6 Characteristics of Good Leadership in 2019

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Source: Photo by Heidi Sandstrom. on Unsplash

Guest post from Jessica Watson

Successful leaders have power and knowledge behind their companies. They are coming around them. They need to know when they take up opportunities to mobilize employees to work hard towards their goals.

Capable leaders get the title "manager" or "boss". They can achieve the right acting, enthusiasm and unconsciousness, and the level of luck and time. Some may know that they are capable of delivering these skills, but most of the leadership qualities can be handled by learning and practices. The one who knows the way to a leader is the way to show. A good leader is a futuristic vision and his ideas are realistic about the real world's success stories.

We have created the list of 6 Good Leadership characteristics for 2019 that will help you in your business tasks:


1: Useful Communication

Powerful leaders know when and when to ask. They can explain all clearly and concisely with all of their employees on a specific mission based on useful speakers and company goals. If people do not understand or do not know your expectations, they will be shortened, so you are very useful.

You can contact all levels: one, department and full staff, telephone, email, and social media. Communications and verbal transmissions of communications are structured in a steady stream system, so accessible and accessible to people at different levels.

2: Good Vision

For a vision, there is a clear picture of where a leader should go and how goals can be achieved. However, that is not enough. Leaders should share their opinions with others and a leader must use his / her vision and serve it well, so customers and employees trust it. He needs to find clear and emotional words to be attractive to others.

3: Empowerment

It is important to focus on important responsibilities when resting to others. Through this, I want to improve your supporters and work for them. If you continue to have your microfinance with your wife, it will be hopeless and very important and can not focus on important issues. Enter the workpieces to your downstairs and see how they work. They need all the support they need, and they have an opportunity to give them the responsibility.

4: Openness in Ideas

Though not necessarily in the current ways of thinking, new ideas can be heard and opened up. Good leaders can accept opinions from employees and effectively use them. Creates mutual respect and trust between open minds and employees. The group is always interested to share new ideas. Do you think Steve Jobs came with all the idea for Apple and Android products and campaigns? We do not think so.

5: Common sense

Strong time, hysteria with control and structure - everything has its advantages, but with a little joke, you can usually act a bit more relaxed. It is important to solve humor tensions, wipe out the hostility or break the peak of the slap. Useful comedy about how to use the comedy to encourage employees. Humor is not incompatible with the duties of a conscious work, but rather a humorist leadership is much more relaxed and more humane because employees are more intense. You should not be lost as a leader.

6: Honesty and Integrity

In all circumstances (private and public), the same values as a person will show fairness. Such leaders express their confidence and surrender their relationship to any doubt. This is a fair process, not predictable reactions, restrictive comments, and total tactics. Very desirable for a staff who works with strong solidarity and residence. In addition, justice is important. Integrity is the same measure of others. A leader should ask all the leaders before the verdict. Avoid results without the required data.


Summary

You have these good qualities as a good leader, but if you do not have these qualities, you can fight to create a code in the world of leadership. You need to set a good example to follow others. Your dedication, emotion, empathy, honesty and honesty play. Good leadership skills and decision making are important for a leader's success and failure. Finally, the innovation and creative thinking, as well as the vision for the future, is a pair of important traits that stand for a leader.

Jessica Watson writes for websites and blogs for two years. She had a fair share of writing in various places, but his main focus was on technology, smartphone and finance. Currently, she is working with client website called 4kapks.com that provides free apks downloads.


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Are You Always Thinking About Work? You Might Be Burned Out

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Photo by Riccardo Mion

Are you unable to stop thinking about work?

Leading up to my 369 Days, I was checking email from 6am until 11pm 7 days a week, because I was getting emails during those hours.

Who is to blame?

Me.


I could’ve ignored those emails, I could’ve stopped sending emails (new or replies). I could’ve told by boss(es) that I was off-line after 5pm and on weekends. But I didn’t, and I have two stents in my heart because of my bad decisions.

Fast forward 9 years later, now I don’t check emails 24/7. I don’t send emails to my team after 5pm on workdays, and definitely not on weekends. Has the world ended? Not that I can tell.

On my smartphone (commonly referred as iBinky), I don’t have the email app to get my work mail on the phone. I have to open up a website and log in, in order to access my mail. That way mail is not being constantly funnelled to my phone. I have to go fetch it (good boy!).

