Archives for July 2017

Is the volume turned on?

July 29, 2017 Leave a Comment

 

80% of Facebook videos are watched with the mute button activated.

Using that knowledge, take it and tinker around with video some more.

Today’s action – make a 20 second video. Be sure that it:

1. Offers a simple process or leads to an awareness that will contribute to your follower’s days.

2. Includes this information as a basic phrase in writing over the video.
3. Post it on Facebook.
4. If it gets an abundance of attention, ask others to share it from your site.

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About the Author

Teresa de Grosbois is the #1 International Bestselling author of  Mass Influence, 4X Best selling author, International Speaker and the Founder of the Evolutionary Business Council and Co-Founder of the Global Influence Summit.


If you’d like to learn how to increase your influence, click here to download your complimentary digital copy of the #1 International Bestseller Mass Influence

Teresa’s passionate goal is to have transformational principles touch the lives of 1.2 Billion people by 2020, by growing 1200 thought-leaders.

Follow @TeresaDee on Twitter

Like Teresa de Grosbois on Facebook

or Email at Teresa@WildfireWS.com

Thankful for do-overs…

July 23, 2017 Leave a Comment

 

In our grandparents and parents generations, nearly 75% of people who reached retirement age, retired from a career, and stayed retired. They may have stayed busy by gardening, or volunteering, or even build houses for Habitat for Humanity. But the day to day punching in at the time clock were finished. Back then, when F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “There’s no second act for [American] lives,” it probably made sense. But times have changed.


In the late 1940’s, Fitzgerald’s quote caused quite a bit of chatter about the actual “meaning”. Was ‘second act’ simply referring to the section of the play when characters and the plot are fleshed-out? Or could ‘second act’ refer to getting a do-over in your life?

Can you even conceive of the idea of not getting a ‘second act’ in your life? Life is not just reaching the last stop; it is an amazing journey. We don’t just get on the bus, and get off at the last stop. Flash – there go those growing up years. Swish – college. Whoosh – career, marriage and children. Didn’t get it right the first time? Sorry, no time to redress the wrongs or rejoice in the rights.

Give me a life full of ‘second act’ opportunities! Maybe I can’t actually go back, but I can attempt to do it right the next time. In the world of influences and leadership, failure is just another word for “opportunity to learn”.

Today’s action: Reflect on the most recent time in your life when you wished you could have a do-over. Notice what you’re making failure mean? Do you think you’re a bad person? Somehow lesser? Spend 5 minutes journaling at bedtime on how your relationship to second chances creates who you are as leader and an influencer of change.

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About the Author

Teresa de Grosbois is the #1 International Bestselling author of  Mass Influence, 4X Best selling author, International Speaker and the Founder of the Evolutionary Business Council and Co-Founder of the Global Influence Summit.


If you’d like to learn how to increase your influence, click here to download your complimentary digital copy of the #1 International Bestseller Mass Influence

Teresa’s passionate goal is to have transformational principles touch the lives of 1.2 Billion people by 2020, by growing 1200 thought-leaders.

Follow @TeresaDee on Twitter

Like Teresa de Grosbois on Facebook

or Email at Teresa@WildfireWS.com

 

Blinders often hide the truth

July 13, 2017 Leave a Comment

 

About a month ago, I learned something profound about Hugh Hefner… he is a philanthropist. I almost laughed at the improbability of that assertion. As he is the founder of Playboy, how could someone who glorified the objectification of women could have possibly done any good in the world?

 

I would have been very short-sighted.  Acting on a suggestion from a friend, I watched the Amazon Prime Hugh Hefner story. What I didn’t know shocked me. One of his many passions was to negate the shame and guilt society had placed around physical liaisons between men and women. As a magazine editor, and as a journalist, he also composed some of the most significant and compelling pieces to further the human rights movement for African Americans and to support the disputes concerning the Vietnam war.

However, he also had a huge weak spot when it came to recognizing the damage he was doing to the women’s rights movement by objectifying women.

By realizing Hugh Hefner’s major blind spot, I’m exploring my own. How many times do I dismiss people too quickly by only seeing the pieces of them I don’t like?

 

Today’s action – look for your own blind spots in how you view others. Especially other leaders around you. Notice if you are focused on their weaknesses so much so that you cannot see their strengths.

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About the Author

Teresa de Grosbois is the #1 International Bestselling author of  Mass Influence, 4X Best selling author, International Speaker and the Founder of the Evolutionary Business Council and Co-Founder of the Global Influence Summit.


If you’d like to learn how to increase your influence, click here to download your complimentary digital copy of the #1 International Bestseller Mass Influence

Teresa’s passionate goal is to have transformational principles touch the lives of 1.2 Billion people by 2020, by growing 1200 thought-leaders.

Follow @TeresaDee on Twitter

Like Teresa de Grosbois on Facebook

or Email at Teresa@WildfireWS.com

 

 

 

Giving away your unique gift

July 3, 2017 Leave a Comment

 

You often hear experts talking about the fact that we have two gifts to offer the world; our money and our time. Money is a catch-all for anything physical in the world that can be bought with money. Time is in a different realm. It’s the service you provide of your attention and your action.

And there is a third realm. The gift of your influence. Any time people know, like and trust you, there is the possibility that they will take action on your suggestions. So your suggestion that they pay attention to the wisdom of someone else is a gift of your wisdom.
Today’s action – give philanthropically of your third gift. Find a cause you’re passionate about and share it on your social media. PS: if you want to help us build our intentional community in Costa Rica, we’d love it if you’d share this short video series to ask folks to find out more. www.VistaMundoCR.com

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About the Author

Teresa de Grosbois is the #1 International Bestselling author of  Mass Influence, 4X Best selling author, International Speaker and the Founder of the Evolutionary Business Council and Co-Founder of the Global Influence Summit.


If you’d like to learn how to increase your influence, click here to download your complimentary digital copy of the #1 International Bestseller Mass Influence

Teresa’s passionate goal is to have transformational principles touch the lives of 1.2 Billion people by 2020, by growing 1200 thought-leaders.

Follow @TeresaDee on Twitter

Like Teresa de Grosbois on Facebook

or Email at Teresa@WildfireWS.com