How to Look After Your Van if You’re a Tradesperson

If you’re a tradesperson with your own business, you probably have a van or two that helps you to get from A to B. Whilst your van gives you freedom and flexibility, your business may also come to a grinding halt if anything were to ever happen to it. It’s common to see muddy, dented and otherwise rusty vans on the road, but you should know that if your van looks like this, you’re not doing yourself any favors. Not only could it lose you customers, but it could also lead to other more serious consequences.

Here are a few things to consider if you have your own van:

Insurance

9 Leadership Traits You Can Learn From Your Dog

Owning a dog can be one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. They bring joy to our lives and teach us about friendship, loyalty, and love. But did you know dogs can also teach us important lessons about leadership?

Many of you have heard of my dog, Lok. He’s a Vizsla, one of the smallest pointer breeds of dogs. He’s my running companion, having trained with me for my multiple half marathons and the one full marathon I’ve run. There’s just something special about dogs.

A Vizsla dog (red colored) playing with a toy on a colorful rug.

Lok, our Vizsla

Through him, I’ve learned so much about leadership and the traits it takes to be a great leader. Today, we will look at what I’ve learned from my dog and nine leadership traits you can learn from your dog.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Memory

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.

Memory is the latest Liam Neeson movie. If you don’t know who Liam Neeson is, he is famous for his role in Taken and other films where he has a specific set of skills.

Memory follows the same formula. Liam Neeson’s character, Alex Lewis, is slowly losing his memory. His career is an assassin for hire. However, when it comes time for him to harm a child, Alex cannot and will not do the deed.

Liam Neeson in Memory

As his time plays out, Alex decides he will make the people responsible for the sex trafficking of young girls pay. He will exact his vengeance, or justice, on these criminals who so easily escape the criminal justice system.

If you like Liam Neeson movies, you are going to enjoy this. You will go into the movie knowing exactly what to expect.

5 Leadership Books To Read In May 2022

Reading is essential to the growth of any leader. The reading you do can be through physical books, audiobooks, and ebooks. Whatever works for you, do it!

But…

Finding great books to read can be a difficult thing to do. The power of books is why I love curating a list of books for leaders to read every month. In the list, I include books that have been influential in my leadership and books I’m interested in reading.

I hope you find value in this month’s list.

Books in a row

Photo by Tom Hermans on Unsplash

5 Leadership Books To Read In May 2022

1. Team Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Dr. Jean Greaves and Evan Watkins:

What does it take to have an effective team? It is more than talent, bright people, and skills. There’s something else that every great team needs to have. The dynamic most teams are missing is the dynamic of Team Emotional Intelligence.

4 Ways to Increase Your Wealth through Investing

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As an entrepreneur and leader, you have the opportunity to invest and grow your wealth in a number of ways. There are many strategies that you can use to increase your net worth and build your financial security. This blog post will discuss some of the best ways to increase your wealth as an entrepreneur and leader and also provide tips on how to stay motivated and focused on your financial goals.

1) Invest in yourself

One of the best ways to grow your wealth is to invest in yourself. This means that you should always be learning and growing as a person. You can do this by taking courses, attending seminars, and reading books on personal development and success. When you invest in yourself, you are increasing your chances of success and becoming financially independent.