An Investment for the Future

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A John C Maxwell Devotion

“So [David] became captain over them. And there were about four hundred men with him.” 1 Samuel 22:2

Most people recognize that investing in a team brings benefits to everyone on the team. Here are ten steps you can take to invest in your team.

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As a Leader, How Bold Should You Be?

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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!”

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How To Remove the Barriers of Personal Development

personal-development2How do you get better at what you do? How do you improve your skill set? How do you gain more depth and wisdom as a person? How do you gain insight? How do you overcome obstacles? How do you work harder?

Answer, you must become an intentional learner.

Personal development or personal growth doesn’t just happen!

Some say all you need to do is just focus on your goals – that doesn’t guarantee personal growth. However, if you focus on personal growth, you will grow and hit your goals! Continue reading “How To Remove the Barriers of Personal Development”

4 Ways To Grow Your Business and Your Self Image

grow-business-grow-selfIf you are not comfortable with yourself, you cannot be comfortable with others! If you do not believe in yourself, you will sabotage relationships.

John Maxwell teaches in “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” a concept called the Law of the Lid. It simply states, “Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness.” Here is what that means: no matter how hard you work, or how big you dream, you can only go so far professionally if you are a poor leader, or if you have a poor self-image. Continue reading “4 Ways To Grow Your Business and Your Self Image”

Are You Recruiting the Wrong People into Your Downline?

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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?”

How To Help Others Reach Their Goals

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Zig Ziglar was America’s most influential and beloved encourager, and believer that everyone could be, do and have more. He influenced an estimated quarter of a billion individuals through his seminars and his 33 books, including the bestseller See You at the Top, which has sold almost two million copies. Continue reading “How To Help Others Reach Their Goals”

Lead By Example

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When times are tough, uncertainty is high, and chaos threatens to overwhelm everyone, followers need a clear picture from their leaders the most. The living picture they see in their leader produces energy, passion, and motivation to keep going. As you strive to improve as an example to your followers, remember these things:

  1. Followers are always watching what you do. Just as children watch their parents and emulate their behavior, so do employees watching their bosses. People do what people see.
  2. It is easier to teach what is right, than to do what is right. Norman Vincent Peale stated, “Nothing is more confusing than people who give good advice, but set a bad example.” In addition, nothing is more convincing than people who give good advice and set a good example!
  3. We should work on changing ourselves before trying to improve others. A great danger in good leadership is the temptation to try to change others without first making changes to yourself.
  4. The most valuable gift a leader can give is being a good example. Leadership is more caught than taught! How does one “catch” leadership? By watching good leaders in action!

WHAT LIVING PICTURE ARE YOU GIVING YOUR FOLLOWERS?

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Would you be at all open to a side project, if it didn’t interfere with what you are currently doing?

The Power of Perspective

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.

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3 Ways To Make Yourself More Valuable

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How serious are you about improving yourself?  There are many ways to improve yourself, but what are the most important things you can do to improve you?  No one else will find time to improve you, but you.

You will desire to increase your value if you are looking to move to the next level in your life.  I don’t know what your next level is, but I do know that we should always be moving up or forward in life.  How do we do this?  Increasing our value in life.

What is value?  Value is adding worth, raising the level importance, being beneficial, or making something more significant.

You have heard it said, “You cannot give what you do not have.” There are people who possess good hearts and the desire to give, yet they have very little to offer. Why? Because they have not first added value to themselves. Making yourself more valuable is not an entirely selfish act. When you acquire knowledge, earn a new skill, or gain experience, you not only improve yourself, but you also increase your ability to help others.

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Are You An Entrepreneur Too? Jon Cannon

You may or may not know this about me, but I’ve always
been an entrepreneur at heart. And I’m proud to say I just made an important decision.

If you’re an entrepreneur too, you’ll definitely appreciate this.

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Allow me to share 3 ways to increase your value and improve your life.

#1 Find Time

You must find time to improve you.  No excuse known to man is good enough to stop you from investing in yourself.

It’s important to set aside a little time daily to invest in yourself.  The question is, “What will you be doing during that time to invest in yourself?”  And the answer should be, “Whatever it takes.”

  • It may be reading book.
  • It may be attending a conference.
  • It may be searching the Internet for resources.

You will be researching and learning during this daily time you will set aside.  Just remember, if you don’t spend the time investing in yourself no one else will.  So you do “Whatever it takes.”

Your value begins to rise as you gain more knowledge and experience through this time you spend investing in yourself.

#2 Find a Team

Many people think they can do it on the own, but they couldn’t be more wrong.  You need a team to do anything great in this life.  You have probably heard the phrase, “It takes a team to achieve the dream.” Possibly you heard it this way, “Teamwork makes the dream work!”

Improving your value in life is an important matter and should not be taken lightly.  Another phrase I grew up hearing was “You are whom you hang around.”  In some cases that statement may not be true, but in most cases it is quite accurate.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. – Jim Rohn

You need to be around people who will be able to increase your value.  It is impossible for someone to add value to your life if they haven’t discovered their own value and purpose.

I am not encouraging you to disconnect or disassociate with people that are already in your life, unless those individuals are pulling you down or decreasing your value.  There are some people who will drain your value and you won’t know it until it’s too late.  Why subject yourself to the pain of living with regrets because you surrounded yourself with the wrong people.

So surround yourself with the right people who will give you the right advice to increase your value and improve your life.

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Don’t get so caught up in self that you forget to help someone else.  I know you cannot help the entire world.  No can help the entire world, but we can do little small things to give back.

At the end of the day, we were created to serve and help others.  Whether it is parenting, helping out at your church, blogging, helping a senior citizen carry groceries to her car, or feeding the homeless; do something and do it consistently.  And don’t ask for any pay from it.  Everything changes when start thinking about compensation.  Do it out of the goodness of your heart.  You will have plenty of opportunities to receive great compensation if you are helping other people.  The money will come.

You may be pressed for time, but I promise whatever it is can wait.  This will be a great opportunity for you to help someone, but more than anything you will be helping yourself.  You will discover God speaking directly to our heart during these times of helping others.  He will reveal greater opportunities for you to increase your value and improve your life.

Here is what I have learned:

As I improve myself, I am better able to help others improve. The more I grow, the more I can help others grow. The same will be true for you!

Do you keep your career options open? Would you like to diversify your income?

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Your Opportunity Is Here!

Opportunity, Help Others Seize It!

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Do for others what they cannot do for themselves.

Ambassador and poet Henry Van Dyke observed, “There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.” What a great perspective! Doing for others what they cannot do for themselves is really a matter of attitude. I believe that whatever I have been given is to be shared with others. And because I have an abundance mind-set, I never worry about running out myself. The more I give away, the more I seem to get to give away!

No matter how much or how little you think you have, you have the ability to do for others what they cannot do for themselves. Exactly how you do that will depend on your unique gifts, resources, and history.

Few things are of greater value to a prepared person than an opportunity. Why? Because opportunities increase our potential. Demosthenes, the great orator of ancient Greece, said, “Small opportunities are often a source of success. Help people win by giving them opportunities, and you will win with them.”

Provide others with small opportunities to succeed, and then acknowledge and reward their success.