Developing the Leader Within You Mastermind

A New Mastermind Just for Those Committed to Growth!

Hello and welcome to an exciting new adventure for 2018! Yesterday was the official arrival of Spring, and with it comes Spring Fever. That feeling of restlessness excitement that awakens us from our winter doldrums. It’s the ideal time to jumpstart your life, and that’s why my and team and I are happy to announce a brand new Mastermind Series beginning on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 and will run for five weeks, ending on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

This Mastermind has never been available before and it’s designed to help you achieve all the dreams and goals you set for yourself in 2018 and beyond.

The time to Develop the Leader Within You, is now. In this thoroughly revised and updated 25th anniversary edition of his now classic work, John C. Maxwell reveals how to develop the vision, value, influence and motivation required to lead a successful life.

Twenty-five years ago, John Maxwell published the book that forever transformed how we think about leadership. Developing the Leader Within You, revolutionized the way leaders are made and in the process sold more than a million copies.

Now you have the chance to learn how to Develop the Leader Within YOU! John returns to his classic text to include the leadership insights and practices he’s learned in the decades since the book first appeared. In an effort to give you only the best and current information, John revised over 89% of his original book and added two new chapters.

This new mastermind series updates the foundational principles for transformative leadership. No matter what arena you are called to…family, church, business, or nonprofit, the principles will positively impact your own life and the lives of those around you.

Make 2018 your year of growth and achievement! Join us for this life-changing mastermind series.

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Why now?

Statistics show that most people have already broken their New Year’s resolutions. I hope that’s not true for you, but if you have, this Mastermind of Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 will get you back on track. If you have been successful in achieving your 2018 goals, this program will allow you to go to Mt. Everest heights of fulfillment and achievement in life.

Beginning Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ending Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Investment: 5 Weeks – $167.00

Location: Teleconference

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Once you have enrolled you will be sent all the information on how to join the teleconference. We’re looking forward to having you on the team!

Greg

 

 

 

2018 an exciting year of growth!

What's coming your way!

Wow! 2018 is in full swing and boy have my team and I been busy. What’s been happening?

Well, I took a bit of a hiatus from writing this blog and wasn’t quite sure how it was going to fit into the equation for the future. I was wrestling with moving away from blogging but I found out that too many people wanted me to continue, so I’m back in with focused commitment to bringing you the highest quality information possible.

This is going to be an exciting year and I thought I would kickoff our new efforts by letting you know what is coming down the line in 2018.

The Mastermind programs will be in full swing beginning in March with new content and formats. We will be announcing the specific dates for the March Masterminds on Friday February 23rd, so stay tuned.

The 2018 Mastermind series will give you an opportunity to participate in a variety of different masterminds of your choosing. Many of you are veterans of our Mastermind series and you are going to love the new material. For those of you who have never been involved in a our Masterminds, WOW! Are you in for a great experience and we can’t wait to meet you.

Just as a point of information, all the Masterminds are done via teleconferencing at times that are convenient for your schedule.

We are really excited about the launch of The Inspired Life Academy. This is an on-line academy designed to help you move past any challenge you may have in your life and achieve all your dreams and goals. The Inspired Life Academy will be launching very soon and we will be offering some special incentives that you are going to love. Stay tuned for more information because you are going to fall in love with this learning process.

Many of you have been fervently asking if The Optimal Health and Lifestyle Summit is going to be offered again this year and the answer is ABSOLUTELY! The requests have been overwhelming and we are currently working to secure the speakers, location and dates for the workshop.

My team will be offering additional workshops to provide you with ongoing training to help you continue to grow in 2018 and beyond.

We are excited to bring you the top resources that will support you on your journey in 2018. Life is truly an adventure, and any journey requires the best tools to make it a success and a road map to give you direction and guidance. Together we can all achieve more so stay tuned for all the upcoming announcements.

Now, you are probably having a good year already. We want to be your guide to making it a GREAT LIFE!

My mentor, John Maxwell says,“That nothing is great until it changes a life.”

