Phoenix Metro Homes For Sale : Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills To Master Business and Life / An ActiveRain Challenge

Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills To Master Business and Life / An ActiveRain Challenge

I was taken in by Stefan Swanepoel's new book, "Surviving Your Serengeti, 7 Skills to Master Business and Life".

As I began to read it, I was instantly there, in the Serengeti, trying to escape my own private Serengeti here in the "cement jungle".  Escaping into the beautiful wilderness amongst the wildlife

But as I continued to read, I really began to appreciate what Stefan Swanepoel was accomplishing with this book.  He was really helpng us to see, see ourselves and our situation.  Like the rules of the African wildlife, with their strengths and weaknesses, and the survival each animal goes through, we too have our strengths and weaknesses.  We too must learn how to survive the ever changing climate of our own existance.  In our business world and even in living life itself. 

As I reflected on the What Animal Are You Quiz, I found it enlightening.  I am the Enterprising Crocodile:

Enterprising means showing initiative, a willingness to undertake new projects, and a strong desire for success and achievement—all qualities that support the role of the entrepreneur. Like the crocodile, enterprising people possess the energy, creativity, and ambition required to see the possibilities in the future that others cannot see.  Enterprising individuals are passionate about their work, learn from mistakes, understand their weaknesses as well as their strengths, recognize opportunity, and make strategic decisions with limited data.

As I read about the Crocodile, I thought how helpful it was to actually think about my strengths and weaknesses.  I realized how knowing this could help me focus on my skills and utilize them better.  And how knowing my weaknesses will help me avoid their pitfalls! 

I was surprised that the results of the quiz were so correct!  Although I like the sound of being like a gazelle much better (softer)! Yet, I know my clients would rather I be a crocodile!  Make sure you take the quiz to see what animal you are!

I look forward to reading the rest of Stefan Swanepoel's new Book!  I am sure it will be of great benefit!

If it hadn't been for ActiveRain's blog challenge about Stefan Swanepoel's new book "Surviving Your Serengeti", I wouldn't have had the privelege of reading the first two chapters of this great book!  I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy and reading it!  I know I am going to!  And at the end of the day, we need to know who we are and build on that.

 

Brenda Cunningham

Brenda Cunningham, Realtor
Ron & Brenda Cunningham

WEST USA REALTY
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Mesa, AZ  85204

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Comments

Another enterprising croc here too.

Loved reading your review.

Nicely done.

 

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 8 years ago

Judi - Thanks! 

Posted by Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator, Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro (West USA Realty) almost 8 years ago

Keen observation of the message. Thanks for the review Brenda and Ron.

Stefan Swanepoel
Author: Surviving Your Serengeti

Posted by Stefan Swanepoel (New York Times Bestselling Author & International Speaker) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Stefan!  I really enjoyed reading the two chapters!  Can't wait to get the book!

Posted by Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator, Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro (West USA Realty) almost 8 years ago

Excellent review Brenda/Ron...from a Wildebeest.  Have a Blessed day and wonderful week!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) almost 8 years ago

Brenda and Ron,

Wonderful review.  I enjoyed reading your insights.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 8 years ago

Anita - Thanks! Same to you!

Ron & Alexandra - Thanks for the compliment!

Posted by Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator, Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro (West USA Realty) almost 8 years ago

Brenda & Ron - Wow, I sure am reading a lot of croc posts.  Seems there are quite a few of you croc people around.  Good thing too!  Have a good day and a great week too.  :)

Posted by Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA) almost 8 years ago

Donne - You have a great week too! Thanks!

Posted by Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator, Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro (West USA Realty) almost 8 years ago

I loved your blog about this.. I loved the first two chapters also and can't wait for the rest of the book. I also wanted to thank you for your subscription! I really value and appreciate my readers!! Thanks again!

~T

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Tammy!  I am sure you can teach me alot!

Posted by Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator, Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro (West USA Realty) almost 8 years ago

Hi: Nice to meet you Croc, I'm a Giraffe.  Kristine :)

Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Realtors (www.LiveWorkSiliconBeach.com, Santa Monica Real Estate :) ) almost 8 years ago

Kim and Kristine - Nice to meet you too!

Posted by Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator, Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro (West USA Realty) almost 8 years ago

From one croc to another - I enjoyed this post! S

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) almost 8 years ago

Frank & Sharon - Thanks!! 

Posted by Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator, Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro (West USA Realty) almost 8 years ago

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