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QUEST 1: The personality traits that make me different from others

This is a simple & basic video interview about me... it answers the last part of Quest 1

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Comment by kiyash on March 1, 2010 at 7:06pm
Yeah Ronald! +1 spark for your awesome video :) And you even got someone else to vouch for you - if I could have given you two points, the second one would have been for Collaboration.
Comment by Simon Brookes on March 1, 2010 at 7:41pm
I love this video Ronald! This illustrates something so simple but so fundamental, this being that it is often so difficult to see yourself as someone with great strengths and abilities. This can prove to be a huge problem because this lack of self belief (sometimes referred to as low levels of self-efficacy) can prevent people, with lots of potential, from taking positive action for themselves. I have a great example, in this case study of a project from Ethiopia, of how when this attitude is reversed, amazing things can happen. The project is called ABCD and was run by Oxfam.



It's mission is simple - show people that they have amazing strengths and abilities that can be used for the development of themselves and the community. This is self-actualisation in action and it rocks!

Interestingly, this also reminds me of a theory developed to describe the way in which successful entrepreneurs think. It is called effectual reasoning which basically says that to start a business one looks at all of the resources available to them at that time which include skills, abilities, qualifications, knowledge, passions as well as physical "stuff" like a computer, a sewing machine etc. Combine all of this and think "what sort of a business would a person with all of these resources start?". If you look at super successful entrepreneurs - this is the way they have progressed from nothing to, in some cases, lots of success.

Blimey - I'm tired now - time to lie down and dream! But don't forget - recognising that we all have inner resources is SUPER power!

Simon
Comment by Simon Brookes on March 1, 2010 at 7:41pm
Comment by Ronald Kasendwa on March 2, 2010 at 5:54am
Kiyash,

Thanks for that wonderful comment. Am so glad you appreciate my work! Thanks for the vote too... Ha ha
Comment by Ronald Kasendwa on March 2, 2010 at 6:36am
Simon,

Thanks for the comment. I've downloaded the pdf that you provided a link to. Will read through it later on and give you a response.

Ronald
Comment by Alchemy on March 2, 2010 at 7:46am
Excellent work. Ronald.
Simon, your theory of how successful entrepreneurs discover new ventures... sounds a lot like Quest #1: Secret Identity, don't you think?
Comment by Simon Brookes on March 2, 2010 at 9:11am
Indeed it does Alchemy which is another reason why it is important that all players complete this quest! The guru of effectuation is Saras Sarasvathy. Lots of cool reading on her website if anyone wants to find out more:

http://www.effectuation.org/
Comment by Yemisi Ajumobi on March 2, 2010 at 1:22pm
Go Ronald! Yeah I can definitely see the great interpersonal skills your friend talked about and as Kiyash said, u deserve that +1 for collaboration so here goes.
Comment by Ronald Kasendwa on March 2, 2010 at 1:47pm
Yemisi and Alchemy, thanks for your encouraging comments.. Am blushing!
Comment by Nick Justnick on March 3, 2010 at 9:16am
You have drive. Keep improving your confidence, I look forward to more videos!

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