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The art of being a loser

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Roy Moore Victory

It’s not often that I get to bring you all TRULY good news. It feels SO GOOD to tell the story of Judge Roy Moore’s well deserved victory in Alabama.

The political angles will be analyzed for months and deserve scrutiny. But I’d like to address this from a slightly different angle – so please bear with me!

Before becoming a radio hostess I spent almost 14 years in advertising sales. Radio, television, billboards, bus wraps… you name it! Sales is a brutal yet refining craft, especially if you endeavor to approach it honestly and with integrity.

Cold calling, scouring the Yellow Pages, slammed doors, ‘Get Losts’, proposals thrown in the trash, creepy clients who wasted hours of my time because they thought they could get a date, hours spent on presentations only to lose the sale because of nepotism or favoritism. Brutal sexual harassment from managers and bosses… these were the struggles that I suspect many salespeople face.

Yet they were overshadowed by the wins. The wins were GLORIOUS and meaningful. They led to very successful career in media. Even more precious to me were the deep and lasting relationships I formed with clients and colleagues that have spanned decades!

So what is my POINT? What does this have to do with Politics?

I learned very early in my career that in order to WIN without cheating or manipulating … I had to learn to LOSE. My job was to be rejected often, to be a LOSER!

Let me explain…

  • For every 100 phone calls, I would get 10 appointments.
  • For every 10 appointments, I would get 3 pitches.
  • For every 3 pitches, I would get ONE new client.

And I won! But only occasionally. With that crazy formula I built a solid client base and gave myself a pretty good raise every year. And when I had children – that formula gave me the flexibility to stay home with my kids 4 out of 7 days a week.

More importantly, losing refined my character. It made me stronger. I learned humility, perseverance and resilience. And I’m glad for that.

You see, I think in politics, whether we are running for office, starting a news site, activating locally or organizing a movement, we mistakenly obsess over the WINS rather than the refining process of losing. If an entity isn’t always winning we assume they must be losing.

And this is where principled people often get trapped. We might cheat, or manipulate or sell out in order to chase the win rather than understand that the PROCESS of selling our Constitutional ideals and acting with integrity is MORE important than cheap, political wins.

The process of getting up, giving our ALL, acting with integrity, telling the truth, working hard, advocating for our principles and then losing is usually enough to make most of us give up.

They key is to get up, dust off and do it AGAIN.

And again.

And again.

And again.

And I promise you all that the wins will come. They are few and far between but they are MEANINGFUL. These are the victories that change the course of nations and define generations.

I’m going to savor this victory in Alabama and return to it when the defeats are rolling in. I promise you that I will continue to work the formula and hope you will too. Cheerfully and with great heart, as long as God calls me to do so!

Are you with me?

Shannon Joy is a Rochester native and on a mission to inform and empower today’s busy women! She hosts the Conservative Chic radio program “Shannon Joy”.

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  1. Shannon

    September 27, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks for posting guys!

  2. Ellie Gable

    September 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Spot on. As someone who’s faced the same challenges in sales I can tell you I now appreciate wins like Moore’s a lot more. When they’re so few and far between, it makes them more special.

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Democratic Socialist Candidate: Auction off the Sun to fund vote buying agenda.

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Democratic Socialist Candidate Auction off the Sun to fund vote buying agenda

A Satirical look at how the Socialist-Left could try to purchase electoral support when there is no more money in the till and confiscatory taxation will ruin the economy.

The Bronx: In a stunningly brilliant move of fiscal genius, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez propsed a plan to auction off the star of the solar system to fund her vote-buying agenda. “The easiest way to obtain the cash to purchase everyone’s vote would be to sell the Sun to the highest bidder on e-bay”.

In her hastily assembled news conference, Ms. Cortez explained her plan to sell  that which provides most of the energy to the planet, not to mention the cause of Climate change.  Taxes are already too high, so her solution was to simply auction off that which provides most of the energy to the planet, not to mention the cause of Climate change. Ms. Cortez elaborated further “Let’s face it, when we say the rich should pay their fair share, that really means taking their property and using it to buy votes with free-stuff”.

In a related development, the cost of the National Socialist healthcare scheme has been estimated at $32-Trillion.

