I recently heard a podcast between John Maxwell and Marcus Buckingham. They were talking about few different topics but something that Marcus said has stuck with me these last couple of weeks. He said that focusing only on people we say have potential is the wrong perspective. Why? Because everyone has potential. There are not just a select few that have all the potential while the rest of us walk around with less to offer. Every person has something of value to offer. It's just a matter of finding it and then putting it into action.
Link to the podcasts (look for Live from Atlanta with Marcus Buckingham):
The lowest time in my life was right after my mother died. She was my biggest supporter and losing her turned my world upside down. During this time, I was also losing my father, who died 19 months later, and I decided to change jobs which also led to relocating. I sold the house I had been in for nearly 10 years. Nothing in my life was the same - I was changing too. And there were various directions my life could go. But at the end of the day, it was focusing on growing myself, not just knowledge, but better understanding how to think through situations, ask questions, and listen to others' points of view that has given me a new purpose in life.
Being intentional about my growth has made all the difference in my life. So much so, it is now my passion to pass that along to others. And now that I am at another crossroads in my life, this time with my career, I find myself drawn to share with others how to grow and live out their potential. Because we all have it. Sometimes it's just hard to recognize or we are not sure what to do with it. Join me on a journey to unleashing yours! You can join me at an upcoming event listed on my website or contact me directly to learn more on how to do this. I am excited to see you grow!