Tag: productivity

When “stinkin’ thinking meets wisdom…”

The Monday after Thanksgiving, I felt like a fat failure. I’d not worked out in several days and had over indulged in turkey, dressing and a lot of other things. The “black cloud” of the panic to get my double work out in (punishing myself) asap was following me around. At the same time, I

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New in November, Un-thanksgiving!

Before long, you will notice that many will be posting and sharing things they are thankful for. It’s always fun and inspiring to learn what others are doing to improve habits and attitudes. For me, it’s about what I’m not thankful for. As in, bad habits I need to change.  The opportunity to change and

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Dear Christian, this is NOT how to win the world…..

Few things make me angrier than when someone in the Body of Christ “falls” or sins and other Christians begin to attack. I’ve seen it numerous times but recently I could not contain my frustration. Seems someone somewhere had determined Beth Moore was no longer fit to be amongst their options for Bible study authors

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That fine line….

😇Over the years, I’ve met some amazing folks. Having interviewed people for years, often I think back to specific memories of one-liners that have shaped who I’ve become as a writer and speaker. John Croyle is a man with a magnetic personality. Having been very successful playing football at the University of Alabama, he also opened

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Because being in ministry is….

Uncomfortable! When I set out to publish a Christian magazine  2 1/2 years ago, I somehow thought it would be at least a little bit easy. Utilizing years of writing experience, a great mentor,  sound business  practices, and a lot of creative energy, it seemed the doors where flinging open. I’m a fan of open

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This is my “thing.” What is yours?

You could say it’s my “thing.” The Purpose of Purpose! Does your life have a purpose? YES! My passion is purpose. Because I’ve spent years interviewing others, often that word is a central focus of most conversations.  Just imagine…. if all who consider themselves  Christians realized their giftedness, we would be some of the most infectious people on earth!

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Did your January just become mid February? Quit playing around with this stuff.

Decisions, Decisions! January is all about decisions. Goals, resolutions, and changes that bring desired results. While that is good, it can also be much like going on a diet. Without developing healthy eating habits, as a consistent way of life, weight and health management are just momentary good ideas. Such it is with goals. Most

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Authenticity…How to share your story and why it matters!

The Realty of Reality TV Recently I attended a luncheon with a few hundred business people. The main attraction of the gathering was a speaker who stood at the podium to share her life story. Without shame, she shared with transparency. She didn’t tone down her mistakes nor did she shy away from personal decisions

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What re-using a paper towel really means….that little things are really big things.

Never waste an aha moment…. What does re-using a paper towel have to do with anything? A lot actually. There it was, sitting on the counter folded up like it had some important purpose. It had been used, but not a lot. There was still some use left in it, therefore it should be saved. Right? Well

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Priorities! The only place I’ve got nothin’ on you and you’ve got nothin’ on me! Today’s pick of the day.

It was years ago when I arrived at a conference about time management. I felt like a big wig as a young professional who had just been promoted. With my impressive new title and business card, I sat down eager to learn about prioritization. That was then. This is now. After our instructor told us how to separate

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