I Learned Compassion From Horses

By Kerri Lake I learned compassion from horses. They respond to our every request, and it is our job to be aware of what we're requesting! They don't judge whether our leg is in the right place, whether the rider is a good person, whether their life is appropriate. They simply live, share, and love for the sake of love. [...]

Why Charmaine Hammond will hit #1 on New York Times…

Eight years ago, Charmaine and Chris Hammond bought a dog. They soon discovered that Toby was not just any dog.  Toby was a 200-pound, good-hearted one-dog demolition crew of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Toby was a notable dog.  He could cheer up the most depressed person with his enthusiasm; he could lock himself in the bathroom and break [...]

Big spark catches easy! – How to start a word of mouth pandemic!

Pop quiz What catches wildfire easier? a)    big spark b)    little spark c)    Don’t be silly,  I never play with fire Many people make the mistake of thinking that working on a big problem that’s of great significance to others will be too hard.  So they practice on the little stuff, that’s not particularly important to them or anyone else. [...]

Taking a Stand for Selfishness

By Valerie René Sheppard I am resolved to be more selfish, and I’m inviting you to join me! “Why on earth would I want to do that!” you ask?  Because even a little self-awareness, self-care, self-respect and self-love – what I call healthy and responsible selfishness -- can bring a lot of powerfully positive experiences into your life!  Of course, [...]

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Burgers & Fuel – the role of emotion in word of mouth

(reprinted from http://tdegrosbois.wordpress.com/) When I was a child, growing up in North Bay Ontario we all knew the places that were legendary to get fast food: Roman Villa, that made the best hot banana pepper assorted sub on the planet, Greco's Pizza straight from Italy and of course Paul Weber's, who's burgers were legendary. Every town has a list like this. [...]

The Wind in the Wildfire – why Alex Baisley is about to take off!

There was a slight tremor in his hand as Alex Baisley walked on stage.  I could relate.  Speaking in front of a thousand people would be easier than speaking in front to this room.  It was late in the afternoon on Saturday Jan. 29th and Alex had just been asked to address the Evolutionary Business Council in the [...]

What’s stopping you from writing that book?

You've spoken of it to me before so often. The truth is, writing a book is the most common dream people tell me they have. A book is also one of the best tools for influencing positive change, for influencing word of mouth, for influencing, period. So what's stopping you?   I'd like to hear about, so please post your [...]

Do you remember your New Years Resolution? The biggest habit you need to change!

Did you have to stop to recall your Resolution this year?  Most people do.  In just 7 days, most people will have forgotten that they even made a New Years Resolution. Why?  Because the habit you most need to learn, is to routinely examine your habits and how they’re affecting you? When you learn this habit, other habits will have [...]

Why you’ll fall in love with Annie Zirkel!

When the game gets scary, who keeps you from hiding? Annie's voice was shaking a bit when she first told me.  "I know I can help a lot of people with this" she said.  "I just need to remember who I am and not let fear get in the way!" Friend and colleague Annie Zirkel has just been short listed [...]

Are you ready to change the world? How big are you willing to play?

What do Greg Mortenson (Three Cups of Tea) and Charles Mulli (Father to the Fatherless) have in common? They both know what it’s like to put everything they own on the line to help make the world a better place and the both have ignited wildfire word of mouth epidemics. About two decades ago, both men had life changing experiences. [...]

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