Category Archives for "Leadership"

Just Do It – Implement

By Joshua Jarvis | Leadership

For many years I’ve thought I had this special gift for ideas.  I love coming up with new ideas and ways to do things.  I just love to figure things out.   That’s it, there’s nothing else to this gift.   Unfortunately, I know a lot of people who have this “gift.”  The more I age, the more of these people I meet.  In fact, in retrospect, I’ve met so many of these people that it’s hardly a “gift” anymore.

Over the years, I’ve used the words “Visionary,” “Leader,” and even Scientist, Inventor or Engineer has come up.

The “world” has some different names for these people with this “gift.”

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The One Skill Most Needed

By Joshua Jarvis | Leadership

Isn’t it odd how the juxtaposition of screens at a gym give you a weird little insight into our world?

I’m warming up on the treadmill, ready to go hit the weights and up pops up the discussion from sports analyst of whether Lebron James is better than Michael Jordan.  I’ll share my take in a minute.  While this is riveting discussion, I’ve already made up my mind and so I scan right past screen number 2 (the hoover infomercial) and land on screen number 3.  On this screen, we have Joe Biden encouraging the people of North Carolina.  There’s really only problem with this… he’s in Virginia.  (Ironically, Biden Gaffes is a hotly searched for term on the internet).  Then of course was the coverage of Atlanta’s own Beltline miss-use of funds .

This all led me to absolute conclusion on who was a better basketball player and what our country needs most.

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Why Giving It Your All Is Your Only Choice

By Joshua Jarvis | Leadership

You might have read my previous thought about excellence and how it spilled over into my “regular” life (It Starts With Your Work) and so you might thing “Giving it my all” is an innate quality that I have.  Nope.  I want to get things done, I never really wanted to give it my all.  Then it hit me, literally yesterday…

I was listening to Michael Hyatts podcast yesterday (highly recommended) and he was answering the question about content.  It went something like this…

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It Starts With Your Work

By Joshua Jarvis | Leadership

It starts with your work.  

It could start anywhere, but let’s face it, most of your adult life at least 1/3 of it is spent “working.”  I’ve found that this is the easiest place to create and form habits.   For many years, I used to complain and whine about being in real estate.  As a result I was very sarcastic and cynical about everything, especially those things related to real estate.  Just over a year ago, I decided that if I wanted to be used in a great way by God, that I must become usable… be an example of excellence.  So I started trying my best to be the best.  I give God all the glory for the grace to do the things I have, but ever since that decision, I’ve seen our company grow in leaps and bounds.   We’ve doubled our team size and the number of sales as well.

What happened next, I did not expect…

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