Reverse Your Goals in 2016

As you set goals for 2016, try to reverse the process. Most people set goals in this order: Have – Do – Be. We usually think about what do I want to have? (A new car, more $, etc…) then what do I need to do to have it? Then what will I Be as a result? The answer is usually, then I’ll be happy. The problem is that things don’t make you happy and most things come as a result of who you are. So reverse the process & focus on becoming. Set goals in reverse: Be – Do – Have What do you want/need to become? What are the attributes you need to develop? In what areas do you want to improve? Then establish the steps you need to do to become. Then what will you have as a result. Jim Rohn taught that “For things to change
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Your Leadership Creates Your Results

I believe we choose the level of influence we have with our people based on the approach to leadership we choose to take. In my observation there are three distinct approaches to leadership and each derives a different result.   Pretentious Leaders create contempt. Pretentious leaders are driven by ego. Their focus is not on their people; it’s on them. They choose style over function. When a leader is conceited, fake, disinterested or abrasive, they create feelings of resentment with their people. The lack of respect erodes trust and invites desires to undermine the leader’s authority. It’s easy to blame problems on your people and even to fire people who seem to be a thorn in your side, but those fixes are never more than temporary. I want to be clear that pretentious leadership creates contempt.   Positional Leaders create compliance. When leaders rely on position or authority they are
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3 Things Service Does For You

At this time of year many people are service oriented and look for ways to make a difference for others. It is one of the reasons I love the holiday season. And although service is about helping the other person, providing service is truly reciprocal. Here are three ways service also serves the server. Service Makes You Happier When I was in high school, I decided that our DECA club needed to do something that brought us together and provided service. As we discussed it, one of the girls suggested we provide Christmas for a family who needed it. We all got on board, soliciting donations, money, and food. With a monumental effort, we showed up Christmas Eve at the front door of a tiny home in downtown Denver with three SUV’s packed full of Christmas. We had toys, candy and clothes for the four kids, food to fill their
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