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Sammy at Church Camp

Introduction “It’s time to go to camp!” thought Sammy as he got in his seat of the bus. Sammy was waiting two whole minutes until it was time to go. Long wait! As they were driving, Sammy thought about all the things he would do at camp. “Maybe I’ll have lots of candy,” he thought…

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Everything you know about time management is wrong (Rory Vaden)

I love this message from Rory Vaden! I was able to interview him when his book, Procrastinate on Purpose, came out. You can check out that interview here after watching this awesome video:

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What is Success? [video]

I while back, I asked some people on Facebook what their definition of success was. I share those answers in this video: Holly Hrywnak: Doing what you were made to do. Matthew D. Ham: John Maxwell said: “Success is having those that know you the best respect you the most.” Nicole Benjamin Success to me…

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The greatest Christian in the Bible

If I were to ask you who you thought was the greatest Christian in the Bible, there are probably just a couple names that would come to mind. Names like Judas and Demas probably won’t be making the cut. At the top of the list, people would probably list people like Peter and Paul (and…

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Leaving your legacy

I have been diving into different business, leadership, and personal growth content, listening to podcasts and audio books, as well as reading blogs and books. One thing that has come up periodically, and even more so lately, is the concept of leaving your legacy. The question is presented: “What legacy do you want to leave?”…

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What does success mean to you?

Many years ago, I heard a phrase that changed my way of thinking, especially when it comes to communicating with others. Having done teaching, preaching, and training in several different environments, I have seen the truth of it play out. It is: Definitions are relative. It’s a simple statement. It may seem like a diplomatic,…

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The Laws of Learning

Years ago, I was able to receive both Supervisor and Administrator training through Accelerated Christian Education (ACE). In their manual, they share their “Five Laws of Learning:” The pupil must be placed on a level of curriculum where he can best perform. The pupil must set reasonable and appropriate goals which he can be expected…

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The key to true success

Everyone wants to be successful. But not everyone really believes that they can be successful. One reason for this tragic thinking lies in their definition of success. The world tends to define success in terms of money, possessions, fame, etc. Is that really what success is? This idea has also filtered into the ranks of…

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My focus word for 2015 is better

During the past several years, I have chosen different words to help me focus on my goals and personal growth. In 2013, I chose three words: Dedication, Opportunity, and Intentionality Last year, I chose a three-word phrase: Sharpen Your Ax. The thought behind this was to not focus on starting new things, but to focus…

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4 Motivations to Change

This is a post from the archives. First published on June 24, 2012, this is one of the first posts since I started blogging. Hope you enjoy and leave a comment below! You have talked about making changes in your life. I have, too. The new year is a common time where people make resolutions…

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