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We’re all Minorities Now - Time for A Change in Thinking

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This thought-provoking, timely piece was written by one of my favorite people, Aaron Biebert on 8pmwarrior. Bravo, well put!


This is a must read as we usher in 2012


Here's an excerpt and what caught my attention:


The world has come to our backyard and now our race, political affiliation, language, religion, and fashion actually put us in the minority. Are you ready?


**When we swim down the stream from our little pond to the big ocean, we find out the truth. Our traditional majorities are not only meaningless,


**but they might cause us to lean on the wrong strength for a globalized world.


****Most people on Earth don’t speak a certain way, have a certain look, believe a certain thing, or act a certain way. Not even close. Anyone living in a majority mindset is living in a fantasy land as the world gets more connected.


**We won’t be able to ignore it.


**The big world out there is full of our future clients, doctors, suppliers, friends, and business partners.

So now what?


****Leaders need to change their understanding of strength and seek out opportunities to collaborate with others.


****We need more partners. We need to build more coalitions and seek more consensus when making decisions. Common ground will be more valuable than higher ground.


****The pride in any “majority” must be replaced with a newfound sense of wonder, awareness, and appreciation for others who are different.


**It’s time to focus on common ground and common problems.


Selected by Jan Gordon "Exploring Change Through Ongoing Conversations"


Read full article: [http://8pmwarrior.com/2011/12/were-all-minorities-now/]

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Aaron Biebert's comment, December 12, 2011 8:26 PM
Thanks Jan. This means so much to me. This was not a popular post. Many private comments...
janlgordon's comment, December 12, 2011 9:47 PM
@Aaron Biebert

My pleasure Aaron - I'm happy to stand beside you, it was very courageous to write this and I support you all the way:-)
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Video: Do You Want to Change the World?

Video: Do You Want to Change the World? | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

Very inspiring!!


Thoughts from an 8pm WarriorLeadership, marketing, and social media for limitless warriors


If you really want to change the world, you must do it publicly.


**Declare it.


Your closest friends may laugh. Your family will think you’re crazy. Your team members might roll their eyes.


Trust me.


Many will call you crazy, but along the way you’ll attract fellow Warriors who are waiting to follow someone with a vision.


People are waiting for you.


Let them know.


I want to change the world and after Steve Jobs died, this video brought tears to my eyes. He narrated it.


http://8pmwarrior.com/2011/10/do-you-want-to-change-the-world/

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