Work harder on yourself and you do at your work. Read the right books, listen to the right audios, and attend seminars to associate with the right people. Self-discipline is a lifetime assignment. Take it seriously and you will acquire valuable skills. The day we stop learning we stop growing and start dying.
1. Read the right books. Replace watching TV with reading. The habit of daily reading is the most powerful habit. Great books contained distilled thinking of great minds. Apply what you learn.
2. Listen to the right audios. Listening is a different way of learning than reading. Replace listening negative news with positive information from audios.
3. Associate with the right people. We become the average of the people we associate with. We can change our lives just by changing who we hang around with.
4. Travel to the right places. Traveling open our minds to different people and different ways of doing things. Collect images from the places you go.
5. Speak in public. The ability to communicate and connect is available to anyone who is willing to practice. Start speaking to small groups and public speaking will grow on you.
6. Share what you know. Sharing is a form of serving. When we share we learn, when we learn we have the duty to share with others.
7. Serve others. Serving others is the greatest of all callings. The greatest leaders are the greatest servants. We all have the innate ability to serve others.
Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? 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