I love this quote from John, because that is what I am passionate about. Helping YOU change your life for the better. Helping YOU achieve all of your dreams. Helping YOU to create and live an Inspired Life!

Also, who do you want to take with you on this amazing journey? Please share this email with your family and friends who are as passionate about growing into their potential as you are. Tell them to subscribe and invite them to go on the journey with you.

So until next time…

Keep on growing, keep on learning and keep on leading yourself.

See you soon,

Greg Drolet

The Founding Fathers-The Price They Paid

Freedom is Never Free!

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Have you ever wondered what happened to those 56 amazingly courageous men who signed their names to the Declaration of Independence? So often we get caught up in the present that we forget to reflect on the foundation of freedom that we here in the United States of America are privileged to possess.

The accounts of their fate should inspire each of us to take the necessary actions to maintain the freedom they and so many others fought to secure for us.

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.

Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates. Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged: “For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot about what happened in the Revolutionary War. We didn’t fight just the British.

We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government!

Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn’t. So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid. Remember: freedom is never free!

I hope you will show your support by please sending this to as many people as you can. It’s time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.

Also if you enjoy the wisdom you receive in my blog, I encourage you to tell your friends to join our community! It’s FREE unlike our FREEDOM. Also we would love to hear any comments you may have on any of the topics we cover.

Have a safe Fourth of July!

Message From The Road

Pacific Coast Highway: Part Two

Life is going to bring you plenty of challenges. The attitude you have and the choices you make are going to be a deciding factor. Prepare yourself. Ask yourself if you’ve cultivated the proper skills, awareness and tools to deal with the challenges when they come your way.

Enjoy the metaphor in today’s Message From the Road.

Message From the Road-June 5, 2016

How Are You Shoring Up Your Life?

Hope you enjoy todays message. Live your life intentionally!

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Keep on growing, keep on learning and keep on leading.

The #1 Secret to Your Success

Secret & Dreams (6)The Number One Secret to Your Success? Yep, you read that right and now you’re here to read exactly how improving this one area of your life will allow you to achieve so many of your goals and dreams. I know you are hoping for that magic bullet, we all are,  and I think you will find that this information is about as close as you can get. So what’s “The Secret?”

Sleep!

There was a time when I lived with the motto of, “sleep when you’re dead.” Then I had an awakening (pun intended). A couple of years ago I had a hip replacement which was a result of numerous athletic injuries.

Oh my! What an epiphany I had. My body had forgotten what it felt like waking up after a pain free night of 8 hours of solid sleep. I was now a convert and started researching the role sleep plays in peak performers. I found that so many of the people we admire, past and present, get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Many habitually take naps during the day.

Comedian Carrie Snow once said, “No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.”

We all know that we should be getting seven or eight hours of shut-eye each night, and yet many of us fail to make sleep a priority. Some even wear their lack of sleep requirements as a badge of honor. If you’ve clocked too little sleep, naps can be a lifesaver.

Napping has many benefits. Science has shown that a short snooze can help you be more alert, see an increase in creativity and productivity, as well as reduce stress, improve your memory and enhance your learning ability as well.

“Sleep makes us more productive, creative, less stressed and much healthier and happier,” HuffPost President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington said on NBC’s “Today” last year. “Even a 20-minute nap in the middle of the day can make a huge difference. I grew up thinking that if you work around the clock, you are going to be more effective, and I realize that is not true.”

Many celebrated historical figures and modern-day successful stories rely on the art of napping to restore their minds and bodies when they’re feeling fatigued.

Here are some highly successful people who are known to rely on naps to power through long days.

  • Thomas Edison. When he wasn’t thinking and inventing items like the light bulb and phonograph, Edison was big on naps and used to say he got much of his energy from them.
  • Leonardo DaVinci.
  • Connie Mack.
  • Winston Churchill.
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • Ronald Reagan.

Sleep plays an extremely vital role in our overall well-being. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times helps protect your mental health, physical health, and overall quality of life.

During sleep, your body is repairing itself and preparing you for the next day.

Sleep deficiency can raise your risk of chronic health challenges and it can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others.

