Hello everyone, LIFE Leadership just wrapped up its first two years in business! We have exceeded our expectations and are expanding across North America and have plans to go global soon. One of the biggest blessings of being involved in LIFE Leadership is the association we have with like minded, incredibly gifted individuals. Today I wanted to share an article from one such individual. Lori has used the LIFE Leadership system to uncover her genius. Mark and Lori are rapidly expanding their business and influence across the globe and making a positive impact. Enjoy!
Happy Second Birthday to Life Leadership! Life members celebrate two wonderful years today. It seems like just yesterday Life was launched. I believe we truly are entering into the “Terrific Twos” of the Life Business!
As I write this I can’t help but think about our other terrific two year old, our beautiful granddaughter Brooklyn. We had the privilege of taking her Trick or Treating this year. Her wonder, curiosity, excitement and caution were so much fun to watch. Even though everything in her world is changing daily, she displays both a courage and a curiosity that stretch her to constantly try to do new things. It is inspiring.
When I think about the development changes that will be in her life as a terrific two year old, I wonder if similar changes will occur in Life Members this year. Here are the similarities I discovered.
A Toddler’s Developmental Tasks this year:
Toddlers Task: Rapid physical and brain development
Life Members Task: Rapid physical and brain development through reading, listening, associating and mentoring.
Toddlers Task: Rapid acquisition and use of vocabulary and verbal rules
Life Members Task: Share information they are learning with others. While doing this the speakers in our community are becoming some of – if not the, best Leadership speakers in the world.
Toddlers Task: Learning how to stay connected to you while she becomes herself.
Life Members Task: Stay connected to a positive, encouraging group of fellow entrepreneurs that help us become all we were meant to be. Listen to mentors that teach us how to be in business for our self by not by our self. Attend every opportunity for iron to sharpen iron.
Toddlers Task: Development of Agency (sense of oneself as a powerful, competent person able to act upon the world).
Life Members Task: Develop the confidence to make a difference in our world by learning what our gifts and talents are, how to serve our God and His people, and leave a lasting legacy individually and corporately by helping others to reach their full potential.
Toddler Parents: Keeping your sanity while your baby grows into her own person.
Life Members: Keeping your sanity while your business grows into a huge community full of many wonderful leaders.
4 Parenting Priorities:
1. Keeping your child safe as she explores.
2. Giving up some control so he can develop some mastery over his world.
3. Enjoying her emerging independence and curiosity.
4. Staying positive!
4 Life Business Priorities:
1. Provide a safe encouraging environment to grow and learn in.
2. Teach and allow members to think and act for themselves and offer innovative ideas.
3. Celebrate members achievements and victories.
4. Always stay positive, reframe and move onward.
According to John Bowlby, “The first three years of life establishes the blueprints for all of our future relationships.” – I think both Brooklyn and LIFE Leadership are off to a great start! What do you think?