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15 Unorganized Thoughts On Being Better Organized

Do you struggle with staying organized? Are you spending more time working ON your system than working IN it? This article provides 15 ways I’ve wrestled with my own organization and what I’ve done to get a little bit better over time.

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Starting A Business On My Knees

Made a short video this morning talking about my own journey and what I’m learning as I prepare to launch Lifelong Leaders. Here’s the three questions I ask at the end of the video: Have you ever taken a huge risk to follow God’s call on your life? When’s the last time you truly listened to your heart? What’s keeping …

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Who are Lifelong Leaders?

When I mention the name of my company, Lifelong Leaders, to someone, they often correct me and say, “you mean lifelong learners?” That’s a phrase we’re more familiar with. “Close,” I reply, “but different.” A lifelong learner refers to someone dedicated to continual learning for the rest of their life. It’s a mindset that refutes the idea that learning ends …

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7 Ways To Battle The Complainer Inside Of You

In his groundbreaking book, The Road Less Traveled, Dr. Scott Peck offers in the opening sentence, what he later identifies as the greatest truth: Life is difficult. He goes on to say, “Once we truly know that life is difficult— once we truly understand and accept it— then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life …

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Self-Discipline Isn’t Convenient

Self-discipline sounds a lot like punishing myself. It’s all about sacrificing what I want to do for what I have to do. It’s “making myself do the thing I have to do, when it ought to be done, whether I like it or not.” (Huxley). Back in June, 2013, Time ran an article that described a study showing that Self-Disciplined People Are …

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Self-Discipline Isn’t Emotional

“But I don’t feel like it.” I don’t know how many times I’ve said that, heard that, or read that when I challenged someone to follow through on their promise. How much of our life is directed by our emotions? How many times do we default to our feelings instead of our commitments? I’m learning that self-discipline challenges me to take …