Personal Growth

Leadership Southern Indiana

I have a few passions in my life: my beautiful family, real estate, and Southern Indiana. I’ve spent my entire adult life in Southern Indiana and there’s nowhere I’d rather be. So when I learned of Leadership Southern Indiana’s DISCOVER program, I didn’t hesitate to apply for the program.

Leadership Southern Indiana offers several programs “to engage, develop and mobilize regional leaders who will serve and transform our community.” These programs are similar to taking a college course (without the late night pizza binges) and take place over the course of several months, culminating in a graduation ceremony and the experience of a lifetime. DISCOVER empowers participants to become the informed, connected and capable leaders that Southern Indiana will need to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Class members graduate with an increased understanding of how their community works and how to use effective leadership skills to better serve their clients, customers, and community.

Today, August 25, was the first day of the DISCOVER class of 2017. We met at the lovely and serene Wooded Glen Retreat and Conference Center in Henryville, Indiana (seriously, if you haven’t been there, schedule your next off-site meeting there. You won’t regret it). I met so many incredibly talented, smart, and passionate people on my first day and let me tell you: if Southern Indiana’s future is in their hands, we’re in good hands.

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Become Who You Were Born to Be

In my sales career of over 15 years, I've read a lot of books--self-help books, business books, books by other sales people, anything that crosses my desk as interesting.  I've always enjoyed reading, but over the last 3-4 years, I find it harder and harder to committ to finishing a book.  I get into them and get all motivated at putting the priniciples into action and never finish the book.  So since it's snowing and I don't have any out of the office appointments today, I decided to restart the most recent unfinished book, Become Who You Were Born to Be by Brian Souza.

I'll post periodic updates about my progress, as I am committed to finishing it this time!

Here is a great quote from Chapter 2: "Successful people love what they do and feel compelled to express the best that is within them. They don't strive to be better than their neighbors or contemporaries--they strive to be better than themselves"

I say this about myself a lot.  Kind of like, "I'm my biggest fan and toughest competition".  I set the bar high for all aspects of my life.  I always want to be better than I was last year, last quarter, last month, yesterday!  Sometimes the pressure becomes overwhelming, but look what it has gotten me--I'm 34 years old, in a happy and healthy relationship with my partner, running a $4.5 Million Dollar personal Real Estate Business, and NOW co-owner of the Brokerage!  I'd say this year, this quarter, this month and today I am better than before. 

With that said, I think I'll take today to bask in the success I've created by enjoying a snow day at home in my jammies with a book :)

Want to read along with me?  Purchase your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Become-Who-You-Were-Born/dp/0975352210/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386515520&sr=8-2&keywords=become+who+you+were+born+to+be...