Step One: Have an idea. A good one. One that will sell itself.
Step Two: Prey on minds that believe they need what you’re selling. Usually, in some form or another, the sell is about a particular lifestyle or image. They will begin to follow you, oh great leader.
Step Three: Keep your followers on their toes. Make sure they are so brainwashed and bathed in fear that it will take a great leap in life to stop following you. Ever.
Step Four: When minds start to wake up to whatever they’ve believed, make sure you have enough money to keep your cult going. Discredit non-believers at every turn. Be so fearful and powerless- errr, I mean fearED and powerFUL that you don’t have to appear to be grasping at straws to maintain “order.”
CONGRATULATIONS! 👏 YOU HAVE BECOME A CULT LEADER.* 😱
*A cult can be seen as such depending on perspective. Scientology? Consult the dictionary definition. An economy based on consumerism? You decide.
Step One: Bully others, subtly or overtly.
Step Two: Hear gossip about your actions, behavior, reactions, words, tone, or otherwise “you” related items. Be invested enough in your ego to give a fuck.
Step Three: Fire anyone who doesn’t agree with your “leadership” style. Show them how much you give a fuck about their opinions of you. Show them your weakness – errr, I mean your power.
👏👏 CON-GRATULATIONS!!** YOU ARE NOW A TYRANT.
**Side effects may include: dizziness from abuse of power, a high level of displaced emotion, a see-through illusion of strength, an abnormal level of insecurity, a life based on fear with little or no access to your heart, a low level of ability to think before you act/speak, and overwhelming loneliness.
I started reading a new book AFTER getting this post ready. First chapter, no joke: Mind As Tyrant. Synchronicity in my life never gets old.
“Whenever you find yourself living a in a time that is riddled with chaotic and/or deceptive energy, you may notice that you feel rather small. …What is really needed is a way to think outside the box.” – The Matter of Mind: An Explorer’s Guide to the Labyrinth of the Mind, by Master Djwhal Khul through Kathlyn Kingdon