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For years, my wife and I mailed custom Christmas cards and letters to our family and friends. It was a joy to do that, but it took a lot of time, especially when our list grew to about a thousand people. As part of mailing, we would always include something that was highly inspirational.
One year, our gift was “36 Christian Ways to Reduce Stress.” That’s now part of my prayer list and it’s a great reminder to simplify my life and enjoy each day more. This week I felt …
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During the past few months I have had the privilege of working with a great team of leaders to launch a new organization called America Restored. The purpose is to return America to good government and traditional values and principles that the founders of our nation lived by.
This past week, Steve Kelsay passed along a link to an outstanding 15 minute video about the “Liberty Man” and a simple strategy to restore America. This video clip comes from the movie Monumental starring Kirk Cameron. Enjoy.
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As mentioned before, that this year got off to an explosive start for me, which I attribute mostly to two things: 1) the 12-week Maximum Momentum course I participated in during the last quarter of 2013 and 2) my I Was Busy, Now I’m Not coaching program launched on January 1. While leading the Maximum Momentum course, Vic Johnson referred me to the book Conquer Fear by Lisa Jimenez. That was so good, I read it in a few days. It’s the best book about conquering fear I have ever read. Lisa says, “Fear is the dominant problem in your life today.” A few weeks ago while journaling during my sacred time, I was prompted to contact Lisa to ask to host her on a webinar. When I did, she gladly agreed. I am so excited about this.
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This past week while using my Kindle Fire to pray through my long prayer list, I came across “The Top Ten Leadership Principles of Jesus.” This comes from page 1211 of the Maxwell Leadership Bible in which Dr. John Maxwell discuss the significance of Mark 8:34-38. I felt compelled to share this with you. Enjoy!
The Gospels demonstrate beyond all doubt that Jesus really is the Ultimate Leader. No one has influenced people more than He. Although He never wrote a book or taught in a seminary, His movement continues to grow over two thousand years after He departed the earth. Consider ten leadership principles we see in His life, as recorded in the four Gospels.
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On January 14, I hosted a webinar with Linda Zobel titled “Accepted and Free.” In my opinion, this was one of the best webinars I have ever hosted. It’s about overcoming strongholds in our lives. In gratitude for my help making that possible, Linda mailed me a book titled “Power Points For Success by Bob Harrison. That contains 101 stories of success secrets of real-life achievers usch as Colin Powell, Zig Ziglar, Anthony Robbins, Rudolph Giuliani, Lee Iacocca, Peter Lowe, Ruth Graham, and many others.
On the day I received the book, I invested more than two hours reading the first 27 stories. In my opinion, this is the best success principle book I have ever read, next to the Bible. In the Preface, Bob writes, “Within thirty days, your life could totally change as a result of learning and applying the various success strategies contained in this book.” I agree.
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The greatest gift you can give someone is LOVE. That’s what Jesus said in the Greatest Commandment. And according to Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, love is spelled T.I.M.E. So investing MORE TIME with people is the best way to show your love.
However, we live in a hurry-sick culture in which most people are too BUSY. Busyness is a great enemy of relationships and relationships are the stuff life is made of. So how do you find MORE TIME to do the things that matter most?
I have some answers in my training called “I Was Busy – Now I’m Not.” I am known as The Time Doctor because I am a master at helping others be good stewards with their time. Redeeming your time is so important because TIME is your LIFE. When you waste your time, you waste your life.
This week I was referred by a good friend to one of the most inspirational videos I’ve ever seen about a leader planting seeds of greatness in college students. This 25 minute documentary tells the amazing story of Dr. Nido Qubein and was filmed by Nick Nanton, founder of The Celebrity Branding® Agency.
If you don’t know who Nido is, you are missing out. Nido is President of High Point University, one of the fastest growing universities in the country. He is also the CEO of the Great Harvest Bread Company and sits on the boards of BB&T Bank as well as La-Z-Boy. Nido has completely changed the concept of what a college is to be.
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This morning while posting messages on Your Daily Blessing blog, I stumbled across a YouTube video with All Angels singing “Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace.” That was so good, I decided to listen to several more of their songs and to research more about this group.
All Angels are a British classical crossover group formed in 2006, consisting of Daisy Chute, Rachel Fabri, Melanie Nakhla and Charlotte Ritchie. The group’s style is classical crossover music and close harmony arrangement, with a repertoire spanning classical, choral, opera and pop.
They recorded their first three albums with Universal and have over 1 million sales. Their self-titled debut album, All Angels was released in 2006, and their second album, Into Paradise was released on 26 November 2007. A third album Fly away was released in January 2010.
Here are some of my favorite songs by All Angels. Enjoy!
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Today I want to give tribute to Michael Stay, one of the most influential leaders ever in my life. On May 17 I received the sad news that Michael had passed away after a year and half battle with cancer. I felt devastated. On May 22, I went with my wife to Michael’s outdoor memorial service. When I came home, I began crying because I missed him so much. Let me tell you about one of my best friends ever, who modeled a life of faith and integrity.