You’ve heard it said principles will work for you if you apply them, and these are certainly no exception. They may be a little unorthodox, or different from what you’v heard before, but these principles will work on an entirely different level for you. If you apply them, that is.
Want results? Want a roadmap for your next step? It just so happens these principles will provide that – IF – you apply them.
Recently we had a big move, transitioning out of an office I’ve worked from for many years, to a new – yet old – office. Previously, I drove several miles from home to a space I shared with several other people and businesses. Don’t get me wrong – that office led to some incredible relationships with some incredible people and served me so well the time I was there.
It was time, however, for a change. It was time to up the ante. At just the right time, I was introduced to the owner of my new building, and now am in a beautiful, rustic office. I am so grateful for this new office for so many reasons, including it’s close proximity to my home and family, my relationship with the landlord who owns it, and especially his story of how the building came to be.
I wanted to share the history of my new home-away-from-home with you all today, and hope you can apply some valuable life-lessons from its history, as well as its current purpose.
Wondering how on earth you could learn a life-lesson from an office building? Listen in and I promise you, it will be a story well worth hearing.
What do you think of when you hear the term, “personal deployment”? Some of us may think of military assignments, mission execution, etc. While those are certainly relevant, they aren’t the definitions I’m focusing on today.
Personal deployment is becoming activated or engaged in the purpose for which we were created. It’s one thing to prepare and to go through other processes. All of those are paramount for progress, but at some point, you have to suit up. You have to get in the game.
I grew up listening to the greats in the area of personal development and motivation: Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Paul J. Meyer, Les Brown, Earl Nightingale. These guys spoke to my heart because the principles they teach and encourage others to live by are timeless, universal, and work (if someone works them).
Have you ever asked yourself, “Who am I? Why am I here?” That is the multimillion-dollar question, and it’s a question most people never answer. Unfortunately, so many go about life never diving deep to discover who they are, what their purpose is, what their lane is. It’s such an important part of this strategic living process.
Every person is born with a unique design, a unique assignment, and unique destiny. Every person inherently possesses a particular thing they are to contribute to this life and they have the capacity to do it. I don’t believe there’s a person born into any circumstance who is absent of capacity to be great, to do great things, or make significant contributions.
Personal healing is the most often overlooked and most misunderstood element concerning personal success and prosperity. Most people don’t think much about this idea of personal healing or the need for it.
There’s an ancient text saying something to the effect of we will prosper and succeed, we will be well, proportionate to the condition of our heart. Therefore, the condition of our inner self, even the unconscious places, determines the outcomes of our life. Whether we’re going to be prosperous and do well in life, or whether we’re going to struggle and constantly be running into brick walls; all of those things are tied back to the condition of our inner self.
Whether you’re in business, education, or talking about family or relationships, personal healing is critical to your success.
I want to pull back the curtain on the concept of strategic living, specifically, the four cornerstones for strategic living. I find most people live their lives on autopilot. They don’t really take the time or put forth the energy to process through the various elements of being successful. Most people don’t live strategically or intentionally. What seems most common is people simply getting up every day and doing the same thing they’ve always done. They grow up in a home where they’re told, “Finish your high school education. Go to college. Get a good job. Work for 30-40 years. Get fully vested in your pension, retire, and then die.” That’s really exciting, isn’t it? That sounds like a wonderful plan! Except it’s no plan at all. It’s merely a prescription for mundane.