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Andrew Thorp

Founder, Speakeasy Groups

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Have you reinvented yourself, or started a movement?

Seth Godin, Sir Ken Robinson and Derek Sivers all talk about the potential we have to effect the change we want and start something that attracts attention and gets followed. I believe this too, but I'd love to hear from people who've done it. What was it you changed, and why? What struggles did you have and how did you overcome them? And what lies ahead for you?


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    Jun 6 2011: I am reinventing myself...I am creating a movement that will empower students of all ages. Every fiber of my being believes that I will overcome the struggles and will succeed in my dream of promoting peace through multicultural awareness. I feel success even though I am just beginning my movement...much hard work to get there, but I know I will make a positive impact on first langauge literacy through second language learning. Now...back to work I go!
    • Jun 13 2011: Audrey, the very best of luck with your goal. If I can supply you with a few Gimpy's Secret books let me know. We are having very good success with Gimpy's message teaching children how to get along, in private, public, and multi-cultural schools. Learn to love one another, everthing else is secondary.
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        Jun 14 2011: Elaine, I just LOVE what you are doing!!! I think we may definitely be able to work together to improve our dream of promoting peace! Would love to see/read/share your book!

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