Archives for August 2017

Trust the Monkey Trail

August 30, 2017 Leave a Comment

 

In our world of computers, our lives are often shaped by Google. There are times when I read something that sparks my interest, my imagination, my goals, and sometimes I am shown the way of the ‘Monkey Trail’ by Google Maps.

Go confidently down the way of the Monkey Trail – that back road adventure that suddenly you find yourself driving. It might be rocky and bumpy, crooked and loopy, surrounded by mountains, draped in trees and empty creek beds! There might be loud squealing noises, though you can’t actually see the monkeys. It might seem like you will never make it to the end of the road.

But, then – you go around one last bend in the road and breathtaking scenery appears on the horizon in the form of…you fill in the blank! That’s when you comprehend the dusty road led you just where you are supposed to be. Just because a path is a ‘road less traveled’ by others, does not mean it’s a dead end.

You choose to go home by the paved road, now that you see clearly where you need to go. But it was the ‘Monkey Trail’ that was paved with meaningful opportunities. The chance meeting, the new perspective.

Today’s action: be adventurous and take the scenic route somewhere today, instead of the tried and true route. When the dust clears, you just may see your next task much more clearly.

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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.

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Enlightenment involves emotions

August 24, 2017 Leave a Comment

 

You are a member of the human race. You have feelings.

You’ve been joyful, sad, happy, frustrated, placid, stoic and brave.

All of us have.

Emotions are noticeable. You realize this. You can sense anger, sadness and joy. Others can recognize emotions in you. Emotions become the basis of your validity. Authenticity (does your outer voice reflect your inner voice) is the foundation of your influence.

In this world of greater attention on emotional intelligence, be aware of how you view emotions. Do you judge sorrow as bad and joyfulness as good? What about when you contemplate? Or call a halt to your plan because your intuition is to do nothing? What’s your perception of whether this is good or bad?

Do you avoid feeling anger? What if this emotion is the fuel of social change? Would Gandhi or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have caused the changes they did without anger?

Today’s exercise – notice and write about your judgements based on your emotions today. Notice if you judge some emotions as being good and mindful of the world, and some as been bad and unenlightened. Ponder the possibility that true enlightenment is the ability to be with all your emotions, and to use your emotions to cause the change you want to see in the world.

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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

Choosing just the right moment

August 17, 2017 Leave a Comment

 

A friend graduates. Publishes a new book. Is up for an amazing promotion. Just launched a new business venture.

There are significant events in all our lives, when acknowledgment can mean everything to us. When an affirmation from another, especially when given spontaneously, can make a huge difference.

Today’s action – recognize one person in your life who’s at a critical moment and give them the kudos they deserve. Throw a party, shout out their accomplishment, tell their boss how awesome you think they are.

Timing is an interesting thing. Invest at the right moment, and, like the stock market, the returns can be astronomical.

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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

Consenting Endorsement

August 8, 2017 Leave a Comment

 

All too frequently, someone new signs me up to their list without my permission. It always takes me by surprise. Especially since this type of harassment is now illegal in many countries (in Canada the fines are up to 1 million dollars).

To abate my curiosity as to what people were thinking, we ran a quick Facebook poll. Curiously, 14% of people (1 in 7) who replied, believe it’s OK to add someone to their list as long as they’ve met them, or that the first email they send has a clear unsubscribe option.

Continuing to be intrigued, when we reran the same survey with the questions worded from the perspective of the receiver, 39% of the responders said they would not mind being added to someone’s list as long as they’ve met them or that the first email gives a clear unsubscribe option. At first glance, that number may seem to endorse the practice.

But what it actually means is that 61% of people are irked when this happens to them.

Key point – if you’re subscribing people in any way other than when they personally opt in, you have a better than one in two chance that you’re offending a colleague or prospective customer. This act is a lot like assuming your new neighbor wants to hear the loud music you’re playing, since they can simply say something if they don’t like it. You’re putting the other guy in the position of having to complain and be the bad neighbor.

Today’s action is inaction. Notice if you’re putting the burden on other people to tell you when you’re out of line. You could be killing your own influence.

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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