Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dynasty Warriors

I was a huge fan of the Playstation 2 video game Dynasty Warriors 2. Hearing that Netflix had released a movie based on the series, my interest was piqued. I was excited to watch a video game from my youth transition to a live-action movie.

Dynasty Warriors began with an epic battle. Sadly, it ended with a whimper. My desire for a massive, large-scale battle didn’t materialize. My wife even walked away from the movie.


Still from Dynasty Warriors movie. Warrior in a heroic pose.

This doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to learn from the movie. There is. There is always something we can learn from a movie, even a movie we don’t enjoy.

Sadly, Dynasty Warriors was a movie I did not enjoy. Still, I painfully watched the 2-hour long movie so I could bring you the leadership lessons from Dynasty Warriors.

I hope you’re happy.

What Do You Have To Offer?

Do you know what you have to offer? Have you even considered the possibility YOU have something to offer?

We all have something to offer. Not all of us are offering what we have.

The Gateway Church in Spring Lake, Mi picks an organization to support every year. Last year, we focused heavily on Team World Vision and bringing clean water to those in need.

This year, our focus has shifted. We’ve begun to lean in heavily and focus our efforts on garnering support for Project Rescue. Project Rescue is a great organization with a great mission.

They exist to rescue and restore victims of sexual slavery through the love and power of God.

That’s pretty awesome if you ask me.

For Team World Vision, we asked our congregation to move their feet to raise money for clean water. This year, we did something different. We empowered our people (youth and children included!) to do something impactful.

The Importance of Having a Mentor When You Are a Young Leader

Being a leader with big ideas and good people skills is a great start. However, having a person with more experience who can provide guidance, is the secret ingredient to your success. Here is why.

Do you ever feel stuck or losing focus? Have you ever struggled with solving an issue?

It is useful to have someone in your life who you trust and value their opinions. Listening to a well-versed person helps you make better decisions when you are unsure of yourself. An individual with an objective viewpoint can help you re-evaluate your problems and could direct you towards a solution.

Working with a mentor in your career makes a big difference when it comes to achieving your goals.

Mentoring can be part of a structured program or a more informal professional relationship. Whichever type of mentoring you choose you can only win.

25 Simple Pleasures For Leaders

As I started a recent Friday, I began to think about the simple pleasures in life. These are the things that are so easy to overlook that we take them for granted.

My typical Friday has looked something like this:

  • An early morning chat with a band of brothers
  • A quick trip to Aldea, a local coffee shop, with my dog
  • A drive down to the beaches of Lake Michigan
  • A quick read-through of a few comic books
  • A nap on the couch
  • A movie
A latte and coffee with cookies on a table by a tree. Simple pleasures in life!

Photo by Lala Azizli on Unsplash

There’s more to my Friday’s but I was reminded of the importance of these little pleasures in life. They bring me great joy and contentment.

As leaders, we need these simple pleasures in our lives. We cannot live a life devoid of simple pleasures.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

A Reel Leadership Article

What happens when you combine Chow Yun Fat’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the Marvel Cinematic Universe? I believe you get the latest Marvel movie, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings.

Shang-Chi was an exciting Marvel adventure. It brought so much fun, energy, and excitement back to what many consider was a starting-to-flail universe. While Marvel movies have always been top-notch quality, many people were concerned for future movies. Could Marvel keep up the quality movies?

Simu Liu in Shang-Chi movie

Shang-Chi proved the answer was a resounding yes. It is set to smash Labor Day weekend records.

I have to agree. The movie will continue to do well long after its release. Shang-Chi will be a crucial part of the next phase of Marvel movies. We will see more of Shang-Chi. My guess is in the next Avengers movie.