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INFLUENCE.

Highway Signpost Influence

That’s my word.  That’s the one word that defines all aspects of leadership.  How do you know if you “have it”?

Oh….you have it!  In my book, SELF Centered Leadership, I explain how INFLUENCE is the very first trait we’re born with, and how we strengthen our influence throughout our lives.

As a matter of fact, in my book, I list 10 ways that you influence others and don’t even know it!

That is the next reason on my list of 30 reasons for reading SELF Centered Leadership.  You will learn the 10 ways you INFLUENCE!

The book makes a great gift for anyone 12 and up!  It is fraught with stories that are entertaining and informative.  So, if the reasons below aren’t enough to make you want to read my book, then be patient – there are 13 more coming!

Reason #30 – You’ll learn to prepare for and survive an ODYSSEY!

Reason #29 – You’ll learn how to spot IMITATIONS everywhere!

Reason #28 – I’ll show you an APP to help you make tough decisions

Reason #27 – I’ll introduce the Three P’s of Empowerment and how to apply them in your life

Reason #26 – Wanna overcome regret?  I show you how!

Reason #25 – I will illustrate how YOU can be heroic in your leadership!

Reason #24 – You’ll learn my one-word definition for leadership (although you may have gotten a hint from today’s post)

Reason #23 – Friendship can sting.  I’ll tell you what I mean when I introduce you to Lexi and Debbie.

Reason #22 – You’ll learn how to be EXCEPTIONAL!

Reason #21 – You will know how to rise to the top of your fishbowl.  Didn’t know you were in a fishbowl?  Well….you are.

Reason #20 – You will learn how to EMPOWER your life, your love, and your actions!

Reason #19 – Love can be hazardous.  I teach you how to LOVE in a SAFE way.

Reason #18 – My book makes a great stocking stuffer for anyone 12 and up!

Reason #17 – You’ll be surprised to learn the 10 ways you influence others constantly!

So what are you waiting for?  Go buy the book!

 

 

Reason #18 – A great Stocking Stuffer Book!

My book, SELF Centered Leadership: Becoming Influential, Intentional and Exceptional is available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon TODAY!

Click on the links above to view or purchase.  Please, please, please give me a review!  I’m shooting for 100 reviews on Amazon.  You can help.

I’ll even give you another reason to read my book.  Reason #18 is that my book, at only 150 pages, makes a great stocking stuffer!  It’s an appropriate book for kids 12-18, as well as adults – anyone who wants to be EXCEPTIONAL!

I’m very excited that people will be reading my ideas, stories, and hopefully integrating the mastery of sacrifice, empowerment, love and friendship into their every day lives.  I hope you’ll be one of them.

If you’ve missed any of the previous reasons to read SELF Centered Leadership, they are listed below.

#30: How to prepare for, and survive an ODYSSEY

#29: How to spot the IMITATION

#28: How to use an APP to make tough decisions

#27: How to Apply the Three P’s of Empowerment

#26: How to overcome regrets

#25: How to be a leadership HERO

#24: Learn the one-word definition of leadership

#23: Learn the sting of friendship

#22: How to be exceptional

#21: How to rise to the top of your fishbowl

#20: How you can empower your life

#19: How to Love SAFEly

Be sure to click on the box below to be notified of my next blog post.  I’ll continue my 30 Reasons for Reading Countdown!

 

The SAFE Way to Love – Reason #19 to Read SELF Centered Leadership

Reason #19 to read:

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…is to learn how to love in a SAFE way.

Loving yourself is hard enough.  Then you have to master the ability to love others.  I talk about these two types of love in my upcoming book.  AND I provide a SAFE way for you to do both.

SAFE is an acronym for the four steps to loving.  The A is for Acceptance.

In my book I share a story about my friend, Carol.  She died when she was three, visited with God, and came back with 32 personalities.  She is an amazing example of someone who had to ACCEPT life and all the painful circumstances that it holds so she could LOVE as she was meant to.

I hope you will read my book.  It will be out very soon.

Please comment below about your advice on LOVE.  Be sure to click on the box to receive notice of new blog posts here – that way you’ll learn ALL 30 reasons for reading my book.

