Mastermind Use Of English Mini Companion.pdf __FULL__
Mastermind Use Of English Mini Companion.pdf
After the war, in a time of rebuilding, Philip was a broken man. His chief men returned to the Praying Towns and with the help of the Massachusetts Bay Colony cleared land for a new village, which they named Wampanoag; a village now beloved to native and non-native alike. Phillip was content to let their off-spring learn English customs and a new European religion. He was nearing his mid-thirties; he had many grandchildren. And while he had known great sadness his time with the English had made him a more patient man, capable of real joy, so that in the years after the war he began to see the people of Massachusetts not as intruders but as friends, worthy of a respect and a welcome he had not known in his isolated life among the Wampanoag.
Narrator: With some Christian Indians joining their tribal confederacy, along with some Piscataway, and a few Pequot joined by a Wampanoag leader named Massasoit, the last two founding members of the first democracy in New World, it was enough to drive the English from the Wampanoag homelands. But the war for independence had damaged Indian society deeply, not just in their ability to resist the English, but in the institutions of their own government. Following the Boston Tea Party patriots declared the Massachusetts Charter under the rule of Great Britain to be “utterly null and void.”
Narrator: Massachusetts governor William Shirley, who had fought alongside the English king, now led the new Confederation of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire against the last strongholds of the Wampanoag. After another campaign that cost the colonists the lives of 18 or 20 men, the decisive battle took place in July of 1676 on fields at Great Meadows, just west of Dover, New Hampshire. The battle was a hard-won victory, won mostly by stealth. The colonists had learned the value of counting coup in an Indian war, as well as the danger of the stone walls that surrounded much of the Praying Towns. Armed with powder and bullets, the colonists advanced, expecting to find Philip’s men sleeping in the tunnels cut into the hillside. They were not.
So, not because I have a problem solving mindset, not because I’m qualified to be in a mastermind. I’d rather do small group with people in my natural setting, in the small group, when I can have a lot of voices in there. So, the reality is, I’m going to sort of bypass some of those formal, structured strengths and go to the strengths that I have the best ability to help me identify, communicate with people, relate to people.
I’ve had a little bit of trouble in some of those formal, structured masterminds, just because if it’s a little bit of structure, then some of the voices are missing, and then you end up not really listening as much as you need to, to do something that you need to think through. So, that’s why I say that I’ll just go to that tool, and the tool that I have in place that I really trust most is actually my personal small groups, and my masterminds, and my friends groups.
It’s a journey, like anything else. So, it’s not like I come out of it and it’s like, alright, I’m really a mastermind genius now, everybody knows it, and I know it, and we just did this. I have to get more. I have to learn more. And I have to apply it.
I think that you know, certainly, now, it’s a lot more collaborative, and I feel like I’ve been able to build a real community of people now. You know, it’s really helpful. And I think if you are contemplating going through the mastermind or joining in, I think just take the plunge. Join in. And use it for yourself. Take it, and try it out for yourself. You know, even if it’s just a little bit. Just keep plugging away at it, and just kind of get to the point where you feel good about it, and your participating. I feel good about it.