Bring Encouragement To You

Are you like me and struggle with staying positive throughout the day? You may lack the motivation or drive to get through.

Discouragement seems to peek it’s dirty head around the door and leer at you. Telling you you’re not good enough.

Lets stop discouragement from influencing us today. Instead, bring encouragement to you.

There’s a couple tricks I’m discovering. They’re helping me battle discouragement and to become encouraged throughout my day.

So much so, I’d like to share with you what I’m doing to find encouragement throughout my day. I think it’ll help you so please read on.

Have a motivational Flip Book on your desk: Years ago I received an inspirational flip book from my in-laws. It’s sat on my office desk since we’ve moved into our home and set up the home office.

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is the day we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. It’s a day full of remembering what we’re grateful for and how far we’ve come.

Spend today with your friends and family. Be thankful for the time you have with them.

Most of all, make sure you take time today, and every day, to think on what you’re thankful for.

May you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving.

Good Intentions Matter

We’ve often been told that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I’ve always taken this to mean that good intentions weren’t good enough by themselves.

But is that really true? Can good intentions make bad situations better?

Shocking villians Electro and The Shocker

Image by Pat Loika

Shockingly, and yes that’s a pun, good intentions matter. More so than you may think.

In a study conducted at the University of Maryland by Kurt Gray, good intentions can make the difference. The difference of how badly a shock will hurt. The difference of how sweet a piece of candy will taste. The difference of whether or not a message was pleasurable or not.

So, how can we apply this to our leadership? That’s the million dollar question.

I believe you can:

5 Steps To Become A Better Leader

What leader doesn’t want to improve their leadership skills? To increase their influence and affect more lives?

I think the answer to that leadership question is simple. There’s not a leader out there who doesn’t want to improve.

Every leader wants to become a better leader. The question is how do we do this?

Leveled up Mario

Image by Adam Inglis

I want to answer this question today, at least in part. It’s a process. You’re always going to have to be on the lookout for ways to improve.

Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as getting a power-up in Super Mario Brothers. You can’t eat a special food or drink a drink and become a better leader. It takes hard work.

So here’s 5 steps you can take to improve your leadership skills.