Leadership is a delicate balance. You have your work life. Then you have your home life. And everything in-between.
Too often these lives get out of balance. Sadly, our family life is the facet of our lives that suffers.
You put in the long hours at the office. You trudge through the week. And then, when you get home, all you want to do is kick back and relax.
But that’s not what your wife needs. It’s also not what your children need.
Your family needs you.
How To Give More To Your Family
Research shows a majority of people will rate their family as their top priority in life. Next to their faith.
However, you know that no matter how much you want to love your family, you’re not giving them all your all. You’re worn out and you’re giving them your sloppy seconds. Read more...
As a married man, I am committed to remaining faithful to my wife. That means I have to constantly evaluate my thoughts.
Even in the workplace. I need to judge what my thoughts are and where my eyes are going.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve seen many of my friends fall to sexual temptation. They allowed themselves to become entangled in affairs.
Their actions caused the end of their marriages. Their families were ripped apart. And their relationships with their children have become strained.
It’s so sad to see people you love have their lives drastically changed because of a decision they’ve made.
These situations are also why I try to guard myself against the temptation to commit adultery.
I hope you’re committed to your marriage and your family as well. If you’re struggling to stay faithful to your spouse, I suggest you try the following actions: Read more...
NOTE: This post was originally posted on June 15th, 2012. With Father’s Day being today, I updated the post to reshare it with those who haven’t had a chance to know my father.
Life can pass us by quickly. Days come and go. They blend together. Before you know it, it’s the next big date.
The next big date coming up is Father’s Day. That’s this Sunday.
As such, I’d like to share a bit about my father today.
My father and mother
His name is also Joseph Lalonde. He goes by Joe most of the time.
He was born in the U.P. of Michigan. Joined the military and served our country. And then moved to Muskegon.
He married his wife and they had three great children: Sharon, Debi, and Joey. Sadly, his first wife passed away after a fight with cancer. Read more...
Focus. Everyone wants focus.
Focus helps you to niche down and become intent on accomplishing one specific goal. And that’s what we need as leaders.
We need to be able to narrow our vision and focus in on the next steps we need to take.
But how do we do this? How do we find focus and go for it?
John Lee Dumas over at Entrepreneur On Fire has a great acronym for focus. Follow One Course Until Success.
Boom! Can you see how this is valuable to a leader? Going straight ahead, following one course, committing to action. It all leads to success.
But with so many shiny objects and, oh squirrel!, different paths to choose, finding focus can be quite difficult. You can also find shiny objects that call for your focus but don’t deserve it. Read more...
It’s that time of year again. The Catalyst leadership conference in Atlanta will be happening next week, October 1st through the 3rd.
So many great leaders will be presenting their thoughts and ideas to the crowd of over 13,000 young leaders.
Lives will be changed at the conference. Destinies will be realized. And an amazing blogger meetup will happen.
Paul Sohn and I have put together a great night on October 1st at California Dreaming in Atlanta, Georgia.
We hope that you can make it out to the meetup. Not only would you get to meet Paul and myself, you’ll have the opportunity to mingle and connect with many other young leaders and bloggers.
We really wanted to make this night special. And we think we’ve accomplished that. Read more...