There’s not a person out there who doesn’t want to improve their lives. It’s engrained in us. We want to be the best that we can be.
So why do so few of us actually take the needed steps to improve our lives?
Much like anything else in life, I think the answer is we over complicate what really needs to be done to be better.
We formulate grand schemes. We layout everything at once. We look at the big picture.
And then we get hit with the overwhelm.
Taking a look at the overall plan, we see no way to better ourselves. We become paralyzed with analysis paralysis.
Just like our answers should be simple, we can break down a better you through baby steps. Eventually, the baby steps will snowball into breakthrough. Read more...
I don’t know about you but one of the things I love to learn about is unconventional leadership styles. Most of the unconventional styles you see come from leaders who are stepping up their game and taking chances. Are you going to be one of them?
1. Be Flexible: Chris Guillebeau has been one of the most unconventional leaders I’ve seen. He took up the task of traveling to every country in the world by a certain date. There were destinations were Chris had to be flexible and change his plans. It didn’t ruin his trip, just made it different.
Are there areas of leadership you need to be more flexible in? See the need to be flexible as more of a game. Make it fun and flexibility becomes enjoyable. Read more...
Our culture has taught us to love the larger than life events. Grand proposals aired on the Jumbotron at Madison Square Gardens. The Christmas bonus that’s half of your annual salary. A midnight release of The Hobbit.
Great events, sure. Memorable? Of course! But, in all honesty, they’re not what most people will remember.
Over the last couple of months friends have posted pictures of our former church secretary (but she was more than a secretary. She was an amazing woman). These pictures made me think of what I remember about her.
Her name was Eleanor Sonnega. And she was a quiet woman.
Mostly in the background. Never wanting much attention. But she did one thing that drew attention.
She had a tradition she would carry out for our church members. Every birthday she would mail a birthday card to the congregants of the church. On top of that, each birthday card contained something special. Read more...
Today, I am writing as a contributor to the Christian Writers Blog Chain. The theme for June is “Pursuit.” If you are a Christian author or writer, be sure to check out Christianwriters.com to network with others.
Our mailbox has been flooded with credit card offers recently. Finding two, three, or even four being delivered in a day has been the norm.
It’s annoying. We wind up throwing away so much paper, plastic, wasted postage.
But in the same breath, it’s exciting. Someone, or some company, is pursuing me.
Image by Ed L.
They want my business. They want me to apply. They’ve approved me!
It all sounds so exciting. I can see how people easily fall into the trap of multiple credit cards and debt.
We all long for that pursuit. For someone to want us.
It’s a desire that has been burned into us. Read more...