In Due Time

“Timing is everything.” You’ve probably heard the saying, but have you had to live it out? Good timing is an intuitive balance between waiting and acting; either extreme can get us into trouble.

Waiting isn’t easy because so many of us want it now. Those of us who prefer action tend to think of waiting as a waste of time or lost opportunity. Yet, great things can happen when we wait. (more…)

It’s frustrating to wonder what your purpose is, and it’s not just kids wondering what they’re going to be when they grow up, either. Many adults are searching for their purpose too, asking, “Why am I here?”

I think we should look at this differently. I don’t think our purpose is a “thing.” I don’t think my purpose is a business, a task, or a project. When we worry about our purpose we are lessening our faith in God’s work, and frankly I’m not sure God has only one purpose for each of us.

Let’s consider thinking about our purpose with a twist. Instead of wondering “What am I here for?”, ask, “Who am I here for?” (more…)

Waiting in line, waiting in the lobby, waiting through a delay… waiting sucks! But wait… (HA) waiting, actually helps us grow. Wait, what? Yes! So, let’s change our mindset and realize that ‘beneficial waiting’ is a blessing. Don’t just wait… benefit from your wait.

Elements of beneficial waiting:

Discomfort. In-between is rarely a place we enjoy being, but being uncomfortable can be beneficial. Discomfort forces us to broaden our horizons and change our perspective. We find comfort in the learning that happens during our time of waiting. (more…)

If you’ve followed this blog for a while then you know that my blog topics are usually inspired by conversations I’ve had with other leaders. The subject of pursuing your dream or even having a dream has come to the surface in several conversations I’ve had both personally and professionally in the past month.

Why do we make pursuing our dreams so difficult?

I think dreaming has to include careless thinking. Safe thinking kills dream making. To help determine your dream, ask yourself these questions:

  • What am I good at, not in comparison to someone else, but to me? When am I at my best? What makes me, me?
  • If money was no object, what would I do?
  • If I wasn’t too scared, what would I go for?
  • What seems unrealistic today because of my circumstances but I would do if things were different?
  • How do I currently impact others? How can I multiply this? (more…)

Today’s post by ML Hubbard* continues our Emerging Leaders series, featuring guest posts from young leaders in the workplace. Read, enjoy, and join the conversation!

As a Millennial in the workplace, I’ve approached the much-anticipated fork in the road, asking myself some of the common questions we all ask at various points in our careers: “What am I doing here? Am I making a difference? Does this line up with who I am?”

I work at a creative and energetic place. Every day is a revolving door of new partnerships, branding initiatives, product development, and continuous execution. One would think that in any given day that would be enough to stimulate and motivate a young professional to charge on and change the world.

However, I know that my being busy doesn’t necessarily mean I’m being productive. At the end of the day, I need to know I’m making a lasting impact by championing my organization’s vision and working with passion and purpose. (more…)