As a leader, you will have times where everyone wants something from you. It will seem like the questions never end, the requests get bigger and the time required to respond to these needs takes away from your “personal time”. You may say to your self, “I can’t get a break” or “I need some time alone” or “I just want to do what I want to do”. The truth is, the more you are entrusted with leadership duties, the more you will be called on by others to fulfill their needs. There is, however, a way to do this without losing your mind.
I have good news for people who want more. You have the ability to make ‘right now’ your moment. Step one, go get a mirror. Step two, ask yourself the following questions. You’re going to find out some interesting things.
Jesus has haters. From before he was born, all the way to now, his haters are all around us. He reminds us that while living for him, we will experience this fate as well. Seems like a shame, but there is value in understanding that not everyone is going to like you. Read on for three specific things haters can do for you. Continue reading “3 ways ‘haters’ can help you.”
When you judge someone, it says more about you than it does the other person. It also damages something that is almost irreparable.
When things go wrong, some people spend more time and energy pointing fingers and deflecting blame away from themselves, in an attempt to change the perception of others. In reality, that energy is better spent solving the problem. Even if it means pointing the finger at yourself.
What is free, available to all, and immeasurably valuable, yet used improperly by some leaders?
It feels good to tell the truth about myself. I’m always liberated by it. The lesson today is easy.
Being honest with yourself leads to self-leadership.
It’s one of those simple concepts that are hard to do. Like, skydiving. It’s simple, jump and pull the cord. Don’t wait too long, bend your legs, hit the ground, do the roll, done. Or something like that… I’m sure there’s more to it, but probably not that much. I’m sure I could learn the basics in a short time. However, skydiving can be very hard to actually do because of things like; the possibility of death, fear, anxiety, common sense, etc. Being honest with myself is sort of like that.
I just had a funny thing happen to me last night. I typed a lie because it sounded more sexy than the truth. Before I even completed the sentence, I said to myself, “c’mon, get honest”. Truth is, I want to “keep it real and be totally honest”, but there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to show weakness. I gotta get over that quick.
So I fessed up and told the truth.
My final thought, if your not being totally honest, your lying. If you’re going to lie on your blog when you say you’re being honest, what’s the point?
God tells us to live without fear. Yet everyone has fear and anxiety. Why? The simple answer is, we are broken humans. So, how can we fix this?
My 3rd day into the “boss in the middle prayer challenge” was a good day. The thought God gave me for today was “honesty”. Sometimes that scares me, because left to my own devices, I can be too honest. Almost brutally. Sometimes it scares me because it is much easier to tell a half-truth than the whole-truth. However, I trusted in God today and something amazing happened.