In my last post, https://relmes.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/the-ultimate-leadership-opportunity/ I started telling you about an awesome leadership opportunity that a friend of mine just received.
And by now you are probably thinking, “Just tell me what it is already.”
Well this excellent position that my friend is embarking in is the position as a father.
And if you think about it fatherhood (and motherhood) is he ultimate leadership opportunity.
It gives you the opportunity to flex your leadership muscles.
It gives you the opportunity to influence your child, who will help shape the future.
And it gives you the opportunity through your child to leave a legacy and make your mark in the world.
What an awesome opportunity.
What an awesome responsibility.
What an awesome job that he will have for the rest of his life.
Good Luck my friend, I am confident that you will be a fantastic Dad!!!
Since most couples spend countless hours preparing for their wedding, and not much time preparing for their marriage, and since most of the focus at the wedding is on the bride and not so much on the groom, I decided to create a handy guide that can help any guy become a Highly Effective husband.
My original title was “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Husbands,” but the more I kept working on it the more it took the form of a 12-step program. So I changed the title to “The 7+ Habits…”
What qualifies me to write a guide like this?
Well at the time of writing this I have been married for over 18 years to the same woman and she still likes me. (most days)
I have also spent over 12 years professionally studying relationships and how people interact with each other. And in my work as “The Sales Dating Guy”, I teach Sales Professionals how to build better relationships with their clients, using the analogy that Selling is like Dating and Customer Service is like a Marriage.
So, whether you are looking to improve your marriage or serve your customers better, enjoy this guide that I will share over the several posts, and remember the Habits as you enter the amazing journey of marriage.
Check out my next post where I will outline Habit #1.
“It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.” – Winston Churchill
It is so easy to give up and declare that we did our best. However, how do you know that it is really your best until you have pushed so far that you fail.
Imagine if Christopher Columbus declared that he did his best and gave up in the middle of his journey. We would all be European.
And what if Winston Churchill declared the England did their best and gave up in World War II. We would all be speaking German.
And what if you push yourself to not only do your perceived best, but your true best performance, imagine what you may accomplish.
So next time you are thinking of declaring that you did your best, go one or two steps further and discover a new personal best.