"Teamwork makes the dream work." "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."- Helen Keller "None of us is as smart as all of us." - Ken Blanchard "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a progress. Working together is success."- Henry Ford "Cowabunga!"- Ninja Turtles (my personal favorite) I'm … Continue reading Team Turn of Mind
"BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ!" Your alarm goes off every morning. Same time, all the time. Your feet hit the floor, you wash your face, you do your thing. Eat some breakfast (maybe you don't because you just run out with your coffee mug 😉) Mornings. Amirghttttt?! We all have them. These past few months I've been … Continue reading I Pick Things Up & Put Them Down
Ok, so I am throwing my original post out of the proverbial window and going with a recommendation topic from a friend. Ever walk into a place that was so intimidating that you automatically felt defeated? Ever face a big project, a new experience, that left you deflated instead of inflated? Ever step into a … Continue reading Why Name a Post “Home Depot?”
You just gotta show up. Recently I shared a story with someone about something I received from another person (I promise the Dr. Seuss trail ends there). A total gift! Their response to my story was, “it just seems like God is blessing you because you are a pastor.” I kind of didn’t expect that … Continue reading Show Up
For those of you in ministry, ever have one of those really cool ministry moments? One for me was definitely last week, being able to meet and listen to Ed Young give some great leadership advice. Although some of the main points I took from the sessions relate to ministry, I'm thinking of shooting a … Continue reading What I Learned From Ed Young
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
Ever get in a weird funk? For me, this past week has just been funky. I can't even put my finger on why or what. Ever walk up the stairs only to have your foot slip off the edge of your next step? This week has felt like that!!! Haha. It's like I can't catch … Continue reading What the Funk?
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.
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