Saturday, November 26, 2016

business +family

I took out of these readings one simple thing.  Sacrifice.  What are we willing to sacrifice for business?  What are we willing to sacrifice to help others, that might not be the ones we should be helping?  What are willing to stand up for?  
Family is the most important thing.  When we make commitments to family, those take precedence over everything else. Making commitments in our lives helps us to stay focused on our word and loyalty.  Where does our loyalty lie? I think we find ourselves changing through the years, mostly prioritizing our life as we go, but when we keep our focus on the things that matter  most.   We can't be willing to back down from our commitments.  Now sometimes, not all the time, we have to help others.  We have to be able to balance our work and family lives.  Sometimes depending on our profession, things come up.  We have to be willing to give our all to work as well.  
Business and family needs to be balanced to work!  What balance can you find to have the best of both worlds.  Things need to be prioritized. Surely there are times where either one can take precedence over the other.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

interviewing my guy

Loving this assignment.  I didn't realize how much I would love this assignment.  I loved it! I chose to interview my friend.  A mentor. A disciple of Christ.  A man of God who puts his family first.  He is alot like my own personal companion who is all of the above.  Learning about his business and his growth in the time of his relationship with business.  
Here is a good takeaway from the interview. 

           The question posed to him was, 
if you could do something different would you? 

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My interviewee responded that he would have gotten an education first which would have help me be a better businessman. His sole focus many times over the years was to put his priorities straight.  He told me to do the same and said to get your education.  Getting your education will require sacrifices to be made. For you to keep in line, you have to have make those sacrifices but not at the cost that your family thinks you are a stranger. Those you have stewardship for requires the most sacrifices. You need to show up.  You need to show up and be there. My take away is that we need to be present in the moment.  We need to be available for our families and find the things that matter most and keep those priorities straight. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Leadership with a little L


Leadership  with a little L

"The call to be a disciple-leader is a call to minister and to serve.  It is a call to lead as Christ leads.  It is leadership with a small “L”—the kind of leadership that builds and lifts and inspires through kindness and love and unselfish devotion to the Lord and His work.  It is the kind of leadership that we need at every level of every kind of organization in the world and in every ward and stake in the Church.  It is the kind of leadership you will need to build an eternal family.   " Kim B. Clark

It is incredibly comforting to know that there is so much to be done as we live on this earth, but that we have someone that knows us, and helps us and guides us to the right place.  The Lord has us in mind always.  He knows that we are working though our own things. We as leaders have a responsibility to Love and to lead and  to do that we have to love the Lord and follow his lead.