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Why was faith, hope, and love our go-to when we were younger?

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Yesterday morning, Monday, July 18.

 

i have no idea how to act when the only visible things that seems to be working decently are your lungs and your mind.

Would i be able to remain a pillar of faith, hope, and love when everything around me is crumbling?

At 57, i am incredibly inexperienced compared to 90.

i told him that.

All i can think about is that faith, hope, and love are the very things we need when the end is near.

Having spent many days and nights living in the Senior Housing Facility and visiting the adjoining 24-hour Nursing Home, i’m seriously confused by what i observe and have observed for many years.

And i wonder if Faith, Hope, and Love – our everything when we are younger – turn out to be fair-weather companions as we age.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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It’s called the mystery of Faith for a reason. None of it can be proven, except the part where it works for people who believe in it.

So yeah, totally mystery.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

Leader Top Priorities?

Leadership priorities.  Probably the single most important “to do” on a great leader’s list.  Right?

At the top for me is a compelling vision.  Then acting with integrity. And thirdly, building trust.

But these aren’t the priorities I’m talking about.

I’m referring to personal, moral priorities.

A few months ago, I had the privilege to hear a Fortune 100 President give a speech. To my surprise he listed his as:

  1. Faith
  2. Family
  3. Career

Didn’t see that one coming.  Career was third.  As a Fortune 100 President. Wow.

Live authentically, serve humbly, live to make other’s dreams come true.

Four Tips to Be World Class

How does a person or an organization become world class, and stay world class? Here are four tips to do just that.  First, however we need to state the obvious:

It’s a double edge sword isn’t it?  If consistency is the hallmark or quality, and continuous improvement is the key to becoming (and sustaining) world class status, how do you balance risk and reward?

Let’s use this example from yesterday.

As a professional speaker, there are several goals for every presentation:

  • Give a speech to change the world
  • Never give the same speech twice
  • Ask great questions
  • Get the audience to reveal the key points

Let’s review from a different angle, what you just read:

  • Have passion and faith that impossible is possible
  • Be authentic, not going through the motions
  • Know where you want to go and be prepared to get there
  • Lead, don’t manage

The second set of bullet points states the common sense theories that we all nod our heads in agreement when we hear them.

The first set illustrates how I internalized these common sense things to make them work for my particular role in the business world.

Now it’s your turn. Take the four common sense bullet points and make them your own.  Tomorrow, I’ll share how practicing what I preach led to an amazing result.

You don’t have to any of this.  And maybe that’s a leader’s biggest challenge, doing what’s easier rather than what’s harder.  So here’s a fifth tip – being world class means out working your competition.  Most people hate to admit this.  And then they wonder why they aren’t world class.


jungle jeff And Fear

jungle jeff and fear are familiar with each other.  Have been for a long time.  Fear is all around us, isn’t it?

“Good men have the fewest fears”.   — Christian Nestell Bovee

A few years ago it hit me, I have the Faith of Mount Everest – you know, the tallest peak on earth.

And then it struck, I have the fear of K2 – the second tallest peak on earth, a fact most don’t know.

They are roughly 800 feet different in height.  A relatively trivial amount, but enough for Mount Everest to triumph.

In the quest to be a great leader, if we’re successful, we also become a good person.  Good enough to keep most of our fears at bay.  Some refer to it as courage.