Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this twelfth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss some of my crazy Christmas memories. I can’t believe she got me to share some of these!
Spoiler Alert: In case you listen to my podcast with young children around, I blow Santa’s cover during this episode. I reveal how I discovered he is made-up. If this shocking truth might upset your children, please use earphones!
I use a lot of apps. Actually, more than a lot. I’m always downloading, using, and experimenting, trying to find the very best.
There are hundreds of thousands of possible apps to use, just for your mobile device. Throw in desktop and web applications and the number is nearly infinite.
My talented friends at Rainey Media do most of the video production for my team. They catch me at my best—and my worst. Here’s a collection of my best video bloopers from 2014! If you liked these, click here to tweet.
Nothing characterizes the Christmas season like generosity, the generosity of God to us and us to each other.
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Gift giving has been an important part of Christmas ever since the Three Wise Men presented their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. But sometimes it can seem like receiving gifts is the main point of the holiday.
Except maybe the time around our birthday, no single period in the year can bring us to a place of deep reflection about the past and future like the days leading up to Christmas and New Year’s.
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It’s like hitting the pause button on life. Even if it’s only for a few hours, we can slow things down long enough to evaluate how things went in the last twelve months and what we’d like to make happen in the next twelve.
But we can’t keep things paused forever. Inevitably, life ramps back up, and the moment to pause and reflect vanishes. What will you do to maximize your moment?
Nothing can accelerate the growth of your business faster than hiring the right person. Similarly, nothing can derail it faster than bringing in the wrong person. If you are going to succeed in business (or even in a non-profit organization), you must get really good at hiring great people.
One thing I’ve noticed about high achievers is that they all share a lot of commonalities. They all have habits that make them unique, but I find many similarities when it comes to the things that bring them success.
I recently asked almost thirty different high achievers to tell me what they do to set themselves up for success in the New Year. People like Tony Robbins, Dave Ramsey, Jeff Walker, John Maxwell, and Chris Brogan all let me peek into their year-end process.
Joy is one of hardest feelings to hold onto, isn’t it? Fear is always crouching nearby ready to snatch it from us.
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In Daring Greatly Brené Brown talks about “foreboding joy,” the idea that some sort of disaster looms just around the corner no matter how promising things look for the moment. Instead of experiencing joy, even when things are going well, we feel worry, fear, and dread.