7 Things You Should Do Every Day

We’ve all got lists of tasks we need to accomplish for the day. It’s the way of successful people, right?

We often think we’ve got the important tasks on our list. But do you honestly have the most important things on that list?

I think we overlook the simple and important tasks we should have on our to-do list.

This past year has caused a lot of reflection on my part.

Losing my best friend. Life situations change. Seeing other loved ones pass away. Discovering and reawakening passions.

I look back at my life and wonder why I neglected so many important things throughout my days. Why did the unimportant get my attention? Why did I give away my time to things that never mattered?

Culture has a lot to do with this, I think. Telling us our value is in what we own. Or in what we do. Or the latest fashions.

3 Keys To Being A Better Leader

Being a leader in any industry takes a certain kind of person. It is not easy to manage a successful business without letting yourself get overwhelmed and losing sight of who you are and why you started in the first place. A successful leader has a hand in all different entities including people, product development, marketing and sales, just to name a few.

There are a few personality traits that will help you take your industry/niche by storm and maintain a successful, loyal consumer base and a passionate team to help along the way.

3 Keys To Being A Better Leader

Knowledge– Knowledge is a powerful tool when you are a leader in your industry. Knowledge of your industry, product and how your team works is essential to being a successful leader in your company. If you do not believe in your own knowledge, then how will your team be able to believe in you? If you do not have the knowledge they are looking for then they will feel you are inexperienced or not well educated and possibly seek out your competition.

Are You Willing To Give A Second Chance?

People screw up all the time. They’ll make a wrong choice. Do the wrong thing. Even slack off at work.

These poor decisions can infuriate leaders. To the point of wanting to give someone their pink slip.

But have you taken a step back to consider giving someone a second chance?

Father Gregory Brooks has. He’s the founder of Homeboy Industries.

Homeboy Industries has a mission to help felons recover and move onto meaningful employment. They also do gang-intervention programs that help people who have made bad choices move onto better lives.

Through Homeboy Industries, Father Brooks works with those who many others wouldn’t think about giving a second chance. They’ve done their crime, the felons should be on their own.

Instead, Brooks takes them in and gives them a second, and in some cases, more chances.

What I Learned About Myself Through StrengthsFinder 2.0

A lot has been said about focusing on your strengths instead of your weaknesses. I don’t know about you, but I’m finding this to be true.

Especially after I discovered my strengths from the StrengthsFinder 2.0 test.

What Is StrengthsFinder 2.0?

Put simply, StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a test that will help you uncover your strengths and talents. Through a series of questions you’ll be given the results of a 30+ minute test that will lay out the areas you most likely excel in.

Tom Rath originally worked with Dr. Donald Clifton to create the StrengthsFinder test. In 2007, Rath and the researchers at Gallop revised the test and created StrengthsFinders 2.0.

How StrengthsFinder 2.0 Helps You

Every leader knows they have strengths and weaknesses. But do they really know what those are? Or are they guessing and doing their best to work in their strengths area?