Becoming a disciplined leader takes hard work. You have to discipline (duh!) yourself and break yourself of the bad habits you’ve created.
You’re going to have to create new habits. The habits of a disciplined leader.
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Are you ready?
The Habits Of A Disciplined Leader
1. They practice self-care
The first habit of a disciplined leader is the habit of self-care. This isn’t a call to be selfish. This is a call to make sure you and your body are in optimal condition.
Disciplined leaders know they have to do a couple of things to make sure they’re the best that they can be. To practice the habit of self-care, a leader must:
Renew his mind
Basically, self-care means you take care of your body and mind. You don’t do drugs, drink alcohol in excess, or over-indulge. You also make sure you’re inputting good things into your body and mind. Read more...
I’m pretty sure there’s not a person out there who hasn’t asked “Why me?” This question has almost become default for many people today.
Every time something bad happens, they automatically ask why bad things happen.
But asking Why Me won’t really help you. In fact, asking this question hinders you more often than anything else.
We’ve got to begin shifting our mindsets and asking better questions. Why me has to be one of the least productive questions to ask yourself.
Why? I’m glad you asked. What you’ll find in this post is the answer to that question and why you need to stop asking Why Me?
1. Asking why me? places the focus on you: We’ve got to get over the thought the world revolves around us. It doesn’t. We’re just one more person on the rock that’s circling the sun. Read more...
The thought of poverty stirs up many images in my mind. The homeless man sitting outside of the local Wal-Mart. Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol. The single mother working two jobs and still not making it work.
And lately my mind has wandered to leaders who are in poverty. Not monetary poverty but a mindset of poverty.
Ever met a poverty minded leader? I think you have and you’ll probably recognize him after this post.
What Is A Poverty Mindset?
Let’s begin with this. What is a poverty mindset? What does it mean and what does it do to you?
A poverty mindset means:
Believing there will never be enough
Someone is always out to get what you have
Seeing life as a constant struggle
Decisions are based on fear 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...