Accountability: Are you one of the 99% or the 1%?

This is an amazing question on accountability. As many of you know, I am taking Ryan Angelo’s course called Alpha Influence. I want to hone my leadership skills and overcome my weaknesses so that I can build a magnificent team oriented organization.

In the very first chapter Ryan talks about the state of being, called mindset. He says, “when it comes to mindset, 99 percent of the people are reactionary, and one percent are proactive.” This means that a vast majority of peeps react to what is handed to them in life or the situation they find themselves in at the present time. Only one percent take it upon themselves to do what is necessary to rise above their state of pain or adversity.

Now, I know that when you see a blog title like this in a post, and you listen to the news at all, you immediately think this post is about OWS, or Occupy Wall Street protesters. Well in a way it is, but from a different point of view.

When I saw the statistics that Ryan Angelo provided, and they were attached to the reactive/proactive mindset theory, I immediately thought of the 99 percenters and their resentment for the one percenters.

Accountability is non-existent when you are reactionary…

I realized that this is exactly because they are being reactionary to their set of circumstances. They feel resentment towards people who have success and satisfaction in their life. Their mindset is that this imbalance between people is just not fair. They blame everyone except themselves for their state of being, and they want the government to regulate who gets what. (Do they realize that if they got what they say they want, government would also be regulating them?) This thinking may stem from upbringing, or environment or some other experience, but it is a negative force that brings them to this place.

Others who are part of the 99% crowd feel a moral sense of duty to defend those with a reactionary mindset, because they themselves are also reactionary even though their existence isn’t directly affected by the purpose of the protests in the first place. They actually come from well-to-do families and are hoping for their 15 minutes of fame by ending up on TV in a newscast.

If these protesters truly are the 99 percent, the reactionaries who harbor negative feelings for those who take responsibility for themselves, and they want to rise above poverty or mediocrity, they need a mindset adjustment to get out of their funk and anger.

OK, I’m swerving a little too much into politics, so back to Ryan Angelo. Ryan points out that without the awareness of mindset, how it works, the different channels involved in formulating decisions and how to control weaknesses, and I quote, “you will fail.”

As this theory pertains to network marketing and MLM, the statistics show that 97% will fail and 3% will become success stories. Could it be said that 2% of the 99% become aware of their mindset before quitting and make the necessary changes to overcome their weaknesses to be able to join the 1%? Just wondering…

Mindset is everything and everything hinges on mindset. Being aware of your strengths and weaknesses and making positive changes to overcome your weaknesses, will turn you into one of the 1% crowd.

So when you hear the term, “we are the 99%”, or “the wealthy 1%”, what comes to mind for you? Do you sympathize with the OWS crowd or are you goal oriented with the awareness of mind to be part of the 1 percent.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic.


To your success…



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  1. Joe Sandy

    Great post Val. You are so right on about Ryan’s philosophy of mindset. It makes a huge difference. As for the OWS crowd, that is the classic display of the scarcity mentality. They think the pie is only so big, and those with more, got it by way of unethical means. It’s sad but true. Moving to the abundance mentality or mindset lets everyone know that there is enough for everyone; you just can’t sit on your duff and expect it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. valheisey Post author

      Thanks Joe. And another thought just came to mind that if 2% of the 99% have a mindset change to become one of the 1%, or the 3% of MLM success stories, then it can also be said that network marketers are above average! Tell that to the skeptics!


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