SIX LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES TO LEARN FROM AN EAGLE AS YOU BEGIN ANOTHER 12 MONTHS JOURNEY FROM January 1, 2017đź‘Ť

1. Eagles fly Alone and at High Altitudes.
They don’t fly with sparrows, ravens, and other small birds.

MEANING; Stay away from narrow-minded people, those that bring you down. Eagle flies with Eagles. Keep good company.

2. Eagles have an Accurate Vision. They have the ability to focus on something as far as 5km away. No matter the obstacles, the eagle will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it.

MEANING; Have a vision and remain focused no matter what the obstacles and you will succeed.

3. Eagles do not Eat Dead things. They Feed only on Fresh Prey.

MEANING; Do not rely on your past success, keep looking for new frontiers to conquer. Leave your past where it belongs, in the past.

4. Eagles Love the Storm.
When clouds gather, the eagle gets excited, the eagle uses the storms wind to lift itself higher. Once it finds the wind of the storm, the eagle uses the raging storm to lift itself above the clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the branches and leaves of the tree.

MEANING; Face your challenges head on knowing that these will make you emerge stronger and better than you were. We can use the storms of life to rise to greater heights. Achievers are not afraid to rise to greater heights. Achievers are not afraid of challenges, rather they relish them and use them profitably.

5. Eagles Prepare for Training;
They remove the feathers and soft grass in the nest so that the young ones get uncomfortable in preparation for flying and eventually flies/ when it becomes unbearable to stay in the nest./

MEANING; Leave your Comfort Zone, there is No Growth there.

6. When the Eagle Grows Old,
His feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast and as high as it should. This makes him weak and could make him die. So he retires to a place far away in the mountains. While there, he plucks out the weak feathers on his body and breaks its beaks and claws against the rocks until he is completely bare; a very bloody and painful process. Then he stays in this hiding place until he has grown new feathers, new beaks and claws and then he comes out flying higher than before.

MEANING; We occasionally need to shed off old habit no matter how difficult, things that burden us or add no value to our lives should be let go of.

NEVER GIVE UP,
BE AN EAGLE.
PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

Free text messaging forget about Sms costs

free sms

The XXI century is definitely the Internet era. The global network has been developing along with many solutions, software and possibilities. It was only a matter of time when it will be used for communication online. E – mail was just the beginning of new, fascinating options that allow people to be in regular touch with each other. Of course, the Internet became a serious competitor for traditional service providers. It has replaced the existing means of communication with services that are quicker, more reliable and what is most important – cheaper. But the Internet is also the place were you can find services that are free of charge.

Nowadays technology, available software and advertising market open new possibilities for the online communication. The main source of income for the majority of websites and online services is advertising. So the operators can afford providing free calls online and free text messaging (SMS) as they are already generating income thanks to third parties, who wish to promote their services among the website users. That is enough. Such solutions are beneficial for everybody, as they all achieve their goals. The advertisers promote themselves, the free phone call operators make money and, what is most important of all, the service is totally free for the users. This might be called one of golden rules of permission marketing. It only proves what the Internet has become today and that any limits that we had so far can be forgotten about.

Of course it does not mean that people will abandon their mobile phones, but it will help reducing their costs. All that is required to use such service is a computer with the Internet connection. No software to download, no logging in but also no bills nor charges. There is no doubt, that such telecommunication solutions will become even more popular among everyday users, as they create a chance to be in touch with everyone we care about without any costs.

credit.

globfone.com

Everyone Has a Story in Life

A 22 year old boy seeing out from the bus’s window shouted…

“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”

Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 22 year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed…

“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”

The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…

“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”The old man smiled and said…“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

“THE STUDENT MINDSET”

We imagine success to be a destination, A paradise in which you can permanently reside without the trials and tribulations of life.

However, those of us that have set foot on its shores know it to be more of a luxury resort, and yes to stay you need to pay. As the saying goes “success is rented” and when the rent is due you need to be able to pay.

Therefore to extend the vacation, we need to shift the focus from “How to get there” to “How to stay there”. Maintaining your success and keeping the momentum going is one of the toughest tasks faced by individuals operating in the sphere of success. Maintaining your success is more important if you are an early bloomer and is even more important if you are a late bloomer. In the former you need to constantly battle to hold your gains over a longer period of time and in the latter you need to defend your gains from an ever increasing competition who seems to begetting younger. So, what do you need ?

