5 things I had to learn QUICKLY when I started my business
Starting a biz isn’t for the faint of heart and the learning curves come quickly. There’s a few things I had to get 100% clear on before I started seeing any real traction in my biz: 1. My WHY: I thought I had a why – which was freedom, more money, quit my 9-5, follow […]
Want to change an area of your life? Get around new people.
Who is speaking into your life? So many times we get life advice from people who frankly have no business doing so. Here’s a tip, if you wouldn’t want to walk a mile in their shoes, don’t take advice from them. I have sought and continue to seek mentoring from people who mastered – or […]
Yes, your numbers certainly matter as a Christian in business
I was reading this article on My Christian Daily recently by church consultant and former Lifeway CEO, Thom Rainer, which, as a businessperson and not a ministry leader, really spoke to me. Thom refers to the importance of numbers and why churches need to keep a close eye on their numbers – both their revenue […]
As a Leader, the Window for Change Is Closing
If you’re a leader, you know just how hard it is to get people to change. There’s a joke in Baptist circles that if you want to plant a new church, just change the color of the carpet, and half the church will split off and start a new one. I wrote my book Jolt! […]
Is there a ‘silver bullet’ to gaining business success?
We used to have a great staff member on our team, but he was always pressing – and pressuring – me to come up with a “silver bullet” in our business to accelerate growth. His role was made easier with the bigger our network was and thus the more traffic our websites attracted. In his […]
The power of advertising: how are you positioning your business?
We own a number of editorial sites, and like all publishers, we use some of Google’s ad inventory on our sites to bring in extra income. Accordingly, I was reading an article on My Christian Daily just today when two of the ads that were served up were the same – with a slight difference. […]
Be Careful of the “Failure Fad”
There’s something happening out there that I’m starting to call a “failure fad.” Social media is being flooded with quotes about how great failing is, and how much it can teach us. Quotes like: “Failure is success if we learn from it” by Malcolm Forbes or “Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying […]
Finding Joy in Your Work
When asked what makes you joyful, you probably have a quick answer that actually describes what makes you happy. I know I do that. But if I think for a second about the difference between happiness and joy, I end up thinking much longer than a second. Because I remember that joy is something deeper […]
How you can turn your disadvantage into your advantage
I am reading an amazing book called Chase the Lion, which was given to me by my pastor. Don’t you love it when you have a big-thinking pastor who is daring you to chase a lion (roughly interpreted to chase something bigger than you believe you have the skills to)? In the book, the pastor, […]
What’s Your Best Time To Create?
Science tells us that we’re driven by cycles, which I believe impacts our creativity. Although we can force ourselves to do almost anything, I think we do our best work at specific times of the day. For me, it’s morning. From about 6am to noon I do my best writing. After that I can do […]
When gaining everything leaves you spiritually bankrupt
I recently watched the ‘Filthy Rich’ series on Netflix about Jeffrey Epstein. While what he did was disgusting, and at times hard to watch, I was more intrigued in trying to understand what would drive someone of his wealth into the seedy lifestyle he lived. As I watched the series, I honestly felt terribly sad […]
Yes, you can be ridiculously successful – and be a serious Christian
The church has been sold a massive lie – and sadly, most of us have believed it. Some years ago I was on a conference call with a band that we were going to take to Australia for a seven stop music tour. One of the band members said to me on that call, “From […]