In case you’ve missed any, here they are:

#30: How to prepare for, and survive an ODYSSEY

#29: How to spot the IMITATION

#28: How to use an APP to make tough decisions

#27: How to Apply the Three P’s of Empowerment

#26: How to overcome regrets

#25: How to be a leadership HERO

#24: Learn the one-word definition of leadership

#23: Learn the sting of friendship

#22: How to be exceptional

#21: How to rise to the top of your fishbowl

#20: How you can empower your life

 

 

 

Are You Powerful or Empowered?

In October 2013, Forbes Magazine published “The World’s Most Powerful People”.  The list of 72 were mostly government leaders, entrepreneurs, and wealthy CEO’s.

This begs the question – what does it mean to be powerful?

Is power defined by strength or intelligence?  Is it gained by controlling people, possessions and wealth?  If so, this type of power seems problematic—-it can be taken away by someone even more powerful.

If Forbes published a list of “The World’s Most Empowered People”, the list would include anyone who:

  • Has studied hard and passed a test
  • Has faced a fear head on
  • Has overcome hardship

YOU would likely be on that list!

It would seem, then, that the power to control and dominate others is far less achievable than the power we have to influence our individual and personal triumphs.

The ability for self-Empowerment can never be taken from you.  It can only be diminished when your bad choices decrease your power to be what you want to be.

In my upcoming book:

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I discuss ways that you can EMPOWER your life, love and happiness!  That is reason #20 to read my book.

You can be Empowered no matter what challenges you face; and no matter what your circumstance.

So far, I’ve provided 10 reasons to read my book:

#30: How to prepare for, and survive an ODYSSEY

#29: How to spot the IMITATION

#28: How to use an APP to make tough decisions

#27: How to Apply The Three P’s of Empowerment

#26: How to overcome regrets

#25: How to be a leadership HERO

#24: Learn the one-word definition of leadership

#23: Learn the sting of friendship

#22: How to be exceptional

#21: How to rise to the top of your fishbowl

Why are YOU going to read it?

 

 

Life is a Fishbowl – Reason #21 to read SELF Centered Leadership

Drum roll, please…..

SELF Centered Leadership Book CoverHere is a sneak peak at the cover of my upcoming book!

So far, counting down from 30, I’ve given you 9 reasons to read my book.  I hope you’re getting excited.  I am!  How do you like the cover?

Reason 21 is: you’ll learn how life is like a fishbowl, and how you can float to the top of your bowl as an exceptional leader.

Are you ready to dive in yet?

Reason #30: How to prepare for, and survive an ODYSSEY

Reason #29: How to spot the IMITATION

Reason #28: How to use an APP to make tough decisions

Reason #27: How to Apply The Three P’s of Empowerment

Reason #26: How to overcome regrets

Reason #25: How to be a leadership HERO

Reason #24: Learn the one-word definition of leadership

Reason #23: Learn the sting of friendship

Reason #22: How to be exceptional

How To Be An Exceptional Leader – Reason #22

SELF Centered Leadership: Becoming Influential, Intentional and Exceptional is my upcoming book!

As the title suggests, the content of the book speaks to becoming exceptional.  You’ll learn what leadership is, and what is needed to affect change in someone else.

Being an exceptional leader is an even higher level of leadership that involves mastering four specific traits – Sacrifice, Empowerment, Love and Friendship.

Are you ready to change the world by becoming exceptional?  Check out the other reasons you will want to read my book below:

Reason #30: How to prepare for, and survive an ODYSSEY                                         

Reason #29: How to spot the IMITATION                                                                           

Reason #28: How to use an APP to make tough decisions                                        

Reason #27: How to Apply The Three P’s of Empowerment                                     

Reason #26: How to overcome regrets                                                                                  

Reason #25: How to be a leadership HERO                                                                        

Reason #24: Learn the one-word definition of leadership                                         

Reason #23: Learn the sting of friendship

On the next post, I’ll give you a sneak peak at the cover of SELF Centered Leadership!

Which reason above makes you the most excited to read my book?

The Sting of Friendship. Reason to Read #23

Scorpions as playthings?  You bet!  I grew up in the Sonoran Desert.  Scorpions, tarantulas and snakes were my playthings.

