Hassan Miah

What distinguish a successful business owner from individuals who are not successful, whether in their own small company, or in a job? Looking externally, the entrepreneur is a normal, daily person just like everyone else – they have to eat, have a roof over their head, they have responsibilities, to themselves, their households, their communities.

Hassan Miah

They have their own traits, fears and difficulties too, much like everybody. Yet, somehow they have taken their energy, resources and talents and produced something extraordinary – a business which includes worth to society, pays, and with those organisations and their lives are leading a life of function, revenues and enthusiasm.

Putting a regular individual next to the effective business owner like Hassan Miah, at first look, you would not have the ability to tell them apart. Yet these two proverbial examples would be doing dramatically various things which lead them to substantially various results. To find the factor, we will need to take a look at the origin of their actions, which is the mindset.

State of mind
The state of mind of a person includes numerous different things – how he views and defines this life of ours in the world, his purpose, his self, his beliefs and his worths. It is this frame of mind of the person which specifies how he views or interprets exactly what is going on around him, and how he provides meaning. It is the significance of these occasions and his situations that will identify his emotion and therefore the choices he makes. These decisions will in turn determine his actions, and his results.

It is because the outcomes of the successful entrepreneur and the normal guy are so various, that we can attribute the origin of it to be the difference in state of mind. So exactly what makes the mindset of the successful entrepreneur various?

Owning Your Own Destiny
Firstly, the successful business owner like Hassan Miah does not attribute the factor for his success or failure on luck, other individuals, the government, the economy. He might or may not think in the existence of a divine being, or the one-ness of the universe, but regardless lives by the stating ‘If it is to be, it is up to me.’

Simply puts, the primary step to being effective is that of owning your very own life and fate. Know exactly what is within your control, such as your feelings, your actions, individuals that you associate with, and your mindset. Effective people bulldoze previous misfortune, obstacles, naysayers, fears and dangers through believing that whatever they imagine, they can make take place with the right method and determination.

Vision
One typical characteristic discovered in effective people is that they have a strong vision for exactly what they wish to achieve. For example, Expense Gates’ vision when he began Microsoft was that every household would have a desktop computer. He thought in the favorable life-altering force that computers represented and established a strong and encouraging individual vision for it. It is described that this huge vision pulls the entrepreneur to it, instead of him having to push tiresomely.

Doing Whatever It Takes
The successful business owner like Hassan Miah likewise commits to doing whatever it requires to making his vision come true. This is the meaning of commitment and truly exactly what makes them prosper, for most people perform at the first blush of blood. The moment something fails, they state, “That’s it, this is not the ideal thing for me. I understood that it would not work anyhow.” Effective entrepreneurs understand that their success, or at least their next level of success, lies behind the challenge that lies simply behind them.

The number of stories of effective entrepreneurs have you heard, where the business owner loses his house, his car, his relationships, in order to translucent his company? The lessons from these stories are not proverbial. In your journey as a business owner you will be challenged, and there will be times where you will need to make very challenging choices, to either push on to do whatever it takes, or to quit. In order to succeed, you have to see things through, and that needs doing whatever it takes.

Being Decisive and Acting
Richard Branson notoriously said “I can make any decision within 60 seconds.” Being an entrepreneur like Hassan Miah, time is never in your corner. Innovation, consumer tastes, competition relocation quickly and if you do not keep up, you might face remaining in the wrong location at the wrong time, and stopping working in your endeavor. In order to move quickly and remain ahead of the marketplace, you will need to not only have a keen eye for patterns and exactly what is to come, but you will need to be definitive.

The majority of people balk at the concept of the heavy obligation of making a crucial choice. The weight of individuals’ expectations – partners, clients, staff members, family and friends, can be unnerving. Effective business owners take choices in their stride, one at a time, and do what is best, even if it is hard.

Continuous Enhancement and Humbleness
One essential concern entrepreneurs ask themselves all the time is “How can I make this better?” They constantly ask this about the world around them, the systems they connect with, the products and services they utilize, and many of all, their own being, when it comes to work and life. Many people might believe that achieving success, wealthy and well-known, a successful entrepreneur would be allowed to state “Well, that’s it. I’ve found out all I need to discover.”

