The Multiplying Power of Modelling

His mom yanked him by the hood of his jacket unto the train. She sternly pointed at an open seat demanded he rest himself in it.He casually flung himself into the seat not noticing that his backpack was disturbing his seat partner.At the next stop, the passenger beside him disembarked . As I took her place, I decided to try an experiment.

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Could I in some way spark a positive response from this boy who looked to be around 10?

I opened up my Kindle and started to read.  I glanced up at the response of the woman sitting across the isle from us.  The sternness she had shown before was melting into the warmness of a motherly gaze.  She had seen what I was about witness, a heart encouraged in a new way.

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His eyes were as large as saucers as he discovered  the electronic ink of the E-reader.  I asked him if he had one of these in school.  He nodded no, but shared that longing wish. 

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 I was about to let him “take the machine for a test drive”, when the train arrived at his stop.  He longingly sauntered off the train with what I hoped was a new perspective for learning and a spark of the possibility. 

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 I share this story to say we do not know how our small action may engage a young mind with new possibilites.  The video link below tells the story of how an Eddie Murphy movie changed a life that has a multiplying , positive effects.  Invest 8 minutes, and I guarentee you will be inspired.

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Click to watch inspiration video on modelling

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You have as much star power as a Eddie Murphy. Just be open to the possibility.  This is the logo that encouraged my engagement with that young  man this week.

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Now, just do it!

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I am an entrepreneur whose focus is on helping small businesses deploy internet marketing tools to leverage new customers and profits. I believe in the survival of the knitted, and thus champion those who are making a difference in our community.

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