Scorpion | leadership | Friendship

In my upcoming book, SELF Centered Leadership: Becoming Influential, Intentional and Exceptional, I write about an experience I had with my friend, Debbie, when I was 11 years old.   This experience has something to do with scorpions; and it’s an experience that still stings even today.

The book will be available in paperback and on Kindle very soon.  I’ll keep you posted.

There are many, many reasons to read the book, and I’ve provided reason 23 today – the ways that friendship can sting.  If you haven’t read the other reasons in my countdown, you can click on any of the following links.

In the meantime, enjoy a song from the SCORPIONS.  I think my book will rock you like a hurricane!

Reason #30: How to prepare for, and survive an ODYSSEY

Reason #29: How to spot the IMITATION

Reason #28: How to use an APP to make tough decisions

Reason #27: How to Apply The Three P’s of Empowerment

Reason #26: How to overcome regrets

Reason #25: How to be a leadership HERO

Reason #24: Discover my one-word definition of leadership

 

 

Will the Real Hero Please Stand Up? – Reason #25

Action Hero City | Jackie Bailey

Man Saves Baby from Burning Building

Woman Pulls Stranger from Car Wreck

Young Boy Calls 911 and Saves His Fathers Life

These are feel-good headlines.  They often give us pause to reflect on what our own actions might be if we found ourselves in the same circumstance.

We don’t have to perform tremendous feats to be leadership heroes.  In leadership, we can be heroic by taking the action necessary to ensure the right outcome.

In my upcoming book, SELF Centered Leadership: Becoming Influential, Intentional and Exceptional, I will provide you with ways to become heroic in your leadership.  That is reason 25 in my 30-reason countdown.

In my book I share examples of three individuals who became heroic simply by using their influence with intentional action.  YOU can be a leadership hero, too!

If you’d like to know when the book comes out, please comment below to be included on my mailing list.  You’ll get special offers and discounts for being one of those “list” people!

If you’ve missed any of the previous blog posts listing the reasons to read my book, please click on the following links.

Reason #30: How to prepare for, and survive an ODYSSEY

Reason #29: How to spot the IMITATION

Reason #28: How to use an APP to make tough decisions

Reason #27: How to Apply The Three P’s of Empowerment

Reason #26: How to overcome regrets

Thanks for tuning in.  Get out there and be heroic!

 

Overcoming Regrets: Reason #26 for Reading SELF Centered Leadership

On this day before Thanksgiving here in America, I thought it appropriate to talk about a nemesis of gratitude.  Regret.

Corn and wheat

We all have regrets.  Although regret tends to be a negative-energy emotion, it can inspire change.

In my book, SELF Centered Leadership: Becoming Influential, Intentional and Exceptional, I tell you about my greatest regret.

The story has to do with friends and bullies; protection and victimization; courage and fear.  Perhaps it will inspire you.

Have you missed reasons 27 through 30 in my countdown?

Reason #30: How to prepare for, and survive an ODYSSEY

Reason #29: How to spot the IMITATION

Reason #28: How to use an APP to make tough decisions

Reason #27: How to Apply The Three P’s of Empowerment

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!  Be grateful for your challenges – they form your character and inspire growth!

Empowerment With Three P’s

In October 2013, Forbes Magazine published The World’s Most Powerful People.  The list of 72 were mostly government leaders, entrepreneurs, and wealthy CEO’s.

I wasn’t on that list, and I suspect you weren’t either.  Is being powerful really that cool?  It might be if you didn’t have to worry about someone coming along who is even more powerful and taking your power from you.

Even greater than POWER is EMPOWERMENT.  I discuss Empowerment at length in my upcoming book, SELF Centered Leadership: Becoming Influential, Intentional and Exceptional.

Reason #27 to read my book is that I provide you THE THREE P’s OF EMPOWERMENT.

You can be Empowered no matter what challenges you face; and no matter what your circumstance.  The way to empower yourself is to apply THE THREE P’s.

Read my book to find out what they are!

In case you missed the other reasons to read my upcoming book, I have the links here for you…

Reason #30: How to prepare for, and survive an ODYSSEY

Reason #29: How to spot the IMITATION

Reason #28: How to use an APP to make tough decisions.