Healthy Brain Function and Emotional Well-Being

While you’re sleeping, your brain is forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information.

Studies show that a good night’s sleep improves learning. Whether you’re learning math, how to play the guitar, or how to swing a tennis racket, sleep  helps you focus, make decisions, and be creative.

If you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behavior, and coping with change. Sleep deficiency also has been linked to depression, suicide, and risk-taking behavior.

Children and teens who are sleep deficient may have problems getting along with others. They may feel angry and impulsive, have mood swings, feel sad or depressed, or lack motivation. They also may have problems paying attention, and they may get lower grades and feel stressed.

Physical Health

Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. Consistent sleep deficiency is linked to increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and obesity.

Sleep helps maintaSleepin a healthy balance of the hormones that make you feel hungry (ghrelin) or full (leptin). When you don’t get enough sleep, your level of ghrelin goes up and your level of leptin goes down. This makes you feel hungrier than when you’re well-rested.

Sleep also affects how your body reacts to insulin, the hormone that controls your blood glucose (sugar) level. Sleep deficiency results in a higher than normal blood sugar level, which may increase your risk for diabetes.

Deep sleep triggers the body to release the hormone that promotes normal growth in children and teens. This hormone also boosts muscle mass and helps repair cells and tissues in children, teens, and adults. Sleep also plays a role in puberty and fertility.

Your immune system relies on sleep to stay healthy. Ongoing sleep deficiency can change the way in which your immune system responds. For example, if you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble fighting common infections.

Daytime Performance and Safety

Getting enough quality sleep at the right times helps you function well throughout the day. People who are sleep deficient are less productive at work and school. They take longer to finish tasks, have a slower reaction time, and make more mistakes.

Lack of sleep can lead to microsleep. Microsleep refers to brief moments of sleep that occur when you’re normally awake.

You can’t control microsleep, and you might not be aware of it. For example, have you ever driven somewhere and then not remembered part of the trip? If so, you may have experienced microsleep.

Even if you’re not driving, microsleep can affect how you function. If you’re listening to a lecture, for example, you might miss some of the information or feel like you don’t understand the point. In reality, though, you may have slept through part of the lecture and not been aware of it.

Sudies show that sleep deficiency harms your driving ability as much as, or more than, being drunk. It’s estimated that driver sleepiness is a factor in about 100,000 car accidents each year, resulting in about 1,500 deaths.

Drivers aren’t the only ones affected by sleep deficiency. It can affect people in all lines of work, including health care workers, pilots, students, lawyers, mechanics, and assembly line workers.

As a result, sleep deficiency is not only harmful on a personal level, but it also can cause large-scale damage. For example, sleep deficiency has played a role in human errors linked to tragic accidents, such as nuclear reactor meltdowns, grounding of large ships, and aviation accidents.

Don’t let your life become a meltdown. Get plenty of sleep, live with passion and let your body repair itself so you can be the best version of yourself possible. Live your life intentionally, SLEEP!

 

The #1 Key to Successfully Solving Any Challenge

Wow! What a day! You’re driving down the road, enjoying a beautiful Saturday afternoon drive in the country. The weather is spectacular. The flowers are in bloom, the sky is a brilliant color blue and big white clouds explode with a fluffy contrast to blue sky. The emerald green trees sway in the breeze, the temperature outside is just ideal and the warm sunlight washes onto your face as you drive through this idyllic countryside. Then it happens!

6985112-sunny-day-country-roadAll of a sudden your “check engine” light illuminates to break the serenity of your picture perfect day. “What the heck!” is the next sound that breaks the silence and your blood pressure shoots ups! “I knew I should have taken the car in for a service before I left!”

So, what do you do? You pull over and pop the hood to see what the problem might be. You search around for any sign of trouble, but you’re not a mechanic and it all looks quite foreign to you. So you do the only thing that seems rational at the time. You search for the wire that connects the “Check Engine” light and disconnect it. You jump back in your car, fire up the engine and you see that the check engine light is no longer on.

