A Message from Maxwell – adding Value to Others

10171185_10203292874236939_8236175064140934860_nIf you’re truly going to be significant, you have to add value to other people.

Recently my husband and I attended a John Maxwell seminar, which we thoroughly enjoyed. A trajectory of wit coupled with wisdom ensued from this man’s lips.

Here are seven meaningful questions I jotted down and continue to reflect upon. What a great exercise!

  1. What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned in life?
  2. What are you learning now?
  3. How has failure shaped your life?
  4. Who do you know that I should know?
  5. What have you read that I should read?
  6. What have you experienced or done that I should do?
  7. How can I add value to you?

Your turn! As you think about the questions above, how would you answer them?



June 5, 2014 · 11:01 AM

11 responses to “A Message from Maxwell – adding Value to Others

  1. Thank you Mary for sharing John Maxwell’s questions, these are a great way to gain understanding not only of ourselves but others too who are in the Body of Christ but to answer those Questions, my comment would need to be a book or I would have to give you many Links to Posts on my Blog but yes what Timi! said is very important and also forgiving those who have hurt us and what Tilly said too, we are to give thanks for all of God’s Blessings every day.

    The greatest change in my understanding of God’s Truth, was when I asked Him to increase my Faith and for His wisdom and He did but said not to doubt that He had and now through the empowering of The Holy Spirit, Jesus is leading me into all Truth, I’m still learning but I have no doubts what He has given me and shown me is very True and it is all confirmed in Scripture and was taught in the early Church and I know that His this gift is for everyone not just for me, we were not Born with it.

    James 1:5-6 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

    • Amen! \o/ Here is my answer to question number one: What’s the greatest lesson you’ve ever learned in life? Contrary to popular belief, I don’t have to be a product of my own environment. I can be better and do better than my surroundings. It starts with a made-up mind!

    • As always, thanks for your comment, Anne. Forgiveness is always the key that sets us free 😉

  2. Great questions Mary I think failure is one of the biggest learning curves we never forget after failure.

  3. Wow, what a great exercise. As I read each question, answers flooded my mind. Each one could be answered with an essay – a project worth pursuing. Thank you for sharing this.

    To answer one of the questions, What are you learning now? – Something that I try to remind myself of every day – to appreciate the here and now and be grateful for what I have. ~ Tilly

  4. I can’t answer all, but I’ll answer one: How has failure shaped your life?
    Failure has made me aware of my weaknesses and more compassionate in dealing with others.

    This is powerful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Janie Urbano

    So good and thought provoking. I’ve got to think on this a whole lot.

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