One of the most empowering aspects of this time in business is that people have finally realized that your success or failure is not determined by your formal education (IQ) but in who you are (EFQ). Your Emotional Fitness Quotient, as I call it, is you ability to tap into your Talents, Abilities and Gifts (TAGs) and to honor and value them by developing them. By owning who you are – really – not the False Self, Wounded Child, version that you kid yourself you are (Not Good Enough) but that Stage Two Power empowered person (Good Enough) that, given half a chance, will make an impact on the world.
Tell a Woman
Bunker Roy powerfully proved this by establishing the Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India. Privileged as he was, raised with the best of everything, he went to the “villages” to experience what life was REALLY like. It was there that he got the education of a lifetime. In the villages the wealthy earned $1.00 per day , the poor died of starvation. Formal education was rare, but what was prevalent in the illiterate population was their ingenuity, capability, inventiveness to take what they knew and use it brilliantly.
He quickly realized that if he wanted to effect a change and get something done, all he had to do is, “Tell a Woman.” And so he did. The Grandmothers became the solar technicians that gave light to the villages with their skills and their willingness be all of who they were. It was the Grandmothers who have traveled to Afghanistan to teach their Grandmothers how to use their internal light and to solar power their villages. And you? Where are you hiding your light under a “bushel basket?”
At the Barefoot College, you can only teach if you do NOT have a masters or PhD. You only earn $100 per month. Watch this TED (Technology Education Design) Video TED VIDEO and carefully note where YOUR TAGs are dormant waiting for you awaken them. Where are you are thinking you are Not Enough and so denying the world your brilliance? If not NOW……….when? It is 2012. It is YOUR TURN! Take it.
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