When you get married, your focus shifts from yourself to your spouse. It is one of the most important relationships that you will have. Your relationship with your spouse will also affect the quality of your leadership.
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In EntreLeadership, Dave Ramsey talks about the spousal interview. During the hiring process Dave will require an interview with the spouse of the prospective employee. He does this to see if the prospect is married to ‘crazy.’ That is someone who makes life miserable, has a bad attitude, or is high maintenance.
Your spouse requires a lot of time and effort. Crazy spouses and bad relationships require even more time and effort.
If you have a crazy spouse it will drain on your leadership skills.
Nagging, bickering, and pettiness will drain your energy.
Your focus will be off. It will be on her and keeping her happy rather than leading to the best of your ability. Read more...
This week we take a day to celebrate love, on the 14th it will be Valentine’s Day. During this week I will be posting on a subject that I have been wanting to for awhile, relationships. First up is a book review regarding a Mafia marriage.
A dancer named Cammy meets Michael Franzese. She soon falls in love and marries Michael. Little does she know that he has ties to the mafia.
Cammy Franzese recounts her experience of meeting and marrying Michael. From meeting Michael on the set of a movie where she was a dancer, to the lavish dates, to the knock on the door and the police officers that greet her, to the times Michael was behind bars serving times for crimes he committed. Read more...
Every action you take creates a reaction. It does not matter if the action is big or small. It still has an effect.
With a big action you will most likely see the results of it quickly. Not so with the small actions. Small actions take time for the results to become apparent.
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Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
Take shopping for groceries. First, you grab a cart and begin your journey down the aisle. You grab the salsa and into the cart it goes. Next you pick up some ground beef. Then you are onto the dairy section where you grab a gallon of milk.
This continues on for an hour or so as your cart slowly fills with your groceries. Between the grocery items you need, you add a item worth a dollar or two here and there. It is no big deal, you think. Read more...