The 3 Passions of Every Successful Organization

Every successful business or organization on the planet loves to do three things. I use the word love intentionally because, without passion in these three crucial areas, it’s hard to make sufficient progress to success. 1. Passion for Making a great product....

Are you solving or preventing problems?

“Intellectuals Solve Problems, Geniuses Prevent them” Albert Einstein. As leaders, we all have to tackle some serious problems in life. However, if we spend most of our time solving problems instead of preventing them, we will come up short. Do you...

The 4 Powers of Leadership

As I’ve discussed in other articles on this site, the human being (total person) or soul is made up of three parts and four relationships. The three parts Heart (Spirit or Will) Mind Body (Strength) The four relationships Heart (Spirit or Will) Mind Body...

3 Ways to Become a Great Leader

In my work studying and coaching leaders over the last decade, I’ve been reminded over and over again that leaders don’t become great by mere happenstance. They grow themselves intentionally by doing the following three things. 1. Great Leaders anticipate...

Why you need a coach

“You will never maximize your potential in any area without coaching. It is impossible. You may be good. You may even be better than everyone else. But without outside input, you will never be as good as you could be. We all do better when somebody is watching and...

How to find fulfillment in life

It’s no secret but we all need to be reminded. The way to find fulfillment in life is to do something for someone else, not for yourself. It’s not self-help but helping others. For more on this, check out my blog, the 7 fundamental human needs. Do you have...

Why you should say and do only what you believe

Whether in personal relationships with friends or in business relationships with our customers, whether in private or on social media, we are tempted to say and do things that make us fit it. We want to say things in our relationships with friends and colleagues that...

Issues of Character vs. Issues of Competence

We are always going through issues. We are either in one right now, just finishing one, or are about to enter another. That’s life. If someone were to ask you this question: Are the issues you are going through right now issues of character or issues of...

How to Ask and Receive From Others

I think one of the greatest areas of growth in my life has come in the area of asking and receiving from others without feeling guilty. I used to be the kind of guy who had no problem giving to others but felt like I didn’t need help or want others to help me....

The Power of Effectively Training Up A Child

Taking shoes off by the piano A mum taught her little 3 year old girl and her friends to take their shoes off and put them near the piano so that none of them would trip over them and fall.  Now 21 years old, the young woman visited her mother and took her shoes off...

The Spirit of Minimalism

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Paul of Tarsus Paul wasn’t referring to minimalism when he made that statement. Yet, I think minimalism at the core is a spirit. It is a spirit of freedom from...

Everyone Doesn’t Matter to You

A lot of times, when we do something, whether it is composing a song, writing a book, creating an artwork, food in a restaurant, in fact, any product or service you can think of, we want to do it in a way that appeals to everyone. We act as if everyone should matter...

One important cause of stress in our lives

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” –David Allen Starting and not finishing things, that is a huge source of stress. If you’re like me,...

Owner vs. Employee Mentality

In my experience, having an owner mindset is one of the most significant determinants of success in anything you do. An owner sees the company as their newborn baby. They love it like that are committed to seeing it grow up to be something great. Consider Jeniffer a...
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