How to Know and Grow Your Unique Gifts & Truest Calling! (Part 1 of 3)
“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.”
–Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., former Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
“The (Your) gifts and calling of God are irrevocable”
-Romans 11:29, The Bible
Dr. John Maxwell, one of my mentors, once said, “You have to know the way, grow (in) the way, to show the way!”
But, how do you grow something you aren’t fully aware of?
A few of the MOST common questions that are asked of leaders today are:
“How can I know what my purpose is?”
“How do I discover my true calling?”
“How can I find out what I really am called to do?”
No matter how you ask it, the question haunts and plagues millions around the world. Have you been asking one of these...
The Synergistic Power of Being in a Mastermind Group: The 8 Profitable Benefits of Joining a Mastermind in 2020 (Part 2 of 2)
Hello and Happy 2020!
“You are the average of the five people you associate with the most…”–Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workout
“The Mastermind Principle: Two or more people actively engaged in the pursuit of a definite purpose with a positive mental attitude, constitute an unbeatable force.” –Napoleon Hill, renowned American author
What are the benefits of being in a Mastermind Group (MMG) to YOU?
Two heads are better than one, but what about 4 or 6 or 7? Their additional combined insights, wisdom, and creativity exceeds a single perspective. You may not have to reinvent the wheel if you have others who have been there. This synergistic idea alone is worth the investment of time, energy, and...
Napoleon Hill, the iconic American motivational speaker and author, once said, “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he (or she) is best suited.”
“Employee engagement is the art and science of engaging people in authentic and recognized connections to strategy, roles, performance, organization, community, relationship, customers, development, energy, and happiness to leverage, sustain, and transform work into results.” - David Zinger, Let’s Co-Create an Employee Engagement Charter, The Employee Engagement Network
So, what do you absolutely need to do to maximize your engagement at work?
Let me propose a MASTER KEY to living out your fullest potential in the workspace from over 3 decades of interactions with thousands of people.
As a former senior corporate manager and trainer, I an the first to acknowledge that other factors play essential roles such as…
chemistry, competency, contribution, character,...
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are" –President Theodore Roosevelt
*By the way, I will continue the 4-part series starting next week about how to have a paradigm shift in your life. (Picking up on Part 3 then) I wanted to write this 2019 New Year blog in between.
Beginning a New Year brings delight to some, but to others, it's just another date on the calendar. One person might love the idea of a fresh start, while another dreads it.
What does it mean to you?
Someone once said, "Life is what you make of it". How do you and I view it? I love sunrises. It's a matter of fact, I am in Florida right now and took pictures and videos of the sunrise on the beach on the East Coast side. Seeing the bright new day symbolizes new beginnings, fresh starts, new days, etc. It's a life mulligan if you will.
Now, I'm writing this blog post with a few major things in mind:
First, I need a fresh start because we JUST experienced a tragedy. Our motorhome...
“If you want small changes in your life, work on your attitude. But, if you want big and primary changes, work on your paradigm.”
–Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
What does it take to make a real change in our lives? What leads us to make big shifts in our personal paradigms?
…but how, when, where, and why does it happen?
Now, we have been beautifully and marvelously designed with uniqueness and individuality, and because of that, we innately long to discover our purpose in life. Someone once said, “You are beautiful and unique. A one-of-a-kind. Just like everyone else!”
Because of our intrinsic design and unique idiosyncratic hardwiring, we ask ourselves questions such as:
“What is my calling?”
“What is my purpose in life?”
“What are my gifts and talents, and how can I start using them?”
“How do I know my life’s mission and how will I...