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Must read for after the election. | John Miller

Posted on 11/05/2008 5:10:26 AM PST by Nashvegas

I'm a big fan of QBQ, I got this E-mail from the author of the book, about what if your guy loses the election. I wanted to share it with my fellow Freepers. All is not lost:

What If Your Guy Loses?

Note: Please join John Miller and Dave Ramsey on Thursday, November 6th on The Dave Ramsey Show on FOX Business Network (TV) as they explore "Personal Accountability and the QBQ!"

Well, every four years in America we vote for the POTUS (President of the United States), and every four years on the day after there is weeping and gnashing of teeth by the losing side. And the truth is, the losing side is just about as large as the winning side. Amazingly, there could be 60 million people who vote for the ticket that does not win on November 4th, 2008. That's a ton of people who'll have a choice to make.

The choice to whine, complain, bemoan, and blame—or simply bring personal accountability to their daily walk by asking The Question Behind the Question (QBQ), "What can I do today to move on?" "How can I be my best on the job?" and "What can I do to serve people?" These questions enable those whose candidate remains a U.S. Senator, to avoid the humanness of finger-pointing, victim thinking, and discouragement.

And for the slightly larger winning side, where does personal accountability come into play? Will this group think that now all is right with the world? It's so easy to give a U.S. President too much power—in our minds—over our lives. It always makes me laugh when, with our massive, ever-changing, and complex economy, we think it's all about the man in the Oval Office. The truth is, economies go up and they go down—and then they go up again. By their very nature they are cyclical. When they're strong, the President gets too much applause, and when they slump he's buried in way too much blame. And so, in that vein, for the winning voters on Wednesday morning November 5, how dangerous these thoughts would be: "Yes! My guy won! Now I'll have a better job and more income and good finances and perfect health and a happier life and ... !"

Really? Does the POTUS have that much power, influence, and control? Would we, in a democracy, want him to? Can he give and take away joy? Will he help me get my personal finances in order? Will his tenure improve my relationships or keep me in shape? Do I really need my guy to be in the Oval Office for me to excel at my work, love and provide for my family, and contribute to the lives of others?

My wife, Karen, gave me a t-shirt that reads: It's All About Me! I don't think it was a positive statement the day she handed it to me, but in reality, aren't my successes and set backs all about me? Isn't it about me taking ownership for my personal growth; me contributing; me setting and reaching goals?

Me loving life? Me loving my country?

Yes, regardless of who's in the Oval Office and what political party is in charge of Congress, it's really all about personal responsibility—individuals making good choices each day, and being accountable for those choices.

And for all of you who vote for the guy who doesn't make it, I say TAKE HEART! There'll be another election in 2012 and another round of advertising and debates. And that campaign will begin in January ... 2009.

Meanwhile, I recommend using what we call the Ultimate QBQ! - "What can I do right now to let go of what I can't control?" Remember, no matter who is elected as the next POTUS, for each American there is no debate: The answers are still in the questions, and personal accountability is still the secret to our success.

John G. Miller Author of QBQ! and Flipping the Switch

Edited by Kristin Lindeen QBQ! speaker/workshop facilitator

TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008

1 posted on 11/05/2008 5:10:26 AM PST by Nashvegas
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To: Nashvegas

Be careful of these self-help cults. I worked for a guy who got hooked into Sandler.

2 posted on 11/05/2008 5:15:58 AM PST by steve8714 (Why do we pray for peace at Mass, never for freedom?)
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To: Nashvegas

This election seems much different than any I have witnessed. In my mind all the flowery questions are put aside and the one question to me is, “How are we going to survive?” I ask it on different levels - personally, locally and nationally.

The original ideals America was based on died last evening, IMHO. I keep thinking “What country am I in?” Right now, I don’t have an answer. I suspect in a few short years, it will be closr to Zimbabwe.

3 posted on 11/05/2008 5:21:18 AM PST by austinaero
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To: Nashvegas

Dave Ramsey’s model of personal financial responsibility, planning, debt elimination and control over your own destiny- has become ever more relevant in the type of government and economy we are facing

Dont know about the other guy but anyone who has not investigated Total Money Management- should check it out

Especially if you are still young enough in your life to take steps to implement it

4 posted on 11/05/2008 5:23:15 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Well, JR, it's finally happened. Every election I know of there has been an occasional poster on FR who insists that he/she will 'vote their conscience', vote 3rd party and let the Democrats win. Just let the people see how bad it can be, and after 4 years of such misrule, people will wise up.

Those kind finally got their wish, alright. The people have just elected the most far far left president in American history, and gave a lock on Congress to the Democrats. It couldn't be much worse than this. I'm sorry to be so bummed out, but I'm sure you understand.

5 posted on 11/05/2008 5:24:21 AM PST by xJones
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To: steve8714

This is not a self help Guru. His book is geared towards customer service, and how we can work to improve our customer service skills.

6 posted on 11/05/2008 5:25:39 AM PST by Nashvegas (What do you get if you offer a liberal a penny for their thoughts? Change)
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To: austinaero; Nashvegas
And for all of you who vote for the guy who doesn't make it, I say TAKE HEART! There'll be another election in 2012

Maybe it will be honest... maybe.

7 posted on 11/05/2008 5:26:20 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Don't blame me, I voted for John McCain and Sarah Palin.)
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To: Nashvegas
"And that campaign will begin in January ... 2009.<>Please...NO. No more MSM driven 2 year campaigns.
8 posted on 11/05/2008 5:33:48 AM PST by yoe (A Free Nation or Barack Obama)
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To: Nashvegas
...the truth is, the losing side is just about as large as the winning side.

Someone should remind the 'rats of this. From the coverage I saw last night they are, as a whole, just about the most un-gracious of winners I've ever seen. In the midst of their celebrating and salivating with plans for our Country they would do well to remember their victory is in fact a defeat for about 1/2 of this Nations citizens. If (when) they f-up, in 2 years there can be sweeping changes. (and I pray there will be)

9 posted on 11/05/2008 5:43:33 AM PST by CodeMasterPhilzar
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To: Nashvegas

#1. Get involved locally in your town government. Start small if need be. (Planning board, rec committee etc...) Use this position to push for conservative values. Work your way up.

#2. Help local causes and organizations that promote conservative values. (Donate money and time)

#3. Write letters to the editor, your congresscritter, go on the radio...get vocal.

Dont give up, use this defeat as a motivator for YOUR values and help save your local community from the insanity that is sure to come.
I know I will.

10 posted on 11/05/2008 5:47:33 AM PST by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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