Do you ever feel like you are talking, but the other person just isn't listening? They are looking at you and nodding their head... but as soon as you finish, they interject with their perspective, story or thoughts that seem to be disconnected from what you were just talking about? Are you ever the person, patiently … Continue reading If You Are a Great Listener… I Need Your Help!
Apollo Robbins is a professional pick pocket, magician and expert in the art of misdirection. In a recent TED Talk, while mystifying the crowd, stealing wallets and removing watches, he explained step by step how he is able to distract virtually anyone and relieve them of their personal possessions (all of which he obviously returned at … Continue reading 4 Ways to Cultivate Awareness
Recently I spent a weekend getting to know author and speaker Mike Foster. Mike and a colleague were visiting and speaking at our church and I was their host and chauffeur. Our congregation is currently reading though a book write by Mike called "Freeway". We are using it as the content for our Sunday messages … Continue reading One Grip Higher – Be Like Mike… and Oprah
If you want to get one grip higher today, become a better listener. So, how do you get better at listening? Try asking better questions. Here are a list of great questions that will ensure your conversations elevate. These questions come from one of my favorite authors, Gordon MacDonald. Tell me what it takes to … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Become a Better Listener
If you want to get One Grip Higher, act like a grandparent. This week I was in Niagara Falls for a conference. My grandparents live in the next town over, so I called them up and asked if I could take them out to dinner. They were excited that I was in town and said … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Act Like a Grandparent
If you want to get One Grip Higher today, don't forget to breathe! A few years ago I had the incredible opportunity to go snorkeling in the caribbean. A few times I even dove down to check out the coral up close. It didn't take long before my lungs told me to return to the … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Don’t Forget to Breathe!