Counter-intuitively, it is truly the nature of humbleness and constant enhancement that drives successful entrepreneurs to where they are. When Jack Welch, the renown ex-CEO of General Electric, was asked exactly what he tried to find in any prospect, he stated “The first thing I search for is candor.” Sincerity is the characteristic of being frank, in giving opinions, feedback, and setting about work. This is exactly what the effective entrepreneur searches for, people who surround him that continuously offer frank and positive feedback, always challenging him to make things much better.

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Contribution
Last but not least, the effective entrepreneur like Hassan Miah is driven by a sense of contribution. They understand that they exist as part of a bigger community and as an occupant of the world we live in. In order to make life much better for everybody, every one people needs to play a part and contribute. It is with this understanding that successful entrepreneurs take a look at the world as it is, and determine what issues exist and how they can make things much better.

It is with this drive that these entrepreneurs have the ability to rise with energy to do the extraordinary things that they do. If you are owned exclusively by a self-centered factor of monetary benefit or the image of drinking mixed drinks on a beach, then it is likely that one day, when you’re feeling challenged, tired or demotivated, you would inform yourself “I do not require this money. I do not need these challenges. I don’t require the mixed drinks.” and simply stop. Think of what your contribution, your tradition, in this life is.

There are numerous things which you can not manage in organisation; the market environment, your competitors, financial markets; realise that in just a moment, you can alter your state of mind to one that supports you to your success. Embrace a successful entrepreneur mindset and see the modification in your company and your life.

Appearances

Upcoming

November 13, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
“The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address”
Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Round Table
Brunswick Public Library, Brunswick, ME

November 14, 2014, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
“Lincoln and the Art of Communication”
This is a leadership development seminar on communication hosted by Dale Carnegie of Maine.
Husson University Westbrook Campus, Westbrook, ME
More information and registration here.

November 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
“Free and Responsible Government”: The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Maine Historical Society
More information here.

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June 27, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
“The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address”
Campaigning with Lee Seminar
Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Center for Civil War Studies.
Embassy Suites, Ashburn, VA

June 22, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
“The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address”
Gettysburg College Civil War Institute. Gettysburg, PA.

May 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
“The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address”
King’s Park Library, Burke, VA.

March 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Civil War Talk Radio Show hosted by Gerald Prokopowicz.
Featured guest.

February 19, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
“The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address”
Author talk for George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership
Hosted by the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue NW, Washington D.C.

December 5, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Book Signing
The Abraham Lincoln Bookshop, Chicago, IL
Links here.

November 17, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
“Lincoln the Orator”
Panelist at the Lincoln Forum, Gettysburg, PA (Wyndham Hotel)
Taped panel shown on CSPAN3.  Link  here.

November 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
“The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address”
Canaan Farmers’ Hall, Canaan, ME

November 8, 2013
“The Gettysburg Address and the Common Core”
Maine Council for the Social Studies
Keynote Speaker

Press Room

On March 19, 2014, I was the featured guest on Civil War Talk Radio, hosted by Gerry Prokopowicz.

I was one of the presenters on a Lincoln Forum panel which has just aired on CSPAN3.  You can see the video here.

ABCNews, WHTM, November 19, 2013
Story on 150th anniversary commemorations and the legacy of the Gettysburg Address.

ABCNews, WHTM, November 12, 2013
Story on President Obama’s decision not to participate in the commemoration of the Gettysburg Address.

Gettysburg College website
Story on The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Morning Sentinel (Maine), November 18, 2013
Story on The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the 150th anniversary activities in Gettysburg.

SmartBlog Pickett’s Charge: A Broken Negotiation
Leadership piece coauthored with Steven B. Wiley

Leadership Excellence, Fall 2012
Co-authored article on experiential education.

