A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.

04 November 2008

Fired up?

Please set aside for a moment your personal political views and whatever attitudes or opinions you may have about Senator Barack Obama.  This post is not about him, nor about his campaign, nor intended to find for or against him in any way.

After you have set those views aside, please take a look at this video.

I find this to be a great example of a springboard story.  It is short, simple, easy to grasp, immensely personal and immensely powerful.  It galvanizes huge numbers of people to take action, because it helps them deeply believe the action they take will make a positive difference.

What about your life - professional or personal - needs changing?  What kind of event or experience would inspire you to believe you could make that change, and spur you to take the necessary actions?  What would the springboard story be?  To whom would you tell it, and what action would they take as a result?

What's the immediate next action YOU need to take to make that happen?

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