Dr Pano Kroko:

Inspirational Leadership is what is all about

Originally posted on Bleeding Edge Blog:

Leadership means Strength — Strength needs Courage — Courage comes from the Heart

That’s the First Decision every Leader has to make when they wake up in the Morning. Each and every Morning of their Lives.

Wake up, look in the mirror and decide to do this…

Decide to Be strong.

That’s the first Decision of the day, and all other decisions will come out of this one taken-up early in the morning.

Don’t look at the news because what’s happening outside, has got nothing to do with what’s happening inside.

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Maybe Congo is burning, or the Middle East is boiling over, or maybe Superman has a panic crisis all over again — who cares…

That’s their Lot — not yours. What is yours is the decision to be Strong. And remember that to be Strong is not to be unkind.

A leader has to be strong enough to extend…

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Leadership means Strength — Strength needs Courage — Courage comes from the Heart

That’s the First Decision every Leader has to make when they wake up in the Morning. Each and every Morning of their Lives.

Wake up, look in the mirror and decide to do this…

Decide to Be strong.

That’s the first Decision of the day, and all other decisions will come out of this one taken-up early in the morning.

Don’t look at the news because what’s happening outside, has got nothing to do with what’s happening inside.

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Maybe Congo is burning, or the Middle East is boiling over, or maybe Superman has a panic crisis all over again — who cares…

That’s their Lot — not yours. What is yours is the decision to be Strong. And remember that to be Strong is not to be unkind.

A leader has to be strong enough to extend Love to a poor and suffering humanity — but he has no business of internalizing their suffering.

To be strong is rather a nuanced way of being Courageous and Fearless.

And it’s a Good Way to be Free of Fear.

A Good Leader is able to help others but not be struck by their weakness.

A Leader needs Courage like a fish needs water. But he doesn’t need the paralysis of fear, the failure of uncertainty, the clinginess of doubt.

You don’t need all those FUDs either, because a Leader never fears, never feels uncertain, or doubts the purpose of our Being here, or the Mission of the Enterprise, and the Vision of our undertakings.

A Leader is not indecisive and since the only way to execute the Mission is with Courage and Determination — you’ve got to be able to decide fast on your feet.

And it’s not that Leader doesn’t have experience feeling the pangs of Fear. It’s just that they don’t allow the contagion of fear to grab their heart and cause it to cease from beating…

And Leaders remember that Courage comes from deep within. It comes from the Heart… And that’s where they look for reserves when thing are tough.

And when You need to decide. Do it like the Boss. Decide like a true leader does. Decide from a place of Strength and Succour. Look Deep within. Because being decisive is heartfelt. Great Decisions come from the Heart. The Heart is your strength center too. You know when a Life affirming and intelligent decision is heart-made. You know it in your Heart. You know, that to be able to Decide, is to able to move ahead without FUDs, and to be able to Lead others.

And it is vitally important to help others and give them the Gift of Vision too – but don’t take their neediness or indecision in return. Never take that gift of burden — it is their load to carry it to their private Hell.

That is an important lesson to remember. It is equally important to remember to offer Leadership to all those around us who need help… But don’t take their mental baggage as a gift from Hell. Especially when You lead people to battle — You need to be crystal clear on this. No need to be nice guys about it because People depend on you to Lead them on, not to hold their trembling hand. Lead them on to a better place. Lead them on to a better future in Life. Lead them on to progress and prosperity in Politics, in Business, and Medicine… Leadership shines in all fields.

But to Lead — you’ve got to lead from a pure place in the Heart.

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And to do this You should remain pure.

And to remain pure, you never-ever have to take the Trojan horse of Fear in. Never allow fear to intrude into your head, or allow it to nest into your heart. You should never-ever think of embracing the Fear that others bring to you, and are so eager to readily drop it to your doorstep, like some kind of orphaned baby.

Please be aware — You don’t need to adopt that bastard. Face it for what it is, and pass the baby back to the owner. Don’t touch it. Keep it at bay, and send it back home to where it belongs… cause it’s an infectious drop.

Fear infects the bravest and the best — but the Leaders have self control. We never embrace this bundle of shite.

Never embrace fear – domestic or otherwise. Just kick this particular bundle of joy down the street. Pass the buck back to the seller… And don’t forget to Do this with panache. Offer it back with a smile. Thank the fish monger and pass the stinky fish of fear back to her.

This is crucial — because being able to do this, is what distinguishes the Leader from the Followers. Having the Courage to face reality, by rejecting Fear, and going ahead to fight the battle with your resources — that is courage incarnate. It’s not about the size of your enemy, it’s about how brave you’re willing to be when leading your people to the fight.

