Trust

Trust

SUMMARY

  • Trust puts us into an area of no control; when we give up control, we’re exercising trust.
  • Trust can be on two different levels: conscious and unconscious.
  • Consciously trusting is conditional-it involves a decision to trust or be trusted.
  • When making a conscious decision to trust, know who and why you’re doing it.
  • If trusting somebody, let it go and just trust.
  • If someone puts trust in you, make sure there is clarity about the situation.

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Should I Focus on College or E5 Leadership?

College or E5 Leader

SUMMARY

  • If you want an advanced degree, if it’s your passion and your dream; pursue it.
  • Recognize that having a successful life and being on a path of success and leadership doesn’t automatically come with a degree.
  • Make sure the degree you’re considering is well-suited to your strengths, talents and temperament.
  • Don’t think of the decision as ‘either/or’. Why not both?
  • Though knowledge is valuable, the wisdom to apply the knowledge is much more valuable.
  • An advanced degree will give you knowledge;

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Success

Success

SUMMARY

  • One vision of success: the people who know you the best should love you the most.
  • Another vision of success: a progressive realization of a worthwhile dream or goal.

It’s going towards those things that are empowering you, which you want to achieve.

  • Four levels of success: Survival, Stability, Success, and Significance.
  • Survival: Your ends are barely meeting.
  • Stability: You’re able to take care of yourself and maybe you have an acquisition or two.

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Purpose

Purpose

SUMMARY

  • Purpose is what directs us on our journey in life.
  • If we find that our purposes have been too small, we need to get a new purpose.
  • With a purpose greater than yourself, you will never run out of opportunity to serve, to grow, and to be more than you thought you could ever be.
  • Purpose in your life has a higher meaning than just you:

Married?  Your purpose is now two. Add a set of in-laws and extended family and your purpose grew.

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Power of Submission

The Power of Submission

SUMMARY

  • Having a cause or purpose greater than yourself, which you can get under, puts you ‘sub’ to that mission.
  • Think, plan and find ways to gird up that mission in your life.

Books, tapes, encouragement, associations, and using the power of the spoken word are all ways to help support whatever your mission might be.

  • It takes great discipline, courage and love to be in submission to another person.
  • Recognize the difference between being sub to the mission and being submissive to a person,

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Prayer

Prayer

SUMMARY

  • Prayer is a communication made between the human being and a superior power, GOD.
  • Human beings send prayers to an all-knowing, all-loving God in hope and faith that he’ll answer those prayers.
  • Think about: “Does God hear and listen to my prayers?”
  • How do you pray?

Standardized prayers, like ‘Our Father’ or free, unstructured prayer

  • If prayer hasn’t been natural for you, give it a try.

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What It Means to Let Go and Let God

SUMMARY

  • Adopting that phrase allows you to be free of having to have the final say in areas of life.
  • It helps you to realize there are somethings that are out of your control, so you leave them to God.
  • Another phrase to adopt is ‘love them where they’re at’.
  • ‘Letting go and letting God’ allows for the process of others’ growth, development and achievements while you love and appreciate them in their current stage.  

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How to Achieve Equilibrium and Live a Life of Prosperity

SUMMARY

  • Equilibrium is the sum total of all the balances in your life.
  • If only one pillar is off balance – you can’t be in equilibrium.
  • Running in equilibrium brings benefits:
    • becoming blessable
    • brings out more love
  • It’s a process in your life to develop equilibrium.
  • Discern where you’re out of balance – create awareness.
  • Figure out how to fix it -implement a plan.
  • Execute that plan –

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Ethics

SUMMARY

  • There are no other ethics than ethics. John Maxwell says, “There is no such thing as business ethics. There’s only ethics.  The good news is if you have them, they work everywhere in your life.” 
  • If you don’t have them, you can get them.  You aren’t born with ethics. They are a product of adaptation and environment.  
  • Ethics are a benchmark for the drive of character.  The content of your character is developed because of your ethics. 
  • Ethics are the values,

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How Successful People Make Decisions

SUMMARY

  • There are only about 12 to 15 key decisions in everyone’s life.
  • Examples of key decisions: Getting married, having children, a job change, moving to another area of the country, or buying a house.
  • When making key decisions, take a little extra time but don’t procrastinate too much.
  • ‘NO’ is a decision, never be afraid to say it when necessary. Don’t leave decisions undecided. Then, stick with them.  Follow up and follow through on your decisions.
  • After a decision is made,

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