Have YOU ever asked Why it’s Called “Leap Year” ?
Have you ever wondered how the concept of LEAP Year came to be? It always seemed odd to me, that every 4 years we add another day to our year, until I researched it.
History reports say that he Roman dictator, Julius Caesar, is considered the “father” of leap year. The ancient Roman calendar system was based on a total of 355 days in a year—a full 10 ¼ days shorter than a solar year, which is the length of time it takes the Earth to make one complete orbit around the sun. To keep the calendar system in line with the seasons, Roman officials were supposed to insert an extra month every so often, but by the time Caesar began to rule Rome, the calendar had gotten seriously out of whack. Caesar consulted with the top astronomers of the day, and in 46 B.C. decided to add one day (known as leap day) every four years to make up the discrepancy between the lunar and solar calendars.
According to Wikipedia: The name “leap year” comes from the fact that while a fixed date in the Gregorian calendar normally advances one day of the week from one year to the next, the day of the week in a leap year will advance two days (from March onwards) due to the extra day added at the end of February (thus “leaping over” one of the days in the week). (This also why your birthday is on a different day every year).
Adding a day didn’t quite solve the problem, but it was better than adding a whole month.
Why am I telling you this?
Well sometimes , simply adding something to your life will solve a problem, and even better align you to your dreams and life purpose.
A few years ago, after interviewing a number of women entrepreneurs, I discovered something interesting. The women who were the most successful had added something to their skill set, which ended up being a major contributor to their success. What they added was a decision to regularly invest in improving their public speaking skills. Each of the women sought out coaches and opportunity to learn how to become more effective communicators. By actively pursuing this goal to adding speaking to their skill set, they saw their business LEAP forward and ALIGN to their original dreams of success.
What do you need to ADD to YOUR skill set to help you LEAP forward in your business or dreams for the future?
In honour of Leap Year, I want to invite you to a FREE Webinar where you will learn about the 3 main components that these women added to help turn their Presentations into PROFITS.
The Webinar will be on Monday , Feb 29th. Reserve your spot so you will also receive a recording link afterwards:
Take the Leap! Can’t wait to connect with you on Monday.
To Your Speaking Success!!