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Wise Counsel Illuminates Blind Spots

Wise Counsel Illuminates Blind Spots

The pressure is real to move quickly, be decisive and deliver answers fast. So it’s easy to feel compelled to take action before we’ve done our due diligence. Running new ideas and solutions by others takes time, and that time can be costly, right? The...

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3 Keys to Winning Respect

3 Keys to Winning Respect

Living in a way that commands the respect of outsiders – in this case, those who do not follow Jesus – is vital to the furthering of the gospel. The onus is on each and every one of us, too. People are watching how we live out our lives, how we get our work...

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“How Do I Center My Ambition on Christ?”

“How Do I Center My Ambition on Christ?”

Discerning the voice of God from one’s own ambition is a challenge. However, it doesn’t need to be. Grabbing hold of God’s will for your life is neither a mystical nor aimless pursuit. Ambition, when the true motives behind it are checked against...

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Long-Lasting Success Is Up to You

Long-Lasting Success Is Up to You

Long-lasting success is not a result of pedigree or family name. Not alma matter, or even lack thereof. Name recognition or who you know might give you a foot in the door, but making something useful of your career is up to you. You’ve got to do the hard...

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“Why Don’t My Ideas Take Flight?”

“Why Don’t My Ideas Take Flight?”

Extraordinary ideas and creative solutions will never take off with perfection at the helm. Why? Perfection is the enemy of great. Seeking to do things perfectly is a surefire way to hold yourself back from being innovative in ways that can lead to...

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Success Is Only ‘Part’ of the Story

Success Is Only ‘Part’ of the Story

If your origin story seems small or even wrought with shame, don’t write it off. The key to sustained growth is not in abandoning your roots. When achieved, success is only part of your story. Faced with an impossible uphill climb to rebuild the temple, the...

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One Process That Should Never Be Standardized

One Process That Should Never Be Standardized

There is no scope creep when it comes to God’s plan for you. He’s the one who called you, and He’s the one who’s going to see you through. Paul closes his first letter to the church in the city now known as Thessaloniki with an exhortation. “May God himself...

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Save the Oxygen and Follow Christ

Save the Oxygen and Follow Christ

Sometimes it’s easier to see a speck of sawdust in someone else’s eye than it is to see the plank in your own (Matthew 7:3). It’s human nature. When you feel threatened by the perceived success of a coworker or the fear of corrective action from a...

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Share the Joy of Faith, Not the Methods

Share the Joy of Faith, Not the Methods

Many of us may feel pressure to perform in the workplace, in relationships, and even in our spiritual lives. But faith is not performance driven. When it comes to living out your faith, to integrating it into all of life, don’t worry about performing. You...

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Is Jesus Relevant Anymore?

Is Jesus Relevant Anymore?

When our words or actions distract and get in the way of people who need Christ’s message of hope and freedom, we need to check ourselves. We need to practice self-awareness so we can understand how we come across to others and make appropriate adjustments....

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