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Life Lesson #10 of my first 40 years: Understand that I am the problem.

Life Lesson #10 of my first 40 years:  Understand that I am the problem.

I never really liked reading books growing up, but once I got into the business world, I found myself captivated by all of the wonderful wisdom that could be found in books.

The book that really started my evolution in life to who I am today was “Flight of the Buffalo” by Belasco and Stayer.  At the end of one of the chapters was a Leadership Solution and it stated:

Understand that I am the problem.  Accepting that enables me to be the solution.

That statement completely changed everything for me.  No longer was I going to be a whiner, complainer, or one who blames others for my results in my life.  I decided that I was accountable to who I was and what I had achieved.  Even if I didn’t think I was fully responsible for the outcome, I still took ownership of being a part of it or an influence on it.

That empowerment has led to incredible progress over the past 15 years since applying the wisdom from Belasco and Stayer – I encourage you to do the same.

Award-winning Author, Speaker, & Trainer (more importantly, a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend), Brandon W. Johnson, a.k.a., "Positive Energy Guy"

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