How do you short term changes into long term habits? You need two things: the FAITH to believe and a PLAN to achieve.
That ‘s our topic in the final installment of Starting Small. We turn our attention to how to make those short term changes “stick” and last into the long term. To do that, you’ll need more than willpower. You’ll need some faith as well.
And don’t forget our key thought throughout this entire series: successful people do CONSISTENTLY what others do OCCASIONALLY. Read More
“Every decision is a small step towards something.”
We’re in Part 3 of Starting Small and this week we’re looking not at the good habits we want to start (see last week), but rather at the bad habits we want to STOP.
Why is it so hard to stop ____? Why can’t I just get past _____? When will I ever find victory over ____?
In this week’s message, we’ll talk about how the solution doesn’t lie in learning to fight HARDER, but rather in learning to fight SMARTER. Read More
What small thing does God want you to do TODAY, so that He can do something big TOMORROW?
We’re in our second week of Starting Small and this week we are discussing HOW TO START.
We’ve all tried to make changes and failed, so what’s the key to success? How do we turn our wishes into reality? The answer: AIM HIGH, but START SMALL.
In this week’s message, we delve deeper into the science and spirituality behind taking small steps that lead to BIG changes in our lives. Read More
Below is a post I wrote almost six years ago - on the first day of school back in 2013. As I was re-reading, I realized that this is exactly how I’m feeling now - I CAN’T WAIT FOR SUMMER TO BE OVER! And it’s not just because I’m a party-pooper and the “fun police” as my kids call me, it’s because I see the value of structure, routine and SYSTEMS! And as I’m prepping for my second message in our latest series, STARTING SMALL, I thought this post would be the perfect lead in to prime the pump for Sunday. Enjoy! Read More
After a few weeks off, I am BACK! We kicked off a new series yesterday, about a topic that is very near and dear to my heart.
The name of the series is Starting Small and the premise is simple: it’s the small things that no one sees, that lead to the BIG things everyone wants.
So if you’re looking to make some big changes in your life, check out part 1 above and get ready to start small. Read More
The day we’ve been dreading has finally arrived. It’s here and we don’t know what to do with it. Do we run and hide? Or do we succumb to its pressure and surrender? What to do, what to do, what to do... What day is it?
It’s the day when LIFE GOES BACK TO NORMAL AFTER HOLY WEEK!
That’s right. We’re now midway through the week after Easter and life is back in full swing. Back to work... back to meetings... back to traffic... back to posting pictures of your breakfast on Facebook and Twitter... you know, the normal routine. Read More
Take it from me – a recovering workaholic – WORKING HARDER IS NOT THE ANSWER! We all have things in our life that we want to change – bad habits that we want to get rid of, or good habits that we want to incorporate into our lives. And most of us think about those changes in terms of effort – I need to work harder to accomplish _________.
Well, I know this might sound strange but believe it or not sometimes working harder is actually counter-productive and takes us further away from our goal, not closer to it. Read More
A simple concept that will transform your life – if you learn to live by it daily. No one other concept is more important to the idea of “time management,” and more importantly “life management,” than this.
Here is a video by Dr. Stephen Covey which illustrates the concept of BIG ROCKS FIRST. The video is about 6 minutes long but trust me, it's well worth watching. The visual illustration is much more powerful than any words can say and it will stick much longer too.
After you watch the video, consider what are the BIG ROCKS in your life? Part of living intentionally means realizing that not all tasks were created equal. The appropriate question to ask is not “did I get stuff done today?” but rather “did I get the important stuff done today?” Like I said yesterday, the issue isn’t working harder; the issue is how to work smarter and focus on the important tasks that really need my attention. Read More