OS 79: Bread for the Journey of Personal Care
“Perhaps we shall learn, as we pass through this age, that the 'other self" is more powerful than the physical self we see when we look into a mirror.” ― Napoleon Hill
Bread for the Journey of Personal Growth
The next series of sessions is about balance for leaders in the area of personal growth.
Today, I'm launching a series of episodes on personal growth and personal development. Once might call this "capacity building." When leaders stop working self, skills get stale and leadership becomes less effective.
I will share my own routines and personal disciplines in as transparent a manner as I can hoping that sharing my journey, along with the successes and struggles will help others in their own journey.
I work on self as a personal passion by reading, listening to other podcasts, attending seminars and developing collaborative programs and events with others with complimenting and contrasting skills and different experiences. I also grow with each client engagement. I find that there's an opportunity to learn from many people, if I only pay attention.
The struggle that many (me included) have is in judging the value of what others are doing as a self-proclaimed "expert." Taking off the "expert" or "teacher" or "mentor" hat and putting on the "student" hat make a huge difference for me.
There are many areas needing development, and I can only focus on a few, therefore it's important to let go of the many to fully embrace the learning of the few. Prioritization is critical.
One of the many books worth reviewing over and over, is the classic by Napoleon Hill, "Think and Grow Rich." It's valuable with the wisdom of great leadership. It's valuable for the stories. It's valuable because of the information that's available if the reader will dig for the secrets not reveled to the causal reader.
This category is my fourth leadership principle, "Balance." Or in musical terms, "Value the Rests."
The journey starts with the next episode and continues for each day a week.
Enjoy the journey inspired by the book, "Bread for the Journey," by Henri Howen.
* Nouwen, Henri J. M. (2009-03-17). Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith (p. 44). Harper Collins, Inc.. Kindle Edition.