What a Great 2018 Would Look Like for Me


Do you know why you live where you live? Can you point to one motivating reason? If you can get there, you can set yourself up for a great coming year. Not too long ago, my wife and I were faced with the challenge of renewing our rent contract. We didn’t want to pick up…

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You Need to Set Aligned Goals for 2018

I set a list of goals for 2017. I achieved none of them. Because of the way I set up my goals, I started this year with five side projects, and no main projects. I had no steady source of income, and I was speculating with a handful of pursuits. They included: running a marketing…

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How to Choose 100-Year Vision for Your Life


The new Justice League movie is about to come out. Batman and friends united against the forces of evil. The world has been waiting for this movie for years. There have already been three movies to set it up. But I had a healthy reminder that this movie, like other Hollywood blockbusters, is a story,…

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3 Ways to Prepare for Turning 40


“Me? A leader?” It was only in my 30s did I begin to realize that I was called to leadership. That’s because I was already leading. It occurred to me one night, when I was about 31, as I shut the lights off in my house at night. I realized that on that particular night,…

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Should You Work for Free? Yes. Here’s Why.

Have you ever been offered to be paid for doing some kind of work that you would have gladly done for free? Can you think of why you would have done it for free? Now, if you subtract that reason, would you still have done the work for free? Stressed? Exhausted? In debt? You need a…

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How to Reach Your People

Everyone has “their people”. Sports fans share a camaraderie with those who like the same teams (we saw quite a bit of this last week in American baseball). People share a bond with other people who like the same music, books, and movies. We’re drawn to the people who share our culture. Stressed? Exhausted? In…

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10 Ways for Leaders to Make More Leaders

Have you ever felt that there’s too much a demand on your time? That people need you more than you can be available? That you couldn’t possibly train someone to take over for you? Sean Steckbeck is a leader who’s an expert in making more leaders. He’s been raising up leaders all over the Middle…

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