How many things do you know intellectually but don’t practice habitually? Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to do what we know we should be doing? To take this to an even higher level … Why is it so hard to do the things we are actually wanting to do? How do we bridge the gap between what we know and what we actually do?
- How many times have you vowed to put away your phone when you’re with your family?
- How many times have you heard people say –
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Pretty much everywhere you go, there are people. Pretty much anything you need in life … requires people. The hardest thing in the world? …. is probably getting along with people. Having had my own business for many years now, I often say that business would be super easy and everyone could do it … if it weren’t for people. Why in the world is it so hard to get along with people and build meaningful, fulfilling relationships?
Many reasons. One of them I want to zoom in on today, and that is that most people are hurt and therefore they hurt other people,
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Until just a few short years ago, I had no idea that anyone could actually have an intentional plan for growth or personal development. I certainly read a lot of self-help books, worked hard on my business, and admired successful people – always looking to learn from them – but for some reason I didn’t realize that I could and should be intentional about my personal growth. Then, one morning I received an email from my favourite comedian ever – Ken Davis.
Ken sent a quick invitation to check out his friend, Michael Hyatt‘s new book “Platform”.
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I recently watched the documentary “Simply Raw – Reversing Diabetes in 30 days”. To say that I was inspired would be an understatement. Regardless of the title, it’s well worth watching, and I have included a link to the full movie below!
The cast basically includes 6 Americans from across the USA who have never experimented with raw foods before. All of them have either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, and agree to the challenge of spending 30 days at a retreat, eating nothing but raw, organic, vegan meals that have not been heated above 118 degrees F.
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Team Culture is the buzzword. To align any organization’s best resource = People towards a greater, commonly shared goal, with each team member empowered to serve with their best skills put forward, encouraged to take ownership with laser-focused intensity and driven by unstoppable momentum – is the dream of every leader.
More often than not however, do we hear of quite the opposite being the case. Here are five of the most common team culture killers and how to reverse them effectively.
1. Lack of Commitment to the Organization
Coming in late and getting ready to leave on the dot is just one small sign that signifies lack of commitment to the organization.
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Every single day we influence people, whether we’re consciously aware of it or not. Moms and Dads influence their kids. Employers influence their employees. Leaders influence their followers. Pastors influence their congregation. Teachers influence their students. And vice versa.
John Maxwell once said that leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less. That means that every one of us is a leader, and as leaders we have the opportunity of developing people.
When you develop people, take the gold mining approach.
When you mine for gold,
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Did you know that the most popular New Year’s resolutions people make are losing weight and exercising? Year after year. Isn’t that weird? I mean, considering that these two goals keep topping the charts every year, you would think that we’d eventually get a handle on things? Why is it so hard to do what we know is good for us?
After the gorging stretch of Christmas dinners and family get-togethers leading up to New Years, it isn’t surprising that people want to get in shape again. Gym membership sales skyrocket and it’s hard to get a parking spot near the facility….until a few weeks into the year,
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Are you a Leader? Do you see yourself as a leader?
“Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership.” John Maxwell
Truly everything does. Everything from our personal world, our business world, our government and educational world and even the religious world. Everything rises and falls on leadership. And sadly sometimes, too many of those things seem to fall than to actually rise, don’t they?
So the question again is: Are you a leader and how can you make a difference in someone else’s life?
“If Your Actions Inspire People to Dream More,
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The world is filled with people, who rather than counting their blessings, every day, gripe about the things they don’t have. They honestly believe that if they could only have this or that they would be fulfilled and happy. Remember the days of “If only I could have that Lego set, Polly Pocket doll or ‘insert blank’, I will never ever ask for anything else again. Ever.” But what about now?
If only I had MORE OPPORTUNITY … I would prepare. I would save and invest. I would buy or sell. I would move. I would give it another shot.
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Remember when you were a child and your parents paid close attention to who you hung out with? Your circle of friends? Whether that’s who was allowed to come over for a play date, what school you attended or even what neighbourhood the family lived in, all was consciously or subconsciously chosen based on the perspective of ‘good influence’. Parents know that bad company corrupts good morals and so they strive to be and have good role models in their kids’ lives.
Then, we kids grow up and life happens. We follow in our parent’s foot steps,
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