Quick Guide To Setting Priorities

Years ago I was climbing the corporate ladder and getting pulled from both ends.  I had a young family, demanding job, trying to finish school at night, serve in church, stay healthy and fit, and find time for my other interests and hobbies.  Whew!  I am ashamed to say some of those years are a…

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Become An Idea Machine

Could you come up with 10 original ideas, everyday, for the next six months? That’s the challenge of the book I am reading Become An Idea Machine by Claudia Altucher.  It encourages the reader to exercise their ability to come up with ideas just as an athlete would exercise their muscles.  If you do believe…

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Re-Discovering Your Career Passion

(This post first appeared on the MMS Group blog) Do you ever feel like you’ve lost touch with the enthusiasm and passion you once felt about your career? Remember when you were just starting-out at your first job, or you were a recent graduate? You probably thought that any job would be available to you;…

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My Power Ball Lottery Dreams

The closest I got to winning the $1B Power Ball lottery is that a ticket was sold here in the Tennessee. It’s not that I thought I was the 1 in 292 million that would win the lottery. I wasn’t counting on it,  nor was I  really concerned with the outcome.  (Although my wife did buy…

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A Personal Mission Statement: The Jerry Maquire Approach

In the movie ‘Jerry Maquire‘, Jerry starts dreaming and talks to himself…”Who had I become? A shark in a suit? I hated myself. I hated my place in this world.” Startled from the dream he attacks his laptop keyboard and begins to craft a personal manifesto that, he hopes, will change his life. This Personal Mission…

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How Hollywood Can Drive Your Life Mission

It can if you let it. How we perceived our life mission, and the impact we can achieve, is greatly influenced by our values. They drive every thought and action in our lives. Our values influence our choice in friends, where we live, where we work, how we speak, and what we spend. Our values…

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The 24 Hour Goal

HOW THINKING ABOUT ONE DAY AT A TIME CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE What is your plan for the day when you wake up?  Do you have a clear idea of what you want to do?  Or are you overwhelmed with too much to get done for the day? When your mindset is fixed on living…

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3 Principles For Abundant Life

  DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS Who doesn’t want an abundant life? We all might define it differently, but we all want it. The Bible has a lot to say about this topic, as does Madison Avenue. While their respective depictions differ, both promise much the same thing…Vitality, Joy, Happiness. I would also add Purpose, Significance, and Meaning.…

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Rut-less Living

  SKILLS, TALENT, AND PASSION TURN RUTS INTO HIGHWAYS I once heard a motivational speaker say, tongue in cheek, “Pick your ruts carefully, you’ll spend most of your life in them!” It sounds funny only because so many of us identify with that thought. Ruts can provide a nice living, even interesting work. Caution! Stay…

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Who Is Writing On Your Stone?

  The chisel is either in your hands or someone else’s In the mid-1980’s I was in the early years of my work life. My ambition was high and I was always looking for an angle to get ahead. I wanted the big house, the nice car, and cool vacations. These were the only definitions…

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