Ways To Live More Eco Friendly

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Being eco friendly means that you are living in a way that is not harmful to the environment.  It’s becoming an increasingly popular way to live, due to how important it is to protect our planet from man-made damage and is a vital decision to make.

Buying eco-friendly products or green alternatives has many advantages, such as products that consume less electricity or less petrol help reduce the amount of fossil fuels we burn. Products that use less water and are chemical-free help us conserve our water resources for future generations. Products packed with the use of biodegradable materials contribute to a cleaner environment for us and for the wildlife surrounding us.

Gaining Clarity Through Crisis

I’ve talked with many different leaders about the year 2020. Many of those leaders said they wanted this year to be a year of clarity.

They saw 2020 and thought of 20/20 vision. 20/20 vision is when you have perfect eyesight. It can’t get any better than that.

Then, the COVID-19 crisis hit. The idea of perfect vision during this time has gone out the window…

Or has it?!?

What Crises Bring

I love what I’m seeing coming out of the COVID-19 crisis. There are so many good things happening in and around us it blows my mind. It also makes my heart sing.

More than that, I think we’re seeing something else happen throughout this crisis.

The COVID-19 crisis is bringing better clarity. People are starting to see what truly matters. They’re finding out life doesn’t have to revolve around work.

Crises do bring clarity.

David Rendall, author of The Freak Factor, speaks at a TedX Talk about working in the right area. When you work in the right area, your weakness becomes your strength.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough. Change your environment. Find the right place where your weakness becomes your strength.

Question: What weakness have you turned into a strength? 

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article

We’re still under a shelter-at-home order in the state of Michigan. Many other states are as well. This means no new movies!

Oh well, there’s plenty of great movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+. The last couple of Reel Leadership articles have been courtesy of Netflix. Today, we’re switching it up.

I logged into my Amazon Prime account and remembered I’d purchased a classic animated movie: Batman: The Mask Of The Phantasm. Though I’d purchased it, I hadn’t watched it. This changed last night.

Phantasm on the hood of a vehicle

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm sees our favorite hero, Batman (Kevin Conroy), implicated in the deaths of multiple mob bosses. We, the viewers, know Batman isn’t guilty. The citizens and police officers of Gotham don’t.

As The Phantasm (Stacy Keach) stalks Gotham City for the guilty, Batman has to avoid the Gotham City Police Department. They believe he is guilty and they are willing to use lethal force to bring the reign of terror to an end.

You’re Doing Just Fine During This Crisis Even If You’re Not Growing

It’s easy to get sucked into the world of Facebook or Instagram during times of crisis. You can lose yourself in fun images, inspirational quotes, and social media squabbles.

I know I’ve lost myself in social media more than I’d like. I love seeing stupid memes, what’s going on in friend’s lives, and how I’m not living up to my potential (according to social influencers).

That’s why when I came across a recent meme related to the quarantines happening throughout the United States and other countries, I took a minute to pause. I took a minute to think “Man, this meme is great. It’s spot on.” Then reality smacked me.

Reality told me to grow up. Reality told me I was being judgmental. That people are suffering and I wasn’t being fair.

The meme I saw was this:

Screenshot of a Twitter account mentioning Coronavirus

The meme says –