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Grant Nieddu
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Here is our mid-trip review of the #nonprofits we have interviewed as well as several key tips on dropping barriers-to-entry.

After being rejected at the Canadian border because of pepper spray, barriers to entry was on my mind. But, Canada Day and solid Canadian charm have won us over.

#sparklife #CanadaDay #sparkgoals2015

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Spark Interview: Meg Bellamy - Catapult Lakeland Part 4 of 4
How to launch a co-working space, the cost of launching, and how to avoid the pitfalls.

This entrepreneurial co-working space decided to make the deepest impact by going non-profit.

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State of the Spark - Grant R. Nieddu

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Spark Interview: Meg Bellamy - Catapult Lakeland Part 1 of 4
How to launch a co-working space, the cost of launching, and how to avoid the pitfalls.

This entrepreneurial co-working space decided to make the deepest impact by going non-profit.

State of the Spark - Grant R. Nieddu

The Spark My Site Project
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Shocked that anyone was working that early, I stumbled onto two people diligently working on their craft. I learned 3 principles to creating excellence that I want to share.

Working out of Catapult Lakeland, the entrepreneurial incubator, has exposed me to many great business people. Robyn and Nicoe are two powerful individuals.

Not only do they make the best smores you have ever heard of (I offer photos as proof), they put excellence into everything they do.

Here is what I learned from them:

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1. Excellence is more than show!
2. Partner, Partner, Partner
3. Stick to your Standards of Excellence
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To learn more or get access to tools and training to ignite your own life of explosive significance, visit www.StateoftheSpark.com
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Want to Know How to be More Happy? In a discussion with Eli, a client and friend, about how to be more happy with the now, I told him the following.

Most people live in anxiety because they look to the future or the past but cannot do anything about it. Those people who live in “the middle of the now” often have the most amount of happiness and fulfillment.

+Vishen Lakhiani from +Mindvalley has much to say about how to be more happy in his video on flow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8ZFU4FoNvY)

Your Happiness Activity

* - During work or tasks today, think about how far you have come in the last two years.
* - Experience the happiness of the progress you have made.
* - Then turn your attention to the work at hand with a renewed vigor.
* - Consider your ambitions for the future and think positively about them.
* - Then return your mind to how far you have come and the fact that you will achieve your goals.
* - Then, once again, turn your attention to the work at hand full of the happiness and gratitude of healthier paradigm.
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What is Time Budgeting? Time budgeting is how you achieve more of your goals in a shorter period of time.

In fact, as stewards of energy, what we are really managing is not our energy but our time.

First take your total time available in a week (168 hours), subtract your Fixed Time Commitments (similar to fixed expenses in a money budget), and then apply the Pareto Principle to the remaining time.

Follow Grant & State of the Spark on YouTube here: http://stateofthespark.com/free-spark-journey-toolkit/
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Spark Interview: Meg Bellamy - Catapult Lakeland Part 3 of 4
How to launch a co-working space, the cost of launching, and how to avoid the pitfalls.

This entrepreneurial co-working space decided to make the deepest impact by going non-profit.

*****

State of the Spark - Grant R. Nieddu

The Spark My Site Project
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The Spark My Site project allows us to interact with some of the coolest people with powerful projects. Meg Bellamy is one of those people and Catapult Lakeland are one of those people.

This interview series educates you on how a passionate group of people help entrepreneurs achieve the next level in a co-working space, what resources you need to begin a similar organization, and the type of team you need.

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"How do you stand out in your job?" one of the attendees asked me last night at my training for the Entrepreneurship Innovation and Design class here at Catapult in Lakeland, Florida.

We took some time and I shared with him 4 keys to stand out in your job. I want to share those with you now.

The first thing to keep in mind, though, is that BEING AN EMPLOYEE IS OK! Many think that because we talk about entrepreneurship that we look down on employees.

Not at all! Entrepreneurs need more employees!

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1. Intrapreneurship
2. Life-Long Learner
3. Read...?
4. Be Able to Think ..... and .....?
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Thank you +Google Drive for adding Photos! I am waiting with bated breath for when I can give documents multiple tags (like Keep) but am also able to SELECT (CTRL click, PC) multiple tags throughout the Drive system. That will help me replace my Evernote entirely! Keep rocking.
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Occupation
Trainer ~ Author ~ Missionary
Skills
Personal-Development Trainer, Customer Service, Employee Development, Non-profit Management, Public Speaking, Product Development
Employment
  • State of the Spark
    Chief Spark Instigator, 2008 - present
  • Rookie Missionary
    Chief Rookie Missionary, 2012 - 2013
  • Community Partnerships International (CPI Haiti)
    Co-Founder, 2007 - 2011
  • Starbucks
    Store Manager, 2010 - 2012
  • American Greetings
    Assistant Manager, 2009 - 2010
  • A & O Investment
    2007 - 2009
  • Without Walls Church
    Volunteer, 2001 - 2005
  • Pier 1 Imports
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Currently
Lakeland, FL
Previously
Bayahibe, Dominican Republic - Bavaro, Dominican Republic - Sosua, Dominican Republic - Taos, NM - Vero Beach, FL - Sarasota, FL - Orlando, FL - Overland Park , KS
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Home
Phone
1-561-247-2686
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P.O. Box 2115 Lakeland, Florida 33806
Work
Phone
1-561-247-2686
Story
Tagline
Ignite Your Life of Explosive Significance
Introduction

Grant and his wife, Marissa, have a vision:

To Ignite Lives of Explosive Significance

Grant is THE Spark; a trainer that seeks to help Spark Vision, Ignite Success, and Explode Significance with his clients. He helps emerging entrepreneurs and small-business owners to improve customer service, strengthen customer loyalty, and increase bottom-line sales through explosive employee buy-in and extensive personal-development.

Grant has spent the last 12 years working with and training individuals, business-owners and non-profit organizations. His consultation has included individual life-coaching and various entrepreneurial ventures.

He also offers his time to help train humanitarian volunteers, project teams, and organizational staff to expand their support base by developing supporter loyalty and creating a dynamic supporter culture. As a mission development worker, Grant has helped launch numerous ministries. He has assisted the development of multiple projects and programs that have helped the less privileged in various states and under-developed countries.

As part of his passion, he and his wife work in the humanitarian development field on the island of Hispaniola. They seek to help people live a higher quality of life through sustainable solutions, micro-economic opportunities, and development training.

He is author of 'H.O.P.E. from Here to Haiti', ''Join the Fight' 'The 7-Day Sparked Homework', and is regularly launching new materials to help the most poor while activating and equipping budding Sparked Citizens.

Past Clients:
Primerica - Keller Williams - Liberty Tax - Educational Opportunities

Specialties: Customer Service Training, Employee Training, Team Development, Communication Coaching, Vision Cultivation, Strategic Problem-Solving, Messaging and Framing
Bragging rights
Survived a shipwreck in the North Pacific, once kidnapped in India, helped build a school in Haiti
Collections Grant is following
Education
  • Earthship Biotecture
    Biotecture, 2012 - 2012
  • Southeastern University
    Practical Theology, 2007 - 2007
  • University of Pittsburgh (Semester-at-Sea)
    International Business, World Religions, 2005 - 2005
  • Indian River Community College
    Business Administration, 1998 - 1999
  • Sebastian River High School
    1994 - 1998
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Birthday
November 17, 1979
Relationship
Married
Other names
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