Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Making a Contribution Always Has a Price

The power of storytelling is truly an effective way to communicate. It keeps the attention of the audience like no other way I know of. Storytelling is also ignored as a critically needed skill. Therefore it is sadly neglected.

Yesterday, at the annual Entrepreneur Of The Year event in this region, we were listening to Einar Lunde as he related some personal experiences with wonderful enthusiasm. Everyone in Norway knows Einar Lunde as the news correspondent and anchor of NRK for more than 40 years.

From Einar I picked up several valuable lessons. Here are three:
  1. If you want to make great contributions you must be prepared to sacrifice and pay the price, regardless of what people around you may think, say or do.
  2. When one door of opportunity closes on you there often is another one that opens up.
  3. Some success may take time to achieve. Stay at it!
Einar Lunde with Lillian and Vidar Top on each side.

Now that I've experienced Einar Lunde first-hand, as well as personally as an outstanding individual, I'm adding him to my list of great people!

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