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Create More Joy by Learning to Give Better Compliments

Think back to the last time you complimented a child. Do you remember how their eyes lit up?

Think back to the last time someone gave you a compliment that made you feel this way. How long ago was that?

Learning to give sincere and…


Added by Holly Scherer on May 6, 2016 at 3:09pm — No Comments

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Just My Imagination

Excerpted from my blog AMOKArts.com

In two weeks, Lord willing, I will be presenting at the Church of the Brethren Church Planters Conference. I was asked to speak on a favorite topic of mine, Imagination. I love to speak on imagination because it is at the core of everything creative. Let's face it, every great thing ever created started out in someone's imagination. Before anything is created, it must first be imagined. And of course the best things imagined come from the…


Added by David Weiss on May 6, 2016 at 9:55am — No Comments

Healthy Weight Loss: Should You Subtract or Add First?

I get Thought Tools from Rabbi Daniel Lapin every week and I love how he opens up the scriptures from the original Hebrew language. Several weeks ago he posed the question: “Do we humans respond best to ending destructive behavior and…


Added by Ann Musico on May 6, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

7 Steps to Finding Your Fit in a Career You Love

"Our greatest challenge in life is remembering who we really are.  Life is a cycle of remembering and forgetting."  - Ted Dekker, Outlaw

In one of Ted Dekker's great novels, Outlaw, the main character is faced with the task of remembering who he is after he leaves the comfort of the world he has known for his entire life.  This situation proves to be extremely difficult when he is faced with new experiences, new people, a new environment, and tragedy.  However, he…


Added by John Miller on May 5, 2016 at 7:06pm — 2 Comments

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6 Keys to Guarantee Biblical Wealth and Prosperity

Last week my pastor asked me to teach the Wednesday night service at our church while he enjoyed himself at Bike Week in Florida.  I’ve learned not to panic anymore when he asks, but it can certainly be a …


Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on May 5, 2016 at 1:16pm — No Comments

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National Day of Prayer

I just got back from a National Day of Prayer breakfast and I wanted to share a few things while it is still fresh in my mind. First of all, let me unequivocally say that the United States of America, my beloved homeland, is a nation in need of prayer. When I look at our trajectory as a nation, I cannot help but draw comparisons to ancient Israel. We are a nation of immense prosperity, blessed by God beyond measure, yet so comfortable that we seem to have forgotten God and gone our own way.…


Added by David Weiss on May 5, 2016 at 9:32am — 2 Comments

My Fears Are My Testimony

Is the picture above evoking fear in you?  Well it’s terrifying to me.  Especially while driving through it.  It is the is a long, steep, narrow mountain ridge in the …


Added by Charlotte Jackson on May 5, 2016 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

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Private Facebook Groups Are a Bad Idea - Here's Why

Many people who create online courses use private Facebook groups to facilitate interaction. Some people claim it's easier to use. Others aren't aware of the alternatives. A few do it because they simply do what someone else did.

Three reasons why using private Facebook groups for online learning is a bad idea

Not everyone uses Facebook. I know that might sound strange to many people, but…


Added by Terry Hadaway on May 4, 2016 at 12:40pm — 1 Comment

Three Legged Stool Visual Aid

Recently in one of my placement services classes (part of my severance package) our instructor talked about finding work where you have a passion.  The talk filled my mind with the material I've heard Dan, Michael Hyatt and Michele Cushatt discuss about the balance between "Passion, Economic Model and Talents/Gifts".  I drew the attached diagram and my neighbors at the table wanted to see what I drew.  They encouraged me to share the diagram with the instructor; she liked it and asked me if…


Added by Joseph Seufzer on May 4, 2016 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Lonely at the Top-Leadership

Do you ever find it to be lonely in your position of leadership...IF so you will relate to this book well.

Henry Cloud has done it again... Check out his new book that was released May 3rd... 