Book

“Its words are magnificent in their brevity and their meaning. Yet, until the appearance of Jared Peatman’s book, no one had shown as clearly as he does the long-term effect of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on friend and foe alike. Must reading for all Americans.”—John F. Marszalek, executive director and managing editor, Ulysses S. Grant Association

“After 150 years Lincoln’s words at Gettysburg still live with meaning. Any time Americans face crisis and sacrifice, that immortal few minutes’ talk reappears to comfort and inspire. Jared Peatman’s wonderfully researched and ably presented book is the first in more than a generation to examine thoroughly the events of November 19, 1863, the public response to the address, and what it has meant to the world ever since. The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address goes a long way toward explaining why we cannot escape its power, and why we wouldn’t escape it if we could. Like Lincoln, it belongs to the ages.”—William C. Davis, director, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, Virginia Tech

“Who owns the immortal words that Abraham Lincoln delivered at the soldier’s cemetery overlooking Gettysburg? This question animates Jared Peatman’s immensely important The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. From the moment the president stepped away from the speaker’s platform on November 19, 1863, his ‘brief remarks’ unleashed fierce disagreements throughout the country. This contentious debate, as the author argues, quickly turned into a global conversation about issues of human freedom and the meaning of citizenship that continues to this day. Peatman’s powerful book reminds us that for every student who memorizes the Gettysburg Address, he or she will likely reach very different conclusions as to what Lincoln meant by a ‘new birth of freedom.’”—Peter S. Carmichael, Fluhrer Professor of History and director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College

When Abraham Lincoln addressed the crowd at the new national cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, he intended his speech to be his most eloquent statement on the inextricable link between equality and democracy. However, unwilling to commit to equality at that time, the nation stood ill-prepared to accept the full message of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. In the ensuing century, groups wishing to advance a particular position borrowed Lincoln’s words for their own ends, highlighting the specific parts of the speech that echoed their stance while ignoring the rest. Only as the nation slowly moved toward equality did those invoking Lincoln’s speech come closer to recovering his true purpose. In this incisive work, Jared Peatman seeks to understand not only Lincoln’s intentions at Gettysburg but also how his words were received, invoked, and interpreted over time, providing an insightful analysis of one of America’s most legendary orations.

After reviewing the events leading up to November 19, 1863, Peatman examines immediate responses to the ceremony in New York, Gettysburg itself, Confederate Richmond, and London, showing how parochial concerns and political affiliations shaped initial coverage of the day and led to the censoring of Lincoln’s words in some locales. He then traces how, over time, proponents of certain ideals invoked the particular parts of the address that suited their message, from reunification early in the twentieth century to American democracy and patriotism during the world wars and, finally, to Lincoln’s full intended message of equality during the Civil War centennial commemorations and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Peatman also explores foreign invocations of the Gettysburg Address and its influence on both the Chinese constitution of 1912 and the current French constitution. An epilogue highlights recent and even current applications of the Gettysburg Address and hints at ways the speech might be used in the future.

By tracing the evolution of Lincoln’s brief words at a cemetery dedication into a revered document essential to American national identity, this revealing work provides fresh insight into the enduring legacy of Abraham Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address on both American and international history and culture.

Leadership Sessions

Over the past four years I have created scores of history-themed leadership development sessions. Formal academic training in history teaches practitioners to see connections between sources and put things into context – two skills that I apply to create highly relevant historical illustrations of crucial leadership topics and models. I am always up for a challenge, and enjoy working on new projects. I develop history-based sessions both as stand-alone leadership lessons and as illustrative follow-ups to more traditional leadership and performance improvement trainings offered by others. Following are a few of my signature programs.

Lincoln and the Art of Communication

Why is it that we still remember Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address over 150 years after it was delivered? And not just in the United States, but around the world. What promoted China in 1912 and France in 1946 to literally base their governments on that speech? What are the secrets that have allowed it to become, in the words of Britain’s Lord George Curzon, “Among the glories and treasures of mankind?”

This case study, alternating between the profound and the hilarious, uses the Gettysburg Address to explore how we can adapt our messages to reach individuals with differing communication styles as well as broad audiences incorporating all types. A range of hands-on, practical and fun activities help illustrate the principles covered in ways you will never forget.

This session is customizable from 1-3 hours and is highly portable.

