You can change anything if you are open to surprises.
I first posted this video in September of 2010, and I have probably watched it completely 50 times, including this morning.
I am going to post it again – its 17 minutes long and if you don’t think you have the time I’d like to respectfully ask you to find it.
It will make you wonder what is possible in your own life. In fact, you should send it to your home account and watch it later with your family.
What a great idea … Every night you and your family could watch a 17 minute video and then talk about it at the dinner table.
Lately I have been writing and speaking about thinking of your business as art, of having courage to do what you normally wouldn’t do, to not accept conventional wisdom and to fight through resistance to live a life less ordinary.
A life less ordinary. A noble life. A life of service to others. A life where you set the rules, and you leave a profit and make other people’s lives better and you want no reward, no recognition. A life where you are motivated to do what is right, what is best, because you believe that this is what we should all do.
I know, easier said than done – but that is just the Lizard messing with your head again. Forgive him, he loves you completely.
We all have problems or riddles in our life that seem unsolvable, and sometimes we give up the fight and accept the problem as our reality.
Part of the package. The necessary evil. Some assembly required.
Its so easy to say “well this is just the way it is, always has been, and its not going to change” and then fall in line and accept whatever the person in front of you accepted.
Well that doesn’t work for me and it shouldn’t work for you either.
Sugata Mitra did something crazy – something impossible – he set out to solve all the problems the world has – all of them – and he wants to solve them in 10 years.
He didn’t start his experiment in a leafy neighborhood in Ottawa, or a suburb of London UK or a private school in Manhattan.
There are no real problems there. Starting there is a waste of time.
He started in a slum in New Delhi.
What he discovered surprised him, and it will surprise you too.
Everything is possible, and it can happen virtually instantly.
Compared to his goal – ending poverty, your goal might seem pretty lame. You are likely trying to bring more predictability into your life, maybe a little more balance to your existence, some perspective.
The problems you have are problems to kill for, you’d like your life to be a little better, you’d like to attract clients rather than chase them. You’d like to figure out a way for the world, or your world at least, to know and appreciate your genius.
Well do you have 17 minutes?
When you are done – think about what was considered impossible before Sugata Mitra got started.
Think about what your problem is … then reach out to us and see how we can help you.