My professional career was moving at a good pace as I entered my 30s, and I have a lot of people to thank for that. But, there were several things that occurred in my life at that time that were absolute game-changers for me. Now these might not be the right things for you; but, I think there are linchpin moments that can really propel your professional career and the way in which your approach your work. For me, there were three:
#1 – Without a doubt, the most important thing to take place for me was being Reborn at 32 years of age. I was saved and it freed me and my spirit because I knew somebody else was in charge. This knowledge and strength enabled me to propel myself with abandon in a way I hadn’t done before. To provide a quick Scripture: 2nd Corinthians 3:17 – “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” And, that is absolutely true – so, that is #1.
#2 – In practice, this next experience may be strange to many of you and some of my friends out there may not know this; but, I became a Free Mason in my 30s as well. The life of Freemasonry gave me teachings and thoughts around ethics and morals, which really helped my professional career and greatly improved the way I deal with my employees, business partners, and my clients every single day. My Freemasonry affiliation was a very key moment for me; you meet some of the most spectacular people in the world in these types of social fraternities, and the Freemasons are a special one. We meet at Alexandria Lodge #11 – George Washington’s Lodge, by the way.
#3 – Some time ago, I bought a Tony Robbins CD set called Lessons in Mastery – I’ve recently plugged this back into my car and am listening to it again. Whether it’s Robbin’s Lessons in Mastery or Awaken the Giant from Within – I would encourage you to find a force who can help you move forward with increased momentum and focus.
Each of these experiences had a collective impact, which added up to freedom, confidence, and liberation. You, too, have all the ability to take the next step and that knowledge is truly empowering. Look inside yourself for something that can really push you to the next level and tell others how it has helped. Evangelize!
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