Everyone has an internal mindset. Some people are positive and some are negative. Some live from a position of fear, while others exist in a state of constant power. A question leaders often ask is, “How do I transform a person or group’s mindset, into one that can be beneficial to the desired result? In other words, how do I motivate and influence others toward an expected end?
If you can’t lead yourself, how can you expect others to follow you? There’s nothing worse than following a leader who has no idea where they are going.
If a leader has no one to pass the baton to, they’re probably going to fail.
When you judge someone, it says more about you than it does the other person. It also damages something that is almost irreparable.
When looking to instill confidence in others, you first need to have it yourself. But where do we get it?
Talking to God through prayer and meditation has many benefits. As a leader, it’s paramount to our success that we remain vigilant in this effort. When we falter in our daily communication with Him, we lose focus. God gives us the proper way to pray in Matthew 6: 9-13. The Lord’s Prayer is the perfect outline. Here are three things about prayer that will lead to the proper utilization of this divine interaction.
Some people spend a lot of time coming up with the perfect Thanksgiving speech or post that expresses their “thankfulness” for this or that. I think as leaders we shouldn’t fall into that trap. Time to dump the Thanksgiving speech.
Many of us get fooled into thinking that our purpose has to be “earth shattering”. We have often psyched ourselves out of finding our purpose, because we associate it with a major task. Finding our purpose means that now, we have to work hard. Some people do a lot of soul-searching, questions, countless nights, introspective observation and back-breaking labor to crack the surface of who they are and more importantly, where they are going. It doesn’t have to be that deep or hard and I offer 3 ways to find our your purpose.
In life, we often hear about “stars”. This word is often associated with people like Lebron James or Carson Wentz, rising above their circumstances and performing above and beyond what is normally expected. Or the term is reserved for people like Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Chris Pratt, whose careers and lifestyles seem so far above ours, that all we can liken them to is “stars”. But what might a “star” look like in an everyday situation?