When asked how they had the right to auction off a celestial body, she responded that we don’t actually own the property we steal from the taxpayers to use in buying votes, or that we tax a clear, odourless gas that is present everywhere in the galaxy, so why should the Sun be any different?

Her campaign spokesperson Sol explained that the minimum bid will be $20 Trillion dollars and they are only accepting all cash offers. The winning bidder could then take possession and charge anyone using the sun for Light, heat or energy.

Please note that as we mentioned in the subheading, this is SATIRE, as that is the 11th word of the article.

 

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Did Putin try to bug the White House with a soccer ball?

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Did Putin try to bug the White House with a soccer ball

The world of espionage is rife with creative attempts to listen in on conversations, access devices, and keep tabs on people of interest. Russian President Vladimir Putin may or may not have attempted one of the most interesting when he gave a soccer ball to President Trump that contained a NFC chip.

Before anyone screams foul, it was likely inadvertent and not a bungled attempt to spy on Americans. The Near Field Communication chip was designed by Adidas to make it a “smart ball” that could transmit data relevant to soccer players. It’s relatively common and similar to the balls used during this year’s World Cup.

The Soccer Ball Putin Gave Trump Has an Adidas Transmitter Chip in It: Report

https://www.newsweek.com/adidas-soccer-ball-transmitter-chip-putin-1042734According to Adidas’ website, the digital technology is called “Near Field Communication” (NFC) which enables a phone or tablet to send “radio frequency signals” that interacts with the NFC chip. It allows players to access special information and games online after connecting. Adidas says the NFC tag cannot be modified and can only send information, not receive it.

“It is not possible to delete or rewrite the encoded parameters,” Adidas says.

As it turns out, the chip can allegedly be hacked, though reports of such things are scant. Who would hack a soccer ball chip?

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Get ready to check your Thin Privilege

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In the world of Social Justice Warriors, there are two types of people: victims and oppressors. The victims are incapable of doing wrong. Meanwhile, the oppressors are privileged and responsible for society’s problems, specifically the perceived actions of their ancestors.

This week, Twitter has taken to promoting a new victimhood status: obesity. The oppressors of obese people are thin people, and the tool of the oppressors is Thin Privilege. It’s important to make a distinction between overweight and obese.

Overweight implies being above average. Obese is being above average to the point of health complications. Cora Harrington, a minor feminist figure, went viral during a thread explaining thin privilege. According to her, one does not need to be thin to be privileged, only to be thought of as thin or normal sized. Her background in fashion contributes to a more industry-specific solution to her concept of thin privilege rather than a broader solution to what she believes is a widespread problem.

Thin Privilege Explained

Enter Intersectionality

If one had to guess, being fat isn’t very high on the victimhood status. But being a fat white straight male might just elevate them among their white straight male counterparts. But in most observable applicability, fat victimhood largely applies to women only. In intersectionality, this gives fat white female feminists a bump against their white women counterparts.

Normalizing Obesity?

Feminism is pushing back against fat-shaming likely stereotypical vagina hat wearing woman is not thought to be thin. The effort in removing the stigma against being obese may be producing adverse effects on society’s health. Last month, a study out of the UK pointed to findings that the normalization of obesity is a contributor to the epidemic. The study found that between 1997 and 2015, there was an increase in the self-misperception of overweight and obese people’s weight status.

The study found that “Those underestimating their overweight and obesity status were 85% less likely to try to lose weight compared with people who accurately identified their weight status.” The increase in health consciousness in America is certainly being met with an increased countercultural fat promoting feminist culture. This year colleges have begun to address “fatphobia” in an effort to promote “body positivity and social justice.” It’s very possible the same study if performed in America would yield similar if not more disturbing results.

There is a massive effort by feminist to reshape what society defines as attractive. Feminist believe that what society has found attractive was the spawn of misogyny and the ominous Patriarchy. Body positivity is meant to reinforce the beauty of women of all shapes and sizes.

This, however, denies the biological component of attraction. Boiling it down, what humans find most attractive are features and proportions that are mostly average. The biological component in males takes into account health and childbearing capabilities. In morbid obesity, both of these are reduced. So logically, one would find this less attractive. If there was a culprit for thin-privilege, it isn’t misogyny; it’s biology.

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