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The Law of Expansion – Growth Always Increases Your Capacity

The Law of Expansion – Growth Always Increases Your Capacity

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKZYzZJoDVI[/embed] From John C. Maxwell's book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, the Law of Expansion, I love how John writes in How to Increase Your Thinking Capacity he gives this advice: Stop thinking more work and start thinking what works. He continues, "Ask most people how they can increase their capacity and they'll tell you by working more. There's a problem with that solution. More work will not necessarily increase your capacity. More of the same usually results in more of the same, when what we actually want is...Read More
I Wish I Could Be As Good As They Are

I Wish I Could Be As Good As They Are

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsjP9Ts3qko[/embed] Comparing ourselves to others can be self-defeating, to say the least. It is certainly not healthy. Comparing ourselves to ourselves is so much more effective and healthy. Want to change? Need to change? Years ago, I was introduced to the 4 Rules For Change. They are, one, we must see the need. Number two, we must see the changes that we need to make. Number three, we must be willing. And, number four, we must be the change agent. What is it that you must change? I want to...Read More
Taking Charge Of Our Own Growth

Taking Charge Of Our Own Growth

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mezn2kLDTvc[/embed] John Maxwell said something that was so powerful for me. He said, "the longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it." I really took that to heart and it helped me to change. Want to change? Need to change? Years ago, I was introduced to the 4 Rules For Change. They are, one, we must see the need. Number two, we must see the changes that we need to make. Number three, we must be willing....Read More
The Advantages of Adversity

The Advantages of Adversity

"The walking of Man is falling forwards." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson In John C. Maxwell's latest book, Leading In Tough Times, in the first chapter, Invitation To Opportunity, he writes about the advantages of adversity. This changes adversity from something to be avoided into something to celebrate. He writes, "Good leaders understand that adversity and challenges are actually opportunities to rise up in leadership." In this John lists some points that are worth the read. Here are the headings. One. Adversity Introduces Us to Ourselves. He states how adversity demands...Read More
How Can I Be Of Service?

How Can I Be Of Service?

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Being The Change-Agent With Support

Being The Change-Agent With Support

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftphlHDeuGs[/embed] Want to change? Need to change? Years ago, I was introduced to the 4 Rules For Change. They are, one, we must see the need. Number two, we must see the changes that we need to make. Number three, we must be willing. And, number four, we must be the change agent. However, we do not need to do it alone. Others can be of service through teaching, training, sharing wisdom, mastermind groups, and much more. Are you ready? What is it that you feel that you must change?...Read More
A Growth Plan Insures Growth

A Growth Plan Insures Growth

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDUzSjRroxk[/embed] John Maxwell said something that was so powerful for me. He said, "the longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it." I really took that to heart and it helped me to change. Want to change? Need to change? Years ago, I was introduced to the 4 Rules For Change. They are, one, we must see the need. Number two, we must see the changes that we need to make. Number three, we must be willing....Read More
Beginning Right Where You Stand Is The Best Way To Grow

Beginning Right Where You Stand Is The Best Way To Grow

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSusfcU7IJM[/embed] The Perfection Gap more often than not leads us to not try because we don't believe we can do something well, and this keeps us from growing. Think of it this way: a 500-mile journey begins with one step. If we are waiting for the Star Trek technology to be able to beam ourselves there in a second, we will pretty much never get there. We need to begin. Such as it is. Begin. Waiting for perfection is really procrastination, but it may be more. It may be that...Read More
The Law Of The Mirror – Building Or Rebuilding Your Self-Image

The Law Of The Mirror – Building Or Rebuilding Your Self-Image

In John Maxwell's book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, easily one of my favorite laws is the Law of the Mirror. John says, "The value we place on ourselves is usually the value others place on us," and in this we expect others to approve of us, give us our self-esteem, and that power is only ours to manage. John suggests some steps to build your self-image. Guard your self-talk Stop comparing yourself to others Move beyond your limiting beliefs Add value to others Do the right thing, even...Read More
Growth Doesn’t Just Happen – Learning To Grow On Purpose

Growth Doesn’t Just Happen – Learning To Grow On Purpose

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQelFrgTEvg[/embed] From John Maxwell's great book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, in the first chapter on The Law of Intentionality, John mentions a number of gaps that will often challenge our growth. One of the worst is The Comparison Gap more often than not leads us to not try because we believe others are above us. It is devastating to our self-esteem and can easily keep us from growing. The Expectation Gap is another self-defeating mechanism that encourages procrastination because we think it is just too hard to do...Read More