Here we are in February, sailing through a new month. I feel like I started January with such vigor, organization, and perspective. Yes, a new year with new goals and ambitions! Then a few weird weeks and a quick tango with the flu had me feeling pushed back and pushed down. I woke up and … Continue reading Back in Action
It's a new year and for the past few weeks, I've been reflecting over the current state of where I am. You know, just taking the pulse on what's happening within me. The rush of the holidays leaves you upside down-silly and for me, eating my way through the last day of the year via … Continue reading Enough is enough
RESPONSES.. We respond to many things every day. Your child comes home with a 70% on a test. You know they tried super hard. It's not an "A" but, you have the choice to celebrate their hard work or come down on them. You walk into work confident you nailed your interview but the job … Continue reading A Tale of Two Responses
More often than not, we find ourselves starting off where we don't necessarily want to be long term. You can look at that as a setback, but that would be unfortunate. Instead, look at it as training ground for your future. Most people aren't handed what they dream of on a silver plater. You can … Continue reading Growth at Your Workplace
"If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.": 1 John 1: 8 Bear with me for a second here. For the first time, I read this specific passage differently. The greek word for sin means, "missing the mark." When we hear the word sin, usually … Continue reading Thunder the Blunder
Ever watch an MMA match before? Honestly, I don't often but I have seen my fair share on TV. It's like a car wreck! I just can't look away. One good punch, in just the right spot, can leave a person completely disoriented. All of a sudden, someone, who was so amped and ready to … Continue reading Fight Well
This week, I had the opportunity to help host a leadership conference at our church. I was able to listen to some of the best pastors and leaders of the North East. In the midst of running around, here are some quick leadership shots I wrote down. Ben Franklin once said, " Without continual growth … Continue reading Leadership Shots. Take a Few For Yourself.
We're rarely ever bored. Recently I was in a doctors office filling out insurance paperwork. My favorite! Kidding. After I was done, I sat down and just waited... I don't always do this. I usually just take out my phone, like every other human being, but this day, the thought of doing that exhausted me. … Continue reading Why Bored Ain’t Always Bad.
of·fense əˈfens/ Annoyance or resentment brought about by a perceived insult to or disregard for oneself or one's standards or principles. If you haven't been offended in life before, I'm just not sure that you are human. There have been moments in my life where I have been offended by people who MEANT to offend … Continue reading Ew. OFFENDED.
Leading and developing other people around you, I believe, is one of the highest mantles to take up. It doesn't matter if you are leading at the top or from the second chair, you have the power to influence people for the better. Great leadership isn't just about yourself, but those around you. HOWEVER, if … Continue reading Intentionally Leading Yourself