John Maxwell Leadership Bible: (Proverbs 16:1-3)
Effective leaders practice the Law of Navigation. Proverbs 16 opens with these words: "The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits. Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established." (v. 1-3)
These verses teach us to:
Consider the five key words to understanding how God helps leaders to navigate their way through life:
I read in the Book of Proverbs each morning. On the first day of the month I begin the Proverbs 1 to find wisdom for the day. In this manner I can complete the book by the last day of the month (if the month has 31 days). The I get the privilege of beginning again on the first day of the next month. I have read the book many times but each day there is a gem of wisdom to carry me through the day both personally and in business.
All during this day I will be challenged to check the source of my wisdom, my motives, and the outcome I am pursuing. I will be challenged to apply this to myself as well as to clients and prospective clients.
I have learned from many years dealing with clients, that as we develop a relationship, our motives and the outcome we are pursing become beneficial for each of us. It is from wisdom and experience that I will develop the plans that the outcome being pursued will become a reality.
I encourage clients to set retirement goals that, when reached, will be sufficient for not only retiring but remaining retired for many years. There is usually much more included in a plan of retirement than just income. Other things to consider are: spouse, family, the possibility of needing long-term care, and unforeseen needs. These are only a few of the items to be included in a workable retirement plan.
It would be nice if each person could just adopt a plan that fits someone else and the goals they have. Unfortunately, that does not always work because each of us have different goals and needs.
Have a great day!