I write from the heart, so sometimes I forget to remind you of how you can connect with Epic Living via social media. The following are a few ways to connect (click on the icon badges to go there directly) and it's appreciated:
Wrote this a few years ago, regarding leadership and the social media frenzy, and it still has relevance today.
I'm all-in on the trends created by social media. This is natural because of my involvement (passion and revenue) in it. Lois Kelly reminds us though, of how some elements are timeless-leadership and change. You can read her post here.
If were a poor leader before the social media frenzy, then you're probably still a poor leader. The way that changes is when you do something relating to your heart. Anything less is a waste of time, and you don't have as much of that as you think.
I am encouraged by quality leaders who went into the social media arena strong, but are now stronger for the tools (Twitter, blogs, etc.) found there.
Which category do you fall into? The answer will be an awakening-either way.
I don't know if I've ever written a post on marriage. I know I've never written about the winning and the losing side of it. With the exception of my wife, I just haven't. Sorry.
Marriage can be a powerful part of Epic Living.
I happened upon this post while on rel=”youtube” target=”_blank” title=”Google+ Update: Share Your Favorite Circles with Others”>Google + last week. The writer, Kelly Flanagan, is a therapist practicing in Wheaton, Illinois. It is by far, one of the best takes on what makes for a thriving marriage. He does an excellent job of breaking things down in a way that most anyone can unwrap. I think he's onto something that many already know; a life-long relationship is essentially about serving/giving to the person you love. The greatest irony of this is found in the fact that you get so much more back from that serving/giving.
Married or not, you'll gain a lot out of his perspective. I'd love to know if you see applications beyond marriage too.
Ok, I've taken the dive with Google +. There are many out there who are wondering if we need another social network. I asked myself the same question this afternoon and came to the following conclusions:
What if you gave five minutes to your 8 key areas of life today?
It's 1:12 PM EST where I'm at, so for those of my subscribers in Europe and Asia you should apply this on your next day. But for the rest of us, we can fit this in today.
We're talking 5 minutes. A total of 40 minutes out of 24 hours.
Here are the areas:
I fully understand that your career is getting 8 or more hours of your attention, but the point is not perfection or equal distribution of time. The point is attention and commitment to your whole life. I'm recommending starting small in-order to find great. I believe with some effort and desire you might find out how precious your life really is.
Leave a comment and let the community know how your experiment went.
Just returned from a great time away on the East Coast of the United States. It was the longest holiday my family and I have ever taken and it is the main reason I've been silent from blogging.
I've been reading Simon Sinek's book, Start with Why and I took it along with me on my sabbatical. The book is great, but more importantly it has ignited some discoveries that before were question marks in my Epic Living journey.
When I started Epic Living, when I wrote the book, when I truly committed to entrepreneurship as the portal for my mission, I couldn't (still can't) explain my motivations for doing my work other than; "I have to do this" or "God placed this in my heart to come out." Crazy or not, that's pretty much how things unfolded-still do.
In Sinek's book, the essential question is "why?" I have answered that question in head, but more importantly in my heart. Maybe you already know this.
Epic Living is about helping people find and keep breakthroughs in the following facets:
The activities that are impacted range from career, physical health, personal finances, leadership/personal development, and more. To be sure, this story has not been fully unfolded. In the coming days and months this will happen.
Here are some things to look forward to:
More to come…
Was doing some research for a friend/client on customer service training materials this week. I decided to use Twitter (my top choice for social media portals) as a tool to do some research on the matter. A simple search on the term "customer service training" is all it took to create a hmmm moment. And though my research was not very scientific, it did reveal some things I knew instinctively.
First, customer service is a very popular discipline for a number of companies/consultants. Must mean that bad customer service is more the norm than the exception. I agree with that on its face.
Second, I don't think the customers (organizations) of the customer service training product are fully aware of what's going on inside their own walls.
Here's what brought me to the above conclusions: