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“It’s easy to look at the long run and lull yourself into skipping a day now and then. But, the long run is made up of short runs,” this is what I read from a blog posted by bestselling author and blogger Set Godin.
The following are some questions Set Godin asked in his post that I invite you to reflect upon:
Is there something you do every day that builds an asset for you?
Every single day?
Something that creates another bit of intellectual property that belongs to you?
Something that makes an asset you own more valuable?
Something that you learn?
“Every single day is a lot of days”, Godin says.
I don’t play Golf. I even don’t understand the game in its entirety. If I had to explain it, I would say- and correct me if I am wrong- this is a game played by affluent people who have time, money, and prestige on large pristine green grass open-air courses where they discuss business, politics and make deals. The end result is to stroke a small white ball with a club into some small holes in the ground. Sometimes, I heard 18 or 21 holes.
That’s it. That’s all I know.
I also know that Tiger Wood is a golf famed winner. He went from fame to shame after his character and reputation have been widely gone under water after some personal issues in his life, which have also impacted negatively his professional ability to perform.
This emotional saga associated with physical pains led him wonder, just last year, if he would ever play again. He thought he was done. Now look what he’s done.
Last Sunday, he was able to emerge from the funk and win again. Sport analysts rank his last win as impressive as some of his greatest victories.
in an interview, Woods described what his rock bottom moment was, his dread, and what he did not want.
“Probably the low point was not knowing if I’d ever be able to live pain-free again,” Woods said. “Am I going to be able to sit, stand, walk, lay down without feeling the pain that I was in. I just didn’t want to live that way. This is how the rest of my life is going to be? It’s going to be a tough rest of my life. And so … I was beyond playing. I couldn’t sit. I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t lay down without feeling the pain in my back and my leg. That was a pretty low point for a very long time.”
Let me just repeat what kept my attention in this interview: “It’s going to be a tough rest of my life.”
I go ahead to reflect, think, and ponder about this statement. I put it in perspective, and I pull out a tool, a book I read from the Life Leadership Essentials Series, entitled LADDER, Climbing out of a slump, and to never let a good slump go to waste.
I ask myself what can I learn and share from Tiger Woods’ slump experience. This is a good one to learn from and to not let it go to waste. what can we learn from our slumps and not let them go to waste.
LADDER Climbing out of a Slump, forwarded by Dan Hawkins, a bestselling author, life-coach, and successful entrepreneur, is a book, a tool that will help you discover the art of a slump, and how to take action immediately and effectively.
In my next post, I will share with you the art of climbing a slump, and actions to be taken to live the life you’ve always wanted.
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Last Tuesday, I was speaking at a leadership meeting in Fort-Lauderdale, and I quoted best-selling author Malcom Gladwell, a New Yorker reporter, who published the book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.
I am a great fan of Gladwell. I read most of his work. And I encourage you to do your own work by digging dipper yourself in his literature. As a community builder, I am sharing with you some of the thoughts I picked from Gladwell‘s book which I used in my speaking engagement last Tuesday.
The Tipping Point describes How ideas, products, messages, and behaviors can spread as fast as viruses do.
The very same way we can have a flu, measles, or HIV contagion, we can also create a positive contagious effect with a small group of people.
Everything can change all at once. This is like an epidemic. Gladwell coined the concept of “contagiousness”. This is what is called in mathematics a geometric progression.
A virus doubles , and doubles, and creates a huge effect, a tipping point, a sudden change.
The Tipping Point, Gladwell said, is the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point of any endeavor.
3 rules of Epidemics
Epidemics are a function of the people who transmit infectious agents, the infectious agent itself, and the environment in which the infectious agent is operating. When something happens in 1, 2, or 3 of these ares, an epidemic tips, Gladwell acknowledged.
1.- The Law of the Few (People)
2.- The Stickiness Factor (Infectous Fator)
3.- The Power of Context (Environment)
Gladwell taught an American history lesson to illustrate his point on #1 The Power of the Few.He named John Hancock, and Samuel Adams as the two original men who stood up against the British soldiers in the colony of Massachusetts. Their actions were followed by Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, and 56 other men who organized the First Continental Congress which led to the Declaration of Independence.
He also wrote about the courage of Paul Revere who spread the message for the community to wake up and be ready to fight for freedom. Paul revere spread this message thru word of mouth: the most important form of communication.
Gladwell questioned: “Why some ideas and trends and messages tip and others don’t?”
“The success of any kind of social epidemic is heavily dependent on the involvement of people with a particular and rare set of social gifts,” Gladwell said mentioning that these few people are around us. They are:
1.- Connectors. Those who develop the skill to know lost of people. They have a natural gift to make social connections. They develop curiosity, self-confidence, sociability, and energy. Connectors are in the habit of making introductions.They are the equivalent of a computer network hub. They are people who “link us up with the world…people with a special gift for bringing the world together”. They are “a handful of people with a truly extraordinary knack [… for] making friends and acquaintances”
2.- Mavens. Those who accumulate knowledge and want to tell you about what they know.They are avid readers, lecturers, teachers. They are “information specialists”, or “people we rely upon to connect us with new information”. They accumulate knowledge, and know how to share it with others. They want to solve other people’s problems, generally by solving their own”. As Malcolm Gladwell states, “Mavens are really information brokers, sharing and trading what they know”
3.- Salesmen. Those who master the art of communication and persuasion. Those who can spread an emotional contagion. They are “persuaders”, charismatic people with powerful negotiation skills. They tend to have an indefinable trait that goes beyond what they say, which makes others want to agree with them.
As I told my audience last Tuesday, I am glad to be part of Life Leadership Compensated Community, a premier leadership media and education company aiming at setting people free to live the life they’ve always wanted.
We have a message worth spreading which gives us the #2 Stickiness Factor. People are addictive to TV likes zombies which entice them, and seduce them to live in debt, Life Leadership is creating a new media addiction, by providing content and association to escape what best selling author and leadership guru, Orrin Woodward called the Financial Matrix.
Life Leadership has #3 The Power of Context. Context matters. Life Leadership CEO and best-selling author Chris Brady delivered a recent talk he names THE Shift of a Life Time. The environment today is ready for a new message of hope and truth to set people free.
It was 1:00 am, today, I, with some other friends, were leaving the woods of Immokalee, South West Florida. Under the cover of darkness, thru word of mouth, we were spreading the message of self-directed leadership education, entrepreneurship, inviting some families to join us in the underground railroad to escape the matrix. We are the new conductors like abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.
Here are some poignant quotes fro Harriet Tubman:
Imaj dram kanaval 2015 la vin’n mete abse sou klou pou imaj Ayiti nan opinyon piblik entènasyonal la.
Peyi Grès poke rive jwen’n ako ak zone Ero pou finanse dèt li.
Ozetani, kongrè a pap bay lajan pou depatman Homeland Security (sekirite Anndan peyi-a) paske majorite-a pa dako ak prezidan Obama sou kesyon imigrasyon an.
Venezuela ap negosye ak Sendomeng pou’l ka van’n 49% aksyon l genyen nan Rafinri Petwol Dominiken-an.
Baril petwol la Mèkredi maten a U$. 51.74
Pri gaz la ap monte sou mache global la: baril petwòl la a 53 dola lendi matenavèk yon tandans poul kontinye monte. Prodiksyon gaz peyi Libi bese a 350 mil bpj (baril pa jou). Libi te kon’n pwodwi 1.6 milyon bpj an 2011 lè Mouama Kadafi te sou pouvwa.
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