Finding Rest

Many of you can relate to what I’m going to share today. You know you need to find rest but you don’t. Neither do I. I can struggle to find time to rest.

I think of my regular schedule. It’s a full day in the office, only to go on a run in the evenings. Or maybe it’s helping to lead the youth group on Wednesday nights. Then the weekend comes. It’s time to rest!

Oh, no… It’s not.

The weekend is full of trying to do various activities. There’s the Saturday run. Then a regular trip out of town. Then maybe a youth group event, family outing, or something else. Sunday, there’s church, perhaps a church event, and more.

My week is crammed full of activities. It’s kind of scary when I stop to think about it.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Pez Outlaw

A Reel Leadership Article

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

I was turned onto The Pez Outlaw by Bobby Hill (he’s guest posted on the site before). The Pez Outlaw, directed by Amy Bandlien Storkel and Bryan Storkel, is a documentary about a Michigan man who began selling Pez dispensers. The only problem was these Pez dispensers were not licensed to be sold in the United States.

The Pez Outlaw, Steve Glew, would travel overseas to Europe, where he would buy the Pez dispensers straight from the factory. He would then fly home with duffel bags full of these delightful trinkets. Attending conventions, Glew would sell these items for hundreds or thousands of dollars.

He became a Pez smuggler.

The Pez Outlaw (Steve Glew) at a US Customs inspection. Pez dispensers are strewn all over the table.

People were going nuts for these items. He was providing a service to these people. In the 11 years of buying and selling Pez dispensers, Glew earned $4.5 million, according to interviews.

The 5 Best Places To Nurture Your Connections

Leaders are always looking to grow their networks. There are tried and not-so-true places to grow your connections. Just think about the last “networking” event you went to. You were probably pitched more than you’d like.

What if there were places where you could grow your network easily and have fun doing so? You’ll not only increase your network, but you’ll also have fun doing so.

I’ve discovered the 5best places to grow your network. They’ve worked for me. They’ll work for you.

The 5 Best Places To Nurture Your Connections

1. Local coffee shops:

The local coffee shop is my favorite place to find and nurture my connections. Coffee shops have become the new local bar.

When you find a great coffee shop, you know it. Muskegon has many great coffee shops to grow your connections. I think of The “US” Cafe, Aldea Coffee, Drip Drop Drink, and others. These local coffee shops do more than fuel your caffeine addiction.

How To Be a Good Boss: 10 Ways To Be a Great Leader

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If you’re looking for ways to be a good boss, look no further! This blog post will discuss ways that you can become a great leader in your workplace. Being a good boss is not always easy, but it is definitely worth it. When employees feel appreciated and supported, they are more likely to give their best effort. So how can you be a good boss? Let’s get started!


1) Show Appreciation: 

One of the best things you can do as a boss is to show your team members that you appreciate their hard work. A simple “thank you” or showing appreciation for a job well done can go a long way.

5 Christmas Books Leaders Should Read In December 2022

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be great to change up the book recommendations for the month of December. Instead of being specifically leadership-focused, these books will inspire and encourage leaders through the season of Advent and Christmas.

I chose these books specifically for you because I know how difficult the Christmas season can be. Whether the struggle is personal, relational, or related to your role as a leader, we need these reprieves to help us recover.

Use these books to dig deep into faith, relationships, and yourself.

5 Christmas Books Leaders Should Read In December 2022

1. The God Who Is With Us: 25-Day Devotional For Advent by Ronnie Martin:

Ronnie Martin is a lover of all things Christmas. He takes those perfect family Christmas photos and creates Christmas cards for his friends and family.