Monthly Archives: June 2016

Worry Expends Wasted Emotional Energy


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Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? Didn’t you waste a lot of emotional energy on them?  Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all?

In the bible it asks. Can any of you add a day to your life by worrying about it? (Matthew 6:27)

According to WebMD

  • Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.
  • Seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.
  • Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared stress a hazard of the workplace. Stress costs American industry more than $300 billion annually.
  • The lifetime prevalence of an emotional disorder is more than 50%, often due to chronic, untreated stress reactions.

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is the rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution which destroys the machinery but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices”
Henry Ward Beecher

Solve problems It takes less energy to work to solve your problems than it does to worry about them. Focus on solving problems and not worrying about their results.

Serve Others The more we focus our thoughts and actions on serving others, the more we will find that our needs seem to be taken care of.  As soon as start to worry we start thinking in terms of scarcity. If we focus on serving others, the rest will take care of itself.

Develop an attitude of gratitude. Wake up each day thankful for every blessing in your life. Simple or grand, every positive is an opportunity to embrace the abundance and opportunities of our lives.

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It’s about the people stupid


Peter Drucker, one of the best-known and most widely influential thinkers and writers on the subject of management theory and practice, has been quoted as saying “A company’s primary responsibility is to serve its customers. Profit is not the primary goal, but rather an essential condition for the company’s continued existence.” 

Franklin Roosevelt once said “If you treat people right they will treat you right — ninety percent of the time.” And Barbara Bush admonished us to “Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.”

 My mentor John Maxwell says that “Leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less.”

So what does this tell us?  To me it says that business is about people. The people who work there, the people that they serve and the people who lead them are what will make or break an organization.

Business is no longer about who has the lowest price, or even the biggest market share.” Business is now built on relationships and how we treat our employees, our customers and our peers.

What can you do as a leader?

  • Take responsibility for your own personal development. Focus on leadership, communications and becoming a person who intentionally connects with others.
  • Lead by example. Set the standards then meet of exceed them yourself.
  • Don’t just offer to help, really help. Never make people beg for your assistance as their leader.
  • Ask yourself daily, Who and How can I add value today?
  • Always value attitude over talent.  Give me will over skill.  I will take a team of average talent over a handful of super stars any day of the week.
  • Remember “It’s about the people stupid”

To become more than “the boss” people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. I can help you do just that through training, group and individual coaching and speaking at your event. Please leave your comments and if I can add value to you or your organization please contact me.

About Phil

One of only one thousand leaders worldwide (representing nearly 100 countries) to be trained and certified by John C. Maxwell & his team, as part of the founder’s circle of trainers, coaches and speakers. As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, he can offer you workshops, seminars, speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods.

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“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.


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I saw this earlier this week and had to share it.

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”  
―     Neil Gaiman

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