Start with Your People: The Daily Decision that Changes Everything

Start with Your People: The Daily Decision that Changes Everything


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For all who want to build a life that abounds with connection, friendship, purpose, and meaningful success, Brian Dixon presents a simple yet profound mantra: Start with Your People.

It can be easy to become task-oriented, focusing on the goals ahead of us and checking off our to-do lists rather than focusing on the people in our lives. Entrepreneur and business coach Brian Dixon knows firsthand, and after one too many burned bridges and failed projects, he set out to discover the secret to living a life that matters and finding work you love.

In Start with Your People, Brian shares principles, tips, and personal stories to help you maximize the most important resource to succeed in both life and calling: relationships. Join Brian on a journey to discover the people-first mindset that changes everything, including:

  • Why your family actually helps you succeed, and how to see your kids as a legacy instead of a liability
  • The fastest, safest way to deal with the difficult people in your life
  • A 10-step method to create your own personal mission statement
  • The #1 key to unlocking a powerful network
  • Plus, you get 11 powerful mindset hacks including Brian's life-changing morning practice

Perfect for anyone looking to better live their purpose—whether a business executive, employee, stay-at-home mom, college graduate, entrepreneur, pastor, etc.—and lean into your home team as you move forward with clarity and confidence.

Brian says, "When we really get down to it, our main legacy will be the investment we made in people."

What's yours?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310356363
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 256,670
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Brian Dixon has a doctoral degree in education technology from the University of San Diego. He has consulted with universities, publishers, nonprofits, and hundreds of coaching students to help them clarify their message and serve their ideal audience. As a podcaster, conference speaker, and consultant, Brian is passionate about helping high performers thrive in a world of overwhelming options.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

1 A Shocking Discovery and a Resolution 15

2 The Power of a Simple Daily Decision 25

Part 1 People: Seeing Those Already In Our Lives 29

Work: The Best Place to Start with Your People 36

3 Clients: Everything You Want Begins by Serving Your Ideal Client 39

4 Team: You've Already Found Your Dream Team 49

5 Boss: Your Number One Client 59

Home: The Important People We Too Often Neglect 64

6 Spouse: From Kryptonite to Superpower 67

7 Kids: From Liability to Legacy 81

Life: Find the Balance between the Have and the Want 92

8 Friends: Your Secret Advantage 93

9 Difficult People: How to Turn an Adversary into an Advocate 107

10 Your Future Self: How to Be Who You Want to Be 119

Part 2 Purpose: Uncovering Your People-First Mission 133

11 Show Up and Serve 135

12 Create Your Purpose Statement 149

13 How to Grow a Powerful Network 165

Part 3 Profit: Making a Living Loving the Work You Do 185

14 Fixing Your Money Mindset 187

15 Five Ways to a Raise 201

Practice: Quick Exercises to Help You Put People First 207

Tomorrow Morning 223

Bonus Resources 227

A Quick Favor 236

Acknowledgments 237

Resources 239

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