As a book reader, I've discovered there are some books that challenge and inspire me to evaluate my personal life. I've been reading and reflecting on a very significant leadership book called Heroic Leadership
by Chris Lowney. He describes how a 450-year-old company changed the world. Does that peak your interest? Get ready--it isn't a short read but worth the time to digest his story of this amazing group of people who had major impact.
Here are some thoughts from the book as you consider your spiritual and business life that can help maintain balance:
"The person who knows what he or she wants can pursue it energetically...Only those who know their weaknesses can deal with them or even hope to conquer them..."
He lists some key elements that guided their leadership to make changes. They include:
1. Appreciating oneself as talented
2. Identifying personal, derailing baggage that prevents the realization of full potential, especially weaknesses that manifest themselves as habitual tendencies.
3. Articulating personally motivating goals and ambitions--not being content to merely drift along.
4. Determining what one stands for, what impact one wants to make.
5. Developing a worldview that guides interaction with others.
6. Acquiring the habit of updating oneself regularly, indeed daily, on all of the above.
So, take some time as I have done, and see how you stack up on these principles. They might just be the thing that will help you move to the next level in your spiritual, personal, and business life!