And owning the strength to offer a swift kick in the ass to those that deserve it. It’s called shit-kicking…. You see — True Leaders never embrace the weaknesses of others. They Stay Strong. They help all they can — but from a place of Strength.

Leaders Never allow the weaknesses of others to come into their mind… They Keep their Psyche pure, by keeping their mind healthy, and their Soul intact. Leaders Never let others infect their enthusiasm through mental weakness. Because they know that other people’s fears — when allowed to enter — will soon become a part of You.

They’ll set up house in your head. And soon enough they’ll take over. So my Friends — Never accept other people’s fears, uncertainties, and doubts, because they are toxic poison for your life. And they limit your own path to Greatness.

A sick puppy never gets to travel far… And somehow other people’s fears infect your own fears too, and they all go ahead and have a party of their own — inside your head. Instead it’s best to let them go. You can very well live without them. Or simply limit the fears to sleep-time. Sleep-time for the “mares of the night” is enough space for fears…

Never invite them to your Day. Because FEAR is ultimately “False Evidence Appearing Real” and who wants that?

You only want your Heart to be strong. You need to get rid of fear so your mind will get strong too. Your Leadership will shine too when You stop allowing FUDs from entering your House. And by cutting off all those parsimonious pussies out there — You win the space to get & have the fun of True Warriors walking alongside you to the Battle. So do this. Practice this frequently and often…

And every time you go through this — Courage grows in your Heart. And one day You can become a True Leader. And then you can start feeling like Richard — Coeur de Lion. Richard the Courageous — Richard the LionHeart

Yours,

Dr Pano

PS: Keep in mind that the only known Antidote to the Toxic Poison of Fear that is peddled all around like a virus — is to excise the purveyors of it, from your midst. Get rid of the Fearful ones to be able to thrive and prosper. Get rid of the infection and of their toxic poison, to be able to Go Forth. That’s how You go forth as a leader taking people to a place of Peace and Prosperity.

PPS: FUDs are for Pussies. [FUDs = Fears, Uncertainties, & Doubts.]

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Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko | June 13, 2015

Francis transforms climate change debate single handed…

Pope Francis call for an ethical and economic revolution to prevent catastrophic climate change and growing inequality in a letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics is based on the argument that humanity’s exploitation of the planet’s resources has crossed the Earth’s natural boundaries, and that the world faces ruin without a change in our hearts and minds.

The much-anticipated message, which will be sent to the world’s 5,000 Catholic bishops, will be published online in five languages on Thursday and is expected to be the most clear statement yet from the pontiff, delivering a stark warning of climate change dangers, admonishing rich elites, and pushing us off our inaction on this issue.

The Pope’s letter will address the root causes of poverty and the threats facing nature, the planet, people, and the whole of creation.

In a recent speech the Pope said: “Much of the world remains in poverty, despite abundant resources, while a privileged global elite controls the bulk of the world’s wealth and consumes the bulk of its resources.”

Francis call for a change in attitudes to poverty and nature are well understood to be part of his Christian Compassion homily: “An economic system centered on the god of money needs to plunder nature to sustain the frenetic rhythm of consumption that is inherent to it,” he told a meeting of social movements last year.

“I think a question that we are not asking ourselves is: isn’t humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature? Safeguard creation because, if we destroy it, it will destroy us. Never forget this.”

The Pope’s letter will go much further than strictly environmental concerns, because Francis has repeatedly stated that the environment is not only an economic or political issue, but is a People’s ethical matter…

The letter will address the issue of inequality in the distribution of resources and topics such as the wasting of food and the irresponsible exploitation of nature and the consequences for people’s life and health. The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits.

The rare encyclical, called “Laudato Sii”, or “Praised Be”, has been timed to have maximum public impact ahead of the pope’s meeting with Barack Obama and his address to the US Congress and the UN general assembly in September.

It is also intended to improve the prospect of a strong new UN global agreement to cut climate emissions. By adding a moral dimension to the well-rehearsed scientific arguments, Francis hopes to raise the ambition of countries above their own self-interest to secure a strong deal in a crucial climate summit in Paris in November – December of 2015.

It is important to recall that Pope Francis has personally committed to work on this Climate issue like no other political or religious leader before him. It is indeed expected that the Pope’s Letter [the encyclical] will have a major impact around the world on the more than two billion Catholics and the other two or so billion other Christians who comprise the other Christian denominations. Pope Francis letter will speak to the moral imperative of addressing climate change in a timely fashion in order to protect the most vulnerable and least responsible for this.

Francis, the first Latin American pope, is increasingly seen as the voice of the global south and a catalyst for change in global bodies. In September, he will seek to add impetus and moral authority to UN negotiations in New York to adopt new development goals and lay out a 15-year global plan to tackle hunger, extreme poverty and health. He will address the UN general assembly on 23 September as countries finalize their commitments.

