How to Face Challenges with Purpose
Living a Purpose-Centered Life
Life is challenging at times. Even during times of struggle it is possible to be on purpose.
What I have discovered is there are four important areas to consider when dealing with setbacks in life. These important considerations will help you as you focus your energy on improving in any area of life.
The Importance of Purpose
#LeadWithLove Instead of Judgement
Having spent time as a leader in HR, I encountered countless people seeking career advice. The questions almost always come around to purpose and passion.
When you understand that purpose is about why you are here and where you are going and passion is the energy that drives purpose, it becomes easier to crack the career code. It is not uncommon for someone to approach me complaining about their job and how it doesn’t fulfill their purpose.
How To Be On Purpose
As leaders at work, in our community, or in our home we should realize each day we have a choice to make. The choice, as with many choices in life, is simple yet not always easy to execute. We must choose today the storyline of our day.
The Difference-Maker Leader #1: True North
In the sacred journey of life there are few things more important to get right than love. With a wide range of definitions of this simple word it is no wonder we have so much trouble living it out.
The Difference-Maker Leader #2: Board of Directors
I am excited to be starting a new, eight-part series called The Difference-Maker Leader. We’ll be looking at what that means, why it’s important to your success, and how you can achieve it…how YOU can be a difference-maker leader.
The first trait of being an effective Difference-Maker Leader is:
The Difference-Maker Leader #3: In the Arena
Last week we discussed how to identify and pursue your True North. This week’s post will help you find people who will make sure you will get there.
The second principle we’ll look at on our journey to becoming a difference-maker leader is the concept of enlisting the aid of a personal board of directors.
The Difference-Maker Leader #4: Your Story
The comfort zone is perhaps the most dangerous place for a leader. It’s the place where dreams die. It’s the place where nothing changes. Sure, there are perks to the comfort zone: fewer headaches, less risk, and no heart-stopping moments of panic. But there’s also no growth. A difference-maker leader does not spring from the comfort zone, but is borne by trial and error, risk and reward.
The Difference-Maker Leader #5 - Lead with Love
Your story is unique. It’s comprised of many thousands of stories that weave together to make you who you are. Your stories define your success, your reputation, your ambition, and your self-esteem.
In a recent talk to 500 business leaders I began with a statement about the hospitality industry I consider a basic principle of service, “The guest experience will never exceed the team member experience”. If we expect our people to deliver a quality service, product, or experience for our guests we must first, as leaders, deliver a quality experience for our team. Yet, this concept seems to escape many leaders around the world expect for the true Difference-Maker Leader.