“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams The sixth president of the United States summed up the entire essence of leadership pretty well. When we aren’t inspiring people to dream, learn, do and become more, we’re not leading. The entire …
During LifePlan, the topic of being selfish comes up all the time and it’s always an assumed no-no. Healthy selfishness is a vital piece of living a healthy life with boundaries. If you don’t have healthy boundaries in your life, a boundary that says “stop here” or “this is my limit,” you’ll get walked all over.
If you haven’t read Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, buy a copy today!
When you begin to start setting healthy boundaries at home and at work, it changes your life. Be selfish and get rid of junk so you can be the best version of yourself. Take time to unpack your past and get healthy. If you don’t get rid of the baggage in your life, you’ll continue to carry it around and pick up more along the way.
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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! For some of you, it’s a fantastic time of year. For others (and quite possibly people on your team), this whole holiday season is difficult.
There are people around you that may be hurting right now and lashing out. In fact, you may be one of those hurt people hurting other people. You can only take responsibility for yourself but take the responsibility. Be aware of those around you and understand that especially during this time of year, emotions are high.
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“When you can’t fix yourself, you’re frustrated with the broken people in your life.” (tweet this)
If you want to dig deeper into the information I shared today, check out my 2-day coaching event on gaining perspective from your past and creating a LifePlan for your future. I also highly recommend Dr. Henry Cloud’s exceptional book:
Be sure to download the single, “Naughty List,” featured at the end of today’s podcast! Our very own Melissa co-wrote the song and is in a fantastic big band jazz trio called The North Pole Patrol. It’ll definitely get you in the Christmas spirit!
Question: What steps are you going to take to fix YOU?
We finished up the Q&A Series a couple weeks ago and today we’re starting a new video series straight from your feedback on the reader survey! Thank you for the incredible questions, comments and ideas!
Do you ever struggle with the feeling that you haven’t achieved enough or accomplished enough? It’s not a question of “Am I good enough?” it’s an absolute feeling of “I am not good enough.” Clear it out of your mind. The truth is, YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!
Take a few minutes and make three columns on a sheet of paper:
1st column: Write down every person or situation that has made you feel like you aren’t good enough. This will help you gain perspective on where the feelings came from. We’re not making monsters or victims.
2nd column: Write down everything you’ve achieved or accomplished in life. This is difficult. Take time to discover what these things are. We’re terrible at celebrating our victories.
3rd column: Write down a list of people that you’ve possibly made feel like they aren’t good enough. We’ve all done it. Pick out a few people that you’re going to talk to this week and let them know that they are good enough.
If you can never be satisfied with what you have achieved, you’ll never be satisfied with what you do achieve.
Today, come to a place of understanding that you are good enough!
Question: How have you affirmed or encouraged people on your team?
It’s been almost six months since I started my business. After 12 amazing years with Dave Ramsey, countless hours leading, teaching and coaching leaders and entrepreneurs, I felt God calling me to leave. It was the most difficult decision I’ve ever made but over the past few months, I’ve built my own business to do what I love – coach business and entrepreneurs and develop leaders.
Along the way, I talked to someone very special about naming my business. She gave me the word “Poimen.” Which, if I’m being serious, sounded lame. But then she sent me the definition.
Poimen (pronounced poy-mane’) is the Greek word in the Bible for:
A herdsman, especially a shepherd. The tasks of a Near Eastern shepherd were – to watch for enemies trying to attack the sheep – to defend the sheep from attackers – to heal the wounded and sick sheep – to find and save lost or trapped sheep – to love them, sharing their lives, and so earning their trust.
It was so powerful and a word that many have since told me is me. I sat on it awhile, and even asked some of the #CLoTribe if they had any ideas. And as God does it…
It gave me clarity in areas that I hadn’t had in a very long time…if ever. The great Tom Patterson put it this way –
“God has a plan for your life.
In creating who you are, God
simultaneously built into your life
what you’re to do. When you
discover His intent — and fully
embrace His design, His plan, His
master-thought for you — you will
be able to live the life you were
meant to live.”
Doing my LifePlan not only helped me to discover my purpose in life, but it also helped me to eliminate…