The Thursday Thesis - 23/11/2017
On Sunday I was invited up on stage, to talk to a room filled with current and potential property investors about my own little Adventure in property.
Why would I want to speak to a group when I didn’t have anything technical to share with them?
Why would I want to get up there and potentially make myself look daft? After all, I’m no expert in the property game after just one year in it.
That’s what made me say “yes” to the invitation – the chance to reach more people and to drop a thought or word into the mind of someone else in this world, then watch the ripples spread outwards...
So I stood up and told them The Truth as I see it...
When I looked them in the eye and told them that their life was their choice, someone nodded.
When I told them that nobody was coming to the rescue, I heard some gasp.
And when I told them about my son, my reason for working harder than anyone else thinks is reasonable or sensible, a woman wiped a tear from her eye.
When I left the stage I was high-fived and hand-shaken by audience members, then I was asked to mentor a couple of the young men.
That’s a lot of ripples.
On Monday I received an email from an audience member thanking me for my inspirational words – informing me that he and his brother had been moved to action and change by my little talk, and that they had registered their business domain and formed a limited company that very day.
That’s what a ripple is – it’s when another human being “gets it” about themselves and moves into a state of power as a result of your input.
When I teach, I want to set off ripples in my students' minds: I want them to know that they can play guitar, that their naysayers are wrong, and that the only person who can make them give up is themself.
I live to create ripples, and - if possible - to make waves.
When you decide to believe in yourself - to change your destiny and to take action - that’s a ripple.
You see, we all send out positive or negative messages which, in turn, produce either positive or negative ripples.
We humans are always communicating something, be it good or bad.
Your mission is to drop a positive thought-pebble into someone else’s mind, today.
I know you will do it, and perhaps you just heard the “SPLONK!” of my own thought-pebble dropping into the still waters of your own mind...
Now go and make waves.
© Neil Cowmeadow 2017
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