If you are a subscriber to our Leadership Masterminds you know we drill the importance of self development. In life success, and leadership, there are several irrefutable principles that we must engrave into our lives. Reflection, the ability to pause and review life, is one that should definitely be at the top of this list.
Whether you are in a relationship, or just coming out of one; a CEO, or small business owner…it is crucial that you take time out of each day, week, month, and year to reflect on your experiences.
“If they can’t tell me at least three major mistakes they have made in life, I am reluctant to take advice from them.” It’s something I have lived by for a large portion of my adult life. Now that I am a successful entrepreneur, it resonates even more with me. I am 30 years old, so I often attract the questions of younger crowds that aspire to become small business owners. They want insight on what they should do to get where I am. Before I offer advice about what someone should do right, I am sure to be very transparent about what I have done wrong. I believe that sharing with them what not to do will add much more value than telling them what I think they should do. I think this concept can be applied in many areas of life.
Many of us that are faith-driven individuals may struggle sometimes with how to live out our spirituality in the workplace. If you are anything like us, you probably believe that the fact you have the job is because God blessed you with it; along with the gifts to fulfill your position exceedingly. However, isn’t it ironic that the same God which provided the job is hard to be found on the job? How easy is it to integrate God into the your decision making in the work place? These 5 C’s will guide you in making Godly decisions in an atmosphere that is not always open to His presence.
Needless to say, we are an organization that supports entrepreneurship. However, we understand that there is a place in time where it is healthy for an individual to learn a craft under the security and leadership of those more advanced. With that being said, we want to present the Top Four reasons we believe that a Christian should be an employers first selection when searching for quality employees.
#1 Lying, Stealing, and Cheating means Death
According to CBS News, a typical organization can lose 5% of its annual revenue to employee fraud. When added to the Gross Domestic Product, the potential global fraud loss can be more than $2.9 trillion. Nearly one third of all employees commit some degree of employee theft. It is also estimated that a third of United States corporate bankruptcies are a direct result of employee theft. The Chamber of Commerce estimates 75% of employees steal from the workplace. Most of which do so repeatedly. The following statistics capture recent employee theft statistics.
Four stages??? What!?
We know, we know… We initially thought there were only two stages to manhood; boy and man. But this is not so! This email is going to give a brief overview of the different levels of manhood. If you have any questions be sure to shoot me an message! We love hearing from you.
Before we go into detail on the stages of manhood, let us add that this will be apart of M.M. Neasman‘s second book entitled, “The Power of the Male”. Which brings insight to the value a male carries in the home. As well as the effects of his absence. I’ll keep you posted on it’s debut! Let’s get started!
What Every Man Should Know
With Father’s Day approaching we have been doing a lot of reflecting. During this time we had a thought that stopped us in our tracks. We had to stop and do a self-check. As leaders of the home, we often look ahead to calculate whether we are on track. We make the adjustments necessary to avoid any trouble in the future. Some questions we started pondering were, “Am I moving wisely?”, “Could I be doing better as a husband and father? If so, where do I start?”, “Am I setting a clear example of what I expect in my home?”
It was really powerful what Joshua said to the people of Israel. He made a declaration to everyone regarding what his home would stand for. He said, “Choose for yourselves, this day, whom you will serve…But as for ME AND MY HOUSE we will serve the Lord.”
Wow! Joshua understood four things. He realized that as a leader of his home: (more…)
Think about the last time you said the words, “I give up…” Did you have a smile on your face? Were you in a joyous mood? We are willing to bet you weren’t!! You see, you were not designed to give up anything. Especially not when it pertains to your destiny! It does not matter how long it takes… It does not matter what you have to go through…Don’t quit! Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the World! It is through God’s might that we are made strong. Do you think you would be as great as you are now if God had given up on you? Absolutely not! Stay faithful to what God has spoken into your soul. Continue to water and nurture that which has been planted, and watch the Father grant increase!