th I recently spent 5 days in Orlando attending the John Maxwell Group Training.  This was my second event and I can say it did not disappoint.  MY only problem seems to be how do I capture all of the incredible information that comes out.  I

I decided to take some of my notes and attempt to create a bullet point list.  Hopefully these will means something to you.  I have divided the points by subject matter to help you.

I will be writing more in-depth on the subjects in the future.


  • The more you know, the more you don’t know
  • Malcom Gladpoint, “the tipping point”, law of the few. Find the right few to invest your time and effort in, the payoff will be huge and very regarding.
  • Being a leader means you continue to learn and that flows through you.
  • Mentor is both a verb and a noun;
    • V – people of action
    • N – who you are
  • Mentorship is defined as a transfer of wisdom extracted from experience and knowledge.
  • Mentor – must ask 2 questions
    • What am I learning?
    • Can I pass it along?
  • It is best to learn and pass the information on quickly. Mentoring is a constant process
  • Passing information and learning on is underlining your experience, it is a fresh perspective and sense of learning and knowledge.
  • FRESH carries a PASSION!!! However, passion dies over time, unless it is consistently fed.
  • Everything you learn, receive and acknowledge is not yours, you are simply a manager of information and must pass it on to others.
  • Mentoring is a relationship, NOT A TITLE!
  • Mentoring is not a friendship, but rather a relationship. It is a two way street , side-by-side.
  • Mentoring is empowerment. Relationships breakdown when only one person is carrying the load.


  • Most people, 80% don’t meet expectations.  20% consistently exceed expectations
  • Disappointment is the gap between expectations and reality
  • the only person that can raise the standard of expectation is you
  • If you want to be average, than do something else, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
  • life is not complicated, we’ve made life complicated.
  • I’m tired of giving everyone trophies, for losing every game.  We need to give our kids a reason to want to be better.
  • Always expect the best out of yourself and others
  • Don’t do anything average. There’s nothing exciting about being average
  • life is not complicated, if you pay the price, it’s gets complicated for lazy people
  • Always ask, “What else can I do to exceed their expectations”
  •  Expect more of yourself than others expect of me
  • Don’t short change people
  •  If you find a better way, change immediately
  •  Don’t use relationships to cover my shortcomings or my issues
  • I exceed expectations because I ask for feedback all the time.
  • I only travel the high road with others.  I am going to treat you better than you treat me.
  • Never take advantage of a person even if you can
  • Don’t shortcut people. Always give your best.
  • Refuse to live off of your past.
  • Yesterday ended last night. Give it up!

Hope these help provoke a thought or two with you!

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