Real leaders don’t make promises.

IMG_0559A promise is something that elicits a strong emotional response.  Your promise enables people to believe in you, only to have their hopes shattered when you fall short.  During the sermon on the mount, Jesus reminds us that we should not make promises at all, for any reason.  Simply because we have no idea if we will be able to keep them.

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Recovering from mistakes – a series. Part 5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

IMG_0546I wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.

1. Accept the mistake.

2. Don’t beat yourself up.

3. Find value.

4. Have a main goal to shift back to.

5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Today we explore #5- Don’t take yourself too seriously.

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Recovering from mistakes – a series. Part 4. Have a main goal to shift back to.

IMG_0548I wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.

1. Accept the mistake.

2. Don’t beat yourself up.

3. Find value.

4. Have a main goal to shift back to.

5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Today we explore #4- Have a main goal to shift back to.

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Recovering from mistakes – a series. Part 3. Finding Value

IMG_0546.PNGI wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.

1. Accept the mistake.

2. Don’t beat yourself up.

3. Find value.

4. Have a main goal to shift back to.

5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Today we explore #3- Find value.

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Recovering from mistakes. A series. Part 2. Don’t beat yourself up.

IMG_0540I wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.

1. Accept the mistake.

2. Don’t beat yourself up.

3. Find value.

4. Have a main goal to shift back to.

5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Today we’re on #2. Don’t beat yourself up.

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Recovering from mistakes. A 5 part series.

IMG_0538I wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes.  In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes.  In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.

1. Accept the mistake.

2. Don’t beat yourself up.

3. Find value.

4. Have a main goal to shift back to.

5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Today, let’s start with #1.  Acceptance.

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Heading into a job interview.

IMG_0528Next week, I am interviewing someone for a job in one of my locations.  I’ve done plenty of these over the years, but it’s always good to revisit the “why” and “how” beforehand.  Here’s an update on my short list of parameters for “hiring well”.

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High expectations can be bad. Ask my wife…

IMG_0523You ever hear people say, “keep your expectations low and you’ll never be disappointed”.  I’ve always thought that was a pretty simplistic worldview.  One that if abused, would lead to an average existence.  I’ve also heard people say, “keep your expectations high”, “keep pushing”, “never give up”, “your dreams will fail if you let them”, “sleep is for losers” and my personal favorite, “winners win and losers lose”.  On most days, I totally buy into this thought pattern.  However this mindset, when used cavalierly, can be detrimental as well.  The trick is timing and perspective.  Unfortunately, I learned this lesson the hard way.

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