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The Five Be's

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In a world of "no" and "don't", The Five Be's is a straightforward guide to living a healthy and successful life! My most popular talk, it's now available in hardback, ebook, and paperback at www.mickeyaddison.com and Amazon.

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The Five Be's

  1. 1. © 2017 MICKEY ADDISON WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM 1© 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  2. 2. We Hear “Don’t” A Lot © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM 2
  3. 3. Don’t say that word! Don’t walk there! Don’t wear that! Don’t do it THAT way! Don’t lie, cheat, or steal! Don’t eat that! Don’t watch that TV show! Don’t shop at that store! Don’t cross there! Don’t be late! Don’t forget your manners! Don’t forget your manners! Don’t take shortcuts! Don’t be silly! Don’t be serious! Don’t sit on that! Don’t leave your vehicle unattended! Don’t forget your coat! Don’t run without stretching! Don’t feed the bears! © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM 3 #protest #boycot t
  4. 4. Boundaries have their place, but the real question is: © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM 4 Who Do You Want to Be?
  5. 5. The Five Be’s Be Proud Be Free Be Virtuous Be Balanced Be Courageous © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM 5
  6. 6. Be Proud 6© 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  7. 7. Be Proud ● My definitions: ● Pride means “confidence in your own self worth, or your team’s value.” ● Pride in oneself is never at someone else’s expense ● Pride in Self ● Everyone has value regardless of status, appearance, etc. ● Pride in Team ● Leaders instill a sense of pride in their team as well 7 People need a purpose, not just a paycheck! SpaceX Employees © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  8. 8. “Bad Pride” vs “Good Pride” ● Tracy & Robins: ● “Good Pride” = “authentic” ● “Bad Pride” = “hubristic” ● Authentic pride inspires others to achieve ● Hubristic pride drags others down 8 “Be like the Alamihi Crab, not the A’ama Crab!” A’ama Crab Alamihi Crab © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  9. 9. Be Free 9© 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  10. 10. Be Free ● Authentic “Freedom” is being able to choose what's good for you, not just “doing whatever you want” ● Not chained to someone else's ideas or addictions ● Not blocked from personal growth by your own passions and appetites 10 For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. -Nelson Mandela An authentically free person is bound only to their conscience © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  11. 11. Be Free ● 24.6% of people ages 18+ binge drink ● 4.3 million Americans addicted to drugs ● ~9% addicted to video games ● 0.3-38% addicted to internet ● 20% get <6 hours sleep/night ● $3.34 trillion in consumer debt ● 62% of divorce lawyers report porn a factor in divorce 11 Bottom line: You’re not free if you’re prevented from making choices that are good for you! © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  12. 12. Be Free 12 Gravity may have me “stuck,” but it also makes space travel & engineering possible! © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  13. 13. Be Virtuous 13© 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  14. 14. Be Virtuous ● Aristotle’s “Cardinal Virtues” ● Prudence, Justice, Temperance, & Fortitude ● “Virtue” can apply to individuals, organizations, & groups ● “Core values” ● Personal ethics ● Professional ethics ● “Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.” (IISE) 14 Aristotle’s thoughts are foundation of the Western ideal of “virtue” © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  15. 15. Be Virtuous ● Prudence: The ability to judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time 15 A prudent person takes onlynecessary risks © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  16. 16. Be Virtuous ● Justice:  The balance between selfishness and selflessness - in other words: being fair 16 In the workplace, perceived injustice has been directly linked to burnout and job dissatisfaction. (Ybema, J.F. (2008)) © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  17. 17. Be Virtuous ● Temperance: moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc. 17 Ruben Gonzalez: 4-time Olympic luger (Argentina) – started his career at age 21! Athletes apply this virtue during training.. © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  18. 18. Be Virtuous ● Fortitude: mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously 18 Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. –James Buckham © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  19. 19. Be Virtuous 19 Prudence Reckless Withdrawn Justic eLawlessness Despotism Temperanc eOverindulgence Indifferenc e Fortitud eCowardice Apath y © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  20. 20. Be Balanced ● Human beings are complex...growth requires cultivating mind, body, and spirit 20 MIND SPIRIT BODY I believe that being successful means having a balance [in] life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. – Zig Ziglar © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  21. 21. SPIRIT BODY Be Balanced ● Are you...a “Cloud Dweller” or a “Starving Soul”? 21 MIND © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  22. 22. Be Balanced ● Are you...“Poindexter” or “Anti-Intellectual”? 22 MIND SPIRIT BODY “Follow me on Goodreads!” © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  23. 23. Be Balanced ● Are you....a “Fitness Freak” or “Couch Potato”? 23 MIND SPIRIT BODY “It’s jacked with protein, bro!” © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  24. 24. Be Courageous 24© 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  25. 25. Be Courageous ● Physical courage: The ability to overcome fear and do what’s necessary in order to survive, save a life, accomplish the mission, etc. ● Moral courage: The ability to hold firm to one’s convictions in the face of criticism or personal attacks 25 “Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men” - George S Patton Jr © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  26. 26. Be Courageous ● Opportunities to demonstrate physical courage are rare, but episodes of moral courage are common. 26 “Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.” ― Theodore Roosevelt © 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  27. 27. The 5 “Be’s” Be Proud Be Free Be Virtuous Be Balanced Be Courageous 27© 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  28. 28. So... Who Do You Want to Be? 28© 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM
  29. 29. © 2017 MICKEY ADDISON WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM 29
  30. 30. How To Connect With Me michael.a.addison@gmail.com Blog: www.mickeyaddison.com www.linkedin.com/in/mickeyaddison @mickeyaddison www.facebook.com/LeadHighPerformance @mickeyaddison87 www.pinterest.com/mickeyaddison 30© 2017 LEAD THE WAY MEDIA WWW.MICKEYADDISON.COM

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