yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all theplanets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator. - https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/30.44
You are not competing with anyone else. You are only competing with yourself to do the best with whatever you have received. - L. Tom Perry.
declaring a testimony is good, but being a living example of the restored gospel is better.
Better to Look Up
1. Use the 6 C’s or Dr. Nielsen’s process to discuss a decision you have made in your role. (Go step by step)
I use the 6 c’s often as I try to be the best teacher for the Elders Quorum that I can. Once I had a huge lesson planned out and it was going to be great. Then I was informed that the stake president was there and he needed most of the time. I had to decided what I was going to teach in the 5 minutes that I had available.
a. identify the problem: the problem I identified was that I had material for an hour but the time of 5 minutes. What is the most important thing? What could I say that would help the members of my quorum the most?
b. pray for guidance: I pray often as I prepare my lessons and right before I teach. But I was praying a lot more this time. I needed to know what to do, and I needed the answer quickly.
c. study the problem: I had the announcements and the opening parts of the meeting to study the problem. I looked over my notes and the activities I had planned and I thought of the members of my class and what they needed the most.
d. make the decision: I realized that the most important thing that I could communicate to them was that we had living prophets. I used one quick activity and focus the whole 5 minutes on this.
e. pray for confirmation: Once I made that decision it was time to go and unfortunately I didn’t take the time to pray for confirmation. I was already praying so I looked for confirmation in how I felt and how the lesson played out.
f. act—do it: I had to act because I was up in front of the class and I had to go. I handed out a one page handed out to everyone and gave them 1 minute to read it and find a todo. I then showed them how they only had one page, but it was full of wonderful knowledge because the Apostles are called of God. It went very well.
2. Why can a model like RACE help activities or events run smoother?
No plan survives first contact with the real world, but by planning, you run over in your mind all the things that could happen. Then when the things do happen you can be prepared and you have a plan in place to respond to the occurrence. Also, plans help the people you are leading have confidence in you. They can know the next step because you already told them what it would be, and they don’t have to wait to get a communication from you. In stressful and or fast moving environments this is hugely valuable.
1. Give an example of when you have utilized a strength or weakness in your role (you or someone else).
I have the strength of public speaking. By using techniques I can help those who many not be listening the best to tune in. Once I was teaching and I was really trying to make a point. I noticed that some guys sitting on the back row were talking. I locked my gaze onto them and slowed my speech patterns down quite a bit until one of them noticed. When he saw that I directing my attention at them, he reached out and quieted the others. By using this and other public speaking techniques I feel like I am a better teacher in my Elder’s Quorum.
2. Think about the strengths of your GPT and how they are working to better your results.
Our group is very strong. Cameron is good at marketing and he moves forward quickly which helps us get things done. Matzen is great at executing and he is busy which helps us to save time. Skyler is extremely reliable, and his soft-spoken manner draws the group together. Together we are doing very well on our projects.