This is my first post kicking off a series called Asset-Based Thinking In Action. Here’s what this series is all about
Celebrating how remarkable people from all walks of life use Asset-Based Thinking to have an impact and make a difference. ABT lessons learned and how to apply them to your daily life.
We live in a 24/7 non-stop world with instant access to just about any information we want or need. More than we can ever use. And yet, most of what we see, hear and read comes at us from negative perspectives. Sometimes we just feel like saying “enough”.
My partner, Dr. Kathy Cramer and I felt frustrated and motivated enough by the constant din negativity that we created a series of books that brings to life a revolutionary (and refreshingly simple) concept called Asset-Based Thinking. (ABT, for short) It’s a practical approach to focusing on the positive side of life’s ledger and using it to full advantage in everything you do.
Small Shifts Can Make Seismic Differences
Small shifts in the way we absorb, perceive, filter, and interpret information can lead to dramatic improvements in the way we live. Which direction we take is up to us. Asset-Based Thinking zeros in on what’s working and possible rather than what’s not – Deficit-Based Thinking (DBT). ABT favors inspiration and aspiration over desperation…and it is infectious. The choice is ours alone to make.
Asset-Based Thinking In Action – Seeing Is Believing.
One of the best ways to see and feel the power and potential of asset-based thinking is to observe and learn from how others put ABT into action in their own lives. Every week, this series will shine a positive and uplifting and light on people who use asset-based thinking to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.
From CEO’s to small business owners, teachers and students, volunteers and public servants, teens and grandparents these stories will help you feel better, live better and raise you spirits. Another great bonus derived from reading these ABT in Action stories is personal growth and discovery. Remember this truth:
“The qualities that we admire in others we have in ourselves. You just have to know how and where to look for them”
ABT In Action At The World Business Forum:
The World Business Forum is an annual global business summit that will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on October 6 & &. The WBF ranks among the world’s top five most influential venues for CEO’s and C-Suite executives. There will be 5000 attendees and Bill Clinton, Jack Welsh, and T-Boone Pickens are just a few of the a-list speakers.
I am fortunate to have been chosen as one of the select group of bloggers to have exclusive access to the event. I’ll be writing some of my next articles form the World Business Forum event. I promise this will be very exciting and informative two days.