In high school, no one wanted to be a misfit. Rather, we wanted to be the cool kid. The one who was dating the cheerleader.
It made sense. If we fit in, if we were popular, we’d be liked.
Years later, I see how wrong this high school mindset was.
Looking back on my school days, it was the popular kids who got all the attention. Looking at them today, very few went on to anything productive.
Now, the misfits… The science geeks. The bookworms. The math lovers. The easily distracted. The class clowns…
These guys are different. These guys have gone on to make more of an impact in life than the popular students.
These social misfits know something the average kid didn’t. They knew it didn’t matter if they fit in or fit out. Read more...
I returned from the Catalyst Atlanta Conference over the weekend. I can’t believe it’s done already.
My time there was a whirlwind. I was able to attend the Catalyst Lab sessions on Wednesday and then attend two days worth of great leadership content.
This year the theme of the conference was KNOWN.
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These three items were the core of the conference. What are we known as. What are we known by. What are we known for.
When you combine these three pieces, you are known. And known well.
What I Learned At Catalyst
You may be wondering what I learned during my time at Catalyst. Honestly, it was a lot. Almost to the point of overwhelm. Read more...
When you get married, your focus shifts from yourself to your spouse. It is one of the most important relationships that you will have. Your relationship with your spouse will also affect the quality of your leadership.
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In EntreLeadership, Dave Ramsey talks about the spousal interview. During the hiring process Dave will require an interview with the spouse of the prospective employee. He does this to see if the prospect is married to ‘crazy.’ That is someone who makes life miserable, has a bad attitude, or is high maintenance.
Your spouse requires a lot of time and effort. Crazy spouses and bad relationships require even more time and effort.
If you have a crazy spouse it will drain on your leadership skills.
Nagging, bickering, and pettiness will drain your energy.
Your focus will be off. It will be on her and keeping her happy rather than leading to the best of your ability. Read more...