Reach - Then Teach
Dear Hannah: LEarning (Daddy's Home - Episode 2 (Becoming Me))
I needed to change my approach to handling myself and others - and its hidden impact on my career and interpersonal interactions.
My period of self-reflection concluded that my ...
1. Discourse skills should generate hope, healing, and change - not despair, vitriol, and strife. I needed to put myself in situations conducive to my virtues, not my vices.
2. Mentoring skills could be refined by mentoring more (and being mentored more) - again, in situations that I defined and vetted.
3. Mediation skills (in my personal conflicts) were a weakness that I needed to convert into a strength (by resolving that weakness).
4. Problem solving skills might always lead me into ambiguous, unstable situations that breed poor adult relationships. I needed to learn how to limit my exposure to those situations.
5. I had to learn how to generate revenue by selling products and services that I created - not via employment wages.
These lessons helped me set the following goals ...
1. I would resolve to write and speak on themes of hope, healing, and change.
2. I would design projects that would facilitate mentoring and small-group discipleship.
3. I would become a mediator to learn and practice the art of self-control.
4. The employment world's safest - and most lucrative - opportunities for me were short-term projects that required strategic solutions. I had to identify sources that helped me discover these opportunities.
5. I would convert my writing, creativity, and problem solving into products and services that I could sell.
My mind, thought process, computer skills, organization, and efficiency were the "secret weapons" that would facilitate, amplify, and accelerate my efforts.