Farmer Washington

In the late 1750s George Washington faced a major problem at his estate, Mt. Vernon. His main cash crop, tobacco, was ruining both his lands and his bank account. We explore the ways Washington collaborated with those around him, implemented innovative approaches to farm and land management, and invested in the future, and ask how we can use those skills to improve our own business acumen as well as lead change and develop strategic plans for our own organizations. Washington’s saga, from tobacco planter to wheat and corn farmer to the largest distiller of whiskey in North America, is both illustrative and entertaining. This session, based at Mt. Vernon, begins in the seminar room before going mobile to visit Washington’s Pioneer Farm site, gristmill, and distillery.

The full session, at Mt. Vernon, requires four hours. This session can also be done as a stand-alone lecture without site-visit component.

George McClellan and Robert E. Lee as CEOs and HR Directors

The Maryland Campaign of 1862, culminating in the Battle of Antietam, offers a fascinating study in contrasting leadership styles. The divergent ways George McClellan and Robert E. Lee managed the campaign and the battle offers powerful lessons in:
– The interplay between vision and missions
– The role of a leader in any organization
– The pitfalls of overreaching as well as under reaching
– Administering work load and assignments
– Maximizing strengths and minimizing weakness

This session is conducted at Antietam National Battlefield and can run for a half or full day.

Constitutional Collaborations

Based on the incredible saga of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, this session explores what it took for thirty-nine men with divergent interests to agree upon a new governing document, and what we can learn from the three who refused to sign. An interactive opening exercise on the actual changes wrought by the Constitution turns our conceptions of the founders upside down and provides a powerful lens on collaborations and negotiations.

Additionally, this session focuses on:
– Recognizing when conditions are conducive to collaboration
– Strategies for giving everyone a stake in an agreement
– Negotiation tactics that will benefit rather than harm future relationships
The saga of George Mason, one of the three dissidents who would not sign, provides a powerful coda by illustrating the importance of participating in the debate even if the ultimate outcome goes against us.

This session can be delivered on site, or combined with a tour of sites such as Gunston Hall (home to George Mason), Mt. Vernon, Independence Hall, or the National Constitution Center. As a stand-alone session it is 1.5 hours. With a historic site visit the session is 3 hours.

Jared Peatman

A graduate of Gettysburg College with a master’s degree from Virginia Tech and Ph.D. from Texas A&M, Jared’s first monograph, The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, was published in the fall of 2013.

For that project Jared was awarded the 2009 Organization of American Historians/Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Doctoral Fellow and 2012 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize.

He is also the co-author, with Steven B. Wiley, of A Transformational Journey: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg. Since 2009 Jared has offered leadership development events using historic metaphors in places ranging from Jamestown to the Alamo to Waterloo.

Jared is certified to deliver the EQi-2.0 and EQi 360 Emotional Intelligence assessments and is working on a certificate in experiential education from the National Society of Experiential Education.

Over 40 Dating

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Over 40 Dating

The recent success of online social networking and online dating sites are evidence that online socialization via chat rooms, message boards and other venues is ending up being not only acceptable, but also wanted for lots of people. As soon as the area of those who were too busy with work to interact socially in more conventional ways, the rise of online dating services has ended up being an acceptable, hassle-free and worry-free method to accomplish their individual requirements.

In addition to the benefit, the draw of online dating is also that it can appear more pleasurable than conventional dating. Web dating is well organized, with many websites providing matching services that increase the possibilities of finding your perfect match. Virtually fulfilling an array of people in shorter time periods both develops more chances for relationships, in addition to unlocks to more involved relationships.

Getting involved in online dating is simple – any search for it on the web will yield hundreds of outcomes of different sites and services which accommodate various requirements, personalities and matches. Your choices will be differed and substantial when you are searching for an online dating site.

When you have selected a website you would like to deal with, you will be introduced to a community of individuals, planning to meet, engage and interact with you. While dating services are not brand-new to our culture, online dating supplies a plethora of people in one location, providing single individuals access to many others, quickly.

In addition to the benefit and speed of online dating, you will also benefit from a selection of individuals of various races, ages and interests. The big databases consisted of on your chosen dating website offers you an opportunity to quickly fulfill and look into potential dates by browsing other member profiles. Whether you desire a romance or just a friendly relationship, you will find chances for a lot of both on online dating sites.

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Over 40 Dating

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