Are You Ready To Make Radical Changes In Your Life?

You’re probably wondering why there’s an email in your mailbox from me on a Tuesday. I know, I know. I said my normal schedule would be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Well, I wanted to let you know about a new program that my friend, Kimanzi Constable, and Jeremy Jones have created.

Kimanzi Constable has drastically changed his life over the past few years. He’s gone from being a bread delivery man to living his dream of inspiring and motivating others. He’s spoken nationally and internationally. The man has passion and he’s moving forward.

Jeremy Jones is passionate about helping people uncover what they were created to do. He helps people to push forward and leave a positive impact.

They’ve paired together to offer you the knowledge they’ve gained over the years as they struggled to find their way. Tonight, they’re offering free access for the first 20 people who register to their first tele-seminar.

Why I’ve Started To Read Fiction Again

When I began on my self-improvement journey I decided I would follow the advice of other leaders.

If they said to stop watching TV, I began to reduce my TV intake to the point of it being non-existent. I also heard that you should listen to motivational speakers and conference talks instead of music. Done and done. Read as much non-fiction as you can. Learn from the best. Out with the fiction books and in with non-fiction.

There’s nothing wrong with this. You need to be careful what you fuel your mind with.

But it can become an addiction.

Hunger Games and Catching Fire books

Following this advice was great. For awhile…

And then my desire for something different rose up. I wanted to read a grand story. One with adventure. One with action. One with suspense.

That’s when and why I decided to pick up The Hunger Games trilogy. That and it was dirt cheap.

Leadership, Authority, And Bringing Back The Ark

This is a guest post from Chris Vonada. Chris is an aspiring author and geologist, and also enjoys reading, running, anything outdoors, travel, family, friends, music and life! He writes about his passions at I’m Just Thinkin’, you can also follow him on Twitter.

King David is one of my favorite people from the Bible. I love his story because he went through it… and through it all he persevered. David was real, and his story is crazy sordid. I’ve written about him before, you can read more of his story over here… 

Ark of the Covenant

Despite David’s many ups and downs, he displayed a heart for God like few other people ever could claim. He unequivocally had faith in and loved our Heavenly Father, and, while David was far from perfect, his story is in many ways that of a genuine person that we can learn a lot from. David lived his life from the heart… and God loved David for that. In fact, God referred to David as “a man after my own heart” (Acts 13:22).

The Downfall of Big Picture Thinking

As a leader you probably love to dream big. You have grand dreams of where your ministry or business will end up.

The creation of these ideas are exhilarating. They bring you to life.

You’re a big picture thinker.

What is big picture thinking? It’s when you are able to formulate an image of the end result. You can see where you want to go. The image is crystal clear.

Thinking big is a great skill to have. It allows us to get creative and give a great vision to our team.

Yet we’re often prone to being blindsided by the details. I know I am.

I love to have grandiose plans. A master vision of where I want to be. It comes easy to me.

The problem is I can’t see the small details. The individual steps that must be taken.

Top Posts And Commenters For September 2012

The book has closed on September and we’re now rolling into October. Can you believe it? This year has literally flew by!

What’s in store for you in this recap?

News of exciting activities happening this month, a recap of the top posts, top commenters, and how the site has done.

Hang onto your hats. We’re about to take off!

Top Posts

  1. Why Smart People Make Lousy Leaders
  2. What Can Twenty Seconds Of Insane Courage Do For You
  3. Sometimes The Grass Really Is Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence
  4. Book Review: How To Win Friends And Influence People
  5. How To Give Effective Praise
  6. Facing Change With Confidence
  7. How A Healthy Community Can Help Your Potential Explode
  8. Is Your Normal More Amazing Than You Think
  9. You Must Be Willing To Pay The Price