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S02-Mind Bullet : Who’s To Blame?

Who is to blame when things go wrong?

Yes… this is a Mind Bullet on a Wednesday. (you are not crazy). Martin starts this episode with a bit of a chuckle as the guest for this episode had to reschedule at the last minute leaving him with a Wednesday Mind Bullet (regular listeners know that Wednesdays are reserved for interviews). So this last minute shift in plans creates a learning moment.

In life people will often drop the ball – not follow through, etc. It’s very easy to fall into the blame-game trap. To point fingers and absolve oneself of responsibility.

Martin shares a quick story about a Facebook post from an entrepreneur who was ranting about “people not doing the job right in the first place” and “wasting half my day fixing their mistakes.”

The question is; Who is really responsible? Who is really to blame?

It turns out taking responsibility ends up providing a host of benefits including freedom and ultimately saves us from needlessly wasting energy.

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Mind Bullet Monday 02: Responsibility!

“When we are no longer able to change our situation we are challenged to change ourselves” ~Viktor Frankl

Positive change most often starts when we take responsibility for our situation.

Responsibility may be one of the most foremost virtues. While Aristotle proposed that courage was the mother of all virtues where would any great person be without responsibility? In fact, could greatness be possible?

What is responsibility ultimately, responsible for in our lives? Here’s a few thoughts:

  • happiness
  • self esteem
  • character
  • decisions
  • purpose
  • discipline and even
  • desire

You can quickly see how responsibility is a major/core ROOT, perhaps the root or pillar for one’s personal development and even happiness and general contentment.

Hear all about it on this Mind Bullet Monday!

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~African Proverb

There are very few things in the world more powerful than that of a strong TEAM— a group of individuals committed  to a clear, common goal.

TOGETHER. EVERYONE. ACHIEVES. MORE.  ~John Maxwell

While it’s tempting to be a “one-man band” or an “efficiency machine” ultimately, one person can never keep up with the long term value that a TEAM provides.  Join Martin and I as we discuss what makes a good team, what can destroy a team and important strategies for building your own dream team.

According to the late, great Dr. Stephen Covey, (author, businessman, and speaker)  there are three stages of maturity; dependence, independence and ultimately, inter-dependance (the highest stage).

Unfortunately, most individuals believe that independence is the pinnacle of maturity.  It isn’t.

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For the wise (you), the end-game is INTER-DEPENDENCE. Ultimately, you should strive to move past the “me vs. we” mentality and build bridges.
Core traits and qualities to look for in a solid team:

  1. Harmony
  2. Vision and alignment
  3. Shared values
  4. Strong leader

And, much more… join us now to check it out ; )

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