Starting is the hardest thing to do. Or so people say.
But is it really the truth? Is starting all that hard?
I don’t think starting is really hard. It’s actually pretty easy. Especially now when you’re able to start with so little.
Starting requires virtually nothing now. You can start a business with just a computer and internet access. You can start a club through the use of websites like meetup.com. You can even get people to help you to start by using Kickstarter.
Stuck In The Start
You see, starting has never been easier.
With that, we’re able to get stuck in the start.
We prepare. We get the foundation set. We even raise money.
And yet we’re stuck. We don’t know where to go after starting.
This has happened with my friend, Brandon, and I. Read more...
Being chosen for a position of leadership is a great honor. It shows someone noticed your potential and asked you to come along for the ride. Or maybe you chose yourself to lead. You took measured action and stepped up to the plate. And you’ve been leading ever since.
But there comes a day when we’ve all got to make the choice to move on. Whether or not you make the choice is up to you.
However, it’s a decision you don’t make lightly. You know you’ve been blessed with a great position, leading a great team, and having the time of your life. Except for when it’s not.
Let’s look at 3 reasons you might make the choice to move on in your leadership duties. Read more...
As I type this out, it’s been one week since I’ve made the toughest decision of my life (now two weeks as this goes live). The decision was filled with buckets of tears, sleepless nights, and pain like I’ve never felt before.
My bubba, Zane
My wife and I had to make the choice to put our beloved dog, Zane, down. To us, he was the best dog we could have asked for.
He joined our lives just over eight years ago for Valentine’s Day, a gift for Pam.
A mix of German Shepherd and Husky, he had lots of energy and love to go around. He was also one of the smartest dogs I’d ever owned.
Zane was easy to teach dog tricks. It was almost as if he instinctively knew what the commands meant. And he would do them. Whether it was sit, lay down, roll over, or belly rub. There was no training. He just knew. Read more...
Every leader will come to the point where he feels he can go no more. That he must give in to the exhaustion he is facing. But is this the proper course to take?
This is the question answered by Andy Andrews in the last decision of The Traveler’s Gift. I’ve shared with you the previous six decisions in past blog posts.
David Ponder nears the end of his journey as he receives the scroll from Gabriel with the decision to Persist Without Exception written on it. It’s a fitting end as David had not persisted without exception and that’s how he wound up traveling through time.
What Is Persisting Without Exception?
Persisting without exception is knowing the end goal. It is being unwilling to waver even when the situation seems daunting and scary. It means continuing despite exhaustion setting in. Read more...
At one point or another, every leader has been burned by a relationship they’ve been involved it.
The souring of a business relationship, the pain and rejection felt at the ending of a romantic relationship, feelings of betrayal when an employee defects to another business. We’ve all been there and felt the sting.
There are those who will face the slight with an unforgiving heart. Resolving to hold onto the pain and use it against anyone and everyone who may do them harm.
They think this will protect them. Building a wall and barrier between them and the hurt or possibility of hurt.
Instead, they’re creating a heart of bitterness. Pushing people and opportunities away while holding on to past wrongs.
Andy Andrews discusses why we must be willing to greet the new day with a forgiving spirit as the sixth decision for success in The Traveler’s Gift. Read more...