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Leadership Life Productivity Self Leadership Team Vision

The Bridge Between Dream / Vision & Fruition – Essential 2

In the previous post (the bridge between dream / vision & fruition – essential 1) I touched on the first “essential” to seeing the fruition of a dream or vision. I thought I’d do a follow up on the second essential which, together with the first one form a solid and requisite foundation for success.

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Leadership Life Productivity Self Leadership Team Vision

The Bridge Between Dream Vision And Fruition – Essential 1

Many a times we hear about people who had great potential but never got to see it fully realized. Or we know people that are ever talking about our dreams and what they hope to achieve one day.

But we never really see any progress in terms of the dreams being actualized. Perhaps we are those people! You know the ones ever sharing about our dreams but hardly inching any closer? I’ve been there too.

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Ideas Leadership Life Self Leadership Team

9 Things About Preparation

Preparation /ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ (definition according to Wordweb):
  • The activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
  • The state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action
  • The cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening

Here are 9 things about preparation:

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8 Reasons To Share What You’re Learning / Your Lessons

I’ve been trying to convince my some friends to share some of their recent experiences. They’re learning valuable lessons and I think they would benefit more people. This post is a result of trying to convince them to share what they’re learning. In case you’re like my friends, here are 8 reasons to share what you’re learning:

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11 Reasons Why I Follow & Read Blogs

  1. I’m always hungry to grow. Investing in enlarging one’s capacity is never a wasted investment. Significant growth is often with the help or contribution of others. When we close ourselves to listening to others we miss out on opportunities of growth.
  2. I just love seeing ideas develop. In fact, one of the blogs I read often is the author of A Million Miles In A Thousand Days and Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller’s. He has a tag-line on his blog, “Before it becomes a book, it all gets tested here. Forgive the rough patches. Here is the writing in process”. I like it. Blogs allow me to ‘hear’ the musings of some of my favorite authors as they develop new work.
  3. They’re easily accessible. Need I say more?
  4. They help me save money mainly in two ways. Some blogs write on specific subjects e.g. testing and publishing comparisons on two competing products. Thus help me in decision-making. I really like books. This brings me to the second way blogs save me money. I can make a more informed decision on whether I would enjoy reading the work of a particular author. You guessed it. I’m more likely to buy an author I’m not familiar with if I can read her blog first. You want me to buy your book?
  5. I also read blogs from people who share totally different views with me. This helps refine my thinking. One of the reasons people fail is that they never allow their perspective to be challenged enough! It also saves me making a fool of myself on bigger platforms.
  6. Blog posts are generally not lengthy. They come in bite sizes, and a good source of reading when the ‘tomes’ feel a little intimidating. When am not intensely reading books I’m intensely reading blog posts on diverse areas of interest.
  7. I’ve realized that some authors are less formal when they blog. I like the more informal tones when it comes to reading and blogs generally provides that. Information presented in an easy to assimilate way. Some bloggers incorporate other media e.g. video tutorials etc
  8. I particularly enjoy where the blogger engages comments in a healthy manner. I’ve seen blog posts become even more insightful as people comment, interacting with the blogger and each other. In cases of specialized subjects, blogs help bring more than one expert’s opinion and side of the story when they do engage.
  9. I would like to be a great blogger and writer in general and want to see how others do it.
  10. Some writers continue to dig deeper on chosen subjects after publishing some of their work. Reading their blogs gives me their more current findings and thoughts on chosen subjects.
  11. I like that I get to see some authors I respect waffle sometimes. I find it very liberating! There’s hope for me! :-)