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HOW YOU CAN TAP INTO PYRAMID POWER
PYRAMID POWER, in some contexts, refers to alleged supernatural or paranormal properties of the ancient Egyptian pyramids and objects of similar shape.
In the 1970s it was a hot topic with a number of bestsellers featuring the phrase.
With this power, model pyramids were said to preserve foods, sharpen or maintain the sharpness of razor blades, improve health, function as a thought-form incubator, and cause other dramatic effects.
It’s not clear who coined the term “pyramid power.” It’s one of many pseudoscientific theories regarding pyramids. Personally –
I think they’re bunk!
So what’s up with this TGIM?
I also think there’s –
One noteworthy exception: On December 2, 1973 (how’s that for precision)
I came across a Pyramid Power example that I guarantee you is effective beyond a doubt and — when fully understood, mastered and implemented – can change your life
On December 2, 1973 the New York Times Magazine arrived with this cover:
It’s all very stylized and of the period (a bit more about that in a minute) but, hey, man; it was the early ‘70s.
I snipped off that cover, rubber-glued it to an old shirt cardboard and kept it my top desk drawer at work until the glue ate through the newsprint and the whole thing crumbled to dust.
But now I don’t need it because the image is only a mouse click away.
Too “hip” for 2010? Maybe its Pyramid Power will be more easily recognized and incorporated into your thinking in a form like this:
Recognize it now? The original Pyramid Of Success was developed by the greatest basketball coach of all time:
John R. Wooden. Born and raised in Indiana, Wooden began developing the foundation for the Pyramid in 1934. The Pyramid of Success was complete 14 years later, when Wooden was named head coach of the UCLA men’s basketball team.
It took another 15 years for UCLA to win its first of 10 NCAA basketball championships under Wooden. Wooden achieved unprecedented success with his program. The “superstars” he coached, and the lives he shaped, are many and many are legend.
Many people believe that John Wooden is the greatest team-sport coach of all time.
He died June 4 at age 99. The obits and the sporting press featured much of his story but, to my surprise, few featured The Pyramid.
Maybe one is reason is: The Pyramid Of Success is not about basketball. In fact the Pyramid Of Success has nothing to do with sports, wealth or power.
Huh? The Pyramid Of Success is about –
Life and leadership. Lasting personal and organizational success is enabled through personal and organizational leadership.
To understand the Pyramid of Success, you must first know Wooden’s –
Definition of Success:
“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”
Wooden had a single altruistic and focused purpose: He wanted to provide his players with a roadmap for a full and productive life after basketball. He maintained that success on the basketball court would be icing on the cake.
When a new team member was recruited, that player would find in his mail box the next morning an 8 1/2 X 11 mimeographed sheet which contained a pyramid of carefully and neatly ruled boxes.
Because he believed the principles of the Pyramid should be shared freely, Wooden chose not to have the Pyramid Of Success copyrighted.
There is a John R. Wooden Course and any number of Wooden/Success books and personal improvement tools. But the furthest thing from his mind was selling books and profiting from the Pyramid.
Because overwhelming evidence exists that proves the validity and reliability of Woodens principles, the Power of his Pyramid Of Success transcends the smoke and mirrors of other mystical-minded Pyramid promoters.
His Pyramid worked well before the ‘70’s hoo-ha and continued – and will continue – to work its particular magic for decades to come.
IMHO: Success is about continuous effort to learn, continuous effort to improve, and continuous effort to make your life and the world a better place.
I’m not going to comment on or interpret the Wooden Pyramid components for you. I won’t because I can’t and I shouldn’t. Sharing it with you should be enough.
Go. Discover for yourself.
Tap into its Power. And make of it all you can.
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P.S. The 1973 NYT Magazine cover was designed by Randall Enos. You can read more about that, and him, and his work, and (sorry, Randall) how we can share it with you without paying him or having violated his design rights, HERE.
P.P.S. There’s nothing paranormal (that I’m aware of) going on in the Best Year Ever Program or at the new-look Empowerment Group International website. But they may help sharpen your thinking or have some other “supernatural” outcomes. Tap into these mysteries by clicking HERE.
GEOFF STECK leads Alexander Publishing & Marketing, a company he formed in 1986. The core AP&M mission: To create and publish leadership, sales mastery, self-improvement and workplace skill-building resources and tools. The focus: Areas such as business communication, staff support, customer care and frontline management. Geoff also puts his corporate and entrepreneurial experience, independent perspective, and skills as a catalyst to work for other firms (ranging from multinational corporations to more modest operations), not-for-profits, and individuals who have conceived or developed programs or initiatives but are frustrated in getting them implemented.