Here are my go-to steps to cut back on constant thoughts of work:

  • Schedule your shut down of work every work day. If your work day ends at 5pm, then that’s when you stop working. Our bodies and minds are not designed for 24/7 work, so why do we continue to expect that of ourselves?

  • Turn off email notifications on your smartphone, or delete the mail app altogether. If you’re an entrepreneur/solpreneur, then this may not be the best decision, but at least minimize the number of times you check email in a day.

  • Install a time limit app on your phone Here’s a post of some good options

  • Get a hobby. Remember hobbies? Things you did for fun? Yeah, maybe try doing that again.

  • Journal your work thoughts. Every time you think about work, write it down, and what you’re thinking about. If you are constantly thinking about work, your hand is going to get hella tired of writing.

If you’re struggling with burnout, I want to help you get your life back. Click HERE to schedule a call with me to see how we can help you recover from burnout, and live the life you want and DESERVE!


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How a Lack of Motivation Could Be Burnout

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Photo by Matthew Henry https://unsplash.com/@matthewhenry/portfolio

Do you often lack motivation to do anything?

When you are in a state of burnout, your motivation is nowhere to be found. Often times you wish you could just sit and do nothing (which is ironic, because a great way for you to prevent burnout in the first place is to rediscover boredom, and do nothing.)

Your body is depleted, so any energy your body has, is going to address the damage that stress and burnout is causing. Your emotional well being is damaged as a result, and you end up being extra moody, and possibly show signs of depression.

How you view everything will determine how everything happens in your life.

When you’re stressed, your ability to make clear decisions is more challenging, because your brain is allocating power to deal with the aftermath of stress. Think about it: When you’re tired, and someone asks you a decision on what you would like to dinner, it’s not an easy decision, is it?

Because your brain isn’t fully available to you, because it’s programmed to allocate resources to address what your body is asking for. If your body is in pain, your brain is spending time trying to fix that pain. If you’re tired due to lack of restful sleep, you have aches, so your brain will be focusing on those aches.

See the trend?

Stress takes away your mental and physical energy to function.

You have a choice to be burned out or not. It’s up to you. No pill, person, guru, spiritual leader can change that. It’s on you, boss. Yes, seek guidance and help if you’re highly stressed and/or burned out, because an outside point of view can guide you to the best steps to take, to recover from stress and burnout.

When I was going through my burnout, I was not a nice person. Everyone knew I was burned out except me. I didn’t read the burnout memo. I was short with people, frustrated over little (and big) things, and felt that I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders, both at work and at home. Not a good situation for anyone.

If you’re struggling with burnout, I want to help you get your life back. Click HERE to schedule a call with me to see how we can help you recover from burnout, and live the life you want and DESERVE!


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How The GM Closure In Oshawa Can Learn From Windsor, Pontiac & Flint

 Source: CBC News

Source: CBC News

Oshawa, Ontario is dealing with news that I’ve personally lived through twice.

General Motors is ending operations at their Oshawa-based auto manufacturing plants.

News like this can (and often does) cripple communities. 2,800 GM employees will lose their jobs. The ripple effect of this is much larger than 2,800 people.

Families are impacted. Income from working for the auto-sector is hard to match with the skillset that automotive employees have. Many will struggle to replace that income, possibly having to work two retail and/or minimum wage roles, to make up what they were earning in the auto plants.

With people earning less, they will be spending less, which has a ripple effect on smaller business, which can (and often do) close up, due to lack of sales.

See what happens when a large employer leaves your community?

Windsor knows this feeling. Fiat-Chrysler is really the only main automaker left in Windsor, Ontario. GM? Gone (and they’re slowly clearing away the demolished plant that has been dormant for many years). Ford has an engine plant, but mark my words, if they need to build the engines more efficiently (aka cheaper), they’ll close that down too.

Windsor, much like Detroit rode the ups and downs of the auto sector. Growing up in Pontiac, Michigan I saw up close and personal what happens when things are going well, and when they are not.

My family (Great Grandfather, Grandfather, Father, Uncles, Cousins, friends, etc) all worked for the auto sector. I’ve seen how this kind of news impacts people, families, communities. My heart breaks for Oshawa this morning.

When GM and Ford closed or scaled back operations in Windsor, it created a ripple effect and made the city suffer the 2008 recession even worse than other parts of Ontario, and Canada.

