Arriving only 18 months after my brother, who didn’t take kindly to my intrusion into his orderly world, my formative years were spent mostly in survival mode and I can probably attribute my early lion tendencies to these experiences. He maintains that my early tendencies were not lion. Whilst he would spend hours building the perfect sand castle and lining up his toy cars by model and colours, I would arrive to “help” with all the finesse of a baby rhino and demolish much of what was in my path. My mother would say that whilst she often had to look for him, and would eventually find him amusing himself quietly with his toys, she never had to look for me. She just had to follow the shrieking, raucus laughter, loud banging or look on the roof or up one of the many trees surrounding our house.
So despite originating from the same gene pool, the same upbringing and the same teachings, we were different.
My brother and I, eventually tiring of trying to kill each other, went on to form a powerful business partnership that has not only endured- but has grown exponentially over the past 20 years. Our power was in our differences, but we only unleashed that power when we understood what they were and how to manage them effectively.
My brothers quiet and orderly ways were his “default” settings. My loud and boundary crashing ways were my default settings. We were born with ours. You were born with yours.
Mind Action mentors, a division of Allcopy Publishers recently released the Circles of Empowerment training programme and this has been made available to all LionSpace members and can also be accessed by EnQPractice followers. We developed this training to assist teachers and students to develop their emotional intelligence to assist them to empower themselves, manage others, navigate conflict effectively and empower their futures through more qualified career choices.
The COE training also applies to business leadership as it forms a crucial foundation for “becoming an expert at who we are”. LionSpace members will have access to the full version of this article on their membership platform.
We have two special offers for you:
We are clearing the last of the stock “My Long Flight from Freedom”in both Cape Town and Auckland. This is my personal story about growing up in South Africa in the 1970’s, our early business building days and our eventual decision to emigrate in 2008. Its an honest, emotional and sadly, still pertinent read. If you would like a copy, reply to this email with “Yes please”in the subject line. We will send you a copy of the book for just the postage cost, as long as the stocks last. You can see a short clip about MLFFF at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6sW6bXSCvY
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Wishing you all a very successful June