Posts tagged Relationships
How To Break Bad Habits (Part 2)

In my previous post, How To Break Bad Habits (Part 1), I shared that within each of us is the desire to behave in a way that has a positive influence on those we love and serve. Unfortunately, often our actions do not match our desires. We find ourselves doing things we do not want to do and the result is frustration, strained relationships, and failure to achieve our potential as leaders in the home and at work.

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Is Your Life Plan Selfish?

Many of my clients struggle to create specific disciplines and commitments that will lead to stronger and healthier relationships with their friends and loved ones. They often find themselves creating disciplines and commitments that are centered on their likes and what they love to do. Unfortunately, these types of self-centered disciplines produce false hope and lead to frustration when the desired end result is not achieved.

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What To Do When You Feel Unappreciated At Work

A recent survey by the international consulting firm, BlessingsWhite revealed that overall employee engagement at work is directly tied to how much an employee feels they are appreciated by their manager and the company executives. In these challenging economic times it is easy for leaders to overlook the needs of their employees because they are so focused on profitability and survival. This may manifest itself in a failure to recognize and reward achievements, provide resources necessary to do the job, provide feedback on performance, and ask for input on projects and initiatives.

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Six Signs You're Headed In The Wrong Direction

This past week while reading the words of an ancient Hebrew prophet I was reminded of how easy it is to wake up one day and find yourself heading so far down the wrong track that you don't recognize yourself or the direction you are going in life. The world we live in puts so much pressure on us to perform at a certain level and live up to others expectations, while at the same time deceiving us that this is all being done for own good.

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KEYNOTE: FILLING THE SPACE

Not long ago, I wrote a post entitled, Filling the Space Between Where You Are and Where You Want To Be. The space between our current reality and where we want to be never has a shortage of activities, feelings, or people waiting to fill it up. I am often reminded of how important it is to be mindful of what I allow into this space. The choices we make have immediate and long term consequences that either widen this gap or bring us closer to the life we want to live and the goals we are striving to achieve.

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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO PLEASING GOD

A 2011 USA Today/Gallup Poll found that 92 percent of Americans believe in God. If any of that 92% are like me, I bet they wonder how they can actually please God in their careers and personal life. Is it possible to bring joy to the creator of the universe? As I go through life each day, is there anything that I can do that really helps me connect with the Almighty? I believe these types of questions have been asked for thousands of years and many of us are still searching for the answer.

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DO YOUR ACTIONS SUPPORT YOUR BELIEFS?

Have you ever reflected on your actions and discovered that they go completely against everything you've always stood for? Its difficult to have the words we say and the things we do always be a positive reflection of our values and convictions. In my experience, it does not just happen naturally once you state your guiding principles in a vision or mission statement. Rather, it takes dedication, discipline, and hard work to stay faithful to what you believe in and hold true. What do we do then when we find our actions do not match our beliefs?

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