Sunday, March 4, 2012

Top 20 Tips for an Effective Leader and an Effective Mom

1. Understanding how to manage your time efficiently will make all the difference in the long run

2. Ensure that both children and Soldiers do not mistake kindness for weakness

3. Understand the difference between efficient and lazy

4. Never forget your priorities

5. A hard right will get you better results then an easy wrong

6. A working knowledge of "Google" and an understanding of legitimate sources and bogus sources will save you from humiliation one day

7. When in doubt, feed them

8. Have a pen and paper everywhere you go; chances are if you don't write it down, you'll never remember

9. An ounce of kindness goes a really long way

10. "Because I said so" only goes so far

11. Set the example, for they will follow your lead

12. 100-mile-hour tape, gum, bandaids, and string fix just about everything

13. The sooner you accept that sleep is a crutch, the better off you'll be

14. Know when to pick and choose your battles; some battles just aren't worth fighting

15. You have to give respect to get respect

16. Remember to give praise for every reprimand you dish out

17. Remember that God gave you one mouth and two ears for a reason- use them wisely

18. Find someone... anyone...that you can vent to - one day you will need to

19. Read

20. In the end, no matter what happens, remember - He has your back, He won't give you anything you can't handle, and He has a plan

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