Two words “ Student mentality”

“The secret to maintaining your success is to  suppress the feeling of labeling yourself as the master. Yes, it’s an oxymoron. In order to maintain and become more successful than what you already are, you need to feel that you aren’t as successful as you should be.”

If you consider yourself  to be a student this means you’re open to learning and growth. which in turn means you have yet another mountain to climb, when you consider yourself a master then your learning stops, which means your vertical momentum is at a stand still. Which is bad , because you always , ALWAYS  want to be climbing up.

how to maintain a student mentality when you are at the top of your game.

  1.  Pick the right benchmark:
  2. Avoid association bias :
  3. Cross transference of skills:

Being a student is all about staying humble, humble enough to keep learning and growing. The most progressive leaders in the world consider themselves to be students of their craft well after their peers have labelled them as masters. It is the ultimate demonstration of knowledge and wisdom. To say and feel that you have so much to learn when the world around you considers you to be the source of their answers.

50 reasons why we fail to be innovative

innovation may come from a perspective to create ideas and put them into practice but why are all innovations not a success.

  1. “Innovation” framed as an initiative, not the normal way of doing business
  2. Absence of a clear definition of what “innovation” really means
  3. Innovation not linked to company’s existing vision or strategy
  4. No sense of urgency
  5. Workforce is suffering from “initiative fatigue”
  6. CEO does not fully embrace the effort
  7. No compelling vision or reason to innovate
  8. Senior Team not aligned
  9. Key players don’t have the time to focus on innovation
  10. Innovation champions are not empowered
  11. Decision making processes are non-existent or fuzzy
  12. Lack of trust
  13. Risk adverse culture
  14. Overemphasis on cost cutting or incremental improvement
  15. Workforce ruled by past assumptions and old mental models
  16. No process in place for funding new projects
  17. Not enough pilot programs in motion
  18. Senior Team not walking the talk
  19. No company-wide process for managing ideas
  20. Too many turf wars. Too many silos.
  21. Analysis paralysis
  22. Reluctance to cannibalize existing products and services
  23. NIH (not invented here) syndrome
  24. Funky channels of communication
  25. No intrinsic motivation to innovate
  26. Unclear gates for evaluating progress
  27. Mind numbing bureaucracy
  28. Unclear idea pitching processes
  29. Lack of clearly defined innovation metrics
  30. No accountability for results
  31. No way to celebrate quick wins
  32. Poorly facilitated meetings
  33. No training to unleash individual or team creativity
  34. Inadequate sharing of best practices
  35. Lack of teamwork and collaboration
  36. Unclear strategy for sustaining the effort
  37. Innovation Teams meet too infrequently
  38. Middle managers not on board
  39. Ineffective rollout of the effort to the workforce
  40. Lack of tools and techniques to help people generate new ideas
  41. Innovation initiative perceived as another “flavor of the month”
  42. Individuals don’t understand how to be a part of the effort
  43. Diverse inputs or conflicting opinions not honored
  44. Imbalance of left-brain and right brain thinking
  45. Low morale
  46. Over-reliance on technology
  47. Failure to secure sustained funding
  48. Unrealistic timeframes
  49. Failure to consider issues associated with scaling up
  50. much of creativity than it being done

your environment–make that love

This is the excerpt for a featured content post.

some would suppose they will ruin today and make a success tomorrow by neglecting those around them

Every move we make is major. We are all in this together, and together we can take down corporations. They need us, they need our money. We can fight and win the war but all that starts today.

“we make tomorrow from today.”

I love my family and my friends with intensity. It’s part of what fuels me every day. And I love them actively — especially my family which supports me, and we fit into each other’s lives as part of a little web, an ecosystem almost. We hug and hold each other and help connect each other to the real beauty of deep, unshakable love.

The pain of an island has finally started to make the news. But the magic of an island is that so many people here are somehow learning to love everyone else with that same intensity and activity. In the old world, we were strangers. In the New World, we are brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents and children, and we treat each other that way. We live with the Earth, not on it.

Written behind Emma in this photo are the camp’s direct action principles, led by the ideas of protection over protest, prayer and love over fear and reaction. Standing Rock can change the world because it is not simply about standing up to injustice and declaring that it’s wrong. It’s about saying enough is enough, and living differently come hell or high oil prices.

There’s a reason “All You Need is Love” was the first satellite broadcast on planet earth. It’s probably the truest thing anyone’s ever said.

The best thing you can do to support Standing Rock this minute — and every minute — is to love everyone in your life as gently and intensely as you can. Then make the decision to share that love with the next person, too.

I am not god. We are God. And if we all realize that, we will change the world.

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