However, Francis’s stance and popularity, is attracting some resistance from Conservatives and Republicans in rightwing church circles, particularly in the US – where Catholic climate skeptics also include many Republican leader of the House of Representatives, Senators, and Republican presidential candidates.

“Today many prominent voices call humanity a scourge on our planet, saying that man is the problem, not the solution. Such attitudes too often contaminate their assessment of man’s effects on nature,” Republican pundits say.

But the Pope’s Letter, “the encyclical” will be well received in developing countries, where most Catholics live. “Francis has always put the poor at the centre of everything he has said. The developing countries will hear their voice in the encyclical,” said the director of the Catholic development agency, Cafod. “I expect it to challenge the way we think. The message that we cannot just treat the Earth as a tool for exploitation will be a message that many will not want to hear.”

The pope is “aiming at a change of heart. What will save us is not technology or science. What will save us is the ethical transformation of our society,” said Eduardo Scarel, a climate scientist who teaches at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires.

Earlier popes, including Benedict XVI and John Paul II, addressed environmental issues and “creation”, but neither mentioned climate change or devoted an entire encyclical to the links between poverty, economics and ecological destruction. And even Pope Francis’s only previous encyclical letter concerned the nature of religious faith. So this is new ground.

The current Pope Francis also happens to be a well respected Scientist with a Masters Degree in Chemistry. And that makes Francis the pontiff a reasonable scientific voice to be listened to, as the One Global Leader who is a Scientist and is self chosen as a leader on this most important of issues for Humanity’s continued survival. Francis now is accepted by the whole World as playing an increasingly important and pivotal role on the world stage, as we are all facing the Catastrophic consequences of Climate Change.

Francis who will visit Cuba this fall, ahead of traveling to the US, has been credited by Obama as having helped to thaw relations between the two countries, and last week he also met the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the threat to minority Christians in the Middle East.

The pope who chose “Francis of Assisi” the patron saint of animals, as his namesake at the start of his papacy in 2011, saying the saint’s values reflected his own — is set on his Mission to protect People by being the most compassionate Pope in History.

From his days ministering in the slums to the ultra poor, to the famined campesinos, and to the garbage dump dwellers, all the way to these present days when he sneaks out of the Vatican and shelters the homeless people of Rome — Francis lives up to his Mentor and his Mission unfailingly.

Well Done Francis

Yours,
Dr Kroko

PS:
May Your days upon this Earth be Long and May God keep You safe.

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Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko | June 13, 2015

True Heart

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Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko | June 13, 2015

Work with passion is just a game…

Work with passion is nothing but a Game…

And it’s enjoyable to the Max.

Yet work without passion, is work without happiness…

It is like some burdensome thing that you have to endure…

Choose the former.

Yours,
Pano

PS:
Choose work with passion, because when you are internally happy — the whole World is Happy with You.

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko | June 11, 2015

Banality of Evil

The disease of anger needs the medicine of tolerance;

The pain of disappointment needs the medicine of hope;

The violence of revenge and spite needs forgiveness;

The freezing of fear needs courage;

The flattering ego needs self-respect;

The belief in authority needs Questions;

The Loss of Life needs the signature of Hope;

Sometimes Pain is Others;

And sometimes Others are our Salvation…

Yours,

Dr Kroko

PS:

Yet we know that All We Need is Love.

And Love is What We need.

Love Saves

And yet only through inner silence we receive the strength to heal.

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko | June 11, 2015

FEMALE VIAGRA …

FEMALE VIAGRA …

EXPLAINED…

Viagra does not affect the desire for sex in men, it just helps with the hydraulics. The drug boosts blood flow to the genitals so men can get and sustain an erection.

Pretty Basic Medicine. Direct and to the Point.

Yet the female libido drug that passed muster at a US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel this week will not live up to the “female Viagra” hype it’s been getting.

The new drug, Flibanserin, is designed to alter women’s brain chemistry over time to help increase sex drive. Unlike Viagra, it does not spark an immediate physical change in the body.

Flibanserin is designed to address chronically low sexual desire in woman that causes distress. The condition is distinct from fluctuations of sexual desire that occur naturally over time.

Exactly how many women experience it has been hard to pin down—one study suggests as many as one in three women, although the pharmaceutical company producing the drug told the FDA advisory panel that about 7 percent of premenopausal women have the condition, according to The New York Times.

Women with the condition may still enjoy sex when they are having it but typically do not have the desire to engage in sex in the first place.

Whereas Viagra is a little blue pill men would take directly before sex to help direct that blood flow — Flibanserin needs to be taken daily.

Over time it can affect two neurotransmitters in the brain and that may help influence libido.

