Episode 077: How to Navigate Life’s Difficult Transitions with Brian Holmes

At any point in time, we’re either going through a transition, we just came out of one, or we’re about to go through one. How do we handle the difficult transitions in life? Today’s guest will show you how.

How to Navigate Life's Difficult Transitions with Brian Holmes

The title of the episode is “How to Navigate Life’s Difficult Transitions” and the title says it all. It’s one that truly applies to everyone. My belief is that all of us are either in a transition, just came out of a transition, or about to enter one.

If You Want to be Somebody Else, Change Your Mind

Everything starts in your mind. Every action starts with a thought. Every invention starts with an idea. Every outcome starts with a vision. Everything starts in your mind.

Sister Hazel Change your mind

Have you ever wanted to be somebody else?

Not literally another person, but someone better?

A better leader. A better father. A more focused person. Someone who is making a bigger impact and leaving a legacy.

Have you ever wanted to be somebody else? Then take these words from the band Sister Hazel to heart.

All Eyes Are On You, Leader

Leaders, only you can set the standard. In the office, in your family, everywhere you are a leader, you are the standard-setter and standard-bearer. Two weeks ago I wrote a post entitled Lucky Charms (Or…How Leaders Must Set an Example) that got some great comments. Literally less than fifteen minutes after I wrote it, I was […]

Leaders Must Set an Example

As a leader, all eyes are on you.

Crowd of Eyes - Leadership ExampleHow’s that for pressure?

It’s not an exaggeration though. It’s an indisputable truth.

Yesterday morning as I was feeding my daughter Aracelli, I gave her a bite of my cereal. I had no qualms about doing so. After all, I my cereal was a mix of some Kashi, organic corn clusters, chia seeds, wheat germ, and soymilk. She absolutely loved it and immediately asked for more.

The thought struck me though…what if, like only a few years ago, I was eating Lucky Charms or some other cereal that usually comes with a toy inside? How would I feel about sharing my cereal with her then? Is it OK for me, the leader of our family, to sit in her presence chomping on a bowl full of diabetes while she is left to eat her food, which closely resembles mulched cardboard?

Leaders, all eyes are on you. Everything you do, in your family, in your company, in your church, is an implicit endorsement of its acceptance and virtue. In fact, it’s full-blown encouragement of it.