If I were to ask the question: “Do you want to grow?” How would YOU respond?
I believe it would be a resounding yes, I want to grow! But the truth of the matter is that for most of us, we avoid any form of pressure because we don’t want to feel uncomfortable. You see, we have been taught that comfort is a place to be desired and strived for.
I would like to introduce a new thought today.
In John Maxwell’s 15 Laws of Growth, the Law of the Rubber Band, he says: “True life begins at the end of our comfort zone and we arrive there by stretching.”
When it comes to tension and stretching, a rubber band is a great example.
Rubber bands are ONLY useful when they are stretched. You would not be where you are professionally, and who you are personally, without some form of tension or stretching taking place.
For many, the thought is, when I graduate from college and...
“I am overwhelmed,” they shared. “I am just...I have a lot to do. I’ll be working all summer, which is fine, I can cancel my vacation and go next year.”
As a coach and thinking partner for hundreds of school leaders, I hear comments like this every week. School leaders that are too busy, too overwhelmed, too engaged in everything to participate in a training session or prepare for their coaching session.
When the truth is, their feelings and emotions are not being overwhelmed. Their feelings and emotions are coming from being under-purposed. From not having clarity in their purpose, vision and goals.
Your purpose is why you do what you do. The filter through which you direct your creative power and how you make decisions. Think of your purpose as the sun and everything revolves around it. From your purpose, you begin to see and create vision. I teach Purpose, Vision and Goals in our Empowerment Mentoring program.
When you are not...
Communicating the desire for the "new" normal has significant impact on not only your morale, but those you lead can have a significant impact on morale, working conditions.
I have spent some time this week reflecting on my experiences hearing folks wanting and wishing for the "new" normal.
Watch or listen to the lesson to get a better understanding of what this person is actually saying and how it is impacting the low morale on your team or in your school.
I offer multiple strategies that I know will work (I use them) to help you and your team be in a better place emotionally and physically!
Hey leaders, Dr. Tom Miller here and I want to share with you something I believe is critically important to your short and long term success.
Best selling author John Maxwell teaches a "Year in Review" process that I have been implementing over the past four years to double my income but work less days. Travel to different parts of the world, reduce personal debt so I could increase retirement contributions, and improve my personal health (40 lbs. weight loss) as well as lowered cholesterol.
Without evaluative experience I am basically doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different result. That’s the definition of insanity.
As the days on the calendar end for 2019, it’s critical to look over the last year and determine:
What made this year...