Who do you trust? When do you trust? How do you build trust? Trust me? These are the fundamental questions of Serious Business 2014. Here, we explore the answers with our first day's set of speakers; Randy Gage, Lauren Gartland-Roberts, Dr. Henry Cloud, Danielle LaPorte, John DiJulius, Tom Kuhn, Keri Davis, Susan Haise and Wendy Watkins.
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Randy Gage on Survival and Memes
Gage began his speech by sharing his story of conquering death. Gage was shot in the abdomen during a robbery in Miami, Florida. "Getting shot was an amazing gift, because I don't ever take a sunset or a sunrise for granted," he said. Laying in a pool of his own blood, changed his perspective on life and his place in it. Gage challenged the audience to "see though a bigger window, to act bigger, to become bigger."
Serious Business gives salon professionals the opportunity to see their industry and the world though a wider window. "It's not a matter of what, it's a matter of when," Gage said. "Because we all will face adversities at some point in our lives. The question is where do we go from there? And do we trust ourselves to lead us to a better place."
Gage described memes as mind viruses, infections in the brain that inhibit us from making clear and conscious decisions. Titanic is the most evil movie ever made, he said. Because of its use of subliminal messages. Gage specifically disproves of the idea that rich people are evil and that it is "spiritual to be poor."
Gage asked the audience to reprogram their minds to become more aware of the programming that is trying to control their belief systems. He stated that reprogramming is accomplished through critical thinking. Gage used the example of a salon owner: He/she may not consciously believe that they are taking and advantage of their employees, but subconsciously they have been wired through pop culture and social media to believe that the only way to become successful is to be dishonest and manipulative to their team members.
Dr. Henry Cloud on the Foundations of Trust and Pruning
Foundations of Trust. "Businesses and communities are intertwined, by the life that you bring inside and outside of your business," Cloud said. Trust is at the center of these connections. Cloud broke down trust into four pillars.
1. Trust is built on the dynamic of being understood. "We trust someone when they understand what we understand. When they know what are reality is," Cloud said. This connection creates a biochemical reaction, attaching two human beings to one another.