Day 2 of the Building Champions Experience began with a simple message and principle: “Self-leadership precedes team leadership”. In other words, I can’t lead, sell, operate or be effective in my business if my personal life is not properly aligned to my priorities. I can’t lead those I love and serve with the energy and passion that is needed if I’m failing to lead myself.
The Building Champions Experience
This week I will be in Sunriver, Oregon where my company will be hosting the Building Champions Experience. This four day event attracts leaders from across the nation and provides them with time, space, and coaching to help them reflect on their life and business, plan for the year ahead, and connect with other like-minded professionals.
I will be blogging from the event, providing my readers with a daily recap of key take-aways and experiences. You can follow the event on social media as well:
Twitter Hashtag: #TheBCE
I look forward to seeing clients and all the wonderful professionals at this year’s event.
I’m excited to be speaking to the wonderful loan officers at NW Mortgage Group during their quarterly sales meeting. I will be speaking on boundaries, high-payoff activities, and how to live, lead, and serve with greater purpose.
|Date:||September 10, 2014|
|Event:||NW Mortgage Quarterly Loan Officer Meeting|
|Topic:||Freedom Through Boundaries|
|Sponsor:||NW Mortgage Group|
|Venue:||George Fox University, Portland Campus|
While being in the present is important, you must take time to reflect on the bigger picture. You must not lose sight of your overall strategy and plan for your life and business. Failure to do this can very quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Two feelings that will kill productivity and purposeful living and leading.
Being the new team member in an organization can be stressful and overwhelming. The desire to fit in, make a difference, and not commit too many “newbie” mistakes can cause stress and sleepless nights. One area where I see many new team members struggle is having a reactive vs. proactive mindset and approach to their new organization.
Proactive people show you what they love, what they want, what they purpose, and what they stand for. These people are very different from those who are known by what they hate, what they don’t like, what they stand against, and what they will not do.
Boundaries (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1992), 98
Without boundaries you will never be able to live and lead with purpose. Without boundaries you will begin to drift and lose control of your life. You will find yourself feeling like a “slave” to those you serve and eventually will begin to resent them and their needs. The late nights, going the extra mile, and always putting the customer first will lead to burnout, stress, and strained (potentially broken) relationships.
“Three Questions Every Leader Must Answer to Avoid the Drift”
by Michael Hyatt
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July 23, 2014