Friday, September 25

Personal Life

Personal Life

Grow Yourself!

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.    1 Corinthians 3:6 Growth is both essential to our lives and the natural by-product of a healthy life. We should be ambitious to grow ourselves, our relationships, our careers and sphere of influence. Growth comes from 3 simple steps: 1. Plug into a growth source 2. Maintain the conditions for growth 3. Water the areas you intend to grow (work on it) A growth source would be a growing Church, a growing company, others people who are developmental and growing and of course God Himself. Pluging-in, or 'getting planted' means proactively connecting to and involvement with. Conditions for growth are a humble spirit, willing to learn with a healthy self-awareness. The input of positive growth influencers. In the same way
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Today’s Behaviour Tomorrows Result

“I realized that for IBM to become a great company it would have to act like a great company long before it ever became one”
 Tom Watson, Founder IBM There are 3 principles that are certain to help you get to your desired destination: 1. See that destination 2. Believe you can achieve that destination 3. Act now in ways that will best determine that outcome When you begin to adjust your behaviour now to look like your future you begin living it before it becomes reality. This will determine your reality. If you have ambitions to become a director in your company but never hang with senior staff and talk about the ‘them and us’ you will remain one of ‘us’. If you know how to bridge the junior and senior levels in your talk and behaviour you will become one of ’them’. One of ‘them
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Ingenuity

We will either find a way or make one. Hannibal Ingenuity is the creative force that drives new directions, new approaches, different markets, new work style. It is important we find our creative space on a regular basis.  What works for you? Ingenuity thrives in space and under pressure.  You can create space.  I would not recommend you create unnecessary pressure – obstacles, resistance and setbacks generally come all by themselves!  When they come go to the “I will either find a way or make one” attitude. There is always a way through.  There is always another approach.  Possibilities can always be created.  Say to yourself “I am a creator”. Make sure you also make space for creative thinking.  Put time aside to unlock your thinking and think ‘beyond’. If necessary go to a spec