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.
And--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.