I had the great opportunity to hear Kirk speak this past week at a leadership conference for CSR 309. The insight he brought was great and informative, and I want to share some of my favorite points from his presentation.
1. “Time is the most important currency.” Weisler shared how valuable time was to him. Time is money, and how you spend it will determine how you turn out. Are you wasting it, or taking the time to learn?
2. You determine how you behave, but you must be committed to the foundation of rules that you set. Say what you believe in, and then follow through.
3. Life will provide you with opportunities to have stories, but how we act will determine how our stories end.
4. “We become the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with’ Loved this quote! Are the people you are hanging out with bringing out the best in you? Or are they holding you back?
5. “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Another awesome thought! Once you have the desire to learn, those that see that desire will want to help you achieve that goal. But it starts with you!
6. The best students never stop learning. They don’t get by just to get by. They take the time to learn new things each day. Learning is something that should never stop.
7. Act the way you want to be, and eventually you will become that way. If you want to be successful, display behavior that will lead you there.
8. Looking at your notes everyday will help you retain a lot more information. So take advantage of your enhanced ability to learn and grow!
9. Don’t be afraid just because people are afraid to see you succeed. Welcome it and thrive off of it. Don’t let others determine your success.
10. Carry a leadership journal around, and see how much you grow as a leader. It will surprise you.
These were the top 10 things I took away from the conference, although I learned a lot more. Thanks to Dr. Feinberg for giving us this great opportunity. Also, thanks for live tweeting the conference. It was nice to follow along and listen to another person’s thoughts, and also to be able to go back and review those thoughts.