Hey YOU! Superhero!

Welcome to Superhero Training Camp!! Hello hero! Yes, I am talking to you. Yes, you with the secret identity. What? You didn’t know you are a hero? Didn’t know you have superpowers. Holy smack down Batman – let’s discover your inner awesomeness… #1 Your Super Story Every superhero has an origin story… Kal-El (aka Clark Kent) landed on earth as a baby from the planet Krypton. Our yellow sun provides his powers. We call him Superman. Bruce Wayne witnessed the murder of his parents by a thug. He vowed revenge. Intelligence, martial arts training and cool gadgets provide his powers. David Banner, scientist, wanted to know the secret to the incredible strength that comes over us in stressed situations. (Like the grandma who lifts a car off her grandchild trapped underneath.) During a gamma radiation test gone wild he became The Hulk! What have you experienced? What have you survived? What flames have you walked through? Your “mundane, ordinary” life provides the catalyst for your powers. The very things you fail to appreciate or the pain you’ve been through can rescue others. Who better to help a child of divorce than another child of divorce? Who better to guide a young marriage than one whose marriage is strong and happy? Who better to rescue the hope of a cancer patient than one who had the same cancer? Who better to train a new employee than a top-level employee? Who better to lift the spirit of the depressed than one who has walked out of the same darkness? Do you see how this works? Your life experiences are valuable… powerful....

Platinum Platform

The anchor of Live Your Mission is clearly communicating your message. Even though this was written for those who are part of my public speaking training, it makes sense to republish it here. In this series of articles we’ll cover… The Platinum Platform: Discover, Develop, & Deploy Your Speaking Business. If you’ve been in the speaking business a while or have taken a lot of professional speaker training some of the things in this series you will disagree with. I’ll be the first to admit that I did not go, nor will I go, the traditional speaker’s route. My goal is to help you become an awesome speaker and to help you build a fun speaking business. Something you look forward to and enjoy. Something opposite of the average job. Something that makes folks say things like… “What?! You get paid how much just to talk?!!!!” Don’t want to get paid to speak? That’s cool too. This series will help you get your voice to the masses. The more people hear you the more lives you impact. One final note… use what you need from this series. Ignore what doesn’t fit you. Use the comment areas to ask questions or comment. Let’s roll… Platinum Platform 01 :  M4 Plan You ARE a public speaker. That’s a fact. Now leverage it. This series of articles and videos will help you pinpoint/strengthen your message and monetize it if you choose. However, this is not a “do ALL of this” series. While there will be a few elements that I’ll hit as essential, there will be options as well. You decide. Build...

How to Turn the Mundane into a Mission

[D]oes today feel like déjà vu? Do all your days seem to run together? Do you collapse at night knowing you’ve been “busy,” but you’re not sure what you accomplished? Take these three initiatives to turn the mundane into a mission… Initiative 1: Detail the To Do. Most of us keep a mental list of what we have to do. But are you keeping a physical list? And if it is physical is it shorthand or long-hand? Put the details in your list. “Listen to 30 minutes of Andy Stanley’s “Be Rich” on the way to work. Yesterday, Andy covered ________.” That’s better than… “Listen to spiritual growth stuff.” The more specific we are, the more important our minds label the task. Maybe you’re picking up your son and 3 friends for a game. You might write down something like… “Carpool.” Sure, that’s what you’re doing technically. But you can make it missional by focusing on the kids’ names and thinking a minute about their home life. Then talk with them with purpose along the way. That way you’re not just running an errand, you’re interacting & impacting. “Pick up Zack, Steven, & Lincoln for soccer.” Could be the detail, here’s how to make it a mission… Initiative 2: Define the Benefit After detailing your to do, define the benefit. Write down at least one possible positive outcome for each task. “Listen to 30 minutes of Andy Stanley’s “Be Rich” on the way to work. Learn new insights about money. Become be more conscious of the way I spend each dollar.” “Pick up Zack, Steven, & Lincoln for soccer....