Profile : Dr. Mani Sivasubramanian, a big heart

Dr. Mani Sivasubramanian

Dr. Mani is a dedicated heart surgeon using his Internet marketing business to fund heart surgery for under-privileged children in India.

He wears many hats. One of them reads: “Chairman of the Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation” (link).

Inspired a big deal by Seth Godin his mind restlessly explores possibilities to scale up operations by doing similar fund-raising activities and growing a passionate tribe of evangelists who “can do cool things” that will benefit the children he cares so much about.

Links :

Dr. Mani Sivasubramanian is a linchpin …

47 HEARTS, one of his book

Profile : Angela Lussier, making a difference

Angela Lussier - 365 degrees

Angela Lussier is an inspiration to all of those people who are having a hard time getting the job they want. She helps people to lead more fulfilling and authentic lives through picking the right career.

Angela love visionary people who have dreams and aspirations. She deals with these people every day, and the reason they work with her is because they’re just not sure how to transition their dreams into their future.
Pretty cool, isn’t she, right?

You want to learn, get out of that boring job and stop feeling sick every Sunday night when you think about what you have to do for the next 5 days.

Angela Lussier can help you, either personally or with her book !

Links :

Angela Lussier – 365 degrees consulting

Angela Lussier book : The Anti-resumé revolution

Profile : Rick Toone, a master luthier

Rick Toone portrait
Rick Toone is hand-building musical instruments : ergonomic guitars and basses, acoustic and electric.

Each one is a singularly individual piece of fine art, the antitheses of mass-production.
He then gives those tools into the hands of people who are communicating thru music.

Like in a ecosystem, he relates to the musician and from there to the listeners like ripples on the surface of water.
Over time and across distances.
He tries his best to create instruments that will offer great music if in good hands.

The video below will show how far you can go when passionate by your work.

Links :

Rick Toone website

Where to contact Rick :
P.O. Box 162 Frenchtown, NJ 08825 USA

Favourite things exercice …

On your way to understand how to put your strength at work, I suggest you to go and read Rachel from the Touch Wood project.

The exercice below could really help you to clarify what you are really good at, love to do, have already somewhat developed.

Here’s how it works:

  1. For one week, whenever you realise you’re really enjoying yourself, write down a few sentences to describe it.
    Capture what you’re doing right then and there, not later or at the end of the day — right then. By the end of the week you should have several scraps or paper or sentences in your notebook.
  2. Pick the top 3 activities that you most enjoyed, where you felt you were something that comes to you naturally and easily, and then
  3. Convert those activities into a statement of your Favourite Things to Do.

The key is to try to then do those things as much as possible because these things are what you’re naturally good at, what you enjoy doing, and what can make the difference between a forgettable day and a deeply satisfying one.

4 types of strengths

Links :

The Touchwood project

Combining Passion, profit and purpose

Combining Passion, profit and purpose could drive you a long way …

Ideas are now the currency !

Why is passion so hard ?

What does it make it easy for you ?

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As Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and Seth Godin walked the streets of NYC, an idea was proposed that by being kind to one another and focusing on the positive, we can have a revolutionary impact on the world. Watch and Be Inspired.

Can you see it the other way round ?

How are the other people perceiving your products, services, ideas ?

Try to change your point of view just as if you were one of your clients, prospects or partners !

What are those products, services or ideas ?
Are they worth a try ? Why ? (Why not ?)
Are they really different from those offered by … (names of your competitors here) ?
What are those differences ?
Are they somewhat remarkable or just average ?
What kind of story do they convey ?
Is this story good for me ?

The point today is to shape your offer in such a way that your public understand what you do.

green purple sheep

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So, if you want to work on success, if you really really want to improve the quality of what you’re doing, you have to define your identity (around your beliefs, your values, your desires), and write it the hell down. It does no one (and by that, I really just mean you) any good if you don’t have something to reference, especially as you’re rolling forward. WRITE IT DOWN.
Inch by inch – Chris Brogan – September 19, 2010

Do you love what you do ?

Do you love what you do ?

If not, just explore other possibilities with Sir Ken Robinson, if yes watch and enjoy !

Sir Ken Robinson encourage us to find our personal path in life.
One that will mix our talent with our passion and open us to our full potential.

He gives some stories from different people who add the chance to explore their own way in life.

It’s never too late for it …

Links :

Video: Sir Ken Robinson – The Element

About Sir Ken Robinson

It’s about passion !

So you woke up this morning, will your day be full of passion ?

You’ve made clear the reasons WHY you are up, think a little bit and write down the results of your thoughts.

This will help you build the “About” page of your website.

John C. Maxwell

See the video from John C. Maxwell here (4’43”).

Links :

About Passion

John C. Maxwell Profile

More about passion with Simon Sinek, author of “Start With Why” (video – 2’08”)

Why do you get out of bed in the morning ?

Good morning !

It’s 6 o’clock, or 7, or … (put your time here) in the morning and you are already up prepared to work a new day.
You do have some new ideas, found a best way to accomplish your art, or just happy to connect with your clients and the people you work with.

Why do you get out of bed this morning ? and yesterday ? and the day before ?

Have you a clear purpose, a clear cause, a clear belief to ignite every day of your life ?

Thanks for taking the time to discover why this is important for you and Incidentally for your business …

Links :

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”
You can find his website at Start with why by Simon Sinek

More home work …

What can you tell us about Mark, about Angela, Paul and Lauren ?

Did you get the feeling that you were in touch with them ?

Dr Wilson What about exploring Richard profiles, the more official one and a more personal

Have you looked at his team ?

Can you imagine how great it could be to be their patient ?

Another completely different craftsman is Rick Toone.

Rick in his “Bio” page, will not only explain how great he is, but is also introducing YOU, his reader into the game.

If your music is art, if your vision is unique, I will shape the wood, bend the metal, solder the connections to give you the tool to let your beast run wild.

If you explore this page in more details, you’ll also see that he is introducing two customers to you and telling you a story about them and the relation they have with his art.

Rick Toone Orchid Bass