Twenty-twenty was a trying year for many of us. Many people lost their jobs. Others, like me, lost family members. And others are still trying to figure out their lives.
Not only did 2020 try us, 2020 tired us.
I’m looking back on 2020 and seeing all of the areas that have pushed me and worn me out. Some of the ways I was worn out was:
- Going into a government-mandated shutdown
- Working through difficult board decisions
- Losing my father
- Taking a week away only to come home to a sewer backup caused by the failure of the city of Muskegon to maintain their sewer lines
I felt broken. I felt worn out. I felt tired.
I don’t think there’s been a year where I’ve ever felt this defeated. Talking to other leaders, I know I am not alone in this. Read more...
I had the pleasure of talking to fellow coach Kevin Watson lsat year. We shared a delightful conversation about life and business. It truly was refreshing.
Through all we discussed, one point stuck out more than anything else. We talked about perfection.
Photo by Will Turner
Something he said really caught my attention. He had heard another speaker talk about perfection. He had heard this speaker say “I am perfect.”
This is a bold claim.
I rarely considered anything I did perfect up until my conversation with Kevin. Now, I’ve begun to think everything I do is perfect.
Living In Your Perfect Moment
Before you think I’m being prideful or thinking too highly of myself, I want you to know that I don’t. I don’t think so highly of myself. However, I have begun to think of myself differently.
I’m hoping this article will help you think differently as well. Read more...
While fashion may not be on the top of your list as a leader, fashion can play an important role in how people view you as a leader. I had previously talked with Colleen Hammond on how a leader needs to create their image.
It’s important but we often think it is not. Today, I want to share the 5 styles of shoes every leader should own. It’ll help boost not only your image but your self-confidence.
The 5 Styles Of Shoes Every Leader Should Own
People notice the shoes that we wear. My wife says it is one of the first things she notices about a person.
People will judge you based on what they see on your feet. Most of the time it will be good. Other times, people will see your shoes and judge you negatively. Read more...
I’ve often written about my love for the outdoors and all the fun activities you can do. These have included ice climbing, running half marathons, and more.
As a leader, it’s important to have a hobby that gets you outside of the office and enjoying the great outdoors. Without a great hobby, it is easy to fall into leadership burnout and loss.
Today, I want to share with you a different kind of article. I am going to share with you about my favorite outdoor store REI.
What Is REI?
REI isn’t your typical outdoor store. REI stands for Recreational Equipment, Inc. REI is organized as a consumers’ co-operative.
This means you have the opportunity to be more than a consumer. You have the opportunity to be a part of REI.
Once you become an REI member, you’re open to new and exciting promotions. There is a gear sale that is only available to REI members. Membership is inexpensive and doesn’t expire. Read more...
The struggles of leadership can tear you down if you’re not ready for the day and what is coming at you. This is why you need to be motivated.
Finding the key to your motivation can be a lifesaver in leadership. You can go to your well of motivation and keep plucking it out of there.
Photo by Samuel Scrimshaw
Motivation will kick you in the butt. It’ll be the thing that tells you “You can do this!” when you don’t want to. Motivation is the key to getting things done.
But what do you do if you’ve lost your motivation to lead? You have to regain your motivation. The following 6 tips will help you regain your motivation.
6 Ways To Regain Your Motivation
1. Pause what you’re working on:
You can lose your motivation because you’ve been working on the same thing for an extended period of time. After spending too much time on a project, you can lose your motivation because it is all you see. Read more...