How To Have REAL Freedom

Tommy_Tate_BaptismToday this picture popped up on my Facebook memory timeline. This picture was taken right after I baptized Tommy Tate. What a joyful occasion! It’s moments like these that I will remember for the rest of my life.

This picture made me stop and ask the questions, “How do we have real freedom? What is the #1 most important thing in life?”

Allow me to answer these questions in this post. I’m reminded of the mission statement of Victory Church –

Loving God, Loving Others, and Passing Our Faith to the Next Generation! Continue reading “How To Have REAL Freedom”

An Investment for the Future

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“So [David] became captain over them. And there were about four hundred men with him.” 1 Samuel 22:2

Most people recognize that investing in a team brings benefits to everyone on the team. Here are ten steps you can take to invest in your team.

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Need Inspiration? Look To The Ant

ants-carry-weightA great Proverbs bible study is found in chapter 6 verses 6-11. It reads as follows:

You lazy fool, look at an ant. Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two. Nobody has to tell it what to do. All summer it stores up food; at harvest it stockpiles provisions. So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing? How long before you get out of bed? A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next? Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, poverty your permanent house guest!

Everybody should study ants and their philosophy—it’s simple, but it’s powerful! When was the last time you saw ants reach an obstacle and give up with their heads down and head back to the ant hole to relax? Never.  Continue reading “Need Inspiration? Look To The Ant”

Finally! An Easy Way To Recruit People Into Your MLM Business Online!

attraction_marketingSo what exactly is the attraction marketing formula? As a network marketer, attraction marketing is something you are hearing a lot about now and for many, it may be confusing to say the least.

Attraction Marketing is absolutely taking the MLM/Network Marketing industry by storm. But what is attraction marketing and how can you implement it in your business. Continue reading “Finally! An Easy Way To Recruit People Into Your MLM Business Online!”

How To Help Others Reach Their Goals

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Zig Ziglar was America’s most influential and beloved encourager, and believer that everyone could be, do and have more. He influenced an estimated quarter of a billion individuals through his seminars and his 33 books, including the bestseller See You at the Top, which has sold almost two million copies. Continue reading “How To Help Others Reach Their Goals”

Lead By Example

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When times are tough, uncertainty is high, and chaos threatens to overwhelm everyone, followers need a clear picture from their leaders the most. The living picture they see in their leader produces energy, passion, and motivation to keep going. As you strive to improve as an example to your followers, remember these things:

  1. Followers are always watching what you do. Just as children watch their parents and emulate their behavior, so do employees watching their bosses. People do what people see.
  2. It is easier to teach what is right, than to do what is right. Norman Vincent Peale stated, “Nothing is more confusing than people who give good advice, but set a bad example.” In addition, nothing is more convincing than people who give good advice and set a good example!
  3. We should work on changing ourselves before trying to improve others. A great danger in good leadership is the temptation to try to change others without first making changes to yourself.
  4. The most valuable gift a leader can give is being a good example. Leadership is more caught than taught! How does one “catch” leadership? By watching good leaders in action!

WHAT LIVING PICTURE ARE YOU GIVING YOUR FOLLOWERS?

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Would you be at all open to a side project, if it didn’t interfere with what you are currently doing?

The Power of Perspective

Success can bring many things: power, privilege, fame, wealth. How we use those options reveals our character. Wealthy people can use their resources to benefit others or only themselves. Famous people can use their notoriety to model good character or to selfishly serve themselves. Leaders can make decisions that affect others positively or negatively. It is up to them.

At the heart of the matter is whether people desire to use their power to put others in their place or to put themselves in others’ place.  George Washington Carver made a great observation: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” Our treatment of others results from our perspective of them!

Put yourself in someone else’s place before leading him or her.

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Opportunity, Help Others Seize It!

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Do for others what they cannot do for themselves.

Ambassador and poet Henry Van Dyke observed, “There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.” What a great perspective! Doing for others what they cannot do for themselves is really a matter of attitude. I believe that whatever I have been given is to be shared with others. And because I have an abundance mind-set, I never worry about running out myself. The more I give away, the more I seem to get to give away!

No matter how much or how little you think you have, you have the ability to do for others what they cannot do for themselves. Exactly how you do that will depend on your unique gifts, resources, and history.

Few things are of greater value to a prepared person than an opportunity. Why? Because opportunities increase our potential. Demosthenes, the great orator of ancient Greece, said, “Small opportunities are often a source of success. Help people win by giving them opportunities, and you will win with them.”

Provide others with small opportunities to succeed, and then acknowledge and reward their success. 

Focus On Today

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“A confused mind does nothing.” – Anonymous

Focus: fo’-cus / verb

  1. adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly;
  2. pay particular attention to.

Just as you should keep your focus off yesterday, you should not have it on tomorrow. If you are always thinking about tomorrow, then you will never get anything done today.Your focus needs to remain in the one area where you have some control – today. What is ironic is that if you focus on today, you get a better tomorrow!

There are certain things you can do everyday to help you in this area.

  • Read daily to grow in your personal life.
  • Listen to others daily to broaden your perspective.
  • Think daily to apply what you have learned.
  • Write daily so you can remember what you have learned.
  • Share daily what you have learned with others.
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To help you focus and have the right mind-set, read this “Just for Today” list every morning:

JUST FOR TODAY….

  • I will choose and display the right attitudes.
  • I will determine and act on important priorities.
  • I will know and follow healthy guidelines.
  • I will communicate with and care for my family.
  • I will practice and develop good thinking.
  • I will make and keep proper commitments.
  • I will earn and properly manage finances.
  • I will deepen and live out my faith.
  • I will initiate and invest in solid relationships.
  • I will plan for and model generosity.
  • I will embrace and practice good values.
  • I will seek and experience improvements.
  • I will act on these decisions and practice disciplines, and then one day….I will see the compounding results of a day lived well! – John Maxwell “Today Matters”

Try doing this everyday. Remember, you cannot change yesterday. You cannot count on tomorrow. But you can choose what you do today! Give today your focus and reap the benefits tomorrow!

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Opportunity is here!

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Live Tomorrow Over Again

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If you could do tomorrow over again, would you?

Seth Godin says that most of us live programmed lives. Tomorrow is set, finished, done, and you haven’t even started it yet. And we accept that as part of the deal in setting goals and reaching them.

But what about the tomorrow thirty days from now? Or a year? If you could do those over, would you? How? Thought provoking, isn’t it? Hmmm….