If Tuesday’s were to get any better, I would not know what to do with myself. Today we continue to talk about adding value to the lives of others. If you haven’t jumped on this mentality train, do it. Life is good when you are serving and adding value to others.
5. To add value to others I must make myself more valuable– I love this one! How do people think they can influence the life of other people for the better when they are not even progressing themselves? IT CAN NOT HAPPEN! You have to have something of value to give people. Adding value to a person once or twice is pretty easy to do. But John C is talking about long term value. And to give long term value you must continually be growing.
“Each of us right now has a lid on our potential. The only way to lift the lid is to intentionally develop and grow.” As we lift our own lids, we have the ability to lift the lid of others as well. The author has a list of ways we can expedite our ability to lift the lid:
a. No shortcuts – You only cheat yourself and everyone you are leading
b. In every exercise use A-C-T- Note and do things that you should apply, change, and teach others. Practicing what you learn is the only way to grow
c. Think long-term – “Leaders develop daily, not in a day.”
d. Think beyond yourself – If you want to multiply, take others with you
e. Have fun – I believe that maximizing your influence comes from enjoying the journey as you do it
Do you agree that adding value to people has high value? Can you see how living a life of adding value helps us live intentionally? As we share our talents instead of hiding them under a bushel, our life will be more fulfilled. There are several ways we can add value. We can teach people how to live healthier, believe in God more, learn how to save money and invest it, we can teach them life skills, we can teach them how to love and what it is like to truly be loved. And the list goes on.
adding value= fulfillment= happiness= success.
Intentionally living, Cram