Secrets of success? Oh puh-leeze. There aren't any secrets of success in my opinion. Success is achieved through things that we've been taught to do for years and years. Good old-fashioned hard work is one of your strongest foundations to ensure meeting your life goals. In addition, building the following pillars on the foundation of hard work will increase the likelihood that you can meet those goals and achieve your dreams. Check out these four pillars and see if any resonate with you:
My church holds mens breakfasts every quarter where about 200 men get together early on a Saturday morning, enjoy some great comfort food, and listen to some really good speakers. After attending one of the breakfasts, I approached the Mens Pastor about the idea of my son Trevor and I doing a talk about ten ways to mess up as a Dad. He was intrigued with the idea so that night at dinner I asked Trevor if he'd be interested in doing this with me. His first comment was, "well, I can think of about a hundred ways!" Knowing that my son would have absolutely no difficulty in coming up with ten ways (and having 90 to spare), we embarked upon creating the presentation.
Thanks for attending the Mens Breakfast. Get a copy of the presentation here.
A recent article in The Guardian focuses specifically on work-life balance and is targeted for women (though the take-aways apply to men too). The points the author makes are good points; however the title I felt was very misleading.
Through my own work/life balance journey I've learned that regular exercise is key to keeping stress in check and helping me have more stamina when things get hectic at work.
Fast Company published a thought-provoking article with an interest-piquing title. When you dig into the article, though, the core message of the article comes through:
Being dedicated and ambitious is admirable, but allowing work to define your self-worth and identity is dangerous.
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