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From an American financial services CEO to a Rainforest CEO of an organic coffee exporting business in Papua New Guinea, this true-action story about money, love, and differing cultures carries a deep message for those craving authenticities and personal growth, with revelations that connect vulnerabilities in us all.
The author poses the question, “What was risky, and what was I fearful of?” Go along as he ventures down untraveled roads on an uncharted inward journey where there are no maps.
Returning from Papua New Guinea after an assassination attempt on myself and my wife Fiona, I not only experienced physical vulnerability where a 30 caliber bullet fired from an M1 rifle barely missed us by 18 inches, but the psychological and emotional threat that preceded the event. I felt exposed at a deep level by realizing how vulnerable I was as the only white man in a remote indigenous area surrounded by some villagers that never saw a white person, dedicated to building a coffee and chillies collection and exporting business. I did not realize how much it would spawn jealousy and vengeance from profiteers/middlemen/politicians.
Subsequently returning to the United States, having lost a significant company, I had a choice to make. To become invulnerable, close down and mistrust or to remain vulnerable, open and continue to trust. I chose the latter and believe that I am better off for it.
My reflection: I feel it is wise to use your vulnerability attempts to encourage personal growth. Without vulnerability it is impossible to connect with and comprehend another human being.