Getting Your House In Order – Part 1
“The following blog post is an excerpt from a new book by Errol Lawson called “The 5 Core Abilities of Highly Effective Leaders”. Errol is a business coach, best-selling author and youth pastor. The book is written primarily for the Christian community but readers from all beliefs can gain great insights from his writings.”
PRINCIPLE #1: THINK BIG, START SMALL
Devin is passionate about young leaders, whom he believes are more focused on solving global problems and serious social issues. The reason why Devin chooses to motivate and train young entrepreneurs is that they’re not afraid to make a bold first step in pursuit of their personal and financial goals.
What can the rest of us learn from these inspiring young innovators? “I think the key bit of advice is just to start doing something!” Devin said. “It sounds simple—it sounds overly simple—but there is so much that you will learn by just doing something to solve a problem. As you start doing something and accomplishing milestones, you’re going to naturally draw other people into your sphere.”
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”
What are some of the small financial decisions that could make a big difference in your life? Here are a few ideas:
- Cut out one “luxury” expense (like daily coffees or magazine
- Cook more at home rather than eating out
- Make more than the minimum monthly payment on your credit cards
- Call your phone or Internet provider and see if you can negotiate
a lower rate.
“If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?”
Now imagine that everyone in your organisation or business made those kinds of decisions too, and how many lives could be changed as a result. Furthermore, think of what could happen if everyone brought those same ideals of financial responsibility to work with them every day. The impact could be tremendous! Remember that you set the standards of behaviour for the rest of your team. And the movement created by one person’s small decision has the ability to change the world. “But it all starts with that single effort,” Devin shared. “It creates its own momentum.”
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