Category: "Gilpinology"

Leadership Lesson #6 – The Curse of Being Low Maintenance

😌 You never get the PRAISE you deserve because the people who should buy you pressies are too busy responding to those who are demanding pressies. You’re left with a deficit of praise and honour. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 😡 You never get the MENTORING you deserve because those who should be

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Leadership Lesson #5 – Stop Following Your Passions

If you followed your passions you’d either create an ice cream store or be in a whole lot of trouble. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Your passions are like avocados,⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ – BOTH HIPSTER- ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ yet 💩 some are easily past their expiry date 🤢 some are too hard to cut through right now

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Leadership Lesson #4 – Shred the List

‘And that’s another thing they did’- is you building a case against someone you no longer get on with! ⁣ ⁣ You have decided not to let them off the hook but to hook them more by collecting ‘data’ on them, even though most of what they do is not

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Leadership Lesson #3 – Know Your Strengths

You’re not ‘weak’ at cello playing. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ You’ve never done it, don’t want to do it ⁣⁣⁣⁣and never will do it. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ It’s not a weakness, it’s a non-strength. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Same with lots of things about you- ⁣⁣⁣⁣being funny, being extrovert, ⁣⁣⁣⁣being well organised or singing in tune! ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Leadership Lesson #2 – Quit The Self Pity.

Whatever role you have in a relationship- that’s the role you’ll keep for the rest of that relationship.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣If your gift is organising stuff, then that will be your role. Stop complaining that no one does what you do. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ If you’re the present giver, the empathiser, the

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Leadership Lesson #1 – The Sin of Predictability

The reason why life is so uncertain is because God is sending you a gift. ⁣ ⁣ Uncertainty is the only thing that pushes you to live by faith. And faith is the only thing that trades with the certainty of God’s interfering power.⁣ ⁣ Predictability is an enemy of

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Don’t Accept Yourself

Only accept ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. The things that you cannot change for now. They exist to change you. Change is everything. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 2. The things you are going to change at a later date. Strategy is everything. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 3. The things you will need help from other people

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2019 Creed

2019 CREED. we will- ⁣ 1. Not feel so bad about disappointing other people’s expectations of us. You can’t please everyone all of the time. ⁣ ⁣ 2. Not feel so bad about not having the ability to provide for all the needs people have around our lives. Only God

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Be the Bigger Person

The art of great leadership isn’t just to own up for making bad decisions, but to take the blame for other people’s bad decisions you had nothing to do with. ⁣ When people have it in for you they often share their personal gripes that were, in reality, self inflicted

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Flake is better than Fake

Everyone goes on about church without the weird bits. ⁣ ⁣ Once you take out the weird bits you’re mostly left with the boring bits…..and no one wants that. Weird personalities, weird idiosyncrasies and weird wonders are what creates the interest. ⁣In a weird way, they help create the family

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Please stop trying to fit in

The perfect fit is everything you never want in your life. You want your ‘clothes’ to be a little too big or a bit too tight, but never just right.⁣ ⁣ You want your city to be too big or too small but never just right. You want your relationships

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It’s Water Under the Bridge

There’s a time when all water reaches ‘the bridge’ and goes under it. ‘The bridge’ is a moment in time when you need to forget about something that happened, stop trying to fix something that could have been and stop allowing what once was to affect what now is- because

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Leadership Lesson 101 – Love Hurts

THE DOWNSIDE OF LOVE is being taken for granted. And that hurts.⁣ ⁣ It means that you’ve been used, with little appreciation of all of the sacrifices you’ve made. Yet it’s also the proof of love. ⁣ ⁣ Real love asks for nothing in return. It finally pushes the scales

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Year of the River

At the end of time, sins of omission will be judged as equally as sins of commission. ⁣ ⁣ Living your own life, minding your own business, finding your inner you, loving you, pampering you and being a lounge room legend with only a tiny vision for the welfare of

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Behold, I Do a New Thing

The new thing is always repelled by the current thing because it lacks depth and richness. We adore depth because it’s stable. And stability means peace. And that’s a huge plus in a world of chaos. ⁣ ⁣ The new thing always starts out shallow, thin and inexperienced. Yet it’s

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