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April 2015 Blog Posts (94)

Want to Grow Professionally or Personally? First You Need to Shrink.

But think about it. To grow you need focus, right? Focusing is shrinking your frame of vision. In other words: limiting what you pay attention to and ignoring distractions.

To grow in your professional life or personal life, you have to ignore certain things. Put them aside for a time or at least spend less…

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Added by Bob Wilson on April 30, 2015 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Three MORE Tips to Nailing the Interview

In the last post about interviewing well, I laid out the first three plays to creating a successful meeting. But there's more!

In that post, I wrote about…

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Added by Erin Robison on April 30, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Happy Thursday! Today's Hope Note :-)

Added by Cheryl L Shipp on April 30, 2015 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Join Me in the Proverbs Challenge

I've been listening to Dave Ramsey's The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity and at one point he talks about reading proverbs over the course of a month, since there are 31 chapters, and underlining all the passages about work and laziness.  From…

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Added by Alan West on April 30, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Where do we sense energy and joy? Pay attention.

As we move forward in our life and work, we discover those areas and activities where we are most energized and experience the greatest joy.

Take a look at the graphic I put together on the right … the golden arrow is a pathway – our quest to move towards our destiny with accuracy.

The line…

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Added by Brian Del Turco on April 29, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Healthy Children: How Does Your Stress Affect Your Baby?

“We inherit or acquire our gut flora from our mother at birth. Through the birth canal a baby swallows its first mouthfuls of bacteria, it then settles in the baby’s sterile gut and becomes gut flora. Breast feeding is another way mum passes her gut flora to her baby. So whatever lives in mums [sic]…

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Added by Ann Musico on April 29, 2015 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

I Can Help Others Get Unstuck, Why Can’t I Help Myself?

Recently I was talking with 2 business associates. We got on the topic of getting stuck. One of them said, “It is easier to help someone else get unstuck than it is to help yourself. Why is that?”

Here’s what I said:

“When someone asks us for help we aren’t as emotionally invested as we are…

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Added by Bob Wilson on April 28, 2015 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies Poem

Free Image courtesy twobee at…

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Added by Caroline Gavin on April 28, 2015 at 7:35pm — 6 Comments

A Tool for When You Feel You Aren't Making a Difference

index Let’s be honest here—all of us in the social venture space have moments when we seriously question the difference we’re really making. Being on the front lines of social justice means that we are constantly bombarded with injustice, challenge and scarcity at a level that few others know.

Now, of course our passion and our love for our communities ultimately sees us…

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Added by Josh Schukman on April 28, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Conquer Any Challenge With These Two Steps!

It seems like our lives are loaded with challenges, big and small.  In this post, I describe the two steps to addressing any challenge, I hope you find it beneficial!

We all face challenges.  Some are more difficult than others, such as the loss of a loved one, a very sick child, a divorce…

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Added by Micki Vandeloo on April 28, 2015 at 9:10am — 1 Comment

Happy Tuesday! Today's Hope Note :-)

Added by Cheryl L Shipp on April 28, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Healthy Treats: We All Scream for Ice Cream

Ice cream is a favorite treat for kids of all ages. When my kids were small I chose Breyer’s vanilla most often because it had the fewest ingredients and I could pronounce and understand them all. But I had no idea that the milk itself was from cattle being administered Monsanto’s rBST growth…

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Added by Ann Musico on April 28, 2015 at 8:04am — 5 Comments

Am I Being Shrewd or Stingy?



What is the difference between being shrewd and being stingy when securing services?

Many years ago I spearheaded a conference for youth. A musician friend, I’ll call John, agreed to travel with his family to lead the worship. He was FANTASTIC! His talented presence set an awesome tone that united youth groups from across the city.…

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Added by Debbie W. Wilson on April 27, 2015 at 8:21pm — 8 Comments

Why You Shouldn't Give Up on Your Book

I love hearing great speakers present a well-crafted message. I especially love presentations when the speaker is an author whose books I've read. Even if we've never met, it feels as if we have a connection. I’m eager to hear my favorite authors speak because their message has already intrigued, entertained, or inspired me.

So when I learned…

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Added by Erin Casey on April 27, 2015 at 10:55am — 7 Comments

Three Tips to Nail Your Best Ever Interview

I was working…

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Added by Erin Robison on April 27, 2015 at 10:22am — 9 Comments

Are You on the Right Path as an Entrepreneur?

When you start a business or a venture, it is quite an exhilarating experience. You feel positive that there is a market for your service. You know the rewards and I bet you can envision the end goal too. You just know that this will work!

However, we also invite panic once we face uncertainty or an obstacle. It is intimidating and challenging when you contemplate a few things:

* Can I do this all on my own?

* What if I fail?

* Who can help…

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Added by Angela Chatham on April 27, 2015 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Choose and Prepare Your Job Reference to Champion You

Your job reference can make or break you in the interview process. Make sure you choose well, and that your references are prepared to help you win the job.

Choosing your best reference 

read more.. and get a free download at  …

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Added by Marcy Travis on April 27, 2015 at 12:02am — 4 Comments

Words of Wisdom for Sunday :-)

Added by Cheryl L Shipp on April 26, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

What Is Politics And Will It Come To An End?

Politics = ego-driven intervention based on ego-driven interpretation. Politics is one of the sicknesses of the Dark Ages of economics and removing that sickness will lead to a healthy human civilization.

Twitter @DivineEconomy

Sign up for my very appealing newsletter! @…

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Added by Bruce Koerber on April 25, 2015 at 7:54pm — No Comments

How Would Our Life be Different Without "Special" Needs?

I heard a question this past week that has made me look within several times and ponder the same question as it relates to my life. The question was: “if your life didn’t include (insert trauma, life changing event, illness, etc.) how would you think your life would be different”? For me and my family it made me ask myself the question “if we didn’t have Matthew or Isaac or both, how would our life be different”?…

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Added by Kevin Troupe on April 25, 2015 at 9:54am — 3 Comments

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