Everyone who has ever lived or died had a purpose to fulfill. Everyone has dreams of the future and regrets of the past. But it’s how we live our life that determines our purpose for tomorrow.
When I look or walk through a grave yard I see one thing; countless untold stories, unwritten books, unsung songs, new ideas that have never been formed, or adventures never taken. It breaks my heart when someone doesn’t live to the full potential that God has placed within their lives.
Everyone encounters fear at one point in their life, or another. But when it comes to writing, fear can hold you back from making a difference in someone’s life.
Writing gives us a chance to face our problems head on. That proverbial blank page, idea or desire to write, but not wanting to step into the unknown can be debilitating. There’s nothing wrong with fear. It’s neither good or bad. One thing for sure, we can harness it and succeed.
Facebook, Twitter and you name it social media is all the rage. People feel empowered to share what they want, when they want. But is that how we should be living our lives?
In today’s episode, we’ll be looking at the dangers of posting what we want, versus lifting people up. As leaders, our job is to encourage and empower people to succeed in life. If you truly want to have a voice that people will listen to, you can’t post what you want.
There is one thing that plagues everyone; that one thing is procrastination. There isn’t a problem with it until it stops you from being productive. And everyone knows productivity is the king of getting more done in less time.
Think about your next big project. It has to get done, but you simply don’t want to use your resources on it at this moment. It’s fine to procrastinate every once and a while. But a problem arises when we realize we now have to kill ourselves to accomplish that project on time.
Death is the most certain thing in life. We all are conceived, born, live and die. But, it’s what we do in the middle that truly matters after we’re already gone.
In today’s episode I want to talk about writing down our eulogy. In a sense, if you were to die today, how would those alive and remaining remember you? This is a something I’ve done recently and it has greatly impacted my life, my relationships and my vision for life. Today, I’ll walk you through my process so you can begin designing your own destiny.
Goals, dreams and the future are things that we all want. They elude some, but those who keep their eyes on the prize will cross the finish line with success. But so many people are focusing on the wrong things that their dreams begin to die.
In the craze of Pokémon Go, people have their heads buried in their phones and tablets trying to catch the most rare Pokémon. I recently downloaded the game, and found it was not worth the hype it’s generated. But now all I see is people with their heads down, staring at the wrong thing. They are not walking toward a successful future or goal.
Over the past several weeks I completed a 6-week Sabbatical. This time was set aside to recharge, refresh and re-engage with my passions. But to top off the experience with a cherry on top, my wife and I took a much needed family vacation.
The challenge of taking a vacation, is finding the time, but also unplugging from modern life. Computers, phones and tablets are challenging to get rid of, because we’re always needed to be plugged into the matrix. In today’s episode, I want to walk you through 7 things you can do to recharge your batteries and come back from vacation refreshed and stress free.
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This post is in memoriam of my friend, Bess Lorence.
Gone, but never forgotten. A woman after God’s own heart.
When someone wants to connect with another person they talk. It’s that simple communication style that brings about the greatest benefit. Prayer is no different. We usually think of prayer as asking God for something than it is simple communication. My goal is to change that through this blog post.
My family and I were headed to Iowa for my cousin’s wedding and a family reunion when my phone rang with shocking news. My friend, Bess Lorence, had passed away suddenly. Just four months prior her husband, Ed Lorence, had died. Both were such blessings in my life.
Character is something that has massive affect on those around us. Whether we know it or not, our character determines how we view the world and those around us. It doesn’t matter who you’re trying to lead–your family, spouse, co-workers, company etc.–because effective leadership begins inside. It’s an inside-out job.
I believe character begins at home. Who you are when no one is looking, is who you really are. I also believe that our character is shaped during our formidable years. There’s a scene in season two of Smallville, where Lex Luthor finds his long lost brother, Lucas. In the scene Clark Kent and Lucas talk about being raised differently.
A couple years ago, my wife and I went to a VIP screening of a movie called “The Identical.” The movie stars Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd and newcomer Blake Rayne. Here’s the story from their website:
Identical twin brothers (both played by Blake Rayne) are separated at birth during the Great Depression. Their parents (Brian Geraghty, Amanda Crew) just cannot afford to give them both a life beyond poverty, so one is adopted by loving family.