The City of Pontiac basically died, after GM closed shop. Crime rose through the roof, and the City filed bankruptcy, and basically had no local government, police or fire services, etc.

So did Flint, Michigan. Economic depression continues to impact that city, and their water supply still isn't truly safe to drink. The ripple effect of having your community supported by ONE company is a slippery slope.

The safety nets of Canada will help minimize the impact of GM leaving Oshawa in 2019, but it’s still going to hurt.

For the employees of GM-Oshawa, look into getting training NOW. Toronto has a HUGE shortage of elevator repair technicians due to the bazillion condos that are being built in the GTA. General labours are in constant need. Learn new skills. If you’ve been working in the plant for more than 5 years, you’ve learned new skills because how cars are built today is different than even 5 years ago.

For the City of Oshawa, get creative. You’re losing an employer that provides a big tax incentive to your community. Be proactive now, so you can avoid what happened to Pontiac, Michigan.

Be well!


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Why You Need More Than Sleep To Cure Burnout

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There is no shortage of posts saying that sleep is important to help reduce stress and prevent (or reduce) burnout.  

Signs of burnout include exhaustion, insomnia, interrupted sleep and getting sick more often.

The challenge of getting a good night of sleep if you are burned out is a big one. 

During burnout, your mind is constantly thinking about work, life, family, responsibilities, struggles (health, financial, personal), and it's often coupled with a lack of motivation to do anything about it.

Sleeping 8 + hours per night is beneficial, but if your sleep isn't truly restful sleep, your body is not able to recover from the toxicity that you face/digest every day.  No wonder you're irritable!

Burnout is real.  I had severe burnout in 2009, that nearly took my life.  After a year of significant losses, I rebuilt my life from the bottom-up, and now I live a life with reduced stress and zero burnout.  There's hope for all that are going through high-stress and burnout, but simply stating get more sleep is just a band-aid, and it doesn't address the root cause(s) of your burnout.

I'm a big fan of journalling.  It allows you to get what is in your head, onto paper, so that you can review it later and see where you are today, compared to when you wrote your note.

Journalling your challenges and stressful situations is helpful, as it can provide clues as to what's causing the stress in your life, and give hints to how to reduce (or hopefully eliminate) those stressful times.

There are reasons why you are not resting when you sleep.  The key is to determine what those reasons are, so that you can deal with those causes head on.  

For the next week, keep a notepad by your nightstand (not on your smartphone, but a piece of paper and a writing instrument), and when your mind starts racing about things, write down what those things are.  

In the morning, review that list and next to the list of things, write down some reasons why these things are bothering you.  

Over a week or so, you should start seeing some trends, and it can help shed light on what the issues are in your life that are causing you stress and leading to your burnout state.

Once you have compiled the lists and can see patterns of what's going on, next you need to figure out how to resolve those issues.  Easier said than done, but it can be done!

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How Batman Continues To Influence me

 1976 and 2016.

1976 and 2016.

The Dark Knight has been the hero I've needed throughout my life

(Originally published on Thrive Global)

Wikipedia describes my favorite (favourite in Canada) fictional character this way:

 Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger,[1][2] (Bolded Bill Finger on purpose) and first appeared in Detective Comics #27, in 1939. Originally named the "Bat-Man", the character is also referred to by such epithets as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, and the World's Greatest Detective.

My first memory of Batman is the 1960s TV show, which thankfully Channel 20 in Detroit showed when I was a little kid.  I've seen every episode 10x over, and had all of the Mego figures growing up (Thanks Mom & Dad!)

I collected the comic books, owned the Batcave.  Had every version of the Batmobile, watched every movie (including the one with George Clooney, which sobered me up after having a liquid lunch prior to watching it.) 

My brain is wired to notice the Bat logo almost immediately.  I was at a autumn harvest this weekend, and in the country store that sold a variety of fall items, there was a wall of decorations, hooks, etc, and I immediately noticed one that said Batcave on it, with the Bat Logo as the background.  

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When asked why I love the character so much, it takes me time to explain because quite simply, Batman has been a part of my entire life, so I would say that Batman is a part of me.

Batman is one of the fictional characters that is relatable, because he is human.  His powers were in his brain, and not created by a spider bite, or coming to Earth from Krypton.  Yes, the comic version seems as if he is abnormally muscular, but that body is achievable.

Batman is one of those characters that you love, but also feel sorry for, because he doesn't seem to be able to be at peace.  He lost his parents, and he carries that loss with him.  The character never gets over that loss, which haunts him.

