Surviving Your Serengeti: This book pulls one in immediately

Stefan Swanepoel's soon-to-be-released book, Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life, pulls one in almost immediately.

Perhaps it is my love of adventure that enticed me, and made me want to learn about Sean and Ashley's visit to the Serengeti, but by the time I met Zacharia in Chapter Two, and listened to his discourse around the campfire about the Wildebeest (and I truly felt that I was there,) I was hooked.

The Wildebeest, I learned, have developed great endurance skills;  they are tenacious. Giving up is simply not an option.  They need water daily, so are constantly on the move, which leaves them vulnerable to predators and weather conditions alike. They cope; they endure; they depend on their great numbers (they are the animal with the greatest numbers, by far, in the Serengeti) for survival. They go the distance.

In future chapters we're promised glimpses of the other native animals, and what traits have led to their success and survival. And I suspect we'll get a glimpse of how the various traits work together to create and maintain the delicate balance of life on the Serengeti.

GiraffeAnd--to whet our appetite even more, a quiz is provided where we can decide which animal traits we might possess. This quiz pegged me as the giraffe, which is just fine with me since the giraffe is credited with traits like:

  • They seek to make others feel like they’re the most important person with whom they can spend time, and always put the needs of others first.
  • They live according to personal standards that are higher than any given code of conduct, and incorporate dignity, honor, and respect in extending grace to others—even when things have not gone their way.

So, I invite you to join the Surviving your Serenteti: An ActiveRain Challenge, have fun with the quiz, and then read the entire book, Surviving your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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Comment balloon 16 commentsLottie Kendall • February 21 2011 12:50AM

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Lottie, I too am a giraffe. Don't know if it's coincidental or not, but the posts I've encountered tonight have been full of giraffes. I wonder if they'll be any commentary on whether we all share some of each of the animals traits, or if it's really that clear cut.

 

Posted by Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 8 years ago

I took the test twice because i wanted to see if I would get the same results.  I am a crocodile.  I like the definition but I don't like the animal.

Posted by Janet McCarthy, Realtor - San Diego (RE/MAX Solutions) about 8 years ago

Hi Lottie,

Great job!  Thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. 

Judi

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) about 8 years ago

Hi Karen -- the wildebeest might be most numerous on the Serengeti, but I suspect we giraffes are in the greatest numbers here.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Janet, some of my favorite people (like Judi, #3) are crocodiles!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Judi, these posts are fun to read, aren't they?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

I, too, am the giraffe and I'm quite happy with that assessment, as well :-) Nice job with the challenge!

Posted by Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL (Beringer Realty) about 8 years ago

Hi Lottie~ I read the first 2 chapters last night and I'm totally drawn in to the story.  Now I've got to sit and wait patiently (which I not very good at) until the book is released!  UGH!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) about 8 years ago

Hi Shannon, I enjoyed the first 2 chapters; waiting to read the entire book. It should provide much food for thought.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Donna, I can relate--while I'm very patient with other people, not so much for myself! Have you taken the quiz yet?

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Yes, I've taken the quiz.  I'm a crocodile. 

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) about 8 years ago

Lottie, Thanks for the book club review. I've read the first two chapters of Swanepoel's book and am intrigued. I was disappointed at first to find out I was a mongoose, but I'm sure there are some traits to be a proud rodent.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) about 8 years ago

Donna, some of my favorite people are crocodiles! You're in good company.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Hello Glenn -- I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the book to find out which survival traits are evidenced by a mongoose, a crocodile, an elephant, etc. I'm sure the mongoose has some very significant ones.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Lottie - I am not surprised to read that you are grace-filled.  It's really been interesting to read the different reviews and viewpoints on the preview.  I want to read more about the specific animal "traits" and how we can best communicate with them.  After all, as the book says, we're not in this race alone!

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) about 8 years ago

I'm looking forward to finishing the book, Cara.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

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