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.
Ron & Brenda Cunningham
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