People Are Waiting To Hear From This Person

The Speak Up! Series

Psstt! I’ve got a little secret to tell you. I think you’ll want to hear what I have to say on this one.

I’ve heard rumblings that there’s someone people want to hear from. It didn’t come as a shock to me. However, you may be surprised when you discover who this person is.

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Image by Nicholas Green

When talking to other leaders, they’ve told me they want to hear from someone who:

  • Excels at their work
  • Is continually striving to learn
  • Implements what they learn
  • Continually reads new material
  • Likes to share how they’ve grown
  • Has helped other leaders evolve
  • Values others above themselves
  • Etc, etc…

The Person People Want To Hear From

That’s quite a list, isn’t it? This person sounds pretty special. And he is.

What To Do When You’re Tired

It’s just past noon as I write this. My eyelids feel heavy and all I want to do is close them. I’m tired…

Leadership can drain on the leader. There’s so much responsibility and accountability, you can feel exhausted just waking up. The weight is always there.

Tired woman laying on her bed

Photo by Vladislav Muslakov

But you and I, we weren’t created to live a life of tired. We were meant to be fully alive. And you can’t be fully alive if you’re always tired.

Thus the question is raised: What do I do when I’m always tired?

What To Do When You’re Tired

Being tired doesn’t just affect your mental attitude. Being tired affects your physical health and the people around you.

A mental fog rolls over your mind. Your decisions are unsure. And you may begin to easily forget what you were working on.

Can You Win The Hearts Of Your Team?

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What do you think about when you hear “Win the heart?” Does your mind wander to the love of your life and how you wooed her off her feet? Or does it make you think of your little princess and how she constantly makes you fall in love with her over and over again?

Young woman making a heart with her hands

Photo by Alfonso Scarpa

What if I told you winning the heart isn’t only for your family and relationships. Winning the heart goes way beyond this. Winning the heart works not only with family, winning the heart works with those you lead.

Keep reading for your chance to win a copy of Mark Miller’s book, Win The Heart

Why You Need To Win The Hearts Of Your Team

Mark Miller, in his great book, Win The Heart, discusses the topic of winning the heart of your team. He makes a strong and valid case on why you need to look at the hearts of those you lead.

The Power Of Your Why

There is something powerful in knowing your why. This is the reason you’re doing what you’re doing. Whether this is why you lead, why you married your high school sweetheart, or why you continue to serve in ministry.

Your why will help push you further and farther than you ever believed possible. Many people witnessed this at the recent 123rd running of the Boston Marathon thanks to Micah Herndon.

silhouette photo of a person running on road

Photo by Lucas Favre

Micah served as a Marine in Afghanistan. He was lucky. He survived the brutal hell of war. Sadly, three of his friends did not.

Mark Juarez, Matthew Ballard, and Rupert Hamer all lost their lives in the war in Afghanistan. They didn’t return home alive. They passed in service to their country.

Obsess Over The Right Thing

And it's not your competition

As a business leader, our attention can easily be diverted from the things we should be doing. One of those ways we divert our attention is by obsessing over the wrong things. The biggest wrong thing we focus on is our competition.

Man holding glasses over the water focused on a city

Photo by Elena Taranenko

We focus on our competition because shifting our focus to them is easy. We constantly hear or see what the competition is doing. This makes us anxious and nervous…

If we’re not obsessed on the right thing.

Why Obsessing On The Competition Is The Wrong Play

I’ve already mentioned why we obsess about the competition. They’re who we see and who we hear about on a daily basis. Seeing them “pull” ahead terrifies us. Yet this doesn’t do us any good.

When we focus on the competition, we’re focusing on an external factor. You and I, we can’t do a thing about the competition. They’re doing their own thing. We need to do our own.