Jan Jones
December 28, 2023

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

This is a book about reaching your potential, and to reach your potential, you must grow. The direction of growth depends on your needs and goals, but the principles are the same for all growth. For today we will focus on the first three laws: 1. The Law of Intentionality 2. The Law of Awareness 3. The Law of the Mirror
Jan Jones
December 15, 2023

Monthly Book Review: Accept the Challenge 101 Strategies for Personal Success By William P. Abram

William P. Abram has compiled pieces of life wisdom from his Georgia radio program “Motivational Minutes”, which featured brief inspirational advice on personal growth and business topics.
Jan Jone
December 3, 2023

The Art of an Apology

The ability to make and accept an apology is a sign of strength, compassion, and humility. It is a very important communication skill worth mastering, my friend. Today we are exploring: • Do’s and don’ts of apologizing • Reframe the situation: how would you feel? • How to gracefully accept an apology
Jan Jones
November 11, 2023

Lessons From Rich Dad Poor Dad

Part 3: Ten Steps to Getting Started Robert T. Kiyosaki ends his book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, with a list of ten steps that he follows and have served him well on his road to financial wealth. Many of these steps are taught in our course Cultivating Leadership Superpowers and are wisdom for all leaders. Today we will focus on these ten steps that Kiyosaki says will awaken your inner financial genius and get you started on your own path to wealth.
Jan Jones
November 10, 2023

Lessons From Rich Dad Poor Dad

The book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter shares six lessons the author learned from his rich dad about money. The third lesson, Minding Your Own Business, was worthy of further examination because of the high importance Kiyosaki places on knowing what a true asset is.
November 7, 2023

Lessons From Rich Dad Poor Dad

There are some key lessons about money to be learned from the book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter. We at Launch Leadership Development believe strong personal money management skills are necessary for developing strong leadership and management skills in business. This will be a three-part series, with today focusing on: • An introduction to Kiyosaki’s two dads • an overview of Kiyosaki’s six lessons he learned from his “rich” dad.
Jan Jones
November 3, 2023

Decision Making Skills

It is worth your time, my friend, to review the steps in decision making so that your mind switches to auto pilot seamlessly and filters information quickly through each step.
Jan Jones
November 1, 2023

Stress Management: A Key to Self-Care

Today I would like to touch on the topic of stress and give you strategies to use in these two areas: • Identifying sources of stress • Managing the stress
Jan Jones
October 29, 2023

The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey Book Review

The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey dives deep into the subject of trust like no other book I have seen or read on the topic.
Jan Jones
October 27, 2023

Follow Your Passion

Today I’d like to challenge you in several ways: • Examine what inspires you. • Examine your values and personality. • Go after a career doing what inspires you.
Jan Jones
October 23, 2023

Simplifying the Money Conversation: Four Hs of Financial Wisdom by Ron Blue

If you or someone you know needs coaching on handling finances with godly wisdom, broken down into easy-to-understand terms, look no further than this booklet by Ron Blue.
Jan Jones
October 18, 2023

Be a Life-long Learner

By now you have likely heard the phrase “Be a life-long learner” but let’s explore what it really means to be a life-long learner.
Jan Jones
October 12, 2023

Proactive vs. Reactive Habit #1

This personal and professional development book has been wildly successful for a reason. Its principles work, my friend! It is worth dissecting and studying each habit in-depth, which is what we are going to do over the next set of articles here at Launch Leadership Development.
Jan Jones
October 6, 2023

Avoid Information Overload with Capturing Systems

Dave Allen, the author of “Getting Things Done” says that the #1 step for reducing stress and increasing productivity is to capture everything in a trusted external system because “your head’s a crappy office”.
Jan Jones
October 6, 2023

Decision Making Skills

Are you a quick decision maker? A wise decision maker? Being able to make the right decisions is a critical life skill because each decision you make has the potential to alter your life path, no matter how big or small you perceive that decision to be.
Jan Jones
October 9, 2023

Cultivate the Power of a Positive Mindset

Today I would like to explore this idea of positive mindset by looking at: • What is a positive mindset? • Studies of a positive mindset • Benefits of positive thinking • How to cultivate a positive mindset
Trent D. Schrock
December 14, 2022

Knowing your “WHY” is like igniting a rocket engine inside your finances

“If you know and live within your “why”, it is easier to say “no” to things that don’t fit andto live within your budget.”
Jan Jones
January 27, 2023

What are core values and why are they so value-able?

Core Values refers to the root beliefs that guide a person’s or organizations behavior, decisions, and goals. Examples include integrity, fairness, family, excellence, and faith. Your core values are like your DNA; they don’t change, they are who you are. It is important to be aware of your core values and have a short list you will guard against compromise.
Jan Jones
February 3, 2023

Routines that Work: A lesson from The Compound Effect

Routines are awesome because they make beneficial behaviors a daily habit so that you are doing them automatically. The slow steady stream of consistent behaviors builds amazing momentum and change over time.
Jan Jones
February 8, 2023

Building Good Habits to Gain Control of Your Life

Do you feel in control of your life? Are you confident that your life is proceeding just as you would like? If not, it’s time to examine why and get back on track, my friend.
Jan Jones
February 10, 2023

Personal Excellence: Raising the Bar

What does Personal Excellence mean to you? Does your life exhibit it? How does one obtain it?
Jan Jones
February 13, 2023

The Virtue of Resilience: Be a palm tree

Jan Jones
February 15, 2023

When Giving Criticism, Be Constructive

Most people do not enjoy hearing criticism, but there is a positive role thatcriticism can fill, especially if it is crafted well.
Jan Jones
February 17, 2023

Do You Have Self-Awareness?

Self-awareness might very well be one of the most difficult virtues to master. Why? Because people tend to believe they are already self-aware. Who knows me better than me? I live with me day in and day out! Other reasons it is difficult is because we cannot trust our conscious minds, memories, or self-evaluation.
Jan Jones
February 24, 2023

Be Courageous!

What image comes to your mind when you think of courage? A soldier in battle? A superhero fighting villains? An underdog standing up to bully? A disabled person learning to walk again?
Jan Jones
February 20, 2023

Controlling Your Inputs

Are you listening to music as you read this? Is the tv on in the background? What is the last thing you read? What kind of conversations have you had today?
Jan Jones
May 23, 2024

You May Hear, But Are You Listening?

We’ve all done it, we’ve all had it happen to us: we think we are listening to someone but five minutes later we have no clue what they said. How does that happen? Why do we LET it happen?
Jan Jones
February 27, 2023

The Art of Saying NO: A LESSON IN Polite Refusal

“Do you mind staying late and helping me finish this project?” "Can I borrow $20 until Friday?” Questions like these would often throw me in a whirl of emotions from frustration to anger to guilt to resignation, all because I tend to be a people-pleaser and did not know how to say NO.