Be like Starbucks

I was listening to Moody Radio years ago. They are a commercial free Christian station. But in between segments where we would usually hear commercials they run these little moments. One that they run is called Lessons for Leaders. It usually highlights some aspect that we can take away to improve on our leadership skills. So this week Wayne Peterson (the host) was talking about Starbucks and how it is built on 5 principles that he felt could be applied to work, your life, your ministry. After I heard it I was convinced he was right and I would add that it can be applied to my healthy lifestyle.

So here are the principles:
Everything matters—count everything, monitor everything, all efforts count!
Pay attention to the details-while it might be a pain, noticing the details helps. When you know the details you can make better decisions.
Surprise and delight; don’t let life, business or ministry get boring-try new things, challenge yourself, do things that are outside of your comfort zone, meet new people
Embrace resistance– hardships of life create solutions and build character. When things get hard (and they should) take that as a personal challenge to conquer that challenge, pull out that mantra or “I AM” statement and shout it loud and clear
• And finally: leave your mark.—I am not talking about a puddle of sweat (but that works to some extent). I am talking about being a role model for your children and others in your life. Be an example to others can look to and want to emulate!

Until next time….

Change. Discover. Transform.

Carla Carter, Ed.D., LCPC, CMPC, EMDR Certified

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