I had a great opportunity to be involved with some leadership seminars up in Maine over the course of four days. It was a beautiful fall weekend and I just enjoyed so many aspects of it. One of the evenings we had an amazing lobster cookout. Friends, good weather, cold beer, music, and certainly, community around a great meal, and of course the lobster. As I lay in bed one night, I was thinking about that poor lobster getting boiled and eaten. What lessons can be learned from that?
Here are a few:
* Don’t get trapped. Keep yourself free, and moving, and stay out of the traps.
* Keep growing. As you grow out of your skin, develop a new one. Continue to keep growing on your journey.
* Know that you are valuable. You have things that people want from you, or like about you. Continue to develop your valuable skills and talents.
* It’s not what’s on the outside that’s most important. It’s what’s on the inside.
* Protect yourself. There had to be 12 to 15 sharp points on that lobster including the two giant claws and some very sharp edges. Protect yourself as needed.
Continue to replenish your community and help others grow. The lobster business is booming up here in New England and the lobsters are plentiful. They protect themselves as needed and continue to multiply, so the lobster business continues to flourish.
If you get a chance to visit Maine, I recommend visiting the beautiful Acadia National Park. It’s a beautiful part of the country, and of course, have some lobstah!
Keep rolling friends!
Quote: “Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.” — Peter Drucker