Update: We Have a WINNER!
Happy Thanksgiving folks! I hope that you have a wonderful Holiday. Thanks to all the folks who shared their comments about being inspired.
Now onto the important FREE Book thing – we dropped the names in the magical internet hat at www.Random.org andÂ Jim Struck has won the Schipul Thanksgiving Book-Away! We will be sending over a copy of Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership. Congrats Jim! We would love to hear your thoughts on the book once you get a chance to read it.
Thanx again everyone for sharing – now…Â go eat some Turkey!
Itâ€™s November again in Schipul-land (well, itâ€™s really November everywhere else too, but is makes for a good opener) … and we are once again focusing on thankfulness. This November we are celebrating the sources of our inspirationsâ€¦ those people, quote, movies, books, etc. that have influenced us, motivated us, inspired us to do bigger, better, awesomer things.
To celebrate our celebration of inspiration we have a super special giveaway!
While our blog posts are sharing those things that have helped us get farther down the road of life, we want to give away a copy of book that focuses on how we can all give to someone else â€“ to inspire them, help them grow, lift them up, guide them through the obstacles of the work place, or community space, or fill-in-the-blank space.
Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership is a book devoted the idea that the goal of genuine leader is to help others. To help those around us become more capable, confident, and accomplished than we are. Thatâ€™s rightâ€¦ a leaderâ€™s goal is help the people we lead to be Greater Than Ourselves.
â€œReal leadership, in other words, is an extreme act rooted in love and motivated by a desire to create a better world â€“ whether itâ€™s the world of your company, team, neighborhood, or family.â€
Written using the now very popular allegorical form, Greater Than Yourself wraps the three tenets of Greater Than Yourself â€“ Expand Yourself, Give Yourself, and Replicate Yourself – inside a fictional narrative. We follow the main character on his journey towards understanding and embracing the â€œGTYâ€ way of life. Â The book is a short and sweet readâ€¦ ending with a perfectly useful recap of the steps to the Greater Than Yourself philosophy. It strips out the entire story and gives you the guidance you need to embark on your â€œGTYâ€ way of life. The book is also supported by a vast and active online community at www.greaterthanyourself.com
My favorite quote of all time, the one that keeps inspiring me over and over again is the Marianne Williamson quote stating, â€œas we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.â€ It will come as no surprise then that one of my favorite quotes from this book is right in line with this ideaâ€¦
â€œOne tricky part of a Greater Than Yourself project is that you cannot truly give in a worthwhile way to those around you without accepting within yourself the qualities the program emphasizes. You must be willing to expand yourself, to give your abilities to another, to tap into the greatness inherent not only in you, but it those around you.â€
So â€“ we want to inspire you! We want to inspire you to inspire others! We want to give you a copy of â€œGreater Than Yourself.â€
How do you win this amazing book? Glad you asked:
- Leave a comment below â€“ who or what has been a source of inspiration in your life?
- Thatâ€™s it!
We will pick a winner using the random integer generator on Wednesday, November 24th.
PS –Be sure to let us know a good way to contact you when you win!