Losses are inevitable.  My 369 Days  taught me all about losses, and even after experiencing my year of worst-case scenarios, I recovered from those losses, forgave those that had a part in those losses (including forgiving myself, which was crucial in my recovery), and now I live a better life.

In a weird sort of way, I wish Batman would forgive those that took his parents' lives.  We'd lose Batman, but Bruce Wayne would get back himself.


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How To Have Boundaries In A Screen-Saturated World

Our eyes are glued to our screens, which is causing us to not see what's important

(Originally posted on Thrive Global)

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In 2007, Steve Jobs gave us the iPhone.  Little did we know how impactful these little devices have changed our lives.  I use my smartphone for everything.  GPS, music, email, social media, health management, calendar scheduling, communications (yes, I use the phone icon), camera, alarm clock (I'm guessing Arianna wouldn't be pleased with this news!), MLB at Bat, etc.

I run my business from this device.  Without it, I would be lugging around a laptop (remember when laptops weighed over 10 lbs?  #Bulky).

A while back it became pretty clear that I use my phone a bit too much.  My brother referred to it as my "iBinky", aka pacifier.  #Ouch.

He's right.  I'm constantly being soothed by this awesome yet addictive device.  

So, I decided to establish boundaries around usage.  I speak on boundaries and burnout, based on my own burnout in 2009/10, where in 369 Days, I lost EVERYTHING.  Google it, it's a fun story ;)

Establishing boundaries around any habit is a challenge.  Eben Pagan puts it best (ironically) when he says you have to install a habit like you would an app on your phone.  

Apple's latest iOS release has a Time Limit feature, where you can set limits on what apps you can use on your phone.  This speaks volumes to what's going on with society and our own respective iBinkys and Androids.  (Note, I was an Android user and they have awesome phones!)

I'm using the Time Limit feature (Android has the feature as well, Google it!) and it's been interesting to say the least.  Some days it's important for me to access apps longer than the schedule I've set, so it's still a work in progress.

I do recommend that you use some sort of time management on your screen time, if anything to see how many hours you're logging on your phone each day.  You will be shocked. #6HoursOnInstagram?

I also invested in blue light glasses, as recommended by a good colleague of mine Bryan Falchuk.  Great guy, look him up #DoADay. Eye strain is bad, and we won't know the long-term effects for a few years, but I'm guessing it won't be pretty.

A tip I learned is to close your eyes every 30 minutes or so after you've had screen time.  Please don't do this while walking or driving, or in a meeting with your boss.  This will give your eyes a break, so that your eyes don't eventually break.

Similar to the 30 minute eye rest, get up out of your chair (if you're physically able, too many of us who write things like this forget that a considerable portion of our population are wheelchair bound, so on behalf of authors everywhere, I apologize.)  It's important to be physically active, and put away our iBinky from time to time.

A couple weeks ago, I went to dinner on Friday night, and purposely left my iBinky at home.  The horror!  Dinner?  In public? No phone?  Such a risk taker.  Two weeks later, the Earth is still spinning, life still exists.  The world did not end.  What did happen was uninterrupted conversations.  Imagine a world if we could do that?


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Why Do We Hit The Reset Button?

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Do you have a reset button?  Where I'm going here is not along my typical "reboot your life", or change your life circumstances, but a button that makes you forget things, even though you shouldn't?

I'm writing this as Canada celebrates Thanksgiving. For my American brethren, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October. I've been in Canada for 14 years, and I'm still getting used to it, so I understand your confusion.

At a time of Thanksgiving, we should reflect on things that we are thankful for, but it seems people are on edge more than ever. We have access to so many things, but we're acting stressed out and many are burned out. Stress is the # 1 Google search for health tips.

People seem to be more worked up about the littlest of things.  I'm not belittling the challenges that people face.  I've had plenty in my life.  The key is to focus on the positives of things, or persevere through whatever you might be facing, and you'll come out ok.


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How America Has A Corporate Communication Crisis

America has a communication crisis. This is not a political blog so I'm not going to talk about politics, because that is, as we've seen divisive and this blog is not about dividing. This blog is about boundaries and living your best life and you can do that no matter what side of the political fence you live on, but what I'm talking about today in the communication crisis that America has is within our corporations and our organizations. 

