There’s an old saying, though I’m not sure who to give credit to, that goes like this: “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”
It has nothing to do with universities or teacher shortages. As we go through life and make an intentional effort to develop our gifts, our talents, our skills, our leadership, and we’re becoming more competent in the things we’ve been called and created to do, we’re spending so much time growing.
Contained within a single, tiny seed is infinite potential. One seed planted in the ground produces one tree, but one tree produces fruit every season. Within each piece of fruit are multiple seeds. This is exponential multiplication!
Where we choose to plant our seed is going to bring us a harvest, whether we like it or not. The principle is very simple. If you sow generosity, you will reap generosity. If you sow time into something, someone at some point is going to sow time back into you.
The seed is a powerful thing and can explode your success, take you years forward, and set you up for a harvest for years to come. Let’s talk about the different kinds of seeds.
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.