Join Daniel Harkavy and me live and in person for a fun-filled, energizing evening to launch our book, Living Forward! We’ll walk you through the life-planning concepts from the book and take your questions live. Our goal is to inspire you to stop drifting and start designing the life of your dreams. Best of all, the event is free—but you must register to attend.

Date: March 1, 2016
Time: 07:00-08:30 p.m.
Event: Living Forward LIVE
Topic: Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want
Venue: Cross Point Church
Location: 299 Cowan Street
Nashville, TN 37213
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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Season 7, Episode 2: How to Discern Your Calling [Podcast]

3 Vital Components of Meaningful Work

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to find your calling in life.

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Life is full of ups and downs—that’s especially true for business. So what keeps you steady in the storm? The answer is your calling. The problem is that sometimes people don’t know what their’s is. Hopefully, not after today’s episode.

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"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." -Suzy Kassem

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What You Can’t Afford to Miss When You Make a New Hire

3 Criteria to Ensure You Get the Best Fit for Your Team

It’s popular to say the customer is always right. It’s also not true. Whether you run a business, nonprofit, or ministry, your team comes first.


Get the right team, and you’re off to the races. Hire the wrong team, and you’ll likely move slowly—maybe even backwards.

So what’s the trick for getting the best people in place?

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We’re Celebrating the Launch of My New Book and Want You to Come

My new book hits the streets in less than two weeks. We’re making final preparations now, and the only thing missing from the book launch party is you!


If you live in or around the Nashville area, I want to extend a special invitation to join me in person for Living Forward LIVE! on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m. at 299 Cowan St. in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee.

Living Forward LIVE! is a free, fun-filled, inspirational event to kick off the release of Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Nap Every Day

Maximize a Midday Snooze and Start Winning Like the Best Nappers Do

I am a habitual nap-taker. I take one almost every day and have for years. I used to feel a little guilty about it—like I was slacking off or something. Then Sam Moore, my predecessor at Thomas Nelson, admitted to me he too was a napper.

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“Every day after lunch, I lie down on the sofa in my office,” he recounted. “I hold my car keys in my right hand and let my hand hang toward the floor. When the car keys fall out of my hand, I know I’m done.” (Evidently, the famous artist Salvador Dali had a similar practice. He called it “slumber with a key.”)

Season 7, Episode 1: How Vision Affects Productivity [Podcast]

Get More Motivation in Seven Easy Steps

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 1 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the dynamic relationship between vision and productivity.

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We all want to be more productive, right? But for what purpose? Today we discuss seven steps to help you cast a compelling vision for your life and tap the motivation you need to accomplish what matters most.

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"Failure isn't a necessary evil. In fact, it isn't evil at all. It is a necessary consequence of doing something new." —Ed Catmull

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Why Speaking Well of Your Spouse Is So Important

5 Reasons You Should Get in the Affirmation Business Today

As a leader, the health of your marriage directly affects the impact of your leadership. I have witnessed this time and time again. Being effective at work or in ministry begins by being effective at home.

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Early in our marriage, Gail and I attended a church led by a dynamic, thirty-something pastor. He was an extraordinary communicator. He was a wise and empathetic counselor. As a result, the church grew rapidly.

What if You Could Have a GPS for Your Life?

Watch My Free New Video Series and Discover How to Get Where You Want to Go in Life.

What do you do when you’re lost? You know the feeling: You look around and things are unfamiliar. You feel uneasy. Your confidence evaporates.

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That happened to me on a hike in the Colorado Rockies a few years back. I was totally captivated by the scenery, got confused, and took the wrong path down the mountain.

When I realized I was off track, I stopped and checked my phone. Thankfully, I had a signal and could use the map to find my way back.

Check out my free new video series, Blueprint Your Life: A Proven Plan to Live Forward and Stop Drifting Backward. It will give you clarity for today and a plan for tomorrow.

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