Managers and employees aren't communicating together the right way, because there is stuff that both parties are bringing to the table that they're unaware of. Coming soon there's a book coming out that I am co authoring with someone very special to me and we're going to talk about this particular subject and how to address it, and how to fix it because quite frankly, people don't know that it exists and corporations are running the risk of a significant challenging even or an organization that could simply lose everything and we've seen the situation what happened with the Harvey Weinstein company. 

So stay tuned for more book announcements!

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And until next time, be well.


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How Your Energy Impacts Your Ability to Accomplish Your Goals

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Photo by Filip Mroz on Unsplash

How's your energy? How many cups of coffee have you had? Or tea? Or Red Bull? Or X-hour Energy? 

You're going to crash at some point and you know that. I know that. Happens every day for you. There's better ways to get energy and I'll talk about that at future episodes, especially on some things that I've changed in my life that has allowed me to have consistent high energy throughout the day and some incredible sleep-filled nights. So, stay tuned for that information and the guests that I'll interview that will talk more about it and the impact that it's made on my life.

But today I want to talk to you about more about matching your energy to the work that you do. Too often, we try to do tasks and things that are not in alignment with our energy levels. I'm a morning person, so I load up my mornings with tasks and things that I want to do for that day. Now, by load up, let me rephrase that. Because remember, I'm the boundaries and burnout guy, so the last thing I wanna do is overload my day. 'Cause guess what's that's going to happen? Or what it's going to cause? It's going to cause stress and burnout. 

Been there, done that. Got the two stents in my heart to prove it. But what I do is I pick two or three things that are important for me to accomplish for that day. And I focus on those two or three things only. Okay, yes, emergencies come up, things you've gotta deal with. Great. Deal with it, but then return back to these two or three things. You may not finish them today. I'm not saying you're going to have a thing that's only going to take an hour to finish. But if you do, get those off your to-do list, because guess what? Then it's done and over with. 

But what you need to do is pick two or three things that are important, those are going to help to move you and the organization that you work for or serve better. Do those. Get those done. Finish. If you need to, go buy Jon Acuff's book Finish. It's an amazing book and it's amazing how many people don't finish. But go do that.   I am not an affiliate of Jon's, but if Jon's reading this, you can make check payable to Michael Levitt. 

Anyhoo, it's important for you to match your tasks with your energy levels. So, as I said, I do tasks in the morning and in the afternoon I try to schedule, or schedule depending on what part of the planet you're from, any meetings, follow-ups, whatnot. Because I'm in a different physical and mental state in the afternoon and I can be more in-tuned with people because I know that the things that I wanted to get done that day, and move forward, I've done. So that way when I'm in the meetings, I'm more attentive and I can listen and provide true value to the people that I'm speaking with, whether it's in a meeting, phone call, coffee shop, you name it.

Find your energy levels, where they are throughout the day, and match them up with the work that you need to do. And once you've synergized those things, you're going to realize how much reduced your stress levels are because you're not going against the grain. I have worksheets that I can help you with them that. So if you're interested in those, just go to breakfastleadership.com and down at the bottom there's a area where you can send in a question and just type in that you would like the info sheets on how to track your energy levels.

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And until next time, be well.


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Why You Have To Say NO!

As a leader, you are confronted with all types of choices. Never a day goes by without you having to make a decision, or 10, on what you need to do or what choices the organization needs to make on a particular endeavor. One of the challenges that many leaders face is the challenge of saying "Yes" too much. And what happens is, when you say "Yes" to everything, then as you can imagine, you have this long list of things that now you are on the hook to complete. There's only so many hours in the day, and if you do not properly have boundaries in your work-life, you will stress out and then eventually burn out. That's not fun. You know my story. If not, listen to some earlier episodes. You will figure out who I am and what I'm all about. 

But suffice to say, burnout is not fun. It can cost you everything, and you don't want to do that. It's not good for you. It's not good for your family. It's not good for your employer. It's not good for anybody. So, what you want to do is you want to learn how to say "No," and you need to say "No" more often than not, because saying "No" will make the "Yeses" stronger.

Let me repeat that.

Saying "No" will make your "Yeses" stronger.

Because when you say "Yes" to something, you are committing yourself, your team, and the organization to complete what you just said "Yes" to. 

