I just returned from another speaking tour around the country talking to audiences full of Fortune 500 sales teams during the day, while following the fear driven media coverage of the last 2 weeks events at night. I need mental toughness just to watch it! It seems that the ego driven upper class leaders are up to their favorite trick: attempting to manipulate the thinking of the masses through the use of their favorite weapon: FEAR. Whether it’s the church giving us 7 more deadly sins that will send us straight to hell or the barons of Wall Street driving the big board up and down by scaring investors, the psychological manipulation of the masses continues. The mental toughness message of this post is more of a plea than a message: REJECT the fear mongers and THINK for YOURSELF! I know I’m preaching to the choir based on the people who listen to this blog, but I still feel compelled to make the plea. World Class thinking is the mindset of love, abundance, and EMPOWERMENT! World class thinkers don’t need the ego driven upper class to tell us how to think or how to live. The latest example of the ego driven, hypocritical upper class is New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who called himself the Sheriff of Wall Street and attempted to dazzle street smart New Yorkers with overtones of intellectual, ethical and moral superiority for the last several years. If any politician ever used fear as a weapon, it was Eliot Spitzer. And like many upper class fear mongers, he eventually got caught doing something he put others in jail for doing. His hypocrisy is only exceeded by his arrogance, which is a hallmark of ego driven upper class thinkers. I could rant about this forever, but I’ll ask you to listen to the post instead and see what you think. As always, all feedback, pushback and any other comment is welcome.