Pam and I recently traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. It’s hard to believe we’ve been married for 15 years but we have.
Whenever we travel by plane, we rent a vehicle. We’ve thought about trying to do the whole Uber thing while we don’t have our own personal vehicle but it doesn’t make sense to us. The cost to Uber places would outweigh the cost to rent a car and sightsee. Thus, we rent a vehicle.
Photo by James Coleman
This time around, Hertz put us in a Toyota Rav4. This vehicle was nice. It came with all sorts of features our older, paid-off vehicles do not have. But it did not come with one feature I expected it to have. Read more...
Great leaders know they must do lots of things. Great leaders need to be aware of their team’s emotions. Great leaders need to be consuming and creating fresh content. Great leaders need to take people to new heights.
But great leaders also know there’s one thing that is required to lead well. What is that one thing? Keep reading to find out.
Great Leaders Do This
We already know that great leaders do many things. All of them are part of great leadership but there’s one thing that help mediocre leaders move to the level of greatness.
This action is something most of us have done all of our lives. Yet we hate it. We struggle with taking this action.
Sometimes we feel uncomfortable because doing this makes us feel like less of a leader. Other times we don’t think we can do this because we haven’t been able to find the right one. Read more...
There’s an inner longing to be loved and adored. We all want people to like us. You even feel that way, right?
I’m pretty sure you desire to have people like you. I know I want people to like me.
But there’s a problem with wanting everyone to like you and be cool with you.
So, what’s the problem? Why shouldn’t we want everyone to be cool with what we’re doing?
That problem is simple. People are going to disagree with you.
Your ideas may not align with the beliefs of others. Your methods may be different from what has been seen. Your personality may rock people the wrong way.
And that’s okay!
Really, it is okay that you won’t click with everyone. We weren’t meant to. Read more...
“Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.”
Around eight months ago, I was reading about blogging. I had been doing it off and on for some time, but I was starting to get more serious about it.
As I was reading, I stumbled onto a book called Engagement from Scratch, by Danny Iny. In it I found a chapter by Marcus Sheridan of TheSalesLion.com. We had talked over the phone earlier in the year and he had given me some advice about blogging. The chapter was about commenting on other blogs to grow your platform.
Around the same time I was listening to the audio version of Crush It, by Gary Vaynerchuk. In Crush It, Gary lays out a strategy to help you grow your platform that also includes commenting on other blogs. Read more...