I was contacted by Elizabeth Gentner, campaign manager for the Alicia Dearn 2016 Vice- Presidential Campaign to help create some campaign videos that are positive, motivational, and unique to Libertarian political campaigns.
We worked to take the vision and essence of Alicia's campaign, under direction of Elizabeth, to create these first 2 videos.
The first video is titled, "Imagine a Better America" and the second is titled, "Artistic Expression is Liberty."
P.S. If you have any great video ideas to promote Libertarianism or a specific Libertarian campaign, give me a call. (206)876-0275
To learn more about Alicia Dearn's campaign for the Libertarian Party's Vice-Presidential nomination, visit her website here- http://www.dearn2016.com/
IMAGINE A BETTER AMERICA
ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IS LIBERTY
Here is my interview with 2018 Iowa Governor Candidate Jake Porter during my visit to the Libertarian Party of Nebraska Convention. Jake is on his 3rd run for public office and has filed 2 years early.
This past weekend I was afforded the opportunity to give the keynote speech at the Libertarian Party of Nebraska convention. My 1 hour 30 min allotted time turned into 2 hours as I rushed through as many concepts and strategies I teach during my full 7 hour leadership seminar.
One of the most valuable concepts I teach is the importance of failure in the process of seeking success, in this case, winning elections.
Most people believe that there is only 2 paths in life; one path leads to success and the other path leads to failure.
However, successful people know that to reach success we will have to experience many failures along our journey to winning elections.
The first time we run for office, or volunteer on a campaign, or get started becoming an activist, we are going to make mistakes. We are going to say the wrong thing, try projects that won't work, and generally just waste time. We must understand that making mistakes is how we learn and grow.
It has taken us 3 years for the Libertarian Party of Washington to become a major political player in Washington State. One of those reason for our success is that we teach the 5 levels of failure:
Level 1- The Ability to Fail
100% of the people on the earth have the ability to fail…it’s where we all start.
What keeps most people at level one status is their intense desire to avoid any form of failure at all costs. As a result, 80% of all people never move past this basic level.
Level 2- Willingness To Fail
Level 2 people develop the willingness to fail, which means that they come to accept failure as a natural by product of the process of seeking success. But they only tolerate failure just enough to get what they think they need in life and no more.
Level 3- Wantingness to Fail
Having the wantingness to fail goes beyond the mere tolerance or acceptance of failure as a part of life…. Wantingness means developing the desire to fail with the inner faith that personal growth will follow. It’s not just tolerating the no’s, you are beginning to seek them out. Rejection starts to become fun.
Level 4- Failing BIGGER and Faster
The people who ascend to level four are those who have come to the conclusion that if failing is good, then failing faster is better!
And not just failing faster, but if you are going to increase your failure rate. Do it going after big goals that are worthy of the effort.
Level 5- Failing Exponentially
This final level is for those rare individuals who understand that massive success requires multiplication of effort.
Level five people enlist others to fail with them, knowing that if individual failure means individual success; group failure equals group success! We recruit others to fail with us.
Go out there, run for office, help a campaign, make some mistakes and get Libertarians elected to office. Be courageous. The world is depending on us whether they know it or not.
Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is acting in the face of fear. It’s being afraid of something and doing it anyway.
The top ten reasons you should run for office as a Libertarian Party candidate:
10. Our government is over-regulating our economy and causing economic depression with our tax dollars.
9. The bureau of land management is kicking ranchers and first nations off of their lands with our tax dollars.
8. Our government is stealing children from medical marijuana patients with our tax dollars.
7. Our government has given big pharma and big insurance a monopoly on healthcare and are outlawing alternative medicines with our tax dollars.
6. Our government is spying on us with our tax dollars.
5. Police brutality and murder is at an all time high and being funded with our tax dollars.
4. Our children are being brainwashed with a one-size-fits-all system at government schools with our tax dollars.
3. Our government is bombing innocent people with our tax dollars.
2. Our government is imprisoning innocent people with our tax dollars.
1. Taxation is theft.
Read the article, Things to consider before deciding to run for office" here:http://www.libertarianleadership.org/run-for-office.html
It’s not too late to run for office as a Libertarian in 2016 if you live in one of the 36 states where the filing deadline has not yet passed:
(independent only) Kansas Oklahoma (filing deadline April 15!)
Alaska Kentucky Oregon
Arizona Louisiana Pennsylvania
Connecticut Massachusetts Rhode Island
District of Columbia Maine South Dakota
Delaware Michigan Utah
Florida Minnesota Virginia
Georgia New Hampshire Vermont
Hawaii New Jersey Washington
Iowa New Mexico Wisconsin
Illinois New York West Virginia
(independent only) Wyoming
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With 5 local wins in 2015.
With the strongest statewide slate in recent LPWA history.
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C. Michael Pickens is the CMO and Co-Founder of CannaSales, Inc., former Northern Vice-Chairman of the LPCA and Chairman of the LPWA, and author of the book, "Libertarian Leadership."