perseverance

Unfinished Business

3 Ways to Handle Unmet Expectations Have you ever thought of the perfect comeback except it was too late? Maybe someone put you on the spot and you didn’t think of the right response until the ride home. You left the conversation with unfinished business. Once you realized precisely what you wanted to say the chance to show the world your wit…

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Leadership

Doing too much

Doing less so that you can accomplish more Have you ever seen someone is “doing too much” or being what we used to call a “try hard”? Maybe they are being inauthentic, trying to impress someone, or overcompensating for some reason. On the basketball court, he is the guy with all the new gear but can’t dribble or shoot. At…

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Leadership, Sharing Faith

Crossing the Line

4 Questions that show you have gone from honest to harsh How do we know when sharing truth has needlessly moved from bold compassion to insensitive confrontation? We have to be able to honest without being harsh. In my previous post I talked about sharing our opinion without burning bridges. Today I would like to explore how to know when…

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Leadership, Sharing Faith

Bridges of Opinion

4 ways to share truth without burning bridges I recently read a post on social media that was right but wasn’t very friendly. I wondered if the thought would have gotten more traction if it would have been shared with a smile. When we are right but don’t present our truth in a right way we alienate ourselves. This not…

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Authentic Christianity, Spiritual Life

Pursuit Over Perfection

Refresh Your Goals and Your Soul How are your New Year’s Resolutions going so far? According to the book, FINISH, 92% of New Year Resolutions fail. Jon Acuff says that you have a better chance of getting into Julliard than you do completing your New Year’s Resolution. So if your goals are already derailed, then you are probably not alone.…

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Leadership

Everyone Has a Story

How Empathy Can Make Your World Bigger I recently had an encounter with a tree that taught me a lot about empathy and influence. You can read about it my post “Lessons From A Tree.” Shortly after this incident I was reminded of how far I still have to go when it comes to taking my eyes off myself and…

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