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Proverbs 14:23 “Do Your Best”

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Whatever job you do, give it your best effort. Everything you do has your “brand” on it. If you’re always known for a best effort and quality work because you “always” do your best, you will have an excellent “brand” you can take pride in! When “John or Jane” does the job, you know it will be right. That’s the reputation you want to build.

On the other hand, always talking about what “you’re going to do” is idle chatter and lowers your credibility. Let your actions speak. They are much louder than any words you can chatter! People who talk, but never act are the saddest people to watch. They slowly degenerate into lavish dreams and petty schemes, and those schemes always blow up and never allow the person to prosper. Everything becomes “the other person’s fault.” It is hard to watch this sad road to poverty, and it always leads to entitlement thinking...someone owes me!

As a future leader, you’ll quickly learn that having people on your team that will give their best effort and work hard for the mission of the company is the secret to success. BUT, the most important part of the team is the pace and commitment the leader shows the team. You can’t talk about hard work and then not “walk the talk.” You have to be a good model for the team! That starts your first day on the job, no matter what the job is, do it the VERY best you can, and don’t think you’re finished until the boss says, “That’ll work, good job!” The boss has to validate it’s completed before it’s REALLY done!

As leaders, you are great because “when you’re on the job,” it’s game time, and you’re a clutch performer who manages the details and gets it done! It starts with your homework; it continues with your first job, and it’s that work ethic and attitude that makes you great!!

A personal message...

“These devotions were written to my four children, Christian, Mike, Allison and Alex. By the kids allowing these to be shared publicly, our hope is that the devotions will make a positive and eternal difference in the lives of other young people as they mature. Enjoy. Rick Isaacson”

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