1. Time well invested. Imagine if we invested as much time to detect our purpose as we do to hunt for jobs; we would need to spend a lot of time hunting for jobs.
2. Feeling smart. There are two instances we feel the smartest: when preparing our resumes and when filling job applications.
3. True potential. Our true potential is only revealed after losing something valuable like a loved one, a job, money, a friend, or a business.
4. Money sense. An employee thinks in terms of $ per hour, a self-employed in $ per job, a business owner in $ per relationship, and an investor in $ per $. Thinking is different and so are the results. The business owners and investors comprise 5% of the population and control 95% of the money.
5. Committees are overrated. A committee is most productive when all but one member does not show up.
6. Understanding value. Value is the ability to commend a price. Most of our value resides above our necks. Very few people get this one!
7. Dealing with others. Imagine applying the AAA (accept, approve, appreciate others) and refrain from the CCC (complain, criticize, condemn others) on a daily basis.
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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