Monthly Archives: March 2016

The microphone is always on

In every election cycle there is at least one embarrassing moment when a politician says something not realizing that the microphone is on. Their handlers usually respond later that their candidate “misspoke” and really didn’t mean what was said. That … Continue reading

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Success is a choice

Rick Pitino is one of the most successful basketball coaches of our time. He is the only coach to take three different schools to the NCAA Final Four and the only one to lead two schools to win the NCAA … Continue reading

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Thinking through your goals

Yesterday’s post examined the importance of SMART goals for every area of your life. Today I want to focus on how to think through your goals to give you the best chance of achieving them. Before doing so I need … Continue reading

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SMART goals

I am a big believer in goal setting. It’s important to have goals for every area of your life: spiritual, personal, family, business, financial. We need both long-term goals, short-term goals and intermediate goals. Goals give you a target. They … Continue reading

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Create margin in your life

A few years ago Dr. Richard Swenson wrote Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives, a book that truly transformed my life. At the time I was a bivocational pastor, serving a church and running a … Continue reading

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Advantages of the smaller business

Last week I had the privilege of speaking at a conference for small church leaders in southern California. The two-day conference was hosted by Transformation Ministries specifically for their pastors serving in churches of 200 or less. Southern California is … Continue reading

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