In my 2018 vision plan, I decided that I was going to publish content with Forbes after I was reached out to from Forbes via my Linked In account. I have been creating content with Forbes since and enjoying the opportunity to share my knowledge on various topics around non-profit, leadership, management, and health as a purpose strategist.
In today’s visual display via social media, we often depict many people having success, whether in relationships, business, family, or the likes. What does it all really mean? You can allow it to mean what you want it to mean if it helps you get to where you want to go. You can create the secret sauce to your own success. You can combine the juices to become the alchemist. Many people have various new year goals at the top of the year. How many people do you see stick to them by month 2? month 3?
Keep going, do not give up! Reignite the fire within. I know it is in there. Feel the earth beneath you and stand your ground. Inhale the air created to give you life deeply. Allow the water to renew you for each moment to come as you build your legacy.
What makes a person well-rounded? How about a well-rounded community leader? Perhaps the careers they have held in their life, the various business and personal relationships that were successful and not so successful, the emotional roller-coasters of dealing with financial loss and gain in addition to dealing with physical loss of human beings, all make up some of the ingredients in a well-rounded community leader.
All of the aforementioned examples can be summed up into stress. A hypothesis of a well-rounded community leader could be someone that can handle stress and still lead from the front. Serving on a non-profit board can be stressful. You have to deal with making the time (not finding the time) to give, figuring out your best traits or talents to give, and opening your wallet to give your treasure to a cause you believe in and/or raising the funds to keep those programs running. These three most critical areas of what makes a good board member are summed up in time, talent, and treasure.
What if you are not able to make a whole lot of time because of your new twins with your spouse? What if your home is going through foreclosure and feel you do not have the extra funds to donate to that cause you care about? What if you are getting complacent and rusty on your talent because you really feel stuck in a career you no longer enjoy? This type of stress is caused by worry. What if… what if… what if! You could go on all day with what ifs, so why do we do it to ourselves?
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer defines worry as “the act of becoming immobilized in the present moment as a result of things that are going, or are not going, to happen in the future.” You can be a well-rounded community leader. Most well-rounded community leaders have sat on non-profit boards and some have sat on many more than one non-profit organization over a course of five years. Consider sitting on a nonprofit board. Erase the stress of worry out of your mind. Get mobilized in this present moment and start now.