For anyone who knows or has heard the famous Les Brown, you know that his mantra is, “You’ve got to be HUNGRY.” He draws out the word HUNGRY and almost growls the word in a deep, low voice. You can catch me saying it outloud but to myself frequently during the day. He says this because his theory is that you will go above and beyond to get food when you are hungry. If you don’t know where, when, or how you are going to get your next meal, you’ll search for creative and productive ways to get food. Plus, you’ll also be so focused on your goal to get food that your brain has little time to think about anything else. If you are HUNGRY in your business, you’ll be singly focused on creative ways to get to success. Just like you put on the air mask before helping your kids, you can’t focus on your to do’s until your basic needs are satisfied.
My take-off from Les is that you have to be THIRSTY. I know what it’s like to be hungry, but when I am thirsty, my focus to take care of my basic needs is taken up a notch. I have really been working on drinking more water in my life. I drink way too much Diet Coke, and so I rarely feel thirsty. But, on the occasions when I am feeling very thirsty, the only thing that satisfies that thirst is water. Diet Coke actually makes it worse. But, they say that we should never get to the point of feeling thirsty. We should be hydrating ourselves way before we get to a point where our brains tell us we need water. You are very dehydrated if you are feeling thirsty.
So, stay with me on this one because it’s a bit of a stretch. Thirsty in Spanish is sed. S.E.D. is my acronym for a Story Every Day. There is nothing that teaches a lesson better than a story. A good storyteller captivates his/her audience and creates a mental picture of what is to be learned. I love, love, love stories that are uplifting, inspiring, and help me to be a better person. I get stories from watching people, from reading, from movies and TV, and from life in general.
So to quench your thirst for being better at whatever you strive for, listen to six stories. Beginning April 17, 2017, subscribers to TheLearningClub.net will get an email each week for 6 weeks that has a story and a call to action (homework). Nothing is being sold with these stories, but it’s just a way to focus on quenching our thirsts to be our best selves. Why 6? Why not? Six weeks is just a way to focus on one thing for a bit, and then there will be new opportunities to get better. Check out the right side of this website page, become a subscriber by providing your name and email, and let the story begin. One upon a time…