With recent court ruling's and people feeling like they have to choose sides, will you stand up for your beliefs? Knowing where you stand on an issue helps you understand what you value at your core. It may not be popular, it may not be politically correct, and it may or may not even be legal, but if it is what you believe in your heart of hearts, stand up for what you believe in. The one thing that I have learned about men is that a real man leads courageously, accepts responsibility, rejects passivity, and expects the greater reward. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
What do you believe?
A man's days are numbered
Job 14:5-7New Life Version (NLV)
5 A man’s days are numbered. You know the number of his months. He cannot live longer than the time You have set. 6 So now look away from him that he may rest, until he has lived the time set for him like a man paid to work.
7 “For there is hope for a tree, when it is cut down, that it will grow again, and that its branches will not stop growing.
You can tell the divide between winners and losers by their spirit, their words, their actions, their discipline, and their determination and dedication to win. If you ever find yourself not winning at something, look in the mirror and do a check up from the neck up. After all it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Say it with less words
Learn to say it with less words. So if you typically take several paragraphs to tell a story, try and tell the story in one paragraph. If you high level things and tell things in a paragraph, try and tell it in a sentence or maybe two. Being more impactful with less words is a good thing. And after all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Be a person of your word
Be a person of your word. Do what you say you're going to do, when you need to do, whether you feel like it or not, no matter what. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Be on time
A top rep recently shared with me their philosophy on being on time. "Be where you're supposed to be when you're supposed to be there." Realize the impact you have if you're late. You make other people late and it's not professional. So make sure that you are on time. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
When building strengths, whether they are from a weakness or a mediocre skill set, allow time to implement the changes needed to build it. That way it's a realistic goal and timeframe to take a mediocre or week area and make it strong. It will take time energy and effort to make this a strength, but it is possible if you allow time and you focus on the right things. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Be still and listen (8/24/15 post)
In order to fully listen you have to be still and listen. There is a difference between hearing and listening. And what I have found to be true is that if you were so busy doing, you're not busy thinking for listening. So take time to be still and listen. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Be strong and courageous
Joshua said to them, "Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies you are going to fight."
Joshua 10:25 (NIV)
If there's no trust there's no relationship
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Mark A. Watkins is a Region Sales Manager in the Midwest with Rollins, Inc. and strives to Model the Way as a Sales Leader, Teacher, Visionary, Innovator, Problem Solver, Coach and Mentor.