The four faces of fear
The single, biggest obstacle a person faces when trying to accomplish a goal
God is the original entrepreneur and Eden is the first market place where gold is the first currency. Adam was the first man God created and the first thing God gave Adam was “work”. Work was God’s way for Adam to create wealth, making God’s Word the blueprint for the entrepreneur to create, maintain and grow a profitable business. The blueprint is not in a PowerPoint format or sketched on a whiteboard in some bible school. It is hidden deep within God’s Word, principles…
This is an absolutely incredible short interview with Rick Warren,
“Purpose Driven Life” author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California.
In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said:
People ask me, “What is the purpose of life”? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.
One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body–
but not the end of me.
I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend…
Bill Gates recently gave a hard-hitting speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He spoke about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of how things really work in the real world!
Rule No. 1: Life is not fair…get used to it!
Rule No. 2: The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule No. 3: You will not make $60 000 a year right out of school. You won’t be vice-president with a car…
Another year draws to a close and a year of opportunity lies ahead. It is startling to be reminded that your day-to-day diary represents Your life.
As I was transferring the standard meetings and updates into next year’s diary it dawned on me as I held the planner in my hands that these dates and meetings, events and gatherings actually represent my life. My mind then meandered around the idea that many people spend more time planning for Christmas than they do planning their life. Yet all too soon we are through another year of our life, we look back and…
Family, Friends, valued Team Members and to all in my network, locally and internationally…
All too soon 2015 seems to have come to a swift end. Life is a little like railway tracks. The tracks are parallel and aligned to run in the same direction, yet in life one track can bring great blessing and the other serious challenge. It is all part of the journey of life. Turnaround and tremendous opportunity can knock at your door. Be present to open it. The challenges of life can bring brokenness and despair at times. This seemed to be the story of our…
Some years ago, the late Nobel prize-winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer was asked by a reporter, “Doctor, what’s wrong with men today?” The great doctor was silent a moment, and then he said, “Men simply don’t think!”
It’s about this that I want to talk with you. We live today in a golden age. This is an era that humanity has looked forward to, dreamed of, and worked toward for thousands of years. We live in the richest era that ever existed on the face of the earth … a land of abundant opportunity for everyone.
However, if you take 100 individuals who…
Your personal grooming and image is your personal branding.
Be confident in your image. Never apologise for who you are. It is our individual uniqueness that makes the world such a colourful place. Your life deserves to be underscored with confidence.
Stand up straight, shoulders square, and look people straight in the eye when you address them.
Project confidence even if you don’t always feel confident.
Be able to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes, get tongue-tied or lose your train of thought.
Take the time each day to groom and be the very best you, you can be.
You only have one body, one…
What would you do if you were not afraid? What kind of life would you have?
The majority of us are not living the life of our dreams. We are not living the life we envisioned for ourselves at this time in our lives. Life seems to be an endless cycle of routine with no change in sight. The joy of marriage; being a parent; starting a business; starting a ministry has been overshadowed with the reality of paying the bills; family responsibility and a bleak future. We wonder: “Will life ever get better? Is this all there is? How do…
The late Peter Marshall, an eloquent speaker and for several years the chaplain of the United States Senate, used to love to tell the story of “The keeper of the spring,” a quiet forest dweller who lived high above an Austrian village along the eastern slopes of the Alps.
The old gentleman had been hired many years ago by a young town council to clear away the debris from the pools of water up in the mountain crevices that fed the lovely spring flowing through their town. With faithful, silent regularity, he patrolled the hills, removed the leaves and branches, and…
Every leader must go through the transformation process to get from the wilderness to the Promised Land. The transformation process requires an inside-out approach to changing what needs to be shifted in your life. It is letting go of those things that would weigh you down and hinder you so you can travel light to the Promised Land that awaits you. The wilderness is a terrible place to live because it is characterized by isolation, rejection, desperation and even devastation. The wilderness is where we live when we don’t willingly go through the process of transformation. If you remember that the…