Do what others are not willing to do so you can have what they will never have.
1. Be uncomfortable. Become comfortable being uncomfortable. Are you doing the uncomfortable long enough until it becomes comfortable?
2. Habits define you. Very few things are stronger than a habit. Practice is what creates great habits. Are your habits becoming your best friend or your worst nightmares?
3. Steady does it. Don’t be afraid to go slow, be afraid to stand still. Is it not a lot easier to stir when moving?
4. Get rid of the junk. Empty your vessel. Emptiness precedes personal growth. Emptiness requires a willingness not to be in control. Emptiness is the willingness to let something new and unexpected happen. Emptiness requires trust, surrender, and openness to guidance. Never fear emptiness, embrace it and growth will follow.
5. Welcome failures. Leaders learn from failures while others avoid them. Are you reframing your failures?
6. Toughen up. Be tough when handling criticism. Don’t be so easily offended or sensitive. We have to give up some stuff to go up. Personal ego must go. Be quick to give grace. Don’t get so discouraged; you can overcome.
7. Respect. Whatever you don’t respect you won’t attract. Money and opportunities are perfect examples. Most people spend time knocking down opportunity they don’t recognize opportunity knocking. Prepare and your chance will come.
Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in America? Pass these nuggets on 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)