In episode 22 of “Yates in Your Face,” Greg Yates talks about why being the judge of other peoples lives is only distracting you from dealing with your own hurdles.

It’s time to face the music. It’s time to look fear and failure in the face; these aren’t impassable summits. Failure is not a dead-end.

Comparing yourself to others and judging their actions, instead of your own, will keep you stuck right where you are. Distracting yourself from healing old wounds only allows pain and suffering to take on new forms and re-emerge in your life.

Fear and failure WILL become powerless, and it all starts with minding your own business.

If your ready to get un-stuck and become the leader you were created to be (WITHOUT limitations), then you’ll want to pay close attention to today’s video.


I hate nosy people crowding their way into my business. Face value – that’s all I’m asking; take it at face value. Don’t question my reasons. Don’t research your own motives or act like you care if it’s really just a game; drama that diverts you from your own pitiful life.

Pointing out someone else’s pain or peril doesn’t elevate you. There is no comparison meter that drives you to be judge and jury over my life. It’s distraction…it disguises itself in righteousness, oh I get that. Look, he isn’t what he seems. He shapes the truth to fit his own design and tries to avoid reality while he sits by the pool. Yeah, I have that vivid memory, thank you very much. I can’t escape it, even if I wasn’t sharing it.

Pain and desperation cloak themselves, but they never disappear. They find relief when the light shines somewhere else. You hold your breath when a probing question appears because you wonder what lie has been uncovered. You wonder what thread is being unraveled.

Your entire life is one big thread, one big attempt to craft something of value out of the splintered shards in your hands.

Somehow, you think you’re all alone. And that makes it even worse.

A little bit intense? I’ve lived that life. I’ve felt that agony. Lack of trust is a cancer that eats you up until only isolation can maintain your dogma. That isn’t living. It isn’t success, no matter how much money or power you have. Leadership does not have to be defined by loneliness and lies. It is not meant to be the cold war of detente.

There is freedom beyond the accumulated death you’re living in. I am speaking from excruciating personal experience.

There is breakthrough when you’re ready to die and be born again with a new reality. Fear and failure are not as powerful as you think they are. The greatest enemy is the enemy within. Your self-reliant pride will rewrite the pages of your life until you are a victim of your own deception.

There is truth beyond minding your own business. Your purpose is unlimited once it is unlocked from the tiny sphere of your own making.

Hurry up!


Hurry up and die to the fear you’re running from so you can become the person you were created to be.

About Greg

Greg Yates has been a Chicago area businessman for over 30 years. He’s the author of the book, "Broken - How Being Broken Unlocked The Greatest Success of My Life". He has simultaneously owned 14 different businesses in a variety of industries; including real estate, manufacturing, payroll, and technology. Greg has also been an investor and a board member. He attended Olivet Nazarene University. He has a passion for flying. He’s had a pilot’s license for over 30 years and owned a variety of airplanes. Greg and his wife Vicki have been married over 37 years. They have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren.

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