26 April 2012
26 April 2012,
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Life is short and opportunities are rare. And we have to be vigilant in protecting them and not only the opportunities to succeed, but the opportunity to laugh, to see the enchantment and to live. Because life doesn’t owe us anything, in fact, I think we owe something to the world. ~ Haley James Scott.

I haven’t yet read Guy Kawasaki’s latest book “Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions”. It’s definitely going on my list after finding this infographic (based on the book) about how to increase your likability factor.

I’ve always loved the word “enchantment”. The definition I love best is “to delight or captivate utterly, fascinate, or charm”.

In my former corporate life, I once worked with a Project Manager who challenged us to go beyond just doing our jobs to find ways to leave our clients and co-workers “delighted”. That was YEARS before it became popular to talk about customer engagement and creating raving fans.

Would it surprise you to learn that he was quite charismatic and well loved by the people in his world?

Enchantment is tricky though. You can’t fake it. To enchant others, you must be genuinely enchanted with yourself and them, with what you are doing, and with life itself. That requires a willingness to be open, interested, transparent and vulnerable.

Who and what enchants you? By identifying the people, ideas, and activities that enchant you, you begin to tap into parts of yourself that may have become lost or buried by the circumstances of your life. You begin to inspiring people and magical opportunities to you rather than having to pursue them.

Make a promise to yourself to rediscover things that enchant you. Before long you may find yourself on the path to a magical land where you will dwell happily ever after doing inspiring work you love and living an enchanted, inspired, and inspiring life.

Would that be a holy grail worth going after?

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