Category Archive: energy

The Truth About Filling Your Own Cup

Servant leadership is pouring out for the advantage of others. But you can’t serve effectively with an empty cup. Your cup is empty because you poured out more than you poured in. The… Continue reading

How to Build Enthusiasm in a Half-Hearted World

Anything you do without enthusiasm makes you less of who you were meant to be. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Once enthusiasm is lost, it’s like starting a… Continue reading

The 10 Vulnerabilities of Discouragement

Turning an ember into a flame takes skills. But any fool can throw water on enthusiasm. Show up to fuel energy and build morale. Everyone gets discouraged. That’s why successful leaders make it… Continue reading

If You Don’t Know How to Make Work Fun

I’ll never forget the day my wife said our family was more peaceful without me. The kids were still home and I was always upset about something. Tragically, life was better without me.… Continue reading

15 WAYS TO GRAPPLE WITH DISCOURAGEMENT AND EVENTUALLY WIN

The only reason encouragement matters is discouragement is real. On June 2, 2011, I woke up discouraged and couldn’t think of anything to write. Then it hit me. Write about overcoming discouragement. I… Continue reading

Only 1 in 10 are Self-Aware*

Self-awareness enables you to bring your best self to others. But studies show that only 10% to 15% of leaders are self-aware. (*HBR) Low self-awareness makes you irritating to others, dissatisfied with yourself,… Continue reading