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On August 14-15, 2014, I had the privilege of attending the 20th annual Global Leadership Summit with my brother and his wife in Maryland. This was sponsored by Willow Creek Association. All of the speakers were outstanding, but one of my favorites was Joseph Grenny, co-author of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High. Joseph is a four-time New Times best-selling author and an expert in influence, communication, and organizational change. Here are some highlights I wrote down from Joseph’s speech titled “Mastering the Art of Crucial Conversations”:
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Anytime God is about to do something amazing in our lives, He calls us to consecrate ourselves to Him. That pattern was established right before the Israelites crossed the Jordan River and conquered the Promised Land. Our fundamental problem is we try to do God’s job for Him. We want to do amazing things for God. And that seems noble, but we’ve got it backward. God wants to do amazing things for us. That’s His job, not ours. Our job is consecration. That’s it. And if we do our job, God will most certainly do His.
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How much is a 30/60/100 fold increase? What if you experienced that size increase in your business! In the movie “The Peaceful Warrior”, Nick Nolte said “Wisdom is the ability to apply leverage, in the right place, in the right amount, at the right time, in the right way.”
If you are hungry to head down a journey of discovery for that wisdom, for that leverage, then I invite you to invest an hour of your time watching my life-changing webinar “Developing a 30-60-100 Mindset.”
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This weekend Vic Johnson announced the release of his new book “You Become What You Think About: How Your Mind Creates The World You Live In. I promptly order that and began reading it. The book is outstanding. Vic is a master at teaching about overcoming self-limiting beliefs. That’s not surprising given he founded asamanthinketh.net and leads The Champions Club webinar that I participate in each Monday afternoon.
In the Introduction to his book, Vic writes, “‘As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is’ is one of the most powerful statements known to man. In fact, James Allen (the famous self-help author) made it the hallmark of his classic masterpiece, As a Man Thinketh.”
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A day late, but not a dollar short. I had planned to send my Sunday Inspiration yesterday, but somehow never seemed to muster enough inspiration. Because of my recent hip replacement on June 9, time sitting at my desk is limited. Plus, I had done a lot of physical therapy in the past few days and gone out with my wife to a birthday party, to church, and food shopping, so my left hip and leg were sore and I needed to rest. Then this morning I received an encouraging email from a good friend and one of my intercessors that really lifted my spirit. In his email, Scott Shofner wrote:
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Last week, Richard and Melanie Kos completed my 8-week “I Was Busy, Now I’m Not” coaching program. Today I had a private Master’s Mind Coaching (MMC) session with both of them. That was extraordinary. What Holy Spirit did was amazing and he capped off our conversation with an exclamation point.
After Richard said the closing prayer, Melanie was inspired to share her journal entry written by hand this morning during her sacred time in her sacred place. Here is what Melanie heard the LORD say to her:
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When I was lying in bed earlier this week, I saw a vision of a huge funnel with the different pieces of my life being drawn into that. As the pieces fell to the bottom, they turned into water and out of the bottom of the funnel came a steady stream of living water. It’s like my whole life has been poured into a huge funnel and is now coming out in a steady stream of supernatural focus. All the different things I have done and been involved with in the past are finally coming together in a way that makes sense.
As I watched this, I thought “something amazing happened.” I heard that again in my spirit at least twice more that morning.
So what is the significance of that and what does that mean?
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During the weekly webinar for The Champions Club on April 28, Vic Johnson taught about Pareto’s Principle, also known as the 80-20 rule or the law of the vital few. This states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. For example, 80% of your profits come from 20% of your customers and 80% of your profits come from 20% of the time you spend.
I’ve decided to do something similar. I want to really bless the top 20% of my followers who take decisive action and demonstrate they are willing to invest the time, money, and energy to go to a higher level of purpose and effectiveness both personally and professionally.
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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.