Count Your Marbles

I recently read a story about marbles. I thought my blog readers would also love to read it. The story gives us a lot to think about. Read the story and then keep reading to read some of my thoughts.

1,000 MARBLES
(Author Unknown)

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it’s the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable.

A few weeks ago, I shuffled toward the kitchen with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other. What began as a typical Saturday morning became one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time. Let me tell you about it.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From DC League of Super-Pets

A Reel Leadership Article

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

DC League of Super-Pets is an animated adventure centering around the pets of DC superheroes. We get to meet Krypto (Dwayne Johnson) as he is Superman’s (John Krasinski) best friend. After Superman is captured, Krypto is forced to team up with superpowered shelter pets Ace (Kevin Hart), Merton (Natasha Lyonne), Chip (Diego Luna), and PB (Vanessa Bayer).

The film is more enjoyable than I thought it would be. It is a tale of friendship and learning to rely on others.

Krypto and Superman in DC League Of Super-Pets

Adults and children alike will find themselves enjoying this family-friendly film. They will also find themselves discovering leadership lessons in DC League of Super-Pets.

This article will examine the leadership lessons you’ll find in the movie. I hope you’re ready to take a journey to the animated world of Super-Pets!

Have A GROW Plan

A leader is constantly looking for ways to grow. This could be through reading books, active engagement, listening to others, or other forms of learning.

But…

Not many leaders have a GROW plan. A GROW plan helps leaders have a short acronym to remember their plans to grow.

Today, we’re going to look at what a leader can do to create a GROW plan and boost their leadership knowledge.

Have A GROW Plan

Each letter in the word GROW has a word behind it. This word will help you to push forward in your leadership learning. Let’s break down GROW into something we can understand.

G – Goals:

What do you want to learn as a leader? Are there areas that you struggle in? Do you find yourself wandering aimlessly through the book aisle at your local Barnes & Noble or bookstore?

5 Thoughts On Goal Setting

Do you struggle to set goals? No? Maybe you’re like me and struggle to accomplish goals? Yes? Does that sound more like you?

Either way, goal setting can be brutal. I’ve struggled with setting goals throughout my career and life. I’ve never been one to want to set goals.

Tools for planning: A cup of coffee, calendar, and clips.

Photo by Content Pixie on Unsplash

Today, I want to share 5 thoughts on goal setting. I may encourage you to change the way you think about goals or my ideas may spark something within you.

5 Thoughts On Goal Setting

Goals that focus on money are dangerous:

Having a financial goal is great. Pamela and I had set the goal to be completely debt-free years ago. We accomplished this goal when we paid off the mortgage on our house.

Paying off our mortgage freed up a lot of capital. We no longer had to pay a monthly mortgage and we no longer had that dreaded PMI.

How To Take Control Of Your Business & Future

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Nothing is promised to you in life or with your career. As a business owner, there’s a lot you have to figure out and sort through as you try to keep getting to the next level of success. You have to be willing to work hard and not give up on yourself.

What’s important is that you step up and know you’re in the driver’s seat of what unfolds going forward. Learn how to take control of your business and future so that you can not only meet but exceed your expectations and can be proud of your accomplishments.