In episode #4 of “Yates in Your Face” (#YIYF), Greg Yates asks why listening to the voice inside your head keeps you repeating loops and wearing masks in your leadership.

Playing the game of leadership politics can water down your potency and keep you playing it safe. What if playing it safe is the very strategy that’s preventing you from moving forward?

If that’s true, what’s the right strategy for breakthrough?

You might find this harsh. It’s in your face, but it’s true: You have to quit your cryin’ and stand up for what you believe. Take hold of the business, leadership, and life principles the bible calls you to live by. Then, you can become the leader you were created to be.


I had the most amazing conversation with this guy the other day. Smart dude. Brilliant really. I consult with him all the time. Turns out he agrees with my gut level belief that I should work harder and quit talking about my weaknesses… like there’s some kind of honesty convention in town. Nobody wants to hear it, right? I mean, how can people feel good about themselves if I keep pointing out the pathetic lies that are holding them back?

Anyway, my buddy says just put my head down, keep wearing the masks as required, going around in the endless loops that have always kept me safe. It’s amazing the insights you can get when you’re LISTENING To the voice IN YOUR HEAD!

I’ve got just one thing to say about that whole process. Quit YOUR CRYIN‘. My dad used to tell me, if you want something to cry about, I’ll give you something to cry about!

Seriously, aren’t you just a little bit tired of playing these games, watering down the potency in your leadership?  Maybe it’s time to put your own back to the wall before someone else does it for you. Hey, if there’s going to be a continuous loop in your life, shouldn’t it be going forward, not backward?

We’ve become a culture of such politically correct, go along to get along, weaklings that when someone actually stands up for what they believe and takes hold of business principles and the BIBLE where they came from, the national enemy of loud mouthed humanism tries to shout them down. They don’t even want us to be men or women, they only want to celebrate you if you’ve been neutered. This isn’t the cold war anymore. If we don’t stand up for who we are, we won’t even remember ourselves.

Well, I’m not hiding anymore and if you’re only hesitantly and conveniently wearing the proud badge of the Christian Leader then maybe it’s time for you to remember we’re in a war, not looking for miss congeniality.

If you have that feeling in your gut and you want to partner with others who do, quit your cryin’ and come find us at Breakthrough Leadership.

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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