What Matters Most for YOU in 2010?

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Take the time to read again Seth Godin eBook, a collection of wonderful, inspiring ideas to help you make big things
happen in YOUR world — your business, your personal life, your
community.  More than seventy big thinkers have contributed to this
amazing eBook, each sharing an idea for you to think about as you head
into the new year.

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"Now, more than ever, we need to shake things up. Now, more than ever, we need a different way of thinking, a useful way to focus and the energy to turn the game around." Seth Godin

Ask yourself: what matters most for YOU in 2010?

Pick up 5 key words for your 2010 Project.

Mine are:

  Generosity   Women

Speaking (((((RIPPLE))))) eDO  

  Generosity 

"When the economy tanks, it’s natural to think
of yourself first. You have a family to feed a
mortgage to pay. Getting more appears to be
the order of business.
It turns out that the connected economy
doesn’t respect this natural instinct. Instead,
we’re rewarded for being generous. Generous
with our time and money but most important
generous with our art.
If you make a difference, people will gravitate
to you. They want to engage, to interact and to
get you more involved.
In a digital world, the gift I give you almost
always benefits me more than it costs.
If you make a difference, you also make a
connection. You interact with people who
want to be interacted with and  you make
changes that people respect and yearn for.
Art can’t happen without someone who seeks
to make a difference. This is your art, it’s what
you do. You touch people or projects and
change them for the better.
This year, you’ll certainly find that the more
you give the more you get.
  Seth Godin

Women

"We live in a world that is owned by men, designed by men and managed by men, and yet we expect women to participate.

But did you know … 

1. Women dominate higher education. Most college and university campuses across North America are 60-40 female. 

2. Approximately 70% of all American females work outside the home, and women make up nearly 50% of the total workforce.

3. During the recent recession,82% of job losses befell men and mothers are the major breadwinners in 40% of American families.

4. The earning power of women globally is expected to reach $ 18 trillion by 2014.

Paco Underhill is the CEO of Envirosell and the author of "Why We Buy" and soon to be published "What Women Want".

Speaking

"Here’s the final measure of your success as a speaker: did you change something? Are attendees leaving with a new idea, some new inspiration, perhaps a
renewed commitment to their work or to the world?
Be honest, be authentic, and speak from your
passion. Yes, it means taking a risk. But the results
might surprise you. "
Mark Hurst runs Gel  and founded Creative Good, a customer
experience consultancy.


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"Education has a ripple effect.  One drop can initiate a cascade of possibility, each concentric
circle gaining in size and traveling further.
If you get education right, you get many things
right:  escape from poverty, better family health,
and improved status of women.
Educate a girl, and you educate her children and
generations to follow.
Yet for hundreds of millions of kids in the
developing world, the ripple never begins. Instead,
there’s a seemingly inescapable whirlpool of
poverty. In the words of a headmaster I once met
in Nepal:   “We are too poor to afford education. 
But until we have education, we will always be
poor.”
That’s why there are 300 million children in the
developing world who woke up this morning and
did not go to school.  And why there are over 750
million people unable to read and write, nearly 2/3
of whom are girls and women.
I dream of a world in which we’ve changed that.  A
world with thousands of new schools.   Tens of
thousands of new libraries.  Each with equal access
for all children.  
The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. 
The second best time is now. "

John Wood is Founder & Executive Chairman, Room to Read,which has built over 850 schools and opened over 7,500 libraries serving 3 million children.  He is the author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World.


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"The 21st Century challenge for education is to integrate
learning into the growing richness of digital life where
students are active and engaged every day.   The Internet is
where they already enjoy autonomy, where they see
themselves as doers.  Combining cell phones and web
services, students are hands-on learners who adapt
technology to their own personal uses."
 

Dale Dougherty is the founding editor and publisher of Make
Magazine and the creator of Maker Faire.

  Generosity   Women

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  Geronimo Leadership Coaching


 I  use my Generosity, Creativity and Passion to Boost Your   Next Online Presentation !

  And I really love to work with women from all generations, speaking all languages or with men who believe in women's leadership and actively support them!

What are YOUR 5 Key words for 2010 ?

Do take the time to read the eBook and pick up the five most relevant for you, thinking of what you value most, but also what you want to focus on next year, personally and professionally. You might be surprised…

 It's free. Download it here. Seth's big goal is to get this free eBook in the hands of 5 million people. Share with anyone in your world whom you care about. 

Wishing you all a Happy Happy New Year!

En vous souhaitant à tous une très douce et heureuse année 2010!


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Je vous souhaite à tous une très douce et genéreuse année 2010!

5 thoughts

  1. WOW, Lil’ Chief…love, love, love your 1st post of 2010!! You have issued a challenge and I, for one, will commit to reading Seth’s e-book and posting what matters most to me in 2010!!!
    Happy, happy New Year!!!Wishing you & your family many blessings, much JOY and huge amounts of love.
    deb

  2. Thank you, Agnès for these very kind words.
    Looking forward to our next creative collaboration with CoheChange International in 2010!

  3. Merci, merci Deb for your enthusiastic comment.
    Can’t wait to see which words you picked up! At the beginning, I wanted to pick up 3…soon realised that it was not going to be possible!!! 🙂
    Joy and Love to You, Deb!

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