- When developing leadership skills or trying to grow forward, you might experience a little “kick back”. Married or single – some well-meaning spouse or friend can reject the idea that you’re going to change.
They take a “Show me. Let’s wait and see attitude.
- They only know the old you. You’re going to have to prove it to them.
They will start to see the changes.
They will recognize the efforts you put forth to become better.
- Certain temperaments are prone to conflict and certain temperaments are not.
A choleric person looks forward to the conflict, whereas a phlegmatic person wants peace at all cost.
- Everyone will run across conflict. You need a good resolution plan.
- It’s a process:
~Agree to disagree.
~Recognize that the other person’s feelings and/or point of view is valid.
~Serve each other with the idea of creating peace and harmony.
Motivation is one of those strange things. It can come to you through a bunch of different ways but not all motivation sticks. Some of the best advice I’ve ever received about motivation was the saying Me Motivates Me.
Why did this help me so much? I’ve come to recognize that if the motivation was from within me, it wasn’t fickle and it couldn’t fly away with the slightest breeze. If I hardwired motivation within me, I could be propelled toward any dream with ease.
Back in 8th grade, I went on a field trip to a farm.
Have you ever had to get up and leave during a critical part of a movie or show?
I recently saw ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ with my brother-in-law and son. I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that it was awesome. Less than halfway through the movie, I had to leave the theater; let’s just say too much soda. While I was gone, I felt panicky and rushed, knowing I was missing so much. I was imagining another epic fight scene, a pivotal line that wrapped the whole plot together, an amazing screen shot… So, as quickly as was humanly possible,
Among my many interests in life is my love for survival stories. I am fascinated with the level of emotional IQ–or, as we at E5 Leader call it, emotional balance–of those who face overwhelming odds and come out victorious in body and spirit. It is amazing to watch, read or hear about the human spirit rising up to face these impossible odds and to come out on the other side, stronger than before.
I want to share an amazing story.
I recently read a historical account of a real survivalist, Ernest Shackleton. His ship got stuck in the ice on his way to explore Antarctica.
I’m a simple guy. I enjoy the simple things in life. I’m pretty easy to content.
I’ll tell you something. Although I can easily relax and be thankful for what I have, I still have drive.
Do you know why? It is because I have dreams. BIG DREAMS. I know I can achieve them. I’ll keep pushing to achieve them and I’ll enjoy the ride as I go.
Now, I KNOW you’ve had dreams. Big ones. Are they still in you? Do you still believe you can achieve them?
One of the biggest dream killers is to be resigned to the difficulties of your life.
The Best Business Advice I Ever Got
- The best business advice I’ve ever received came from John Maxwell.
- John taught me how to be bring my faith life into my business life.
- This enabled me to live a transparent life – being the same in business as I was in my personal life.
- Another mentor, Norm, taught me how to fuse my faith life with my business life. This led me to dismiss the myth that you have to be broke to be happy or be broke to be close to God.