Powerful Question #8

August 7, 2013

Question Mark 2Actor Will Smith once said, “If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.”

What is one thing you prepared for long in advance that was a long time in coming? Did it pay off? What are you preparing for now?

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  • One of the areas I focused on preparing in advance was public speaking. In my young 20s I new I wasn’t very good so I joined a Toastmasters group to start getting better even though I didn’t have any speaking responsibilities at that point in time. What a relief when my work demanded I speak and train!

  • Personal growth is something that anyone can do which produces high return. My growth and development has and counties to take me toward my dreams! Great question!

    • I don’t think anyone could say you don’t care about personal growth, Dan! Is there a certain dream the growth and development especially helped prepare you for?

      • Different leadership roles at work and as a church volunteer. It’s also preparing me to write, coach, and speak full time (in the future).