Few do. Is That You?
Welcome back to the final post in this initial run through the overarching structure of the KnowledgeBombs Series. Thank you for flying fast with me! We've reached a miraculous 1,125 subs as of writing, and I couldn't be happier that so many informed people have an interest in these thoughts and radically new world view.
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I enjoy creating designs with the "aerial acrobatics" of writing this newsletter and flushing out my ideas with you. This week's edition is about an 8-minute read, or listen to my slow southern Texas drawal at 1.5x playback for 6-minutes here.
For a quick recap, here's how the topics are laid out in a Column and Pillar structure (structural engineers understand the difference; recall: words matter):
Work Column contains three pillars covering:
Jobs/Efforts/Taxes (JET acronym)
Life Column contains three pillars:
The Liberty Column contains three pillars:
Today's focus is on Autonomy. It's especially important for the Armed Forces family (servicemember, spouse, and their extended family and friends) as it pertains to the transformation both must have to become free, sovereign, and autonomous in a very dynamic society, unlike anything they experienced during the coddling of uniformed service by the bureaucracy.
There exist many descriptions of autonomy. Here are a few:
the right or condition of self-government
the capacity of an agent to act in accordance with objective morality rather than under the influence of desires.
the quality or state of being self-governing especially : the right of self-government
the ability to function in an independent fashion
It's important to highlight that before we can become truly autonomous beyond the rank, weapons platform, and service branch supported by an out of control central bank and big government, the first two Columns and their supporting Pillars must be addressed, embraced, and work for each in progress.
There is no Liberty, Freedom, Sovereignity, or Autonomy without a complete understanding, and mastery, of the "Work" topics or the "Life" topics laid out early in this series.
I am going to challenge you in the weeks and months ahead. You will be challenged to flip your paradigm. Scrutinize the activities that will move you toward Liberty, or away from it. Begin by identifying what those activities are, as laid out in the Column/Pillar structure of the series.
Spoiler Alert: it's not a scarcity, but an abundance, mindset, that matters to it all.
Thinking differently begins with you, in an autonomous mindest:
Your Whole Health
Your Identity and Sense of Self
Your Wealth Understanding
Autonomy is independence in one's thoughts or actions. Autonomy involves the ability to make choices yourself rather than having them made for you by other people.
Don't you desire autonomy over being a slave to another's wishes? Harsh words, yes.
But the truth stings...and it's the truth that will set you free to achieve autonomy in your life.
In order to be effective, truth must penetrate like an arrow--and that is likely to hurt.
-Wei Wu Wei
Are you dependent upon a job owned by the employer?
Is your energy being directed toward efforts you don't love or enjoy?
Are you a slave to the tax burdens from local, county, state, and federal tax systems sucking the time (and energy) right out of your life?
Is your health a secondary concern for "the greater good?"
Have you no sense of identity beyond your role at work, the degrees from academia, or the warfare area you've been conditioned to love beyond everything else?
Are you blinded by the Financial services Industry, Insurance industry, and Real Estate industry (FIRE) that your wealth is measured on a computer in the form of digits, and not in the time that you do (or don't) control? Do you believe those services categories are your ticket to FIRE (Financially Independent; Retire Early)?
It's all in the paradigm as to how we see the world and the acronyms that distract us within it.
Is Freedom really a thing to you? Are you truly free?
Does Sovereignity mean anything at all to you while serving, or as a military veteran (or spouse of either)?
Do you truly have Autonomy in this day and age? Can any of us, given the dependence upon others for our basic physiological needs to allow us each as individuals achieve self-actualization?
The Skies Ahead
That's it for the introductary portion of this KnowledgeBombs series. Next week leads us up to Memorial Day Weekend and the "catapult" launch of the book, which I finished this week, too.
The Kindle version is available next week, too, as is the hardback and final paperback copy. I published the paperback work "early" on Columbus Day Weekend 2021 at the 90% solution last October after the debacle in Kabul and my view of the economic landscape necessitated getting the knowledge on the street as soon as the minimum viable product was available.
The pricing structure is as follows: electronic version is $3.14 in honor of the irrational number, Pi and for my favor of all the engineers from my military experience. I love math, but suck at it. I live my love of mathematics through all the engineers (and operations research gurus) out there!
The paperback is priced at $14.97 - buy the LIEs for $1/each and I throw in the truth for half off (minus a few pennies). Additionally, note the founders on the $10 bill and $5 bill...it's intentional.
Lastly, the hardback version is priced, at, yes, you guessed it...$31.40. I sure do love Pi and my spelling of Sircle leads you understand just how far out there I'm living my life...and it's the most fun I've had in a long time.
I want you here with me.
Also note, just this month I decided that all profits from the book will go to The Warriors Refuge in West Columbia, Texas once the thousands I've spent to bring this perspective and knowledge to the world is recovered, so I can reinvest it in the business verticals we're establishing to change outcomes for the Armed Forces Family.
The activity there is in need of a new roof, new A/C units, new laundry equipment, a greenhouse for growing veggies in the winter, and covering operations expenses in this out of control inflationary environment (thanks, Uncle Scam).
We have a ways to go, as about 100 books have been sold to date due to my lack of intensive marketing and the word of mouth approach I've taken. That changes in the week leading up to Memorial Day Weekend, and I'm asking for your help in spreading the message! Are you in?
This next week is bitter sweet for me, as in May 2020 the 22/day pushup challenge bringing additional awareness to the servicemember and military veteran suicide crisis prompted me to push back on the status quo, and led to:
writing a book,
launching this newsletter,
starting a podcast that's still in development
establishing the Liberty Accelerator Program TAPS~ly solution,
the Liberty Accelerator $killBr!dg3 Internship option for servicemembers and spouses from the earliest days in service (no need to wait - it's available NOW) and, most importantly,
developing dozens of great relationships while establishing a brand for others to plug into.
And the 22/day hasn't changed, as I understand it. Whatever is being done, isn't working.
So I'll be dive-bombing Health & Wellness topics all summer long so we can get it back.
I invite you to step into the breach with me...there's a war to win for our Autonomy.
To Your Liberty, To Your Life, & To Your Work,
P.s. We're finishing up the first "season" of the KnowledgeBomb series highlighing Autonomy. #militarytransition and #transitioningmilitary isn't a thing, because the #military doesn't transition...people do....and #militaryspouses, it's a transformation required for both you, and your hero. Please help get this message out by reacting and sharing. I'm counting on you to ensure these bombs reach their targets and make an impact! To Your Liberty, 🗽