Love, Care and Serve

Love, Care and Serve

Love, Care, Serve
Recently, I finished reading the book, The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All, by Jon Gordon and wanted to share a little bit about what I learned and what I thought others might be interested in knowing about the book.  It was a very easy read and the entire book can be summarized easily in a few paragraphs.

The main takeaway is to live your life and run your businesses based upon the following guiding principles:
Love, Care and Serve

They are each rather obvious when applied to be being a parent or

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As a Leader You Need the Multiplier Effect

As a Leader You Need the Multiplier Effect

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 9.36.14 PM In the March 2016 Entrepreneur Magazine, there was a great article about  22 Must-Have Leadership Qualities.  I found the article to be so powerful that I am spending a few minutes each week thinking about how I can improve these leadership skills myself.  Like most things in life, you get what you focus your attention on.  Here is #15 – Empowerment.

“Many of the my leadership philosophies were learned as an athlete. My most successful teams didn’t always have the most talent but did have teammates with the right combination of skills, strengths and a common trust in each other.  To build an “overachieving” team, you need to delegate responsibility and authority.  Giving away responsibilities isn’t always easy. It can actually be harder to do than completing the task yourself, but with the right project selection and support, delegation can pay off in dividends. It is how you truly find people’s capabilities and get the most out of them.”
Shannon Pappas, senior vice president, Beachbody LIVE

If you are like me, you try to do it all. You want to create the strategy as well as implement it and execute it.  While this seems like a great way to accomplish your goals and to maintain a sense

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Why are Americans not Interested in Politics and Not Registering to Vote?

Why are Americans not Interested in Politics and Not Registering to Vote?

When researching information regarding voter apathy and low voter registration, I was able to narrow down the reason why Americans are not interested in registering to vote to 4 main reasons: disgust with the status quo and the polarizing tone of politics, greater complexity in issues, politics as a taboo and it doesn’t pertain to them.  I will concede that there are many more than I highlight here, but in order to be concise, I wanted to focus primarily on these four as I believe they cover the majority of reasons why eligible voters are not registering to vote.

Disgusted with Politics, the Status Quo and Polarization There are many reasons why Americans have become disillusioned by the political process but the ones most referenced include: political

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