This week I read some talks that I have read before and to like the messages they portray. Each week is different in the topics that we relate to and what they really mean. One of my favorites is talk by Elder Bednar called A Disciple Learning center. In this talk he is talking about the MTC. The MTC stands for Missionary Training Center and that it is a place of learning. He talks about the 17 training centers around the world and compares them to BYU- Idaho. I really enjoyed this talk the first time about 4 years ago. What I like about it is that BYU- Idaho is an intense training for a short time, there is a temple next to it. There are standards that we as students must live by and we are expected to honor them. I feel it is a higher standard that we must live up to, but it is also what helps us continue to grow. I think as I incorporate it into my business, it is the way I conduct business. I follow what I am learning and try to live by a higher standard in all I do. I also try to do the best I can and give the time and attention to my clients that they need.
Message to Garcia is a training on being a good employee and finding the best person to take care of the jobs. These are people who have the courage to make a difference. There are several steps, but what impressed me the most was being the kind of person who always got things done. That’s the kind of business I want. I want to help where I am needed. Give detailed information where I need to and if I can’t help them, refer them to someone who can.
In Leadership with a small L by Kim B. Clark – One of the things that impressed me was to be the chief, but to also be the servant. He was referring to Jesus Christ and how he as the greatest of all men on earth, but did not act like he was. He lead by example, with vision and with love. That is the kind of business owner we need to be. As we love our clients we do the best we can for them.
Good to great was another business excerpt I read this week and there are 6 key concepts 3 are for the build up and three for the breakthrough. It takes time to build anything up and we have to keep working at it. Three elements were also shared about people. 1. Disciplined People- getting the right people and keeping them. 2. Disciplined Thoughts- be brutally honest about the facts and avoid the temptation of getting side tracked. 3 Disciplined Action- what is important to achieve and what isn’t. I liked those three concepts because they are actions. We find the best people in our businesses to get things done, stay focused and move forward to accomplish all that we need to. I think that is the way it is in life. I have to move forward, not just in business but my personal life as well. There are many things that I push for and try to achieve. I am working on changing, growing and moving forward. Those are my goals and they all work together with learning and doing all that I can to improve.