Moving on thoughts first captured in September 2009 for a new company.
Your original ideas (thoughts) could seem fleeting and may never see the light of day. That is if you do not write them down. Showing your thoughts they are important (by writing them down) leads to more thoughts. Having loads of ideas to pick through helps you have better ideas because you have more ideas to pick from.
Business 0.02 because it is new yet not the first.
We were looking at the picture of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first flight at Kitty Hawk in class recently. The discussion was lively as we thrilled in the adventure of something that had never been done. How about the audacity of Orville piloting without a license?
How can we get the most out of our connections? Want to add (real) value through the connections you provide? Our awesome and authoritative Kevin Koym comes through again with this insight;
Money – is it there to ‘do it’ Authority – needed to ‘do it’ Need – what is theirs/yours Timing – does it fit now Competition – important when providing connections
Remember MANTC. We are always connecting. When we perceive value in providing a connection to our network it brings a new dimension when we pre-qualify our action. Sort through MANTC to answer if the timing is right for the connection. Your effectiveness will skyrocket.
Take hold of this insight and enjoy the ride. The important thing is to connect.
1. What are you standing for?
2. What keeps you up at night?
3. What has you most excited?
4. What are you going to do today?
Answers are revealing and are (really) great when pursued with a workout partner. Answer these four daily and cover the results (or lack of results) with your workout partner. This can/should be done quickly and perhaps we could build it into a group.
This is another concept Kevin Koym taught me. Feel free to rephrase the questions and build the habit of answering them daily.
What you gain will impact your life and the world.
“Entrepreneurs see change as the norm and as healthy. Usually they do not bring about the change themselves. But – and this defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship – the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter F. DruckerInnovation and Entrepreneurship
Are you tuned in to the changes in life around you? Do you habitually respond to the change?
You are made for action and I know when you read this post on Tom Peters’ blog you will want to take it up a notch. Reminds me of what Dr. Ernesto Sirolli lays out in Ripples from the Zambezi; “ENTERPRISE FACILITATION WORKS BECAUSE IT ENCOURAGES MORE people to seriously think about entering the business arena.” (his emphasis)
Consume these great words from Theodore Roosevelt and then click on over to Tom’s post.
“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”
If we can remove the obstacles people will naturally grow and shine. We see it with children yet miss it as we grow. Enterprise Facilitation gets us back to the basics so we flourish.
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli lays it bare when he states: “To be genius in your own mind, however, is meaningless; you have to dance it, build it, grow it, communicate it. Share it with the world.” Ripples from the Zambezi
“Enterprise Facilitation was founded on passion and on the assumption that self-motivation, energy and intelligence exist, right now, everywhere. They are like air, light, and oxygen.” Dr. Ernesto Sirolli ~ Ripples from the Zambezi
These are some great assumptions. These are also accurate assumptions.
Matthew 7:16 states “Ye shall know them by their fruits…” The ‘fruit’ of Enterprise Facilitation is (very) good and exciting.
Step nine – believe in people (believe is a verb)
Step ten – get this party started (a client said this to me today)
I was recently privileged to meet with some leaders from a rural Texas town to provide them with a snapshot of Enterprise Facilitation. As we progressed in the discussion we jumped into their expertise of education and the ladies painted a rather bleak picture. When there was a pause I took out my copy of Ripples from the Zambezi and asked if they wanted me to read what they had just described? With their full attention I flipped to page 130 and read;
“From an economic point of view, it is important that educators realize that the so-called ‘nonacademically gifted’ students who now fall between the cracks of the education system are as important and precious to the nation as those who will get their higher education certificates. The majority of tomorrows entrepreneurs will probably come from the ranks of the former. They will employ the accountants, engineers, and business school graduates produced by the formal education system.”
The ‘ripples‘ are making their way across Texas. The model works.
“A barn will build a house, but a house will not build a barn.”
That is so cool. Enterprise Facilitation is ‘barn raising’ and really makes that old German saying live. Reminds me about what Ernesto says in Ripples from the Zambezi:
“Right now in your community, at this very moment, there is someone who is dreaming about doing something to improve his/her lot. If we could learn to help that person to transform the dream into meaningful work, we would be halfway to changing the economic fortunes of the entire community.”
As folks build their ‘barns’ with assistance from the Board of Intelligence and the Enterprise Facilitator it is “changing the economic fortunes of the entire community.”
What are you doing to change the economic fortune of your community?
You have a great opportunity before you every moment of the day. You have the ability to set the stage for success in all your hands take up to do. Imagine not having a ‘bad’ day, ever. Picture having the ability to color your world with beauty and grace. You can absolutely walk this victory trail, but if you are looking for the easy way just turn back now. The effort is worth it for the happiness you will experience.
“No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, youhave the power to change anything about yourself or your life that youwant to change.”
Barbara DeAngelis, Author
This is one of the principles resident in Enterprise Facilitation, YOU are in charge. You call the shots, you set the pace, and you succeed.
Want to get involved (at some level)? It is up to you.
Relaxation Response-Dr. Herbert Benson
The Great Reset-Richard Florida
First, Break All the Rules-Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
New Rules for the New Economy-Kevin Kelly
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin-Guess Who?
For One More Day-Mitch Albom
Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence-Benson J. Lossing