So, when other things come up, if they're not in complete alignment with the other things that you've said "Yes" to, then you should say "No" to them. Now, I'm not saying you're going to say "No" to them forever, I mean, "No, not at this time," or "It's not in our wheelhouse at this particular moment." Who knows? Depends on what's being presented. But at the end of the day, you want your "Yeses" to be strong, and you want to do those things really well because it will set you apart from other organizations in the work that you do. 

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And until next time, be well.


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One Year after 369 Days Book Release

 369 Days:  How To Survive A Year of Worst-Case Scenarios

369 Days:  How To Survive A Year of Worst-Case Scenarios

One year ago I became a published author. 369 Days, How to Survive a Year of Worst Case Scenarios, chronicles my year of loss. Back in 2009, I had a significant heart attack that should have killed me. I lost my job. Car was repossessed. Home was foreclosed, all in 369 days. Talk about a year of worst case scenarios. I wrote the book about it because I felt it was important for me to provide closure to myself on that year, and some change, as well as to give insight and hope to people who go through challenges in life. You can find the book at Amazon. Barnes and Noble also sells it. If you're in Canada, Indigo has it. But Amazon is probably the best place to find it, because you can get it in paperback, hardcover, or Kindle. And so I highly recommend it, and thank you in advance for purchasing the book. Feel free to comment about the book, what you liked about it in the comments. That helps me and other people that's considering buying the book find out about it. It makes a big difference. 

But I think the big takeaway for me after a year of being a published author is this. It's amazing what a book does to position yourself as a thought leader in a particular space. I am viewed as a thought leader in boundaries and burnout, based on what happened to me. I lived it. I know how people feel when they have high stress and burnout, because I experienced it, and now I don't, because I've designed a life where I don't have that. I've created boundaries in my life to prevent those things from happening. 

Now, at the time that I'm writing this post, I've had a pretty interesting week, that normally would have been an extremely high stress week. But because of the systems that I've designed, and how I deal with things, how I look at things, and how I look at life, it didn't impact me like it would have back in 2009 when I had all of those significant events. I can teach you how to do that too. If you're stressing out, if you're worried about burnout, if you're afraid of losing some things, reach out to me. I want to help you.

Go to breakfastleadership.com, and there's a message area down at the bottom of the front page that you can enter some information and we can schedule a time to chat. There's also a webinar on preventing burnout that's linked on the page, and at the end of this post. It's free, that you can watch and can help you with some things as well, and what I experienced, and how I've been able to change my life. Reboot, reinvent, however you want to describe it, but I've changed my life for the better. 

Quite frankly, and I know this shocks a lot of people when I say this, I am thankful for those 369 days, because it changed my life. It saved my life quite frankly. Because if I didn't make those changes, I can all but guarantee that I wouldn't be talking to you right now. I'd be gone. Quite frankly, I still have some significant work to do, and I want you to be around to help me do that work, as well. So, go to breakfastleadership.com. Fill out some information. I'd be more than happy to help you. 

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And until next time, be well.


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How Action Leads To Insight

 Source:  Photo by  Jakob Owens  on  Unsplash

Source:  Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

One of the things that makes me a strong boundaries and burnout coach is the fact that I have coaches. If you're using a coach, the first question you should ask them is who is coaching them. And if they don't have a coach, run. I'm serious. Everyone needs coaching. Coaches need coaches. They need guidance, and I'm no different than anybody else.

One of the coaches that I have, who's actually virtual through a leadership course that I've taken is Dr. John C. Maxwell. If you're in the leadership space, you know who he is. If you don't know who Dr. John C. Maxwell is, go to the bookstore, go into the leadership section, and you'll find a couple dozen books. Pick one, any one, doesn't matter. You'll realize what type of servant heart this individual has, as well as the leadership goal that he shares in a variety of different ways. 

On one of his recent coaching calls, he talked about action. And he talked about action leading to insight. It's not the other way around. Too often we're looking for insight before we take action on something. But action actually gives you the momentum to gain insight on the direction you need to go and whatever endeavor that you are taking on. So action is crucial. Being active and taking action on things will actually make things clearer for you and give you guidance and a roadmap to be able to do the things you need to do.

In these situations, it's not about luck, although there's a real estate investor named Glenn Estrabillo. And he had a comment on the definition of luck is labor under correct knowledge. Labor is action. So take action. You'll have the correct knowledge to do the right things the right way. And the impact that you will have for you and your organization will be beyond your wildest dreams. 

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And until next time, be well.


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