Here’s to the Crazy Ones

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Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

By Steve Jobs

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And Now, We Need You!

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The ZULU tribe needs you to put content on this blog.

We need you!!!

ZULU blog is yours.  Now is the time to own it and use it.

Please use the comments herebelow to suggest ideas, projects and inspiration for the rest of the ZULU tribe.

These are the steps you can follow:

1) Find a fellow member of the tribe to work with.  You are a team.

2) Think between the two (or three) of you of a subject that relates to the contents of the blog and the skills we have practiced in our lessons:

– Leadership
– Communication
– Body Language
– Emotions
– Memory
– Coaching
– Skills
– Inspiration
– Think like Leonardo da Vinci
– Debating
– Persuasion
– Fun
– Teamwork
– Nick
– Brain Storming
– Making the next 12 months the best year of tour life
– Whatever you consider appropriate and interesting…

3) Your team assignment is to research online and produce contents for a blog post which can be any combination of the following:

– Plain text
– Games to make people think
– Podcast you make
– A video you make
– A video from YouTube
– Inspirational quotes
– Pictures
– Songs
– Poems
– Surveys
– Tests

The blog post has to end with questions that move the reader to action, makes the reader think and prompts the reader to write comments on the post.

Action

Who will you work with? List the members of your team in the comments below.

What will you post about? Describe your team project in the comments below.

Emotion: the Captain of your Soul

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Read this poem by William Ernest Henley to a friend a few times, trying to express different emotions:

1) You are very, extremely tired and sleepy.
2) You are upset. Very upset. Imagine that your brother,  sister or friend just broke your favorite game.
3) You are extremely happy: you have just won 10 m$ at the lottery.
4) You are scared.  You jave just watched a very scary movie.
5) Read the poem in a dull and numb way, as if you were reading the temperature and weather forecast for a list of cities.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Think

Answer these questions in the comments below:

– Ask your friend to repeat the poem.  He has heard it 5 times. How many words does he remember? Can he remember at least 1 full stanza?

– Ask your friend to list the emotions that you used to read the poem.  Does he remeber all of them?

– Why is it easier to remember emotions than words?

– Why is Nelson Mandela in the picture by the poem?

NICK WILL CHANGE YOU

This is a powerful video.

When you have seen it, you will not be able to avoid looking inside yourself. You will find yourself thinking about your approach to life, what you have achieved and what you are capable of. It will make you think about how you face the small and big problems that life sends our way.

This video is a perfect example of Transformational Leadership: the skill of inspiring others to find motivation, force to grow, step out of their confort zone and move a little step closer to the development of their true potential.

I reccomand to spend the next 7 minutes wathcing this video.

Please meet Nick…

And how about you?

How do you feel when you wake up every morning?

When you can not get what you wish, do you give up? Do you try again?