As leaders we must keep things in perspective. A recent Facebook post by my daughter rocked my perspective of one thing we take for granted. BREATHING. Take a breath and think about your perspective… on leadership, life, health and even breathing.
There are times life pulls at you and you are on your B game. Right now I am playing my B game with intensity. Read more on how you can regain momentum and get back on your A game. Don’t Give Up, Get Up.
We succeed at our dreams not because we are successful in each opportunity, but because we get up off the ground, pay another entry fee, and pursue the next bodacious opportunity. There will be times you will fail to be the type person you should be. Do not stop trying just because you fail once; or even more than once. Get up and pay the entry fee again.
How you can avoid the Efficiency Trap and Be More Effective. Critical steps you must take to have people value your organization and your customer.
While Hope is Not a Strategy a Strategy Must Have Hope
This year my family found ourselves faced with what seemed to be a hopeless situation Kenzie and Kassie. Our beautiful little granddaughter, Kenzie was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome a rare genetic disorder that affects one in ten thousand little girls. Kenzie developed normally until about 10 months when we noticed something was going on, she stopped playing with toys, did not make eye contact, the use of her hands diminished and she stopped trying to crawl. After months of doctors’ visits and specialists Kenzie was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome and currently there is no cure. We felt hopeless and crushed.
There is hope for a cure for Rett Syndrome that affects Kenzie and thousands of girls. Donate any amount to research and I will send you a complimentary copy of my book Be Bodacious: Put Life in Your Leadership. The research is promising; your donation large of small will help find a cure.
You are your own enterprise, YOU Inc.
Will other people invest in YOU Inc? Everyday you ask customers or your employer to “buy YOU Inc”. The question you have to ask yourself is “Why should they buy YOU Inc, instead of investing in someone or something different that will provide a better rate of return. What growth can they expect from YOU Inc?
Why is it some businesses are successful and others fail? Why is it some companies become substantial enterprises while others never grow beyond a small business?
To often individuals have not given a lot of thought about where they want to go on their leadership journey. In other words they are just blowing in the wind hoping they will reach a destination they like.
Only a three-hour flight from Houston is the scenic country of Guatemala and while there are many great things about the country of Guatemala, it is a country with debilitating social issues and a country without heroes. Guatemala is a country of the young where the average age is 20 years, making it fertile ground for transformation.
Watching volunteer teams from all over the country working together seamlessly was amazing and powerful. In the disaster area working conditions were difficult, the challenge was huge and EMPOWERED leadership was evident. Among the debris and destruction I observed real life lessons and witness the power of Empowered Leadership.
You will never experience a journey that you never start and it is up to you to get started. Your journey starts with YOU!
Choose the pedigree life; stop feasting on scraps. Take time for you, invest in yourself, invest in others, forgive, celebrate and build-up and you will be a pedigree for yourself and to others.