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Heart of Service as a Strategic Competitive Advantage – Episode 228 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Over the course of time we at Southwestern Consulting have come to believe a heart of service is a strategic competitive advantage. In this episode Rory shares the 5 business advantages that come from having a heart of service.

Show Highlights:

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with a team. – African proverb

Southwestern consulting is a team of extraordinary people. @rory_vaden

Service is the highest form of self-discipline. @rory_vaden

A natural default of human nature is survival. @rory_vaden

Make a choice to get out of yourself and make decisions based on how they impact others. @rory_vaden

A heart of service helps you overcome fear. @rory_vaden

It is hard to be nervous when your heart is on service. @rory_vaden

Courage is not the opposite of fear, vision is. @rory_vaden

A heart of service creates joy. @rory_vaden

Most of the messages we see about happiness are wrong. @rory_vaden

If you spend your life pursuing happiness, you might find it lacks significance. @rory_vaden

Pursuing service leads to significance and joy. @rory_vaden

A heart of service squelches pride. @rory_vaden

Pride inhibits the ability to make profitable decisions. @rory_vaden

Pride is the external manifestation of internal insecurity. @rory_vaden

A heart of service creates sustained motivation. @rory_vaden

The long-term strategy for motivating your team should not be carrots and sticks, but purpose and inspiration. @rory_vaden

A heart of service inspires greatness. @rory_vaden

The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review.

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