Everyday we have power to influence others.
It is like we carry two buckets with us: one is a bucket of gasoline and the other is a bucket of water.
When we interact with others, we can either “pour water” on another’s hopes and dreams (discouraging them), or we can “pour gasoline” on their fire and passions and bring encouragement and hope.
This day, try to think of every encounter as an opportunity to pour “encouragement” on someone.
“when you capitalize on what is unique about each person, you stimulate individual excellence. and when people excel, they not only standout, but they also stand tall.”
taken from “The One Thing You Need to Know”
by Marcus Buckingham (pg. 96)
To be a great manager, or leader, or even to manage your own life well involves discerning what is the best way to handle your responsibilities.
There are many different principles dealing with this subject, and also, there are many “we’ve always done it this way before” ideas that a person can choose from.
However, I believe the content in this book will simplify this topic of how to be the best manager, leader, and our individual success. It will also increase your confidence as you pursue excellence in these areas of responsibility.
I found this book to be an insightful and enjoyable read and I believe you will as well.
It was said of Vince Lombardi, the famous Green Bay packers coach that each year, on the first day of their team’s practice, he would start with the same speech, “gentlemen, this is a football”.
The idea was to start with and build on the basics.
This book by Brian Tracy is one of those foundational books for sales people, entrepreneurs, and business executives.
I’ve been in sales for over 27 years and I found this book a refreshing reminder of selling basics.
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it is convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses” Ken Blanchard
Every relationship has a story: a past, present, and future.
Here is a video link regarding my relationship with God:
I share it with you in hopes that you might find encouragement from it.
If you have any questions about it or how you too, might also begin a relationship with God, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
When is the last time you told a loved one 3-4 specific things you appreciate about them?
Why not do it today if its been more than a week since you encouraged someone in this way!