Tag: Money

The Right Mindset…

Everyone wants to be happy, but what brings happiness? An attempt to answer this question fills every form of media. Dale Carnegie said, “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”

Sadly, most believe happiness comes with success, material possessions, money, or a social image/status.

Rarely do we associate happiness with what we think. What do our minds dwell on daily? Read Philippians 4:8.

Leadership can influence happiness with the right mindset and helping others think on the right things.

Involved in Leading Others…

Why do people avoid getting involved in the lives of others?

Fear: Apart from the unknown and uncertain, we fear rejection, disappointment, and someone taking advantage of us.

Time: Our time is premium, and our tightly oriented schedules of daily activities leave little room for anyone else.

Money: We are cautious about our money. Worse still is the idea that we are so overextended, we have no money.

Uncomfortable: When something, or someone, makes us feel uncomfortable we easily become standoffish.

Private: We may initially get involved, but the challenge is allowing others into our lives. We do not want others to know us.

Motivational Leadership…

What motivates us? Success? Money? Security? Relationships? Power? Survival? Growth?

Whatever it is, leaders are called upon to motivate others. The art of motivation involves knowing how to stimulate or excite action toward desired interests.

The New Testament provides a number of unusual examples.

The greatest in the kingdom are servants.

Those who receive have presented themselves as a living sacrifice.

The blessed first give to others.

Think about the spiritual leadership we offer. Have we set the example based on what motivates us in the same direction?

Here is where our leadership begins. We must be motivated to motivate others to an eternal home.