Relief! Now you can enjoy your trip without any further worry, right? NO and we all know better don’t we. We know that we only dealt with the symptom that made us feel better temporarily, but we know that left unattended, the car is going to breakdown and cost us a lot of money to repair the damage.

Amazingly though, the vast majority of people go through life this way. Challenges arise and we deal with “The Symptom” instead of addressing “The Root of the Problem”.

We know we need to get healthy, need to correct our financial instability, or remove ourselves from a toxic relationship.  We change a few behaviors for a short period of time,  with a bit of success, yet we are doomed for failure because we haven’t gotten to the real problem. We aren’t addressing “The Root of the Challenge.”

The root of any challenge is almost always, YOU! We make a lot of excuses blaming others or circumstances for why we don’t eat right, exercise, make more money, or have time to improve our relationships. All of this is looking at the external factors, when we MUST look at the internal in order to minimize or eliminate our challenges.

All too often the root of life’s grief comes from not having a dream that you OWN. A BIG DREAM that will drive you when things get tough. How much time have you taken to really look at your life and define what you really want to accomplish. Napoleon Hill called it a “Burning Desire”. I love the quote, “If the DREAM is big enough the HOW doesn’t matter”.

In today’s world, we have such an amazing opportunity to live a life of abundance. We can all live out our dreams if we will just take the time to look deep into the root system of our lives and feed our dreams with action and a burning desire to succeed and leave a legacy of significance.

 

Enjoy the journey my friends!

Questions to Ponder:

  1. What areas of your life, if you became more intentional in exploring the “root challenges” would you begin to work on?
  2. If you were intentional in exploring where you are, how you got there, and who you need to become, how would you feel?
  3. What would your life look like if you lived more intentionally?

 

The Big Leadership Myth and How to Destroy It!

I am always fascinated when I hear people in a leadership position say, “It’s lonely at the top!”

My immediate thought is, “If it’s lonely at the top for you, you must not have anyone following you!” Great leaders know that it’s imperative to take others along with them on the journey.

As John C. Maxwell states in his groundbreaking book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, “Nobody does anything great alone. Leaders do not succeed alone. A leaders’ potential isleadership determined by those closest to him. What makes a difference is the leader’s inner circle.” If you want to achieve a dream, you have to have a dream team!

Now, I certainly understand how that “lonely at the top” philosophy originated. Back in my early career I was surrounded by Level One leaders who tried to lead by title alone. Their methodology at that time (way back in the 1980’s-the buzz word was “management) was, “I’m the boss and have the title so I have the authority.” That style of leadership thankfully is diminishing as true leaders begin to realize that effective leadership today is all about team leadership, connecting with your team, and letting your team’s voices be heard. In doing so, the team will feel that they have had ownership in providing a solution to the challenge or project.

Twenty-first century leadership is all built on team leadership because nobody does everything well. It’s vitally important that the leader understand his own strengths and weaknesses, know the strength of his team members and inner circle and allows them to each operate in their strength zones. This is how you create a powerful connection with your team that buys in to the leaders vision.

Mother Teresa stated, “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” 

John Maxwell also chimed in by saying, “There are no Lone Ranger leaders. Think about it: if you’re alone, you’re not leading anybody, are you?” 

Who are you leading and drawing into your inner circle?

Most people create an inner circle of people. However, they are usually not strategic in doing so. Few people give enough thought to how those closest to them impact their effectiveness or leadership potential. It is imperative that all of us become much more intentional when it comes to building our relationships. What is the purpose, project or mission you are seeking to accomplish? If you take the time to think strategically about the end game, you can then assemble a dream team.

Only if you reach your potential as a leader do your people have a chance to reach their potential. This is why it is so vital that leaders recognize that their own personal growth is mandatory in order to help others grow and as a result help an organization grow.

So, if you believe it is lonely at the top, I would suggest you take someone with you and make the journey exciting. King Solomon of ancient Israel recognized this truth when he said, “As iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other.”

Consider the following:

1. Do you know who your inner circle members are? Take the time to list them now.

2. Can this group of inner circle member get you to where you want to go?

3. How can you develop your inner circle?

4. Do you need to change your inner circle members?