Chapter 2

The Disempowerment Game

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.

—Jim Rohn

If ever you doubted the central importance of power to our own development as human beings, just consider the following example of a working mindset that I’ve come across many times:

My work:

I’ve been a compliance manager in my company for the last 2 years. In my role, I make sure my company complies with all financial services legislation. In a fast-changing industry, I have a satisfying job, making a major contribution to an organization that provides our customers with the prosperity and security to achieve all their dreams in life. My role is the culmination of a purposeful career ...

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