You and I have heard the advice that we should silence the critics. Ignore what the hecklers are saying. Move onto the next great thing we’re going to do.
Recently, I had this mindset rocked.
A great big reminder was dropped into my lap letting me know that the hecklers still matter. They still count. And we can help turn the hecklers into fans.
This rocking of my mindset occurred at a little taco joint during a lunch break with co-workers. We’d been seated by our waiter when he mentions that I looked familiar.
He’d looked familiar to me also but I hadn’t had a chance to say anything. It turns out that he was a former student in our youth group that hadn’t been there in ages.
While he wasn’t a bad kid, per say, he wasn’t a model youth group student. In fact, he was a heckler (his own words). Read more...
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress
Thursday night I had the pleasure of sitting down and having a conversation with Linda Hoenigsberg over Google Hangouts.
It was such a joy to discuss emotional intelligence and how we can learn to control our emotional state.
Watch the video below to see our emotional intelligence discussion.
What you’ll learn in the video:
How emotions effect the workplace and your ability to lead: Linda shares a shocking story on how a leader missed being aware of the emotional environment and what this did to her.
What you can do to calm the emotional environment in your workplace: Emotions can run wild within an organization. People are interacting with one another and signals can get crossed. Learn what you can do to calm the emotional storms when they arise. Read more...
Do you ever wonder what your favorite bloggers enjoy? What hobbies, sports, toys, or books?
I wonder this often and thought I’d answer this question for you guys today.
So what are a few of my favorite things? Read on to find out.
This is going to be an eclectic list, broken down by categories. So, here they are.
My Favorite Blogs
Michael Hyatt: Intentional Leadership – Michael is a top-notch leader and authority on platform building.
Brad Lonenick – He’s the head honcho of the Catalyst Leadership Conference. A man you should be following.
Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn – There’s no one better when it comes to helping you build a passive income stream than Pat.
Art Of Non-Comformity – If you’re looking at non-conformity, this site is for you. Chris shares excellent insights into living a life less than normal. Read more...
Have you ever heard of a giant? You know, guys like Goliath or Andre The Giant.
They’re bigger than life. And scary! Could you imagine picking a fight with either of those two? I’d be shaking in my boots.
Even though I most likely would be fearful meeting either of these giants, others have faced them. And defeated them.
They slayed their giants. I believe you can slay your giants too.
What Is A Giant?
A giant could be many things. Your giant may be a person standing in the way of your dream, a larger organization, or a disability you have.
Anything you see as bigger than your dream could be considered a giant.
They’re standing in front of you. Taunting you. Telling you you can’t succeed.
Looking at the giant in the way, you begin to believe what you’re told. You can’t do it. Read more...