Playing the comparison game is an easy thing to do. We see other leaders, bloggers, and thought giants running alongside us and we believe we should be where they are.
Looking at what everyone else is doing, we take our eyes off of what we were meant to do. This wrong focus takes us off course. We lose our passion for our vision. And we begin to feel like we’re not doing as much as we should.
This is the wrong mindset to have. We cannot compare ourselves to others are doing or have done. We can only focus on the mile we’re in.
Reading Run The Mile You’re In by Ryan Hall, the fastest American half marathoner, opened my eyes to some of the recent struggles I’ve been having. I’ve watched friends of mine go on to start exploding businesses, talk around the world, and have a “larger” impact than I have had and it has gotten on my nerves. Read more...
I recently had the pleasure of reading The Book Of Mistakes. Skip Prichard, my friend and a leadership guru himself, penned this fiction book with success principles woven throughout the missive.
The Book Of Mistakes tells the story of a young man named David. David is stressed out and losing hope. Then a chance encounter with a young woman (no, this is not a romance novel) changes the course of David’s life.
After David’s encounter with this young woman, he discovers a yellow paper she dropped upon their meeting. The note contains the name of a local café and instructions for the woman to meet someone who believes success is only possible if you avoid 9 mistakes.
Thus begins David’s journey into a secret that will live with him forever. It’s possible his journey will live with you forever as well. Read more...
I have to say I was intrigued when I received the book, Sneezing Jesus. The title is intriguing. What could Sneezing Jesus be about?
The book asks the question: Are you ready to be human? This seems counterintuitive. After all, aren’t we all human?
Sneezing Jesus delves into this question and more. And reveals truths that you may not have thought about before.
Within the first few pages of Sneezing Jesus, Hardin had me hooked. He makes the point that Jesus saddled Himself with indigestion and urination and all manner of humanness. Too often, we overlook Jesus’ human-side as we look at His divine side.
But where does this take us? What do Jesus’ indigestion and urination and other bodily functions have to do with being human? More importantly, what does it have to do with us spreading Jesus’ love to others? Read more...
As a man of faith, I believe God can change our lives for the better. Through Him we receive the ability to persevere and have hope for a better tomorrow.
In 2 Chairs: The Secret That Changes Everything, Bob Beaudine’s latest book, Bob shares 3 questions that will disrupt our lives. I believe these 3 questions can also change your leadership.
The 3 Questions That Will Change Everything
The premise behind 2 Chairs is that we need to spend time conversing, not just talking TO, God. By using 2 chairs we will have a visual representation of our conversation with God.
This is an amazing premise. Yet, I love what Bob’s mother shared with him at one point in his life.
What were those questions?
1. Does God know your situation?
2. Is it too hard for Him to handle? Read more...
Could you imagine living a life of abject poverty? You don’t know where your next meal will come from. You don’t know how long it will take you to walk the 5 kilometers to school? There’s even the possibility your mother or father will be dead upon your return.
Everything is uncertain. And everything is unpleasant. That was the life of you Phiona Mutesi.
Growing up in Katwe, a slum in Uganda, that was Phiona’s life. She had no certainty. And life was more than likely going to be extremely hard on her.
Then everything changed when she stumbled upon a chess club run by Robert Katende.
Robert hadn’t led a great life either. He was a war refugee who became a missionary through Sports Outreach Institute.
He helped Phiona change the course of her life. And that of many other Ugandan children. Read more...