09 • 11

XANGO AND MANGOSTEEN BEHIND THE SCENES WITH
A HAPPY CHANCE ACQUAINTANCE 6 AARON GARRITY 12

DANIEL LAROQUE‘S
VIEWS ON AN OLD WORLD WITH NEW MARKETS 16

DANNY WANZEELE OLEG & GALINA OGROMNOVY
500 K SELECT 28

A WELL-GROUNDED STAR NETWORKER 24

FEMALE POWER

Life Be As It Should

XANGO Is

WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES 20

MONICA BASTOS
100 K SELECT 32

Athletes, Celebrities, CEOs, Direct Selling Groups, Executives, Government Entities Models, Musicians, Private Companies, Public Organisations, Royalties, Schools, Sports Teams and Universities call for Kevin Abdulrahman when it comes to wanting an International Speaker and Mind Nutrition Expert to consult, coach, train, work with and speak in the areas of Motivation, Leadership, Developing High Performing Teams and

Public Speaking Coaching. You can visit his website on www.BestMotivationalSpeaker.Me or contact Kevin Abdulrahman’s Management Team on info@kevinabdulrahman.com Receive Kevin Abdulrahman’s gift to you by going on www.kevinabdulrahman.com/thegift Enter code “vision” to receive your full free e-copy of “The Book on What Ever You’re Into” courtesy of Kevin Abdulrahman and OBTAINER Magazine.

196

OBTAINER WORLDWIDE 09/2011

Change
„Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn‘t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.“ This great quote belongs to Maurice Greene, the four time Olympic medal winner and five time 100m sprinting world champion. We may not be in Africa, but the laws of the jungle still apply. We live in a world of Rapid Change. The world is becoming a smaller place. Compare to even a few years ago, Competition has never been so fierce. Having good results today can’t be counted as your stepping stone to greatness. Having good results today doesn’t even mean that you will have the luxury to enjoy the same benefits tomorrow. Having good results today could very well mean, you may cease to exist toAround the mid to late nineties Apple was facing challenging times, and with the help of an innovative and influential Steve Jobs, Apple turned from battling to survive to become one of the most valuable companies in the world. IBM was bleeding over 8 billion dollars in 1993 until a non technical CEO by the name of Lou Gerstner took over and made some changes. In the words of Forbes magazine Lou Gerstner helped make IBM dance. In 2002, McDonalds was loosing market share. They accepted a reality that the consumers were shifting towards making healthier choices about their meals. Witnessing declining results, they re-configured their menu in anticipation, quickly adapting to a new reality with healthy meal options for their discerning customers. This required them to exhibit courage in the face of change which saw them come back through to post higher than expected sales when General Motors and Ford were the world‘s two biggest car manufacturers in 1985. Where are they now? Atari invented the video game business? When was the last time you have heard of them? Polaroid invented the instant picture. Some of you might be saying, oh yeah Polaroid, what ever happened to them? Nokia was the phone that dominated the market place going into the year 2000. Where are they now? Yahoo was the giant when new kids on the block Google appeared. Who is the big boy today? I refer to them as the three A’s to Change. Accept, Anticipate and Adapt. morrow should you fail to understand and effectively deal with change. Steve Jobs and Lou Gerstner represented an attitude. They are examples of individuals who got it. They understood a reality - that change is not something you can control. Change is primarily about you. It is about your people and their attitude. It is about the way you think as a person. It is about the way your group thinks. Your competitive advantage will come down to your ability to understand the simply reality about change. I have distilled this reality in its simplest form in order for you to remember it for life. .

09/211 OBTAINER WORLDWIDE

197

many of their competition complained about consumers reducing and shifting spending.

day routine. It takes them from a place of knowing, to one that is unknown. It is ironic when you consider that most

email were all foreign words just a few years ago, but are now pretty much words you hear in people’s everyday conversations. When was the last time you heard someone say, “ I will fax you a memo…” Change is all around you. Be courageous to accept change.

So let me ask you. Are you Accepting of change? Do you Anticipate change? And lastly, how quick do you Adapt to change? Most people on an individual and even group level have a natural resistance to change. Why? Because it would mean that it takes them out of their comfort zone. It takes them out of their day to

people resist change. Yet you my friend are the embodiment of change. No cell of your body today existed 7 years ago. And in another 7 years, none of your current cells will exist. Heraclitus the Greek philosopher said it wonderfully - Everything flows and nothing stays fixed. Look at the way we communicate today. Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, iPads, iPhones, tablets, Be agile and anticipate it, and be bold to get the right advice and make decisive moves in order to adapt and thrive just as Apple and McDonalds have.

198

OBTAINER WORLDWIDE 09/2011

“It takes them out of their day to day routine. It takes them from a place of knowing, to one that is unknown.”

Your everyday survival will be defined by the choices you make towards change.

help you can in order to gain your edge and more importantly keep it. Don’t be a witness of change. Be a driv-

when it comes to wanting an International Speaker and Mind Nutrition Expert to Consult, Coach, Train Work with and Speak in the areas of Motivation, Leadership, Developing High Performing Teams and Public Speaking Coaching. You can stay connected with Kevin on

Choose not to do it, and you will face the fate of Yahoo, Polaroid, GM and Nokia.

er of it. Remember… YOU ARE CHANGE

Ensure that you remain aware of change every day. Pay attention and stay focused. In doing so, you will spot opportunities, threats, enhance your ability to be more productive and be on target towards where you would like to go. Get all the

Accept, Anticipate and Adapt. Athletes, Celebrities, CEOs, Direct Selling Groups, Executives, Government Entities Models, Musicians, Private Companies, Public Organisations, Royalties, Schools, Sports Teams and Universities call for Kevin Abdulrahman info@kevinabdulrahman.com or contact his Management Team on http://www.facebook.com/ BestLeadershipSpeakerAsia

09/211 OBTAINER WORLDWIDE

199

© 2009 All rights reserved worldwide.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful