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I BROKE THE INTERNET

I BROKE THE INTERNET

Let’s be factually accurate here; I didn’t break the whole internet just how my clients interacted with me. I crashed my website. Over the last two years, I have built five sites some for personal use and some for business use. I was feeling good about my skills at developing and launching websites. It was with this sense of pride, that earlier this year, I built a website for my new business, True Star Leadership – a guide for better leadership teams. It worked for a month or two and then crashed.

I was at a lost on how to fix it.

As leaders, at times we struggle to realize our goals and objectives; our behaviors sidetrack us; we are slow to adapt to changes in our industry; we fall back into old habits; we focus on the wrong thing; we try to do it all ourselves; Work-life balance is nearly impossible; we work even harder, getting the same results.

In short, we get lost.

When I broke the internet, at first, I didn’t know what to do. I was embarrassed to admit that I had broken something so crucial to my business. I tried to fix it on my own, spending hours, and days, looking for the single flaw that I had created to crash my website. In the end, I had to finally admit that I did not have the expertise to fix my site.

Recently, I heard that almost seventy-five percent of all home improvement projects end up with a call to a contractor to finish the project. Homeowners had watched videos, read books, and listen to experts but in the end, they too had to admit that they just didn’t have the expertise to complete the tasks.

This issue arises time and time again in the business world as well with leaders making this same mistake. They set off confident in the direction of success, only to become lost in the cross purpose of responsibilities, the multitude of unknowns and the absence of signposts.

The #1 mistake most of us make, is that we believe that we need to go it alone; bear the burden of responsibilities on our shoulders; seek our counsel; think no one understands the challenges we face. This thinking leaves us alone, without the necessary advice, knowledge, support and tools to be successful.

As a Leadership Coach, I have witnessed the power of shared experience. Whether it is in one on one coaching, in a True Star™ Mastermind Group or at a speaking engagement, we are stronger together.

Each week I set aside time to listen to your leadership challenge and start a conversation that will get you back on track. No question is stupid. No problem is surmountable. In this complimentary thirty-minute phone call, I will listen to your leadership challenge and provide ways for you to start achieving better results. You don’t have to go this alone.

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Dear President to be,

Dear President to be,

Dear President to be,

We are a divided nation. 40% of us will not have voted for you. 15% of us will not have voted at all. We have argued our views in small fonts on bright screens in darken rooms. The stories we share are half truths  of discontent. We stand solidly in our own shoes, not for a moment thinking to turn and change our perspective. White, Black, Brown. Rich, Poor. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist. All.

We are a divided nation. Walls within our boundaries. Diversity in strong black lines of political separation. Powerful dollars pave roads to special interests. Informational sources, a thousand or more, sirens of yesteryear confused with the tiny sparks of the new noise. 

In this you will stand on a cold winter day, a hand raised, a Christian bible planted. You will be asked to the best of your ability to  persevere, protect and defend the constitution of these divided states. In this you will stand, a peaceful transition of democracy, on the edge of history.

Yet . . .

This is not about you. It is about us. The United States of America, 319 millions of us. White, Black, Brown. Rich, Poor. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist. All.

It is about our life, our liberty and our pursuit of happiness. We are all created equal. We have mutually pledged to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

In this you will stand. In this you will lead. 

I ask, we ask, that you bring us together, not as divided states but as United States. You look not to your party, your beliefs, your history but to us. White, Black, Brown. Rich, Poor. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist. All.

Focus on those things that bring us together. Our love for our family, (strange, different, and unique as they may be), our beliefs, (strange, different, and unique as they may be), our desire for a better life for our kids (strange, different, and unique as they may be), our ability to help our neighbors(strange, different, and unique as they may be) and our need to connect (strange, different, and unique as we are.)

In this you will stand. In this you will lead. 

Call upon your neighbors on the hill. Sit upon the portico and look upon this great nation. Learn the art of compromise. Learn the art of listening. Learn the art of asking for assistance. You alone can not lead this nation. You alone can not better the world. You alone cannot bring us together.

Yet with neighbors, we build communities, we build schools, we build economies, we build bridges to a better future.

I ask, we ask, that you, our elected president lead us to the promise of a better tomorrow. That you, our elected president, work with your neighbors on the hill to lead us to the promise of a better tomorrow. That you, our elected president, pursue our agenda for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That you our elected president preserve, protect and defend our great country.

In this, we will stand. In this, we will follow.

And together we will make our country great. 

Regards

A citizen of these United States of America