Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing a few powerful ideas and concepts from my friend John C. Maxwell’s upcoming book, “Intentional Living: Choosing a Life that Matters.” I had the honor and privilege of sharing the stage with him in front of 1600+ people at his recent John Maxwell Team Advanced Leadership Certification event in Orlando, FL where he shared some behind-the-scenes nuggets surrounding the book, the official launch in October, the social media plans, and an innovative challenge program that you’ll be able to participate in. While I’ll be sharing some of the info here, I’ll be sharing ALL of the information with my email list, so if you aren’t on it yet, you might want to get on board right now.
So here’s the first thought from John that I’ll share with you: Selfishness and significance are incompatible. It you want to achieve significance you have to put your ego aside and add value to people. Or as Zig Ziglar often suggested, if you help enough people get what they want, you can have anything you want. If you’ve never heard of or embraced this concept before, it can be extremely difficult to implement at first but it’s crucial to your long-term success.