Mark Davis is an American director at AbundanceInternational.org, a US non-profit, bring life-giving aid to orphanages in Ukraine for 10-years – and now during wartime.
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The Central Point Abundance International – Help the orphans in this time of crisis.
3 Value Bombs
1) Embrace your crisis, realize that you’re in it for a purpose and you have been called, you are capable, there’s a reason that you’re there. Be able to look back and be proud of the way you handled yourself.
2) You have to influence yourself. The most important job of any leader is to encourage yourself. When you’re in a good place, you radiate that into others.
3) You have to paint a story for people. You have to handpick what you’re trying to deliver to make your message come across, or they will come up with their own story.
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Today’s Audio MASTERCLASS: Helping Ukraine’s Most Vulnerable In Wartime.
[1:25] – Mark shares something that he believes about becoming successful that most people disagree with.
- You have to live your success before you become it. The mind is the playground to experience the future, and you have to know what you are before you walk in to it.
- Micro visualization is the secret.
[4:21] – The reason why Mark stayed in Ukraine, weeks before the war started.
- Mark knew that war was going to happen months before it did. He’s been in Ukraine for around 80% of the last decade.
- He didn’t want to be sitting on a fluffy couch with a big screen tv, watching his people live through the war.
- He believes that there’s a sense of destiny about him being there.
[6:50] – In a crisis, who are we trying to influence?
- Leadership is influence.
- You have to influence yourself. The most important job of any leader is to encourage yourself. When you’re in a good place, you radiate that into others.
- You have to paint a story for people. You have to handpick what you’re trying to deliver to make your message come across, or they will come up with their own story. Tell your story before somebody else tells it for you.
[10:34] – Be calm in the storm, be the voice of reason, and lead with a vision for the future — three principles that equal leading in a crisis.
- You have to stay focused when everybody is panicked so you can be the calm in the storm.
- Be the non-judgmental observer of yourself.
- As much as you can be self-soothing, you have to know what you can control.
- The one asking the question is the one leading the conversation.
- The voice of reason says to keep perspective, this too shall pass, and we’re here for a reason… let’s focus on it.
- Cast a hope, give a picture of where this could go.
[17:18] – A timeout to thank our sponsors, HubSpot, Thinkific, and ZipRecruiter!
[19:49] – Stories of leadership from the war itself.
- Mark’s company is a travel business. It became dead instantly when the war broke out.
- The first reaction was for everyone to freak out. People line up at the ATM getting cash, at the gasoline stations to fuel up.
- In war time, you end up having the best people come out – and the worst people.
- In crisis, everyday is going to be different.
[29:21] – Mark shares another story about the war.
- The big orphanage they loved in Kherson fell behind enemy lines. They didn’t hear from them for 10 days. After 10 days, they got a message that they are ok
- It’s real. It gets more intense every day.
- This is your moment. It’s not pleasant all the time. Be fully alive and be fully present.
[31:07] – Mark’s key takeaway and call to action for Fire Nation!
- Embrace your crisis, realize that you’re in it for a purpose and you have been called, you are capable, there’s a reason that you’re there. Be able to look back and be proud of the way you handled yourself.
- The Central Point Abundance International – Help the orphans in this time of crisis.
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