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Anyone Else Think Like This?

What Leaders Really Want

Don't You Love The Diversity Of Perspective?
Don’t You Love The Diversity Of Perspective?

The invisible challenge with finding great leaders?

Too many people want to become leaders.

But not to do work that matters and not to make a difference.

What?

There’s a sad paradox.

People want to become leaders so they can make more money and buy bigger, better, and newer stuff.

Go ahead, tell me I’m lying!

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Anyone Else Think Like This?

Do You Have A Plan Today?

It's Never Too Late To Recommit
It's Never Too Late To Recommit

The workday begins the night before.

Do you walk out your door each day, armed with a mission and a plan to do work that matters?

What if you did?

What will it take?

Have you given up?

It’s tempting isn’t it?

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Could This Change Your Life?

Work That Matters

Good Monday morning. Two days until Fall. Time flies, doesn’t it? In the end, if we’re lucky, we get to take a look back at our lives and ask, “Was I going through the motions or did I passionately do work that matters?” My college friend, Skip Gaskill, has this to say:

Hey Jeff, its been a while.

I spent last week with some very special people helping them formulate “their” plans as they transition from Active Duty back to the civilian world.

I volunteer with a veteren’s transition group that helps our wounded warriors develop life goals and action plans to achieve them.

These young men and women were battered and broken both physically and mentally (paralysis, amputees, traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress, loss of sight, hearing, or both, etc.) and still have the desire, courage, fortitude, and determination to overcome these setbacks and the demons that have developed in dealing with them.

My point here is that there are many people in this world who need help setting goals and developing action plans. Many of us have done this for ourselves to varying degrees of success.

I’m asking all of us to consider mentoring someone else (vets, youth, down & out, etc.) do the same…

I can’t sufficiently articulate the emotions you go through when you see someone you guided achieve success especially when they thought they had 0% chance of doing so.

We will all be better off in the long run.

Semper Fi, Skip

Ok, back to my words…

I don’t know about you, but my bar for today’s work has just been raised. Thank you Skip for sharing a private piece of yourself that we didn’t know before.

Paying it back, or paying it forward, we will likely never do enough giving to repay all the recieving we did and will continue to do. Keep on paying anyway. It’s good for your soul.

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It's Not Over Rated No really

Ship It

Even If It's Small, Ship It
Even If It's Small, Ship It

The real job, the ultimate goal, of a small business entrepreneur, is to ship.