Keeping It R.E.A.L.

KEEPING IT R.E.A.L.

I recently learned this acronym from a leader I’ve looked up to for as long as I can remember.  He says that everything he does, he does through the lens of R.E.A.L. It stands for Relationship, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership. Let’s explore how to lead and live life through this lens.

R - Relationship
VALUE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

All of life flows from relationships. You can’t do life RIGHT if you do people WRONG. Protect your relationships, treat everyone with kindness, and make it easy for others to be your friend.

E - Equipping
LIVE A LIFE OF EQUIPPING OTHERS

Your values must be aligned with your behavior. You can say equipping people is your value, but how are you showing it? Remember, you are equipped to resource people!

A - Attitude
SURRENDER YOUR ATTITUDE TO JESUS

We’ve heard it before, but it’s so true - your attitude determines your altitude. Ask yourself today: am I known for having a great attitude?

L - Leadership
BE A LEADER THAT EMPOWERS OTHERS

Everything rises and falls on leadership. Work to build leaders, not followers. Leaders are built when they are empowered and given authority. Successful leadership says more about the leader when they are gone than when they are present.

Ask yourself: how am I doing in these 4 areas?
I know I have work to do in each one, but I’m making the choice to lead from the lens of R.E.A.L.!

Jonathan Herron

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