Getting the best results in our life is really a two part process. In my last post I shared how to start asking the question, “What is the best?” for the results we want to create in every area of our lives. That is the first step. We must do this if we truly want to live an extraordinary life. Life is a journey. Just like going on a road trip we have to know where we want to go before our GPS can give us directions on how to get there. This is why we must first determine what the best results are before we can determine what our next steps should be.
I learned a simple, but profound truth several years ago that has significantly impacted my life for the better in essentially every area of my faith, family, friends, finances, and fitness. That truth it the quality of our answers is determined by the quality of our questions we ask. Another way to think about that truth is to understand if we want better answers (results) in our lives we need to ask better questions. I covered that in more detail in WHAT WAS THE QUESTION previously. Would you like to know a powerful question that has really caused significant growth and improvement in our lives?
You have probably heard the quote,
That is completely true and I have never really met anyone who disagrees with that statement. Yet somehow too few people ever make significant changes in their actions to yield those different results. Why is that? There are several reasons, but I think the simplest answer is because it’s DIFFERENT.
So I absolutely cannot take credit for this. A friend of mine shared this idea from Jon Acuff. I loved the idea and I accepted the challenge in 2014. It required commitment and discipline, but it was totally worth it. Are you up for the challenge?
There are so many dimensions to leadership and it is most certainly a process not a destination. I want to share with you a training I received from a mentor of mine, Greg Smith, in August 2013. He shared the five things leaders do at Advocare Success School in August 2013. His training challenged me and convicted me of some areas I needed to grow in. I am certain one or more of these insights will do the same for you.
Once it gets recorded you can still use this permanent link: http://www.freeconferencing.com/playback.html?n=/storage/sgetFC/a7xva/aIoFEY
The last men’s leadership call received such incredible feedback we decided to do another one and I am beyond fired up for our speaker this time. Invest in yourself and the men in your life. Be on this call and invite the top 3 – 5 men you care about to join you. Josh Delp will bring a message of strength and wisdom.
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This is a topic I have strong opinions on and I cannot add or subtract anything from this incredibly well thought out blog post from The Gospel Centered Mom. Please visit her blog to gain some incredible parenting wisdom: http://gospelcenteredmom.blogspot.com/2014/12/what-to-do-about-santa.html?m=1
Would you like to be more effective and productive in every important area of your life? I believe most everyone would like to. One of the most important things we can do before beginning a new project or task is to identify and fully understand our strengths. There is an incredible tool that can help us do exactly that. It is StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath.