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Get Past The Crap!: Lead Yourself First. Bounce Back. Get SH*T DONE Paperback – December 21, 2017
From the Author
"What's my big idea?" I asked the fortune teller as she took the tarot deck from me. As she laid the cards out and read them she said, "What I see is...you using all of the hurtles you've had to jump in your life and helping others get past their own crap."
THAT'S IT! I thought.....GET PAST THE CRAP! THAT'S THE BIG IDEA!
I don't normally put much stock into the tarot card world but (it was something fun to do at the end of a day when Gwen (my lovely wife) and I were at a festival)) this was it!
Immediately after she was done, I went onto GoDaddy to see if the domain names were available and, as fate would have it, they were. I bought every crap domain that I thought applied and secretly thought to myself, "Either this is the dumbest idea in the world or this is genius, Lutz" (I always talk to myself in the third person). When it's my own idea, I always opt on the side of genius.
But, the fortune teller was right. I have gone through a LOT of crap in my life. Health issues, financial issues, relationship issues, and just life issues. Through them all, as a leader, I've still had to show up and be there for my team. It would be nice if we could separate ourselves from our crap when we show up to work but we can't. Why? Because we're whole people and life just doesn't freakin' work like that. We have to have strategies to get past the crap!
That's how my this book came about and, as a leader, you'll get strategies on how to...
Lead Yourself First. Maybe you have trouble saying no to requests. Perhaps you take on the weight of the world while others are are on responsibility "diets". Or, maybe you just are sitting in a big puddle of was...wishing you could do something different but you just don't know what. Regardless of what's weighing you down, you aren't near as effective with your team if you're not taking care of yourself first. I know, I've been there, done that, and have tear stains on my pillow to prove it.
Bounce Back. It only takes one life event to take you to the brink and, without solid strategies on how to work through the crap life serves you, it's easy to stay curled up in the fetal position crying for your Mom to come save you. Resilient leaders bounce back fast and keep coming back for more. As General George Custer said, "It's not how many times you get knocked down that count, it's how many times you get back up." I've been knocked down more than most and I keep bouncing back and asking for more.
Get SH*T Done! Theory is nice but application is what works. Nothing always nets nothing but doing something puts us on a path to possibility. In the end, we're all trying to go somewhere and get shit done but, sometimes, it's the shit that gets in our way. Get past it!
We all have crap we have to deal with in life. We can let it control us or we can find some ways to control it and get past it. I like to opt for the latter and I know you do too.
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Chip Lutz is a straight talking, no BS leader who retired from the Navy after over 20 years of successfully leading out men and women to protect and serve our country. Now, as a leadership speaker who travels the country, he instructs and inspires leaders and up and coming leaders to get past the crap and really lead.
Oh, and you'll actually laugh aloud as you read through parts of this. The author is that real and frank. Enjoy!