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Nelson Mandela week. day 2. Why current leaders cannot match Madiba's example

Although Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated all over the world, very few people, especially our current leaders, have lived up to Madiba’s standards. They have not succeeded in turning chaos around while creating a new vision and quality of life.

The question is, Why? Why, is a country like South Africa, with the example of an iconic leader like Nelson Mandela, on the brink of implosion, once again? Why is the world still in turmoil? What are people, especially current leaders, thinking and doing that has created chaos, once again? Why can't people live up to Madiba's example?

Getting to the real cause of current problems

The challenge is to get to the real, root-cause of current issues. Only when we identify the real problem – we can find and bring real solutions. Currently, people are busy with the mere superficial treatment of the symptoms.

Unfortunately, very few people are searching for real solutions that can make a fundamental, lasting difference. More than 90% of people are part of the problem. Only a small percentage of 10%+ are solution-finders, problem-solvers, pathfinders, and mapmakers. Only a small percentage are real, authentic leaders. The rest are just place-fillers contributing to the destruction.

The question is, why? If most people want peace, prosperity, health, wealth, and happiness, why are they then part of the problem? You find the answer below.

Some background

Currently, time is speeding up, the pace of change is escalating, and a major paradigm shift is taking place. This shift is also taking place on a deep, fundamental, genetic level. A genetic shift[1] is occurring as we speak and impacting everyone – without most people even being aware of this.

Not only is a New Success DNA emerging, but we also find a New Leadership DNA[2] becoming visible. At the same time, a new intelligence is emerging, Power Intelligence. Power Intelligence is the intelligence of the future.[3] Not many people are aware of this all going on.

The questions are, how does this impact our lives? How can this mindblowing information help us solve current issues? Here is the answer.

Two sides of self

We all have our original DNA blueprint that holds the keys to our health, wealth, happiness, success, and prosperity. These codes are encoded as our real me, best me, best life self, higher self, our authentic self (or any name you would like to choose).

The authentic self is connected to the original DNA success-blueprint[4] and is built on honesty, truth, integrity, and authenticity and inspired by love, compassion, and a vision of a future of health, wealth, happiness, success, and prosperity that benefits all, including Mother Earth. Such a man was Nelson Mandela[5]


Unfortunately, humanity became disconnected, right down to a DNA level. This means that every person on the planet has one or another level of disconnection. This makes us human. These disconnections cause blindspots.

A self-made image as a shadow ego-self was created out of the disconnection and blind-spots, in order to survive. The shadow ego-self is driven by a delusional mindset of survival, self-service, misinformation, lies, corruption, fear, anger, and/or complacency. The world we see today was created by people who chose to walk the path of the shadow ego-self. This includes most of our current leaders who are in powerful positions. These leaders are creating a world of chaos. Mindless masses are just plodding along.

Blaming, shaming, complaining, or taking to the streets, doesn't solve the problem. At a time like this - you need to do the right things right. Taking the right path is not always easy. We have the choice, to do what is right or to do what is easy.

Matching Madiba's example

Shadow ego-driven leaders cannot match the example of an authentic leader, like Nelson Mandela because their egos won't allow them to access this level of maturity, wisdom, and compassion. The reason is, the shadow ego-self needs to be left behind to make the leap to the next level. The shadow ego-self is a hard taskmaster, will not let go, and will do anything to survive.

Madiba came from a different space, with a different mindset, with different values, beliefs, actions, and vision. Current leaders don't live up to Madiba's standards, because their egos, ignorance, and paradigm-blindness, are in the way. (more about this tomorrow). The chaos in the world reflects this dilemma taking center stage in the hearts and minds of the people.

The solution

Fortunately, there is a solution. Every person will need to identify and get over the shadow ego-self that is creating all this chaos. Not only in yourself - but also in others. The question is, how?

Over the next few days of Celebrating Nelson Mandela Week, we will take it step-for-step how to stop the chaos, turn the process around while laying a new foundation for a new quality of life and a prosperous future we will be proud to leave to generations to come.

A new society

The solution lies in building a new society with people who are committed to honesty, truth, integrity, and authenticity. Authentic leaders will now emerge and show the way. The rest will follow over time.

Becoming part of the solution

But first, you need to decide, are you part of the problem – or are you part of the solution? Start not only with yourself, but with your home, your relationships, family, friends, community, and country. On a DNA level, you can make a major impact. It is called Epigenetics. (more about this later)

By becoming part of the solution, you also begin to restore your original DNA success-blueprint. The rest will reverberate from you to others, as said - Epigenetics.

Start here:

What next? Tomorrow we will focus on the following.

Celebrating Nelson Mandela Week. Day 3. Why tribal leaders can’t lead us into a new future.

Till next tomorrow

Stay safe – stay connected.

Brenda Hattingh

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----------------------------------------- References [1] Hattingh, Brenda. (2012. a). New Success DNA. What you should know and how to develop it. Currency Communications Pty. Ltd.: Johannesburg. [2] Hattingh, Brenda. (2012. c). New Leadership DNA. Developing enlightened leaders. Currency Communications Pty. Ltd.: Johannesburg. [3] Hattingh, Brenda. (2012. b). Power Intelligence. What is it and how to develop it. Currency Communications Pty. Ltd.: Johannesburg. [4] Hattingh, Brenda. (2012. b). Power Intelligence. What is it and how to develop it. Currency Communications Pty. Ltd.: Johannesburg. [5] Mandela, Nelson, R. (1994). The long walk to freedom. The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. Illustrated. Little, Brown & Company: London. Hattingh, Brenda. (2015). Seven Steps to securing the Madiba Magic in life and leadership. Currency Communications Pty. Ltd.: Johannesburg.



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