Community

What do you lose when you have no community?

The biggest thing we lose when we have no community is accountability.  Accountability is what drives us to actually get things done. It drives us to be better, serve our customers and stay engaged with what is happening in our communities.

If we lose community, we lose everything. It is why isolation as a punishment is so brutal mentally and eventually physically. Worst of all, with no community, you lose accountability.

Don’t let these times of isolation keep you down and keep you apart, figuratively speaking of course.  Use these moments to create and bring people safely together.  Here are some examples of what I have done that you could absolutely do.  I have created content (Which you can subscribe to by clicking this link) which comes out weekly where I share fresh ideas on engaging and serving your customers and community.  I have created simple workout videos for those of us now working from home.  I have invited folks in my network to pray for their countries every Friday at 9:30PM.

A clip from the workout video

Don’t lose your community because when you do, you lose your accountability and your purpose.  Reach out to others and create, and even if only a handful of people join you on that journey, it will be worth it for everyone involved.

Pre-Corona Days
Business

You Need To Apply What You “Know” Or It Doesn’t Matter

You already know enough, go out and apply that knowledge and see what happens.

Last week was a hell of a week and I have been noodling around this idea in my mind as I was challenged by someone I met with.  He asked me if I was a confident person to which I said I was.  He then said that even so, he sensed and got a feeling of a lack of confidence. As he pressed into what he meant, I couldn’t disagree with him. In fact it is something that my wife has said time and time again.  I don’t feel that I am trying to prove myself to anyone but I always seemingly find myself not applying anything and just talking about what I have read or heard.  I don’t have many business success stories and so I feel I need to compensate with words.

What I am learning though is that I know enough.  It’s time to take that knowledge and apply.  In fact a perfect example is that I just took copious amounts of notes over the past month from podcasts, books, conversations and I don’t think I have consciously applied one iota of what I’ve learned. This thirst for knowledge is great, and I never want to stop, but this lack of application and measuring what happens can’t continue on. Today, March 22nd… I am letting you know all of this because I want you to keep me accountable. I want you to ask me what I am applying and learning from that application.  In a month, I hope to have tangible experiences and not just head knowledge.  Keep me honest folks.