It’s easy to get lost in the moment when hiking through a place like the Colorado Rockies. It happened to me recently. After following a winding trail up a flower-covered slope, I returned down the same trail—or so I thought. It was several minutes before I realized that I was in the wrong place. Things […]
The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting
When I speak publicly, I often ask how many people believe in the power of written goals. Every hand shoots up. Yet when I ask how many of them have written goals for this year, very few hands go up. This always surprises me, given the fact most people know intuitively (and research has proved) […]
7 Steps to Launching Your Next Big Project
Launching anything new is tough. But the challenges are predictable. Here’s how to take them on one at a time and win.
Personal Coaching for Those in Ministry
One of the best ways to go further, faster in your life and career is by hiring a personal coach. But what if you are in ministry? In this post, I interview Dick Savidge, the president of Ministry Coaching International.
The Difference a Little Extra Effort Makes
Sometimes, success is simply a matter of making a little extra effort. When you do, it becomes the difference between success and failure.
The Missing Ingredient in Most Goals
A clearly written goal is not enough. A carefully thought out action plan isn’t either. You need one additional ingredient.
How to Avoid the Power of the Drift
Many people wake up in their 40s, 50s, or 60s and wonder why they are so far from where they thought they would be. They are victims of the drift. Here’s how to get back on track.
The Power of Incremental Change Over Time
I have always been fascinated by the power of incremental change over time. In this post, I provide a personal challenge and seven examples.
Why I Hope to Die Empty
A South African friend asked, “Do you know what the most valuable land in the world is? It’s the graveyard, because with all of those people are buried unfulfilled dreams, unwritten novels, masterpieces not created, businesses not started, relationships not reconciled. THAT is the most valuable land in the world.”
Seven Questions to Ask About Last Year
Here are some of mine: Running the half marathon in April, even though I almost didn’t at the last minute Cutting our company’s expenses to maintain the health of the business Having eight of the top ten books on the November Christian bestsellers list Getting my oldest daughter married and seeing their relationship grow What do you feel you should have been acknowledged for but weren’t? … Here are some of mine: Laying off so many of our employees, including some very dear friends Failing to articulate the vision and be a better source of encouragement to my team Not really unplugging from my vacation in October like I had planned Losing focus on my exercise regimen and having to keep re-starting it What was missing from last year as you look back?
The Importance of the Quarterly Review
The secret to staying on top of your personal and professional life is to schedule regular times for review and reflection. You need to assess where you’ve come from and where you are going.