You won't regret reading his stuff.…


Added by Jennifer Bowling on May 4, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

The 8 Questions to Ask to Determine if Your Business is "Grant Ready" - Part 2 of 2

Last week, I started this two-part series by explaining that, in order for me to give my clients the best chance of getting the grant funding they desire, I ask eight questions to determine their “grant readiness”.  I covered the first four questions in last week’s post:

  1. What is your mission…

Added by Micki Vandeloo on May 4, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments

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One Simple Step Toward Building Confidence

Confidence is  a necessary mindset for  creating a business and yet it is the one area that can be most challenging.  As a career and business coach, I find that feeling confident is a frequent topic of client sessions.  There are several myths about confidence.  Here are a few:

  • Confidence must come before action:  “When I feel confident of my abilities then I will start my business, audition for that part, write my book.”
    • Instead, ask yourself, “What if it’s…

Added by Lynne Watts on May 4, 2016 at 9:12am — 2 Comments

Start thinking about the dentist’s drill.

Sorry, didn’t mean to make you cringe. But there is a reason I want you to think about hearing that drill rev up and then think about how it sounds as the dentist starts applying it to your tooth. The pressure, the sound, the way you take deep breaths to get through it.

Oh yeah, baby.

Now that you’ve got that feeling settled on you, I want to share that you can change how you feel about that ol’ drill.

We have LEARNED and PRACTICED that awful feeling. And we can…


Added by Jack Klemeyer on May 4, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Health and Nutrition: Keep it Whole

I had an interesting conversation with a locksmith as he fixed one of the locks at my dad’s house recently. He was a very friendly, nice man and when he asked me what I do, we got into a conversation about health and nutrition. He mentioned he’d had a stent to open a blocked artery several years ago. He was a bit…


Added by Ann Musico on May 4, 2016 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

The Competition

"It's getting harder and harder to do this. The online world is so crowded. There is just to much competition." This was the defeated opening monologue from the person who had hired me to help them build their business.

With which I agreed. There is a ton of competition online for almost everything. If you are now looking for an opportunity to build a business, you are looking at a very crowded market.…


Added by John Henderson on May 4, 2016 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

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15 Best Tips to Get the Best ROI Out of Attending a Live Event / Conference

On our most recent 48Days.net Virtual Community gathering we talked about tips on how to get the most out of attending a live event. 

In a nutshell, here are some of the top 14 tips we talked about (the top 10 tips were taken from Dan's blog…


Added by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on May 3, 2016 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Getting the wind knocked out of you!

Have you ever gotten wind knocked out of you? It can be very scary. One of the first memories I have of that happening was while playing hockey. I had been checked pretty hard and ricocheted off the boards and landed flat on the ice. I couldn't breathe! The referee for the game…


Added by Mike Cournia on May 3, 2016 at 9:10am — 2 Comments

Getting Started: A way out of your self-imposed jail cell

The secret to getting ahead, is getting started – Mark Twain

I’m beginning to see that the jail cell I feel I am in, is one really of my own making. Can you relate to a lack of drive, a feeling of “there’s got to be more”, but never finding a way to the MORE? Are complaints about self-image and other self-defeating thoughts driving you to experience depression/anxiety, pushing you further behind bars where you throw away the key?

Don’t get me wrong. I successfully…


Added by Kristen Joyner on May 3, 2016 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

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Questions on Ministry/Church

One thing I see over and over again is that churches only use three groups people in the average service, speakers/teachers, instrumentalists and singers. The rest of the people seem to be almost relegated to audience. While we church leaders tend to lament (maybe rightfully so) the concept of "consumer Christianity," if people feel like the audience, why shouldn't they shop around for a better "show." Of course we know it's not really about a show, but how can we as the church be proactive…


Added by David Weiss on May 3, 2016 at 7:40am — 2 Comments


My husband, Larry, shares some thoughts on one way of protecting your energy and yourself:

April 2016 Newsletter Picture for Debbie

Are you feeling spiritually or emotionally sluggish? Are you often…


Added by Debbie W. Wilson on May 3, 2016 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

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