Redefine Your Purpose

The online world is abuzz with talk about finding your purpose or living out your purpose. This is well and good. We need a purpose. We need something to drive us harder and farther than we would normally go.


What if we have our definition of purpose wrong. In the online and leadership sphere, we often hear purpose as the reason behind what you do. It often relates to the things you do and how they impact you.

I think we’re wrong in thinking purpose is about the effect our work has in us. I recently read a quote from Jade Simmons. This is when it really resonated with me.

Redefine how you look at purpose. Re-understand your purpose. Your purpose is not the thing you do. It’s the thing that happens in others when you do what you do.

Wow! That’s powerful.

Set Your Business Up for Success

When you start your own small business, there are many practical matters you need to consider. If you want your business to take off, you need to make sure all of these elements are in place before you open your doors. There are several questions you should ask yourself as you determine whether your company is ready to be up and running.

Who Is Your Target Audience?

You may have a great idea for a business, but that doesn’t mean that every person in Texas will be a customer. Who do you think will want to use your product or your services? How does your company help your target audience solve problems? Answering these questions can help you understand what marketing techniques might work best for your business.

Practical Ideas To Enhance Effective Leadership

A stellar group leader is first a very good person, a role model in character and behavior. Further, in demeanor and approach, an effective leader emanates the “feel” of being part of the group rather than above it. Examples include endeavoring to talk with instead of to the group in tone and substance and working hands-on as part of the group instead of its boss in group-related projects and activities.

Recognize that you are a Role Model

People follow and readily acknowledge leaders that they respect. Like it or not, life-quality and authentic leadership go hand in hand. Like children with parents, people tend to and should watch how leaders live and react to circumstances more than they hear them. Thus, living lays the foundation (or not) for people to actually listen to you (actions and words) and embrace your position as a leader.

Organize Your Team For A Successful Team

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What can you as a leader do to influence and improve the productivity of your employees? Every employee needs a little guidance and this may even involve training of some kind. In this case, it is recommended that you take a look at Kallibr for further reading. 

Look at goals

Take a deep look at who on the team is doing what so you can understand whether you have assembled the right team for each and every task. Often managers do not perform such testing and evaluation and end up losing valuable resources as well as potential positive results. You need to know your teamwork and every detail of the team members. Talk to them freely about their projects and try to make them feel like they are part of your journey too.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Wolfwalkers

A Reel Leadership Article

Our local Celebration Cinema theater, Cinema Carousel, had a special screening of the new animated movie Wolfwalkers. Brought to the theater by Fathom Events, Wolfwalkers was a fantastic exploration of a fantasy world. If you’d like to see Wolfwalkers in the graphic novel format, it is available on Amazon.

Directed by Tomm Moore (The Secret Of Kells and Song Of The Sea) and Ross Stewart, Wolfwalkers is the story of young Robyn Goodfellowe (Honor Kneafsey). She is an apprentice hunter to her father, Bill Goodfellowe (Sean Bean). Bill doesn’t want his daughter outside of the city walls because of the wolves and Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell’s (Simon McBurney) orders.

Screenshot from Wolfwalkers the movie

When Robyn disobeys her father, she finds herself trapped in a trap set for a wolf. Hanging upside down, she meets Mebh Óg MacTíre (Eva Whittaker), a wolfwalker. Robyn’s whole life changes after this encounter.