Success is more about mindset than luck. Sure we’ve all heard about the overnight success of a company, person, or even entertainer. What we don’t see, the countless hours of work put in before anyone paid any attention to them before they were successful. Here are six things successful people do that you can too. […]
Jealousy Odds are, you’ve seen jealousy at some point in your life and career. If you feel jealous of others, I invite you to checkout my previous post on the topic of jealousy. But what do you do when you’re on the receiving end? It can make your life difficult. Jealousy manifests itself in many […]
Success It’s funny really. The way we have trained ourselves to look at success. Being successful in modern America is not success in my mind. Sure, Merriam-Webster defines it as the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame, but does that alone define true success? Another definition seems more realistic to me, the correct […]
It’s time to be Your best. Imagine the Olympic games, summer or winter is fine. Choose your favorite competition and imagine for second that you are competing in the games. You have what it takes to stand on the podium and it is go time. What does your best look like? Now let’s come back […]
If you equated happiness to success, than you’re in the right place. I remember growing up thinking that I had to have money, power, and success then I’d be happy. Over the years, I’ve found the map to happiness and it involves none of the three I mentioned. For most people, going to work is […]
Millennials have longed been called many names. Some probably warranted, others were not so much. The “intentionality” it takes to run an organization cannot be overlooked. I believe that Millennials are suffering from IDD, Intention Deficit Disorder, not the closely related , Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Where Attention Deficit Disorder focuses on the ability to pay […]
Running a marathon isn’t easy, but almost anyone can do it with the will power. It is not a sprint, which requires quick bursts of energy. Nor is it a walk in the park. A marathon is a specific goal, one that requires drive, determination, and most importantly, training. Leadership, much like running a marathon, takes […]
“I just want a seat at the table!” exclaimed Alex, a twenty something working in the public safety sector. Alex was ready to seize the day and take on the world, but there was one thing in his way, himself. Like Alex, I too was eager when I was younger. I wanted to make a […]
Intentional Living (Center Street, 2015)
John C. Maxwell has done it again. I am slightly biased as Dr. Maxwell is by far my favorite author, but I am rarely let down.
My only issue with the book Intentional Leadership was his chapter lengths. Each chapter averaged around 25 pages. My ADD would love attention far to easy while reading.
The book was a slow read for me, but great content. I actually finished the book in 11 days, which may be a speed record (I mean it was slow to read in terms of absorbing the content, not the content itself.)
Dr. Maxwell’s candidness to open up and share personal failures is amazing. Thank you Dr. Maxwell for writing this book, it is a must read for anyone struggling with what to do to add significance and value to people.
If you are trying to build an A team, you probably want to find good people. When your money is on the line, you probably want ethical people working. How can you accomplish this without good values? I don’t think you can. Sure, bad people have amassed power, conquered industries, and built vast wealth, but […]