5 for 5 blog – The gift

22 Dec
Good morning everyone! This will be my last “new” post of this year as I will be spending the next couple weeks following my own advice (http://www.5for5blog.com/5-for-5-blog-reflection-rest-and-readiness/). Typically over the winter break I try to take advantage of the extra...
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Friday Unwind – What the Holidays Would Look Like if Kids Were in Charge

19 Dec

Good morning everyone. I have probably watched this video from Soul Pancake a dozen times. I love to see amazement and joy in the kids faces when they see their ideas come to life.

The real beauty though is that at leaders we can do the same thing:

  • Listen to your team
  • Empower them to share their creativity
  • Help connect their dreams to reality by delivering experiences that help them grow

Then step back and watch the magic happen as your team is allowed to bring new ideas to life….this is the job of a leader.

Happy Holidays to all!!!

All the best, kevin

Friday Unwind – What does it mean to live a good life?

12 Dec

Good morning and Happy Friday!

I came across this video by way of another video by Jonathon Fields, founder of The Good Life Project (http://www.goodlifeproject.com/). In this short video, he asks 29 entrepreneurs and leaders, “What does it mean to you live a good life?” Their answers will inspire and challenge you.

Here are a few of my favorites:

“Being deliberate about the way you live your life!”

“Living with passion.”

“To always be growing. To always be learning.”

“To live with bravery.”

“Being happy with what you have. Knowing it is enough.”

Please watch and listen carefully…..with this year winding down, I hope this video will inspire you to think on what it means to you to live a good life..go start something…go make a difference! Choose awesome!

Have a great weekend. All the best, kevin

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“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

Have a great week!

All the best, kevin

Friday Unwind – Probable vs. Possible?

5 Dec

Good morning everyone.

This Friday Unwind is a short video featuring leadership speaker, Mark Sanborn. Mark has written several books, including “The Fred Factor” and “You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader”. Both are great reads and I would highly recommend putting them on your Christmas list:

The Fred Factor: http://www.amazon.com/Fred-Factor-Passion-Ordinary-Extraordinary/dp/0385513518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417747453&sr=8-1&keywords=fred+factor

You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader: http://www.amazon.com/You-Dont-Need-Title-Leader/dp/0385517475/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_z

This short video is actually a promo video for his career in public speaking, but has some amazing leadership gems tucked in along the way:

A Professional is someone who is more worried about your success than you are. Question: Could someone call you a professional?

When asked if we believe something is “possible”, do we only think about what is “probable”?

Love better. Love is a choice to treat people with respect and dignity. Love is a shared commitment to success.

Enjoy and have a great weekend.

All the best, kevin