• Do you insist staff members work as a team?

    20 Sep 2019 | 12:00 am

    The Apostle Paul wrote, "Reject a factious man after the first and second warning" (Titus 3:10 NASB). Teamwork and harmony are key to business success. When an employee demonstrates a contentious spirit and torpedoes team work by causing unreasonable staff[…]

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Category >> Personal Development
Jan 28
2019

Working When You Don’t Feel Like It

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All of us have days when we don’t feel like going to work, making the next sales call or putting everything into your job. When faced with these moments we have a simple choice, take it easy or push forward.

To some degree perseverance is a choice. Thomas Edison, one of the greatest inventors in history, was often quoted as saying inventions were 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Edison was known for pushing and pushing and pushing to drive a concept into an invention that was usable.

Jan 22
2019

Should I Hire a Personal Assistant?

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In our businesses we tend to be very busy.  Many business owners work 45, 50 or 60 hours a week to get everything done. These time commitments add more stress to the multiple challenges we have accomplishing personal items. 

One option that comes with some expense is to consider hiring a personal assistant.  A personal assistant can take care of many activities and release a busy business owner from tasks that can be delegated. When I consult with business clients, I work with them to understand what work that can be delegated to employees working a lower wage. Using the same principle, a business owner may be able to hire a personal assistant to take care of many routine life activities.

Dec 24
2018

Get Exercise

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We understand that regular exercise is an important aspect of maintaining good health. Though we understand the necessity of exercise, frequently we don’t find the time for good exercise. As John wrote, “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” (3 John, 1:2)

These videos show how a good exercise routine will take only 15 minutes a week.  Not bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhhbC51_3k

Nov 23
2018

Small Mistakes Matter

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Often we think little miscues don't matter, they will get buy noticed.  Check out the video on the link below to see the results of a "minor" error in judgement. I don't know if the forklift driver was injured.  Be careful when you cut corners.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRDNF1trc1E   

Nov 05
2018

Use Airplane Time Productively

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While I have cut back on my traveling time significantly I have always attempted to use travel time effectively. When I had two to four hours to “kill,” I looked for something to do that's productive.

I prefer to take headphones that cancel noise when traveling. The sounds around me can be distracting and I attempt to shut out as many as possible. This allows me to stay focused on the task I have before me. When I block out distractions waiting in a terminal or flying on an aircraft, I've been able to write articles or other serious communication; something I can't do without my headphones.