Not Everybody Wants Your Opinion

Not Everybody Wants Your Opinion

11986387_10154233610207738_3005249030398802998_nI recently attended our annual Potomac Youth Leadership Conference in Baltimore, MD.  Here, regional youth workers and pastors gathered to revive, relax, and learn the latest strategies in working with a thriving youth group.  I know what you are thinking –who has time for a non-work related conference!!??  You do.   

What I learned applies to everyday life when collaborating and working with individuals and teams. 

  • Not Everybody wants your opinion.  Some just want to be heard.
  • Don’t put your work ahead of your family.
  • Bloom where you are planted.
  • Be a vision caster.
  • You are a representative of your cause – let that carry into your everyday life.
  • Buy into the vision of your leader.  If you don’t, get out.  Work with a vision you can support – always.
  • Celebrate wins.
  • Show-up and be present.
  • Listen to those you support and work for.  They have ideas.