How to change the world in 15 seconds

12 January 2016
12 January 2016 The Alchemy Team

This is one of my favourite videos – and I watch it to remind myself that we each have the power to change the world around us.

In this video, Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, does something to the Olympic volunteer that would have changed his life forever:

That look on the volunteers face afterwards is one of pure and absolute joy. At that moment he feels like the luckiest man alive.

We might not be Usain Bolt, but we all have the power to impact the world around us.

He acknowledged

I wonder how many other athletes had stood before that volunteer getting ready? Most of them would have their earphones in, getting pumped up for the race ahead. But Bolt noticed him there.

We spend our days surrounded by people – and yet it is so easy to get caught up in our own worlds that we neglect to acknowledge those that we encounter. Make it your goal to acknowledge the people around you.

He connected

A simple fist bump that symbolised his recognition of the volunteer. It cost him 2 seconds, but that will forever stay with that guy.

Sometimes connections with others involve effort – but that effort may be multiplied and become something incredible.

He created value

He turned that volunteer in to someone that other people wanted to be. His acknowledgement and connection created value in that individual.

Too many people look to take value – but be someone that creates value for those you encounter.

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