We’re Taking Labor Day Off

We’re taking Labor Day off. It is a holiday here in the U.S.

According to Wikipedia, Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contribution of workers. The first Labor Day was observed on September 5, 1882. It ultimately became a federal holiday in 1894.

Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. In fact, when I was a boy, school didn’t start until after the holiday. Those were the days!

Enjoy the time with your family and friends.

No New Blog Posts This Week

I am not posting any new blog posts this week. My content team and I are taking the week off so we can rest and recharge after an intense season.

Margin matters, and it’s a big part of our value system at my company. We want to affirm (and model) the importance of time away for rejuvenation. I look forward to connecting with you again next Monday!

When you create as much video content as we do, you’re bound to capture some funny moments. My talented friends at Rainey Media gathered this collection of some of my best bloopers in 2016. Enjoy!

We’re taking a break from the podcast to celebrate July 4. We’ll be back on Wednesday & Friday with our regular blog posts, and next Monday the 11th with Season 8, Episode 4 of the podcast.

In the meantime, enjoy my favorite rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner by the Gaither Vocal Band.

We create a lot of video content every year in our shop. And that means we make a lot of mistakes. My talented friends at Rainey Media capture every last one. And that’s good news because here’s a collection of my best bloopers in 2015!

This Is Your Life: What Was Big in Season 4 and What’s Coming for Season 5

Thanks for helping to make Season 4 of This Is Your Life a rousing success. We’re taking a breather this week, but Stu McLaren and I will be back next week with Season 5.

Since I started podcasting, This Is Your Life has experienced over 10 million total downloads. And last month was our biggest month ever with 313,720 downloads. That’s a 5 percent gain on June with 297,594 downloads. There’s no way we could have done it without your ongoing interest and enthusiastic support.

Since we’re on hiatus this week, I thought you might enjoy a recap of Season 4’s most-downloaded episodes. Here are the top-five episodes:

  1. Season 4, Episode 6: “Watch Your Mouth
  2. Season 4, Episode 7: “How to Achieve More by Sleeping More
  3. Season 4, Episode 5: “Getting the Most Out of Evernote
  4. Season 4, Episode 10: “The Hidden Dangers of Sitting
  5. Season 4, Episode 11: “Escape Perfectionism Once and for All

And what about Season 5? I’ve got some great shows lined up for you. Here’s just a sample of what’s coming up in the weeks ahead:

  • 3 Life-Changing Benefits You’ll Gain by Getting Outdoors
  • Why a Pessimism Addiction Will Wreck Your Future
  • How to Finally Achieve Work-Life Balance
  • One Simple Change that Will Make You an Awesome Leader
  • 4 Reasons You Should Never Feel Guilty About Making Money

Check back next Wednesday, August 12, when Season 5 gets underway.

Wanted: Money Wiz with Big Vision for the Future

I’m Looking for a Chief Financial Officer. Are You It?

When I left the corporate suite at Thomas Nelson a few years back I wanted to settle into the life of a solopreneur—writing, speaking, and coaching. Instead I built a lean, rapidly expanding multimillion dollar company. What I found early on was that as my message resonated, my need for a team grew. There was […]

It turns out a large number of Americans have no idea what the Fourth of July is all about. That’s tragic!

Almost thirty years ago today, President Ronald Reagan gave an address for the Fourth of July. Whatever your party or politics, I hope you’ll find it both inspiring and informative.

The Secret Benefits of Standing While You Sleep

3 Ways You Can Get More from Your Night's Rest

I’ve been talking about the benefits of working at a standup desk for years now. Standing makes you feel happier and more energetic. It also burns more calories. I’ve also been a major advocate for getting enough sleep each night. Sleep keeps us sharp and improves our ability to remember, learn, and grow. Now I’m […]

What I Learned from My 2015 Reader Survey

5 Key Conclusions to Better Serve You

I’ve been doing reader surveys since 2009, and I get excited every time the numbers come in. As far as I’m concerned, a reader survey is the best way to get real, useful, concrete data on the people I want to serve best: you. Last month I launched my 2015 reader survey. I do a […]