So here's a video that feeds the stereotype of a used car salesman. I have nothing against them. Not at all.
Normal business practice is about getting busy for the sake of being busy. The owners and leaders work in the business and on the business. For them, any form of activity is king.
For successful leaders, learning is king. They consistently work on personal growth. This is the first pillar of leadership mastery. The top leaders in the world work on themselves first, and then the business.
The growth of your business depends on the quality of your ability to think. Yet, only a few people intentionally do daily activities that challenge their thinking, raise their awareness, stretch their faith, and improve their vision.
We're all self-made people but only the successful ones take credit for it. You'll always hear people distinguish themselves as self-made millionaires, or self-taught musical artists.
You've never heard someone refer to themselves as a self-made broke person. Have you? I'm willing to bet you haven't.
Why it that? Because no one likes to take responsibility for the lame failures and unfulfilled life. No one wants to take credit for putting themselves in a position where "the struggle is real" is more than just a saying.
Dr. Martin Luther King would have been 87 this year had he not been assassinated for what he stood for. What an honor it would have been for us to live in his era, to get his viewpoints on the issues of today.
Maybe he could have ran for the Presidency of the United States. Maybe politics would have been reformed with him being full of integrity. Maybe he would have been the first black president.
I’m sure he would have been the prize endorser of anyone trying to gain influence. After all, this is a man who was followed by thousands and admired by millions. He moved the needle and the masses like no other man in our modern era. He didn’t even seek to be a celebrity. He transcended that level.
I would like to talk about death. No, it’s not a random topic. I prayerfully considered bringing this subject up.
It is one of the few things we share in common. We will all die one day. This isn't the final destination. Yet, most of us share the thought of Mark Twain who once said, “I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”
Funny isn’t it? We know it’s coming but we hope it doesn’t come to us … At least not anytime soon.