Let Your Life Speak
1. Choose meaning first. Work for meaning and the wealth will follow. True wealth is having time, money, and relationships. Wealthy individuals focus on quality of life and peace of mind. They use wealth to live their purpose, become a blessing to others, and give to causes, charities, and organizations they believe in, providing others with opportunities to strive for meaning as well. Use wealth as a tool to help people invest in themselves and others.
2. Go for significance. Move from survival to success then to significance. Few live a significant life; those that do choose to sell out in doing something that matters. Choose to step out of the daily grind and live.
3. Be a producer. Does the work you do produce lasting outcomes? Choose to be a producer for the rest of your life. What is the positive ripple effect of what you are doing?
4. Let your life speak. Most great things in life require integrity and persistence to be achieved and valued. Show your tail lights and let your critics eat your dust. Have you noticed how critics and cynics tend to attend a lot of the same pity parties?
5. Have conviction. How compelling is the urge to act on your convictions? What are you willing to die for so others can live a better life?
6. Choose wisely. Always choose the harder right and reject the easier wrong. Great habits are harder to make and easier to break than bad habits. Prepare ahead of time as you face temptations. How mentally fit are you?
7. Get counsel. Nothing replaces a simple conversation with a wise person. How can you put value to the time a mentor gives freely to you? Be grateful and act upon the wise counsel you receive.
Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in America? Pass these nuggets to others.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.
Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)