The Ant and the Elephant
In The Ant and the Elephant, New York Times bestselling author and Olympian, Vince Poscente, weaves a clever parable around profound concepts that can have an immediate impact on your life. This is an entertaining parable designed to help you eliminate bad habits and instill a transformational process for your future. Its goal is to demonstrate how we can unite the powerful forces of conscious and subconscious thought to reach our peak performance levels as individuals, parents and leaders.
With his trademark wit and wisdom, Poscente shows you how to focus on and redirect the subconscious mind in order to accomplish the goals we consciously strive to achieve. This empowering story illustrates that understanding the dynamic relationship between conscious and subconscious thought is the first step toward transforming performance and outcomes in life. But harnessing the power of the subconscious is an experience commonly fraught with frustration. Even the most competent amongst us battles the subconscious fears, habits and attitudes that obstruct an authentic, fluid life. In fact, adjusting our own patterns of behavior as a means to motivate others is not unlike an ant trying to convince an elephant to change his ways.
Meet Adir the ant and Elgo the elephant. Like two teammates who must work together to realize a common goal, Adir (our overly conscious hero) and Elgo (Adir's stubborn and instinctual subconscious partner) must work as a single creature in order to reach the Oasis, their vision of paradise in the African savannah.
Their simple story is a powerful metaphor designed to bring out your best performance as a leader, so that you can do the same for those around you. Already a classic parable, The Ant and the Elephant is a must for those seek to transform their lives by reaching their full potential.
"A wonderful parable with powerful lessons for all of us. I can't stop thinking about it."
Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and Death by Meeting
"Whether you are at the beginning of your dreams, or in need of new dreams, I invite you to embark on a journey with 'Adir the Ant' and 'Elgo the Elephant' -- if you listen carefully, your life will never be the same."
Robert G. Allen, author of Creating Wealth and Multiple Streams of Income
"Although The Ant and the Elephant is an easy and enjoyable read, the message is powerful and thought provoking. Vince Poscente, a captivating storyteller, knows through personal experience the potential of harnessing the combined powers of the conscious and subconscious minds. Enjoy and live it!"
Pat Croce, author of I Feel Great and You Will Too! and 100%
"Read this book, enjoy the story, but most importantly, put the lessons into action and reap the rewards."
Peter Hearl, President and CEO, Pizza Hut, Inc.
"It gets to the heart of unlocking your true potential!"
Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul series