As leaders, we know that real growth happens only when people go beyond simply putting in time and bring their best energy to work. The problem is that team members sometimes see their job as nothing but a paycheck. In this episode, we’ll show you how to get the best effort from your people by […]
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When I started my career, I quickly discovered that I had more to do than I could get done in a forty-hour workweek. So, I worked more hours. I got to the office at 5:00 a.m. and usually didn’t leave until 6:00 p.m. I often worked on Saturday mornings and Sunday evenings, too. It wasn’t […]
You may be old. You may be sick. You may be divorced. You may be out of work. You may be broke. You are still here for a reason.
When you experience an involuntary emotional response, whether positive or negative, it is often a clue. You have stumbled onto something that will lead you toward or away from your destiny. It’s important to pay attention. For example, not many people know I majored in music for my first two years of college. I played […]
The business planning process doesn’t have to be complicated. In this excerpt from his new book, The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau explains how to define a mission statement in 140 characters or less.
Sometimes, life seems random and chaotic. But really, it is like a tapestry. When you see it from God’s perspective, you can appreciate the patterns, the rich colors, and the beauty of the whole.
You have more power over your life than you think. You can drift with the current, let someone else hijack your destiny, or become intentional about your choices.
Many people wake up in their 40s, 50s, or 60s and wonder why they are so far from where they thought they would be. They are victims of the drift. Here’s how to get back on track.
Is a GPS system a good metaphor for life planning? This sparked a debate when it came to designing the cover for the new edition of my life plan e-book.
As a leader, it is critical to know what drives you. In this guest post, Jim Mellado, President of the Willow Creek Association, shares four questions he asks himself when he is not sure about his own motivations.
Most people wander aimlessly from week to week, with no clear destination in mind. Many are then surprised when life doesn’t turn out like they hoped. But is it any wonder?
What if work wasn’t just work? What if work was a vehicle to live and share a bigger purpose? In this guest post, Jon Gordon shares how.