by: Agent Kevin Miller
In today’s show I covered some questions and rants. Seemed to be of interest, had a lot of folks turn up for the live show:
My Wife: Question submitted by a subscriber “Do I frustrate my wife sometimes” and include some tips on necessary spouse unity during the free agent pursuit:
– Be in unity on your reasons for pursuing free agency. If you’re dying (figuratively) and your spouse doesn’t care and just wants you to “show me the money”, then you’ve got bigger problems regarding care for each other, and you don’t need to be listening here as your first priority, you might need some marital counseling. But I cover three main points.
– Don’t polarize. One of you preaching the dreams and goals of free agency and the other speaking the concerns and fears…and accelerating this, is a recipe for disaster. Don’t. Do what I say in the show instead.
– Have a plan that’s reviewed by others who understand the score. Not just a patronizing view, but invested counsel.
Leaders: I’ll discuss why I disagree with one of John Maxwell’s quotes on leadership that results in folks not believing they can lead and influence. And why I believe in this quote, “The best leader is actually a guide. They’ve been up ahead, scouted out the territory, experienced the obstacles and discerned the best tactics to overcome. Then they join you. Leading from the front, beside you and even taking up the rear if necessary. They are with you, guiding you to your destination, not theirs.”
Job Lunacy: Forgive me, but I freakin’ ranted on the complete lunacy of Jon Faraci’s (CEO of International Paper) quote in the USA Today article this morning, CEOs to Obama: ‘Get out of the way’ for job growth. Here’s an excerpt, “We asked several CEOs leading up to the speech what bold steps Obama could take to reduce the 9.1 percent unemployment rate.
• Jon Faraci, CEO of International Paper, told CNBC “to create jobs what we need is demand. This economy is 70 percent consumer driven, so we need consumers spending some of their discretionary income if we’re going to have demand that’s gong to lead to more jobs. If we get demand, we’ll put more shifts on, our employees will be working more hours, and we’ll hire more people. Without demand we can have all the certainty in the world and all the clarity about regulation, but to me it’s not so much about confidence as it is about demand,” explained Faraci.
That’s lunacy. Listen to the show to hear why.
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