Say no to crazy

Does anyone else feel like people are acting a bit crazy about this presidential election?

I saw on the news today that a tattoo artist is offering to give people free Donald Trump tattoos…

I’m not saying if I’m for or against Trump–who I vote for is my business–but getting a tattoo of any president or presidential candidate is creepy. 
Here’s my plea:

Say no to crazy. 

Pray for our country, the future president, the election…

Just don’t be crazy. 

You can be an advocate and have an opinion, but extremism pushes people away (it scares them). 

If your candidate is as good as you say they are, let the facts be what persuades others. 

State the facts and don’t be crazy because craziness is not persuasive. 

Politics is already a sticky subject without you adding more to it. 

And please do your homework before presenting something as fact. Just because it’s on the news doesn’t mean it’s truth. 

Confessions of a leadership stalker

I have a few problems. They’re serious too.

  • Book ADD
  • YouTube ADD
  • Blog ADD
  • Podcast ADD

If I hear about a speaker, author, pastor, etc. on a podcast or blog, I will immediately go to the library’s website and see how many of their books are available to check out.

Then I go to YouTube and find all of the videos of them speaking.

Then I go to the podcasts site and find all the podcasts.

Then I go to their website and blog.

I'm holding you hostage for your knowledge!

I’m holding you hostage for your knowledge!

This is called leadership stalking. (No, it’s not in any official medical journals, but it should be.)

My illness is in overdrive this week because of the Influence and Impact Summit (link below).

Nothing will stop me from this craziness. I just want to learn from this person–right now!

If your list of acceptable teachers can fit on a Post It note, you need to upgrade to a larger piece of paper.

There’s nothing wrong with having a big pool of teachers. I am a big believer in learning from those around me.

And, a note to my Christian friends who are afraid to broaden their horizons, if you apply common sense and your Jesus Filter (aka The Bible) you can learn from anyone.

In today’s world, there’s no reason for us to not be learning.

You will never arrive at a place where you know it all. No one likes a know it all anyway!

We have so much information at our fingertips that a 13th century monk would be crying if he ever came back for a visit.

Take advantage of all available resources, especially when they’re free!

Don’t be afraid to become an ADD learning junkie.

There are gifts inside of you that the world needs.

Now, get busy learning how to use them.

Influence and Impact Summit: