The One Thing You Won’t Find A Formula For

Do you remember your school days? When you were taught the formula for pi, surface area, or how to calculate volume.

We were taught they were absolute. And they are.

Formulas are so ingrained into our psyche that we look for them everywhere. Even success.

Image by Tom Brown

Image by Tom Brown

I’ve got bad news for you today. There’s no success formula. There’s no way to calculate what’s going to bring success to you and to everyone else.

You won’t be able to find a formula for success.

There’s no easy path to success.

Success will look different for everyone. That’s why we cannot lay down a simple plan or rule that will lead to success.

Instead, there are principles that we can follow that will help, but not guarantee, success.

These success principles include:

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1. Share this post via Twitter.

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How Procrastination Destroys Young Leaders

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people fail to show up on time. It drives me nuts!

Time is valuable and when people are late, it takes away something I can never get back again.

However, I find myself doing the same thing to myself. Except instead of being late, I procrastinate.

What Is Procrastination?

The definition of procrastination is: Putting off or delaying or deferring an action to a later time.

While I love to take action and get things done, there’s many times where I’ll put off doing a task because I don’t like it or just don’t feel like doing it.

You may find yourself doing the same.

Let me tell you something. Procrastination is killing us!

Forms Of Procrastination

We may not always notice when we’re procrastinating. It’s sneaky that way.

6 Ways Leaders Continue To Grow

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.

Leaders Notice The Unnoticed

“Don’t play favorites; treat the little and the big alike; listen carefully to each.  Don’t be impressed by big names.” Deuteronomy 1:17 (The Message Translation)

Image by Derek A

Image by Derek A

At a state Society of Human Resource Management conference I was struck by the question a presenter asked, “Are you a respecter of people?”  She used the question to discuss how her company views employee engagement.  And then stated,  “Are you a respecter of ALL people?”

I’ve been mulling over this concept of “respecter ALL of people or persons” for a couple of weeks now, but it hit home this week at a conference with my husband.  I started trying to observe whether ALL people at the hotel and convention center were respected and noticed by others.

The maid that didn’t speak English wasn’t as I walked down the hall and three others walked by her without saying “Hello” or “Thank you for cleaning my room.”