Archive for June, 2013

Things That Require No Talent:


I was listening to a leadership Podcast this morning from my good friend John Maxwell and this is what I learned…

Things That Require No Talent:

There are lots of things in life that will help you excel that have nothing to do with talent. You see most people discount themselves for not being as talented as the next person. But what truly puts you at the top of the game is not talent alone, it’s the things that don’t require talent that will get you there.

Here is my list of things that do not require talent:

Passion – Passion will take you a long way, get you through closed doors and sustain you longer than the next person and it does not require talent.

Initiative – You will not get very far without initiative. It is the one thing that will push you further then you have ever been before. Initiative ignites talent and the absence of initiative defuses it.

Teachability – Often a talented person will not listen to those around them because they rely so strongly on their talent. This makes them unteachable. You don’t have to have talent to be teachable, you just have to have a desire to be the best you can possibly be. Be open to teaching, correction and discipline, it will separate you from the pack.

Positive Attitude – The right attitude doesn’t cost anything and requires no specific skill, yet it can literally set the course for your life and for your work. Have a winning attitude it cost nothing but pays back great dividends.

Courage – The courage to act, to take risk, to move forward and to step out has nothing to do with your skill set or talent, it has to do with a choice. Ask yourself what kind of person you’ll be, courageous or cowardly.

Focus – People who are focused get things done. Talent will not get it done for you, talent will not help you complete a task or mission, but focus (a non-talent characteristic) is what will help you get it done and then some.

Dreaming Big – No one can stop you from dreaming big. It takes no talent to dream big.

It takes more than talent to be a “Talent Plus” person. You have to put choices beside your talent in order to succeed in life.

Live with passion!

Transformational Leadership, Day 2

Another wonderful day here in Guatemala.

The Guatemalan people are so hungry for this transformation in their nation. It is humbling and a serious feeling of unworthiness I feel as I prepare to meet these souls. I don’t know why God has chosen me to do this work but the transformation that is about to begin happening with the Guatemalans has already begun in me. Every moment of this trip thus far has been a divine confirmation and intervention. I can’t even describe what has been happening. Not just to me but this entire team. I have met some great people from around the word that it would be almost impossible to meet if I wasn’t here in Guatemala this week. I’m speechless and feel so blessed.
“La Transformacion esta en mi”






Transformational Leadership (My Journey with John Maxwell To Guatemala)

I am honored to join over 140 of my Colleagues, Coaches and Dr. John Maxwell this week to make our way to Guatemala to train more than 20,000 Guatemalan leaders on the Transformational Leadership. The participating Guatemalan leaders represent a cross-section of seven different streams of influence; government, business, education, etc…at all levels. The need for transformation exists when people groups experience unnecessary suffering. Currently in Guatemala, half of children living there suffer from chronic malnutrition resulting in stunted growth and lowered IQ scores. It has the highest rate of child malnutrition in Latin America. I’m excited to be part of this mission. Please keep us in your prayers. This is just the beginning… Thank you!

Throughout the trip I will be updating my blog. Here’s some more info on the trip:

Live with passion!