Sitting May Be Killing You

November 21, 2014 — 12 Comments

The latest health warning has been that sitting all day is bad for you. So bad, that they’re saying sitting may be killing you!

That’s a tough pill to swallow as most people spend a large amount of their day sitting behind a desk at work or driving back and forth to different work locations.

But that’s not the sitting I want to talk about today. There’s another type of sitting that is killing you (and your dreams).

From birth, we don’t really live but we are slowly dying. Every day we step closer to death. It’s a fact of life.

Death is chasing us. And we’re sitting there, waiting for death to catch us most days.

Instead of pursuing God’s design for our lives and living a life of purpose, we find ways to hide.

Everyone has an idea in their heads of what a great leader looks like. They have the picture-perfect image in their minds.

Sometimes this idea of a great leader is easy to express. Other times, words are elusive and you just can’t pinpoint what makes a great leader.

Great leaders know this

Image by Wesley Fryer

I’ve got my own ideas of what makes a great leader. You do too. But I hope you’ll stick around while I share my definition of a great leader.

A great leader shares a clear vision with his team.

A great leader takes responsibility for what happens to and in his team.

A great leader looks for opportunities to help those he’s leading.

A great leader is invested in his personal development.

A great leader understands everything won’t go right all of the time.

The customer is not always right. The truth is you have to sort out who’s right and who’s wrong for your app. If you try to please everyone, you won’t please anyone.

37 Signals

Robert L. Ripley was an extremely interesting man. Through many challenges in his life, Ripley created the Believe It Or Not! brand that’s become world famous.

Not only that, Ripley was one of the first to globe trot around the world. In the end Ripley traveled to 201 countries in 31 years.

He was a true oddity.

Neal Thompson recently wrote a Robert Ripley biography. This biography was called A Curious Man: The Strange & Brilliant Life Of Robert “Believe It Or Not!” Ripley. Coming in at 373 pages, A Curious Man was a fascinating read that opened up the life of Robert Ripley like nothing I’d read before.

Ripley’s life wasn’t pleasant. He didn’t always do things by the books. And he definitely made many mistakes. Yet his life can teach us valuable leadership lessons.

Take A Big Risk

November 14, 2014 — 19 Comments

Risks are scary things. You never know what the outcome of the risk will be.

Will you lose your life? Will you strike it rich? Will you be denied? Will you be noticed? Will you have an epic failure?

Those are probably the questions running through your mind as you take a risk, especially big risks. Risks require us to ask questions and gamble on the outcome.

You may not get the results you were looking for.

My Recent Risk

My friend, Kimanzi Constable, has been challenging a group of us to take our dreams to the next level. To reach out to organizations that may help us increase business and further our success.

My risk was reaching out to Chris Brogan at Owner Mag. Owner Mag was an online magazine that featured amazing articles.