An ancient Chinese proverb tells us that the best time to plant a tree was 20 ago. The second best time to plant a tree is now.
Such wise words that have carried through time. Yet we disregard this piece of knowledge time and again.
How many times have you said: Ughh… I should have studied harder in school? Or I wish I would have learned how to play guitar when I was younger?
We’ve all got hobbies we wish we would have pursued years ago. If we had, we might have become talented in our pursuit.
But we didn’t. We can’t go back in time and change the fact we didn’t pursue something we love. We can change something else…
The Best Time Was Years Ago. The New Best Time Is Now
Whether it’s a hobby you failed to pursue or training in your chosen field, you’re older than you have ever been. You have the knowledge that you have. And you can’t change that. Read more...
Being a leader, you’re often in the spotlight. You’ve got people watching you from every which way.
Your team is looking to you for leadership advice. The outside world is looking to see if you live up to the standards of a leader. Your family is conscious of how you lead them.
You can begin feeling like you’re a leader and nothing else.
But that’s not the truth. Our lives are compromised of so much more than our position as a leader.
You Are More Than A Leader
While the majority of your day to day duties may deal with leadership duties, you know deep down you’ve got more to offer the world. Heck, you want more from the world than to only lead.
We were created with desires. Desires to:
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Our pursuit of growth shouldn’t end when we graduate high school or college. Nor should it end when we are bestowed with the title of leadership.
No, leaders must be intentional about their growth.
Young leaders may wonder what can they do to continue their growth. They’ve already taken the courses that were required. They’ve pursued higher education. They’ve gone to training.
Truth be told, there’s a lot we can do to continue to grow. In this post you’ll discover 6 ways leaders can continue growing.
How To Continue Growing
1. Discover Mentors: One of the quickest ways to grow is to find a mentor for your life. Leaders know there are many different areas of their lives that could use improvement. You can find mentors for almost any area of life you want to grow in. Read more...
Vacuums, the absence of matter not the household appliance, are an amazing phenomenon.
A vacuum is a space where there is no matter. On Earth, nature doesn’t like a vacuum. So outside pressure will try to push particles into the vacuum to fill the empty space inside of the vacuum.
Our lives our like a vacuum.
We’ll clear out a couple of bad habits. We’ll feel good about ourselves. We’ll think we’re doing great.
Except we forgot to fill the empty space created by ridding ourselves of the bad habits.
There will be a void left in our lives. An empty space longing to be filled. And it will find something to fill itself with.
We must fill that void or the bad habits will come back with a vengeance. Read more...