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Tonight I ran for 1 straight mile for the second time since eleventh grade. My goal is to have run five miles total in 1 mile intervals before we leave for the hospital next week to receive our first born son.
Tonight I realized 2 lessons while running my mile.
1) I ran slowly tonight, much slower than the first mile I ran last Friday. When I hit my finish line I could have continued running but I stopped intentionally. I don't want my muscles to get to sore and I need to… Continue
Added by Kevin Metzger on September 30, 2009 at 8:21pm —
This week while reading a helpful little book called Release Your Writing by Helen Gallagher, I came across this quote from Helen Keller: "Feel the fear and do it anyway". I have been contemplating the implications of this thought ever since. Gallagher used the quote to encourage writers who might be experiencing writer's block but I feel sure Helen Keller was not referring to something so mundane. Certainly she had plenty to fear, and in fact, the word terror could perhaps be used to describe… Continue
Added by Lynne Watts on September 30, 2009 at 8:00pm —
The web, as you know, offers seemingly unlimited opportunities to learn on any given subject. Today, I wanted to gain a bit more understanding about "keywords", as they relate to my blog. Low and behold, I found something...not quite a shocker, but exciting non the less.
Here's what I've learned thus far, just today...perhaps it will help you!
We have been in our church for just over a year. We are working hard with an older congregation to help them see the benefits of modern worship for this generation. God sent a young man our way to lead worship.
He is fantastic.
I know that his being at our church is a tremendous asset. We really want to keep him and he really loves what he does. We are providing Individual health insurance for… Continue
I just read 'The Job-Hunter's Suvival Guide" by Richard N. Bolles. I bought it yesterday afternoon and was finished with it before six o'clock last night. I could not put it down. I guess as a career coach the topic really interests me a lot! "One hundred pages of lifesaving advice for people out of work."
I recommend that everyone that is looking for work, wheter you are currently employed or not, read this book. The strategies in this book are very similar to the… Continue
Added by Steve Pike on September 30, 2009 at 10:07am —
Several years ago, I went on a missions trip with my friend, Pastor Rick Searls to Brookes Point, Palawan, in the Philippines. We visited Brookes Point Bible Church, a work he helped start and which our church supports. While there, in one of my devotions I read a passage of scripture that caused me to begin some serious introspection into how my life counted for God!
Romans 10:15 asks a very interesting question, “And how shall they preach, except they be sent?…Continue
Added by Cork Hutson on September 30, 2009 at 4:35am —
I have started a Blog that will exclusively focus on a subject that needs a lot of attention these days – NOBLE SUCCESS or more specifically what I like to refer to as THE MINISTRY OF NOBLE SUCCESS. I am actually writing a book to explain what I am talking about: in short, Serving through Sending, Supporting, and Supplying the needs of those whom God has called into the Preaching, Teaching, and Evangelistic ministries.
I'm not sure what is happening to me. I think I have lost all focus on living my dream overseas. However, I am still doing the footwork, putting it into action. God willing I am doing the right thing. Any encouragement from the readers would be most appreciated.
My moving sale went well. Still have things I need to sell, like the big stuff. It was really strange at first. There are a lot of die-hards out there!! I had just posted my signs on the… Continue
I had seen these video's recently and was reminded of them today by my Rabbi's Yom Kippur sermon. I thought they would be great to share here with my readers. Please enjoy! Also note - the website on the top of the video brings you to a sales page for something unrelated so don't waste your time.…
Quite off any real meaningful topic, but I have recorded thousands of scripts in my day, but have never come across something as funny as this. I mean, it just struck me as the funniest comment I've experienced in over 20 years of being in the voiceover and entertainment business. Hope you get a giggle out of it too!
"The actor would be reading lines that a patient with diabetes might say as he were interviewed by a nurse. If you work out, we would also consider using your voice for… Continue
In the last post I gave some perspective on how big the business category is vs. other non-fiction categories, like art or self-help. Let’s take a step back and look at the bigger picture, the publishing industry as a whole.
In the “old days” of say, the late 1980’s and 1990s, I would explain to some authors that there were “55,000 books published each year in the U.S., and less than a quarter of those ever make it into a bookstore.” (That was a canned speech I used to give to… Continue
First impressions mean everything. You've been told that your whole life, heard about it when you've been preparing for a job interview, when you go to meet your future in-laws for the first time - "you never get a second chance to make a first impression". It's an important concept. All things being equal, you want your initial encounter with someone to be memorable for all the right reasons. You want the potential new boss to think highly of you, and your future father-in-law to think that…
I've been coaching for over four years now. I started with attending Dave Ramsey's Counselor Certification, under the mentoring and coaching of Chuck Bowen. I am a contract coach for Chuck. A little over a year ago I launched my own coaching business. I offer financial and career coaching. As a certified 48 Days Facilitator, I'm adding a new segment to my coaching.
In almost two years, I've taught the class over eight times. Two of those classes are webinars!! I'm very excited to be… Continue
I haven't been posting as much as I would like to lately but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. I'd like to give a brief update of some of the going on's around here.
1) Metzger Baby #3 is on the way. We expect to have a little boy here no later than Thursday October 8th. We are very excited and had the room completely finished before some flooding made us move some toys into the room while we fix the flood damage.
2) Flood - We did have some minor flood damage but are… Continue
Added by Kevin Metzger on September 28, 2009 at 7:23pm —
What would you like to have known at 18, 25, or 35?
When you were 20 or 25, what was your level of financial literacy? What did you think of when the nightly news mentioned Wall Street or the Federal Reserve? Did you even care about those things at that time?
Few young adults fully understand how wealth can be built. That’s a shame. Decades from now, many will wish they had started planning to amass wealth earlier in life. How can you encourage your children to start that… Continue
Added by Jay Peroni on September 28, 2009 at 5:33pm —
When I speak to clients, they almost always say this. Virtually every email from clients has this somewhere in the body of the message. It's something I learned many years before I ever stepped a foot into the voiceover, acting and entertainment business.
We all should do our very best, that's a given. Certainly "seeing" the big picture, that is, understanding that your contribution to a project is only one of perhaps many elements. No doubt quality is vital, especially since there's… Continue