Exactly how Flibanserin restores desire, however, is murky. The drug acts to increase the neurotransmitter dopamine—a chemical that modulates motivation and reward—by binding with dopamine receptors.

It also suppresses serotonin—a neurochemical linked to appetite and feelings of fulfilment or satiety—by acting on serotonin receptors.

Yours,
Dr Kroko

PS:

MAKING NEW DRUGS ISN’T EASY.

EXPLAINING THEM IS EVEN HARDER.

APPARENTLY ALL THE SCIENCE WORLD,

MISSED THE MARK ON THI ONE.

Just thought You might want to know about this.

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko | June 9, 2015

What’s so crazy about Bernie?

Is it crazy… to want to fight income equality?

Is it crazy… to want Wall St. the Big Banks, and the Big Cos, pay their fair share in taxes?

Is it crazy… to try to stop US companies shipping our jobs overseas?

Is it crazy… to want to rebuild our roads and bridges and also to put our people back to work?

Is it crazy… to want to break up the big banks?

Is it crazy… to want Medicare for all?

Is it crazy… to want to protect Social Security benefits?

Is it crazy… to want to make public Universities Free?

Is it crazy… to want to make paid vacation time?

Is it crazy… to want to offer free universal pre-k education?

Is it crazy… to want to fight climate change?

Is it crazy… to want to raise the minimum wage to $15?

Yours,

Dr Kroko

PS:

For purpose of Full Disclosure…

Bernie Sander is a friend so I might be a little biased here.

Yet one thing is certain: He is the most logical and consistent Human Being that I have ever met.

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko | June 9, 2015

Simple

Simple does not mean small.

Simple doe not mean ineffective.

Simple does not connote poverty.

On the contrary — simple means a whole lot of Great.

Simple is Grand.

Simple is Powerful.

Simple is Rich…

And guess what?

Simple is genius.

Einstein told us how Physics has to be Simple in order to function.

Not in order for you to understand it — but in order for Physics to simply function.

And for anyone who has ever been into a Zen garden — you understand…

Because in the garden, you shall not fail to notice this ambient simplicity.

There’s great beauty in simplicity.

But it’s not plainness.

Yet, it is plain in the sense that words and actions are enacted with Gravity.

Great power, is simple.

Awareness is simple.

Mindfulness is Simple.

Acting is Simple.

SImply acting with significance is genius.

Simplicity takes us away from artificialities, it simply accepts.

And it is in this “acceptance” that we are shown to be fully Human.

Simplicity shows up as Grace and maintains itself as Humbleness and Humility in every circumstance this Life throws at us.

Yours,

Pano

PS:

Simple eh?

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko | June 8, 2015

There is no reason not to follow your heart…

For the past few years, I’ve woken up, looked in the mirror and asked myself…

If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?

And whenever the answer has been, no, for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life…

Because almost everything…

– All external expectations…

– All pride…

– All fear of embarrassment or failure…

These things just fall away in the face of death…

Leaving only what is TRULY important…

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose…

You are already naked…

So there is no reason not to follow your heart.

–Steve Jobs

PS:
This short speech was made by Steve Jobs about one year after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer…

But it really resonated with me so I wanted to share it, because I think it really helps put things in perspective.

That NOTHING matters in the grand scheme of things when compared to dying.

Your successes and failures really do NOT matter.

My successes and failures really do NOT matter.

Whether you’re in a great spot in life, or you’re experiencing turmoil… it doesn’t matter.

Next week it will be somebody, or something else, and the good times, or the bad times, will be long forgotten.

So whether we succeeded or failed miserably really doesn’t matter, because we’re merely seconds in the clock that’s time.

During stressful times, negative and irrational thoughts will sneak in and consume you if you’re not careful.

This is when we need to refocus our thoughts on the big picture… that we are all going to die, so NOTHING good or bad in life will last when compared to eternity.

Remember that if you wake up and can turn on running water, flush a toilet, and put food in your mouth — you still have more than two thirds of the world. 

The next time you’re feeling an unusually high amount of worry, fear, or anxiety about something important…

– Don’t give up.

– You are strong.

– There’s a fighter inside of you.

– Don’t allow your doubts and fears to win this battle.

– Do your most feared things first everyday.

– One day at a time.

– Don’t worry about the past…

– Just do your best today.

– Every day.

– Keep on walking…

And if you’re still struggling, start your day with inspiring messages, like this two minute speech from Steve Jobs…

It’s a great reminder of what REALLY matters in life.

If today were the last day of my life…

Have a look & a listen to Steve right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5SMyfbWYyE

After all, you never know when you’re going to have to say goodbye.

PPS:

After All Now You Know Why I’ve chosen to work with the HEART @ WellHeart Inc.

You see in the end it all makes sense.

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Stay cool,

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