How to get a free signed copy of my first book, Dear Boss

Dear BossWant to get a free signed copy of my new book, Dear Boss: What Your Employees Wish You Knew? And help me celebrate my 50th birthday? Here’s how!

As I said when I announced the winner of the Ultimate Book Giveaway a couple weeks ago, I have written my first book. And it is now available on Amazon!

I am offering Dear Boss at a reduced price of 99 cents for a limited time because I am trying to get as many reviews as possible. I would really appreciate it if you would write a review for me. My book will be at this reduced price until November 9, 2017, so download it today.

As a thank you, I will send you an autographed copy of my book when the print version comes out in about a month or so.

Here’s the link to the book.

Post a screen shot of your Amazon review in the comments section of this post by my 50th birthday on November 12, and I will send you a signed copy of my book once the print version comes out.

You don’t really need to read the entire book to offer a great review. If you find one or two chapters that really interest you then read those and offer comments in your review about those chapters. Of course, I’d love for you to read it all but this may provide a simpler way to offer a review quicker.

Thanks again for your interest in Dear Boss, and I will greatly appreciate your review on Amazon in the next two weeks!

Why Less Is More Every Time

Three Examples of Focus as the Key Ingredient to Success

People think they need to be more, do more, or have more to be successful. But that’s not how life is. Focus is the key ingredient. And focus means priorities. That’s why less is more every time.

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You don’t have to be all things to all people. You don’t have to do everything all the time. And you don’t have to have more to be all you can be. It all comes down to your priorities.

Here are three examples where focus is the key ingredient to success.

5 Key Situations to Express Appreciation

People appreciate appreciation. In fact, they crave it. People want to be acknowledged for who they are and what they do. And you as a leader will do well to express appreciation to those around you.

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People need appreciation in certain times more than others. They will need you to be aware of what those situations are so that you can be prepared to meet that need.

Here are the five situations when your team will need appreciation.

12 Questions to Help You Keep Your Life Focus …

... And Avoid Life Distractions

Have you ever gone into a room before and forgot why you went there in the first place? The same kind of thing can happen in your life. You can wake up one day and wonder how your life became the way it is. That’s why it’s crucial to keep your life focus and avoid life distractions.

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In life, there are many options to choose from. And you can get tempted to go down some paths that seem good but don’t end up getting you where you want to go. That’s why it is important to maintain your life focus.

Here’s how you can avoid life distractions and keep your life focus.

Why It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again

And How You Can Begin Again Too

It’s great if you can discover what you were called to do when you are young. But most people don’t discover what they’re supposed to do until later in life. But that’s okay. Because it’s never too late to begin again.

Why It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again

Life is a journey, not a destination. It’s not about finding your calling. It’s about pursuing your calling once you find it. It’s not up to you when you will discover your purpose in life. The key is to be willing to take the next step when God reveals the next clue.

Here are three examples from Scripture of people who did not discover who they were until later in life. But they still were able to begin again. Because it’s never too late.

The Three Main Things That Hold You Back

And How You Can Overcome Them

As you grow into the person who God made you to be, you will come across obstacles that will hold you back. There will be times when you will not believe what you are capable of doing. That is to be expected. It’s how you handle it that matters.

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The enemy of your soul does not want you to become the person who God called you to be. And he will do everything in his power to prevent you from fully developing into the person God designed you to be. The key is to recognize that and be prepared for it.

Here are the three main things that will hold you back from becoming all you are supposed to be—and how you can overcome them in your life.

A Long-Term Leader Is a Lifelong Learner

To be a long-term leader, you must by nature be a lifelong learner. That means you as a leader must be always out of your comfort zone and always ready to learn.

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Book learning is important, but it’s not everything. Don’t get me wrong: I read a lot of books (especially business books and leadership books). It is important for you to read regularly and consistently. But that is not the only way to learn.

Lifelong learning is about having the right attitude for learning. Here’s how you can prepare your mind to be a lifelong learner—and a long-term leader.

Three Lies to Never Tell Yourself

God created you and you are His workmanship—and He has work He wants you to do (Ephesians 2:10). God would not call you to do something and not come through. So don’t limit yourself by telling yourself lies.

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When you are limiting yourself, you are listening more to the enemy of your soul than to God. God is not impressed with the lies you tell yourself, even if they sound holy.

To identify where you may be limiting yourself, here are three lies you should never tell yourself.

How to Develop Your Active Leadership

As a leader, it is important for you to think through how you can best lead your team. But before you can lead others, you must learn how you can lead yourself. To maximize the impact you can have on the people around you, you must develop your Active Leadership ability.

Active Leadership

By Active Leadership, I mean leadership that is fully engaged and intentional. Active Leaders think through the impact they want to have—and the thinking they need to cultivate to achieve it—and they deliberately use every opportunity they have to influence their followers to that end. They take their responsibility as leaders very seriously because they realize all their actions have ripple effects.

As you learn how to better lead your team—and how to lead yourself—here are three areas where you can implement an Active Leadership perspective.

What Would Others Say Your Priorities Are?

If someone looked at your life, what would they say your priorities are? I’m not asking what you say your priorities are. I’m asking if what you say and what they say would match.

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Do you live the way you say is important to you? If you say your family is important to you, would your family agree with that? If you say your team is important to you, would they see it in your actions?

Here’s how you can find out if your priorities match what you say they are—and what you can do if they don’t.