Rummaging through an old musty stack of well worn books, my eye was for some reason drawn to a tattered green volume, that looks as though it had been passed over by a hundred previous hands. I picked it up and flipping though the aged pages felt a surge of anticipation flow through me. A … Continue reading How to Find Wisdom… from Anton Checkov and a “Grim, Drunken Face”
A few days ago, I was challenged by a great friend to consider the following question. "Are you an accuser or an advocate?" The question was posed in the middle of a conversation about what it means to truly reflect the heart of Jesus in all of our interactions. It was asked in a spirit … Continue reading Are You An Accuser or an Advocate?
Authentic generosity never disappoints! It is counter intuitive, but true! When we give... we have less, but always feel like we have more. Why is this? God is the ultimate example of generosity. Everything we have, has been given to us by our extravagantly generous God. Our breath, our life, our salvation, our relationships and … Continue reading 4 Things to Do Right Now to Guarantee a Great Life!
Everyone thinks their life is too busy. I can not recall the last time someone told me they felt really rested. It is almost like, being exhausted and overworked is a badge of honor. Nothing could be further from the truth! Being well rested is God's idea. He was the first one to actually choose … Continue reading Why You Need More REST… and 10 Ways to Get it Done!
Over the past few weeks I have notice a pattern, that left unchecked, will impose devastating limitations to reaching my full potential. It is a pattern everyone can easily fall into. It seems to happen without even us even realizing it. When it is pointed out in our lives, we often come up with excuses, … Continue reading The 30 Second Heart Check… it will save your life!
I think about time a lot. A colleague recently told me that they think I have an internal clock that is always ticking, and relentlessly pressures me to respond. In many ways this is both a blessing and a curse. Whether this is good or bad, is a topic for another time. The reality however, … Continue reading 12 Ways to Save Time at Work
We seem to be relentlessly in pursuit of increased efficiency and efficacy in all areas of life and work. We hire personal coaches to help us exercise, scour blogs for better ways to solve problems and hire consultants who claim to offer surefire fixes to complex problems. We love book summaries that help us accelerate … Continue reading We Don’t Need Better Methods… We Need Stronger People!
All too often, the human experience is a tenuous balance between the monotonously mundane and the ominously overwhelming. The prospect of these extremes cause a wide range of emotions in us, from being frozen in fear, to accepting a given situation with apathetic resignation. The truly exhilarating and meaningful aspects of life come in the balance between these two extremes... are 10 ideas for cultivating an exhilarating life!
The prospect of a day filled with meetings can fill us with dread. We have all had the experience of sitting in a meeting and asking ourselves, "Why am I here?" The feeling of wasted time in unproductive meetings is a drain on any organization. It is also sucks the energy and motivation out of … Continue reading 10 Habits That Make Meetings Catalytic
As we wrap up 2017 and prepare for 2018, we can't help but ponder how we would like to change or improve in the coming year. We typically codify these aspirations into trite New Year’s Resolutions, most of which are seldom kept.As we begin to consider what we will focus our lives on in the … Continue reading I’m Reorienting New Year’s Resolutions… Will You Join Me?