I received an interesting email on Saturday. It asked if I had any E+R=O wristbands like the ones the Ohio State Football team was wearing.
I rubbed my eyes and read the email again. Yup, that’s what it asked: Do you have any E+R=O wristbands like the ones the Ohio State Football team was wearing?
In my keynote presentations as a youth speaker, I share a concept I learned from W. Clement Stone and Jack Canfield that empowers teens to take 100 percent responsibility for their lives and leadership.
The “E” stands for the “events” that occur in our lives. Reality is…we have little control over the events in our lives. Some are good; some are not so good. But either way, most are out of our control. The “R” stands for our “response” to these events. This is the only thing we have complete control over—our response. The “O” stands for the “outcomes” we experience.
While most people believe the outcomes they experience are directly tied to what events occur in their lives, nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, the outcomes we experience are directly tied to how we choose to RESPOND to the events in our lives. As I like to say, E=O is the Show Up And Whine Equation for life, while E+R=O is the SHOW UP AND SHINE Equation™. Owning our “R”—our RESPONSE—is what leads to true success in both life and leadership.
Obviously, I love the focus Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer is placing on leadership and personal responsibility. I also love seeing student leaders take ownership of their roles on the Ohio State Buckeyes football team and how they are focusing on the E+R=O equation. I love college football and have a sense this year will be extra special.
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