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My Favorites from 2019

I discovered a lot of new content this year, and yes on a few of these I am way late to the party. But what can I say? I always seem to go left when the majority goes right and right when the majority goes left!  “If you only read the books that everyone else […]

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spiritual

Sing Praise to Him

Psalm 105:2 says: “Sing to him, sing praise to him;  tell of all his wonderful acts.” How much time do we spend singing the praise of all of God’s wonderful acts in our lives? The answer for me is, not enough! Our culture has made it taboo to talk too much about positive things in […]

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spiritual

The Power of the Holy Spirit

I have been confused about the Holy Spirit and what it can do and the more I learn about its mysterious ways the harder it is for me understand. First, I thought of it as a superpower that if I had enough faith and tried hard enough then I could throw a mountain into the […]

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The Ultimate Playbook To Be More Effective

With something for even the most productive, Dan S. Kennedy’s book will change the way you operate. This book is chock-full of valuable information, I found myself frantically scribbling down notes while flying through it and have already witnessed a tremendous uptick in my effectiveness. Some of the lessons that stuck with me were the following: […]

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spiritual

Two Different Mornings, Same God

Some mornings I feel full of the Spirit, the Word fills me and speaks to me and I can feel His hand on me. Oh how comforting and strengthening these mornings are. Other mornings I go through the same motions: I read my Bible passages, sit in prayer, but sadly don’t feel much of anything. […]

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leadership

How to Become a Better Manager

Question from a reader: “As a manager what would you say the most valuable learning resources are (besides experience)?” 1. Be self aware 2. Observe other leaders (The good and the bad!) 3. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes  4. Role-playing 5. Read Books 1. Be self aware Take time to Pause and reflect: There […]

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books

How I Read So Many Books in One Year

I often get asked how I am able to read so many books each year. Here are a couple of the rules I follow that help me to read at least one book per week.  Use the local library: I get almost all of my books from my local library. If you haven’t been to yours lately […]

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spiritual

Charitable ways to use $5.00

sBuy a stranger’s coffee Refill a stranger’s parking meter Buy a small meal for a houseless person Mail ten letters of gratitude Tips a customer service employee Donate school supplies to a classroom Bake cookies for the police station or fire station Write thank you notes to all of your children’s teachers Buy a used […]

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leadership

The crucial conversation lesson I learned the hard way

If you manage others you have probably ran into a similar situation to the story I am going to share. You may have handled it differently a with more skill than I, but my hope is that my error will improve the way you handle yourself in situations such as this in the future. A […]