So you want to be a great communicator? Get over yourself

3 principles to living a more fulfilled life from some of the world’s most prominent leadership experts

We’ve all been through this.

Principle #1: To activate others, you must first activate yourself

“A man who lacks enthusiasm never develops it in another. But a person who is enthusiastic soon has enthusiastic followers.” — David J. Shwartz

Is your ‘Good morning!’ really good? Are your ‘Congratulations!’ enthusiastic? Does your ‘How are you?’ sound interested? When you make a habit of coloring your words with sincere feelings, you’ll notice a great uptake in your ability to hold attention.

Principle #2: Believe with 100% certainty that it’s important, and that it doesn’t have to be important to 100% of your audience

“To be a successful creator you don’t need millions. You don’t need millions of dollars or millions of customers. To make a living as a craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor you need only thousands of true fans.”

“We’re created and designed to be people who help each other. Society and culture work best when we are our Brother’s keeper and lifter; when we value other people… Focus has to be on others, not just myself. What happens when I put value on people is that I respect them in such a way that I will add value to them.” — John C. Maxwell

Principle #3: Think of today as your opportunity to become a better communicator tomorrow

“A failure is a man who has blundered and is not able to cash in on the experience.” — Orville Hobbard

So… what *does* a fulfilled life look like?

“If you want to feel happy, do something for yourself. If you want to feel fulfilled, do something for someone else.” — Simon Sinek

Special nugget 🤑

“The jump really isn’t so bad. It’s the waiting to jump that gets a fellow. It’s happened more than once that a trainee thought too much about what may happen and panicked. If we can’t get him to jump on the next trip, he’s through as a paratrooper.”

“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”

Constantly experimenting with life and writing about it. The good, the bad, and the ugly.