“Act with honor. We need more people who can say ‘follow my example.'” – Dale Partridge
I was interviewing bestselling author Dale Partridge on my Live Inspired Podcast when he said this quote. I was blown away by its simplicity and its power.
Dale was discussing significant professional and personal challenges he faced years ago when I asked how he had journeyed from that place to become the happy, balanced and successful entrepreneur, husband and father he is today.
His answer: Act with honor. Be an example for others.
My friend, when life gets overwhelming. The goal too lofty. The challenge too intense. The diagnosis not so good. The friend not so loyal… I challenge you to take Dale’s advice, and ask yourself: What is the honorable thing to do in this moment?
It will give you the “next step to take” when life seems overwhelming. When you choose to act with honor in the hardest of times, it will be a habit in the good times, too.
And you know what that will make you? A good example.
Today is your day. Live Inspired.
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Like many of you I'm sure, I've always looked up to my dad. As a kid, I KNEW there wasn't anything my dad couldn't do. As a young adult, I learned from him that humor breaks tension, softens truth, and helps us connect with others. And today, after decades of battling Parkinson's disease, my dad continues to teach and model what real masculinity, fatherhood and success looks like.
In honor of #FathersDay this weekend, I wanted to share a past #MondayMotivation where I listed some of the greatest life lessons my dad has taught me. Check it out here: bit.ly/UnspokenLessonsfromDad
Here's wishing all the fathers, grandfathers, uncles and role models a Happy Father's Day!
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Last night, I had the chance to teach my kids a game my dad and I played when I was younger: Risk. And in the midst of playing, one of my little ones asked, "Well, how do you win?"
This question lead to not only an explanation on how to win at the game of Risk, but ultimately to a larger discussion on what it means to achieve success in life. And it reminded me that success doesn't always mean that you're the wealthiest or most powerful person in the room. Let me explain.
In a world where most businesses measure success by top line revenue and bottom line profitability, I recently learned about a business that measures success using a whole different scale.
Instead of focusing on getting the most people through their lines as quickly as possible, Bitty & Beau's Coffee is focused on bringing joy, making a connection, and providing an opportunity to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Today's #LiveInspired vlog reminds us that the model of Bitty & Beau's doesn't only work for the business they've set up. It may also provide the map for what it really means to achieve success in our own lives.