EVEN if it won’t be well received.


I have always believed that the #1 pain in life is suppressing your true and authentic self…


When you are told to be a certain way…

When you are told what to believe…

When you have been conditioned to live in right versus wrong…

When you lose your freedom…


Listen, there is a very good chance that this article might ruffle some feathers - and when it does - I am happy because this means you are the type of person who has adopted the above as your norm…


If that makes you happy and fulfilled - AMAZING!


But what I can tell you is this…


It pisses me off…

It motivates me immensely…

It makes me louder, bolder, and more audacious…


And here’s why…


Just because what YOU stand for and stand against matters to you…

It always matters to ME what I stand for and what I stand against…


I am not judging you or your decisions and I expect the same from you…


Personally, I LOVE the critics, the naysayers, and those who try and bark at me…


But I also know that most do and as a result….


MOST live a life of suppression, lack of freedom, and darkness because it’s a human need to have the ability to express what makes you...YOU!



But INTENT is everything…


Whether you are a Democrat or Republican…

Whether you are Pro-Choice or Anti-Choice (for vaccines)

Whether you are Pro-Guns or Anti-Guns…

Whether you want people to cross the border or not…

Whether you believe the government is protecting us or hurting us…


Your INTENT when it comes to sharing your STANCE is everything…


In my opinion, the INTENT should be to CONNECT not to DISMANTLE.


For example…


If you are someone who stands against vaccines, the motivation to share this stance is to CONNECT with other people who also share this stance as well.


If you are someone who stands against guns, the motivation to share this stance is to CONNECT with other people who also share this stance as well.


If you are someone who stands for the Republican Party, the motivation to share this stance is to CONNECT with other people who also share this stance as well.


BUT what your stance should NOT be used for is to tear someone else down that has a different stance…


Let them stand for what they stand for…

AND

You stand for what you stand for…


The constant bickering, berating, judging, etc. is not only a waste of time, but it’s a waste of a stance…


Let me give you a really good example…


Tom Brady won the Super Bowl this year at 43 years old. He might go down in history as not only the greatest football player of all-time, but possibly even the greatest human of all of sports of all-time.


Tom stands for the Republican Party…

Tom stands for not wearing masks so he can breath fresh air…

Tom stands for many other things as well…


After the Super Bowl, Tom was berated by the joke of the media AND by people who stand against what Tom stands for…


They tore him apart for not wearing a mask…

They challenged his character for not caring about the safety of others…

They tried to steal his thunder because of their own insecurity…


Please read that last line again…


They tried to steal his thunder because of their own insecurity…



I believe this adamantly…


If you are trying to bring someone else DOWN because they have an opposing stance, it’s because you are insecure...PERIOD!


I have people daily challenging me for decisions that my family and I make…


And guess what…


I am whole in my choice…

I am confident in my decisions…

Your opinions don’t matter to me…


And guess what…


This article has nothing to do with me, but it does have something to do with people who feel the need to suppress how their STANCE in fear of being berated, tormented, and ridiculed.


For all of the judgy people out there - STAND for what you want - but leave those who are NOT aligned alone!


For all of the people with too much time on their hands - go out and do something positive in the world versus tearing those around you down…


For all of the people who are insecure and feel the need to project their thoughts and opinions - get a coach and figure yourself out.


I have ZERO space in my VERY EXCITING and SUCCESSFUL world for people who feel the need to project their views onto others and my challenge to you is this…


STAND FOR what YOU STAND FOR!

STAND AGAINST what YOU STAND AGAINST!


And stop caring what other people think AND remove those from your world who only exist to try and prove you wrong…


You are 1000% right for YOU!


Live with Intention,


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