Archive for May, 2011

May
29

Sunday Morning Music–”You Raise Me Up”

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What a fantastic reminder of the extraordinary life we can have through the power of God available to all of us, as we discussed on Tuesday.

A beautiful song sung by Josh Groban and the African Children’s Choir.

Moved me to tears.

What about you?

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May
24

Are You Willing to Be Extraordinary?

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(First posted on Sept. 28, 2010)

When I started my financial advising career in 1997 I dreamed of great success.  Early on I was introduced to reality, though.  This is a tough business.  Incredibly competitive and pressurized.

I set out to build a fee based business which I felt better served my clients.  It also would be a more stable business that would give me freedom after getting it established.

The veterans in our office, who were all transaction brokers, told me, “It’ll never work.  You can’t build a fee based business.  You’ll starve before you succeed.”

In the first couple of years they were right.  If we hadn’t had savings to get us through we would have been a lot thinner.

But I knew the kind of business I wanted.  I wanted to do strategic things with my life, including writing, and yet not give up my business.  Once built it would be a great platform to expand from. Read More→

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May
22

Sunday Morning Music–Love Has Come

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Wonderful song by Mark Schultz with a rockin choir.  Great reminder that “God is love and love has come to us all.”

Enjoy!

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I’ve hit lots of impasses in starting several businesses, pastoring a church, speaking weekly, writing a blog.  Places I just can’t seem to get past.  Unsolvable problems.

When I was younger my solution was to double my efforts.  Bulldoze the barrier.  Often, though, all I accomplished was exhaustion, frustration and a headache.  And most of the time got no closer to accomplishment.

Through the years, though, I’ve learned techniques for unlocking my intuition.   Hearing God’s inner voice.


Maybe you’re at one of those places right now in your career, business, marriage, health.  You’ve hit an impasse you simply can’t solve.  You’ve worked harder than ever but still no progress. Read More→

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An unbelievably powerful performance by Josh Groban.  Reminds us, as we talked about on Tuesday, there is power beyond our power.  We truly can be more than conquerors.

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“If you look at the biggest successes in the world, whether Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, or award-winning architect Frank Gehry, what do they have in common?  Answer: the bigger they are, the more small bets they make.  Becoming the best of the best is less about betting the farm (a common misconception) and more about constant tinkering.” Tim Ferris


If you set out to make a difference, change your world, choose to be extraordinary, you will at some point hit the wall. Guaranteed. Read More→

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May
08

Sunday Morning Music–”What Love Really Means”

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This song by J.J. Heller reminds us we truly are amazing.  As we talked about on Tuesday God made us amazing, thinks we’re amazing and sets us free to be amazing.

Enjoy!

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May
03

Be Amazing!

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“Quality isn’t job one.  Being totally . . . amazing is job one.”  Hugh Macleod


Most of want to stand out.  We secretly dream of being amazing.

Those, at the top in their field, make it look easy.  We think, “I could do that.”  Yet, we soon realize though there have been a lot of hours spent behind the scenes.

It’s one of the reasons reality TV and computer games are so popular, I’m convinced.  We can live out vicariously being amazing through someone else.


I just read a review for the new release of the Tiger Woods golf computer game.  With a little practice, as in minutes rather than years, play like you’re Tiger.  Read More→

Categories : Significance, Success
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