Boldness builds leadership, but rashness destroys it. Discerning between the two is critical! Optimistic people are generally bold people! The late Zig Ziglar says it this way,
“An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him!”
Steve lived in a large house in a pleasant suburb. It was a great place to raise his family of five, but his children have long since married and moved on. 15 years ago, Steve’s business failed, and although it would have made financial and practical sense for Steve and his wife to downsize, they loved their home and always put off the tough decision. Continue reading “How Are You In The Decision Making Process?”
A great Proverbs bible study is found in chapter 6 verses 6-11. It reads as follows:
You lazy fool, look at an ant. Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two. Nobody has to tell it what to do. All summer it stores up food; at harvest it stockpiles provisions. So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing? How long before you get out of bed? A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next? Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, poverty your permanent house guest!
Everybody should study ants and their philosophy—it’s simple, but it’s powerful! When was the last time you saw ants reach an obstacle and give up with their heads down and head back to the ant hole to relax? Never. Continue reading “Need Inspiration? Look To The Ant”
Building a profitable MLM business to earn a steady $500 to $1000 every month can be difficult. You’ve got to consistently sell products and recruit new team members to make that happen. Continue reading “Are You Recruiting the Wrong People into Your Downline?”
I ran across a great article over in the Entrepreneur magazine. Here is a summary: Being an entrepreneur is challenging. Every day is a constant battle with uncertainty and doubt. But it can be a lot harder if you don’t actively make yourself a bigger priority than your business. Continue reading “8 Things Entrepreneurs Need To Do Daily To Care For Themselves”
Years ago I committed to living by this principle, “My potential is God’s gift to me. What I do with my potential is my gift to Him.”
I believe I’m accountable to God, my family, others, and myself for every gift, talent, resource, and opportunity I have in life. If I give less than my best, then I am shirking my responsibility. UCLA coach John Wooden said it best, “Make everyday your masterpiece.” If we give our best all the time, we can make our lives into something special. And that will overflow into the lives of others. Continue reading “Are You Making The Most Of Your Potential?”
Success can bring many things: power, privilege, fame, wealth. How we use those options reveals our character. Wealthy people can use their resources to benefit others or only themselves. Famous people can use their notoriety to model good character or to selfishly serve themselves. Leaders can make decisions that affect others positively or negatively. It is up to them.
At the heart of the matter is whether people desire to use their power to put others in their place or to put themselves in others’ place. George Washington Carver made a great observation: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” Our treatment of others results from our perspective of them!
Put yourself in someone else’s place before leading him or her.