You’re going to meet a lot of strange insecure people in this world. Some people are so threatened by you, that your very presence makes them uncomfortable. Some people are so jealous of you, that they won’t let you shine in their presence. They secretly want what you have. Some people will make every attempt to belittle your accomplishments and not acknowledge your victories. Even to the extent of character defamation. Here’s what I do in that situation.
It’s necessary to provide feedback to everyone on your team. This team includes; your manager, colleagues on your level and direct reports. This feedback can be good or bad, but it’s a non-negotiable activity for high performing teams. By creating the proper environment, the hope is, someone will give you feedback as well. Being a leader means you must hear this feedback and apply it, if necessary. Continue reading for thoughts on creating an environment where true feedback is received.
I had a crazy dream last night, that led to some truths about my reality today. Continue reading to see what I learned.
This is going to be short and sweet. I prayed this morning, back in my normal spot at home. It was a very nourishing session of prayer and meditation. God not only spoke to me, but reminded me about a gift He gave me.
This morning my meditation and prayer time left me with the thought. Truth and honesty. I can’t explain why these particular things are coming in my brain, but God has a knack for giving me what I need before the day begins. I’ve only done this challenge for three days and each day, the final thought or Godly inspiration plays a big part in the day. Maybe it’s for me or maybe it’s for you. Who knows?
So, for every boss in the middle out there. Remain truthful and honest today. We should do it everyday, but something is telling me today we should especially watch out for the tendency to tell half-truths.
Be a leader, be a boss. Handle your business today. Because in order to be truthful, you need to exhibit courage and faith. We lie because of fear.
I’ll check back in tonight.
Being a winner is such an “on purpose” thing. It’s a habit and a mindset. Winning takes practice, persistence, faith and focus. It’s not going to happen by accident. There are many people out here working very hard to ensure you don’t have accidental success.
That’s why things worth having are hard to attain. You don’t accidentally come in first place. People don’t accidentally complete the project. Teams don’t accidentally win championships. These things take concentrated effort and sacrifice.
As a boss in the middle, you have to remember that no one is going to give you anything. You need to go hard. You need to go wisely.
You can only trust God 100%, so keep Him first!
I am still in the middle of a spiritual war. It can be very painful. I feel my soul being torn part. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 gave me peace and encouragement tonight. The verses enlightened me to the fact that, while in the midst of this struggle, I can change my thought pattern.
I am in the middle of a spiritual war. It is very painful. I can feel my soul being tugged back and forth between good and evil. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 gave me peace and encouragement tonight. The verses enlightened me to the fact that, while in the midst of this struggle, there is a way to be. The first step is to recognize that I am at war for my soul.
Sometimes when we get down on ourselves or have a bit of bad luck, it’s good to remember that it could be worse. Whatever situation you’re in, there is someone who’s worse off. I don’t know if this is the best way to describe this, but I’m trying to get you to think about perspective.
Have you ever had to do something that made you nervous? It could be a particular project or a conversation. You may be preparing to confront someone or go into a meeting you know will be uncomfortable. The thought of doing it gives you an anxious lump in your throat and butterflies in your stomach. As leaders, these situations are inevitable. Read on for four ways to calm your nerves and come out on top.