10 Things I’m Learning

Some things I’m learning…

  • Sometimes, in order to go forward you have to go backwards.
  • Proper communication is vital. Too often we rush communications, and when we do that we create confusion and chaos.
  • Leaders will always take the shots. Be prepared, stay humble and move forward.
  • If someone is not criticizing you, then you’re not taking enough risks and you’re not creating the necessary change that is needed.
  • Criticism is needed, it helps keep us centered. Live in the tension.
  • I say it all the time, sideways energy is a death blow to start-ups.
  • Systems and procedures can either hurt or help. A leader’s job is to ensure they’re helping!
  • Rest and fun are essential and vital. It’s the fuel for great work.
  • Not everyone will “get it.” Your vision needs a tribe that “gets it.” Focus on building that tribe and drown out the non-sayers!
  • Everything is messy. Just because it looks good on the outside, does not mean it’s perfect on the inside. Life is messy, church is messy and non-profit work is messy. Embrace the mess!

Tags: ,

About The Author

I’m the Founder/CEO of Help One Now. I live in downtown Raleigh with my family. I’m a justice advocate, who loves empowering leaders (and tribes) to launch movements for doing good.

Would love to connect on Twitter or Facebook. Check out my monthly newsletter. Sign up to receive my blog posts via e-mail.

Subscribe to The Simple Good!

Subscribe to The Simple Good!

Sign up to have The Simple Good delivered right to your inbox! We’ll have meaningful conversations through podcasts, videos, and blogs about practical ways we can all Do GOOD.