Choosing Your Open Door

It’s often been said that when God closes one door, He opens another. We see this as people lose jobs, get demoted, or choose another path.

I wholeheartedly believe God opens doors. It’s what He does. He gives us opportunities to move into new territories.

But, today, I want to issue you a warning.

Choosing Your Open Door

There are plenty of open door opportunities that are not God-ordained. These are doors of convenience, happen-stance, or “luck.” These doors are open and waiting for you to walk through them.

However, we know leaders need to be discerning. They need to look at the doors in front of them and choose wisely.

Today, I want you to ask yourself 3 questions the next time a door opens in your life.

5 Don’ts When Running An Online Business

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According to statistics, the UK has one of the highest e-commerce growth rates globally, and online shopping is projected to grow by 34.5% by 2023. Therefore, if you’re running an online business, you must know what you need to do and avoid to ensure your business succeeds. The world is increasingly going digital, and online businesses are rapidly increasing every day, so here are some don’ts you should keep in mind when running your business online. 

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Night At The Roxbury

A Night At The Roxbury was a spin-off movie from Saturday Night Live. It starred The Roxbury guys Doug (Chris Kattan) and Steve Butabi (Will Ferrell). These guys would go out clubbing in their rayon suits and try to pick up women. Their methods were crude and ineffective.

They were trainwrecks. Yet, somehow, the skit was transformed into a comedy classic with A Night At The Roxbury.

Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell in A Night At The Roxbury

The movie finds them trying to get into the high-end, exclusive nightclub the Roxbury. Their attempts were swarted until a fateful accident. This accident led the guys to meet the club owner, Benny Zadir (Chazz Palminiteri).

Their meeting led to their dreams being fulfilled, though it wasn’t easy.

We will look at A Night At The Roxbury to discover the leadership lessons in the movie today. I hope you’re ready and grabbed your popcorn. It’s time for Reel Leadership.

Make Ripples

We all want to make a difference in our families, the organizations we work for, and our churches. The problem is that we fall into the trap of thinking we have to make all the differences ourselves.

Our desire to see change, to be change results in us trying to take on too much. We see the problems in front of us and we tackle them.

Something dropped in the water made ripples

Photo by Omar Gattis on Unsplash

Instead, I want to encourage you to make ripples.

Make Ripples

I was listening to On Fire by John O’Leary. In his book, he mentions Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”

Hearing this, I pictured myself skipping rocks with my family. You find a nice, smooth stone. You look out at the lake. Then, you swing your arm and let loose. The rock skips across the water, creating ripples along the way.

What’s Your Dream?

I don’t remember a lot of my sleeping dreams. My wife, on the other hand, can vividly recall her dreams. I often wonder why I can’t remember these kinds of dreams.

However, I do know that I have waking dreams. These dreams are what I hope to become, aspire to, or want to do with my life.

We all have both types of dreams. We don’t always recall them but they are there.

Today, I want to ask you: What’s your dream?

What’s Your Dream?

My list of dreams keeps growing as I check off the things that I’ve accomplished. Some of my dreams have been: