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“…The idea of ‘wanting to go to college,’ while a lofty goal; just having it on a LIST, doesn’t get you there…. the same with marriage, and career goals…”

I am a ‘goal-setting person.’  I keep meticulous records of what I want to do; how to do it; time frame; and the COMPLETED project.  I start with a ‘generalized goal.’  A ‘general goal’ would be, like … going to college; marry someone who thinks as I do; a certain career; living to at least […]

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“…A Good Reputation: This is necessary in every facet of our life…our work life, our social life, our family life… and our spiritual life…”

A Good Reputation: What does the Bible tell us about developing a good reputation?  These 5 steps are very useful in DEVELOPING and MAINTAINING our reputation; as in any business environment…our reputation is our calling card.  1.  Represent yourself – Matthew 5:37 – All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’…anything beyond this […]

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“…Don’t think that I’m pointing the finger at YOU…no no…I’m looking at that crazy guy in the mirror… ME…”

FAIR-WEATHER-PLAYER:  This is a conversation about the FAIR-FEATHER guy, who ONLY participates in the game of life when it suits him/her.  The climate plays a part…sure, but the real culprit is ATTITUDE.  For some…their attitude governs rather they take their WORK seriously, the FAMILY situation… their PLAY-TIME… or their SPIRITURAL life…seriously. Now… don’t think that […]

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“…There may be some ‘very extenuating’ circumstances that could TRUMP this theory…”

ADVERSITY:  Often times… we’re inclined to use adversity as a tool to move our career ahead, when, truth be known… we’re ill-prepared, poorly trained, and weakly committed… effectively using circumstance and identity theft to forge ahead.  The obvious end-result will be failure, if not, public humiliation. There is not short-cut to success, as every step […]

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“…Let’s put the term… FEAR… into perspective…”

FEAR: FDR said…  “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.” There are many types of fear:  There is the fear of hurting one’s feelings, fear of not accomplishing goals, fear of not getting that coveted promotion, fear losing a certain political race, fear of not passing the test… then the fear of a rejected […]

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“…Just because we might be focusing on our personal satisfactions, is not wrong in itself. Motivation only becomes an issue when we are not honest with ourselves about why we are doing the things we do…”

MOTIVES…Good, or Bad:  What are our “real motives” for what we do?  Show me your motive and I’ll show you the odds of your success.  Are we motivated by selfishness, fear, or lust?   And in contrast… competition, challenge, or money?  Or… are we motivated by the SELF-LESS-NESS? That being…to further the cause of the corporate […]

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“…Correspondingly…a ‘refining moment’ might well be…when we decide to separate ourselves from the pack… by becoming a… Leader of men… instead of ‘one of many followers’… of man…”

Defining vs Refining Moments:  Very likely, you, as well as most… can tell a story about ‘your defining moment.’  For some; it will be high school, and/or, college graduation.  For others… marriage, the birth of their first child.  Even the death of a loved one could be a defining moment… especially for immediate family, and […]

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“…Channeling one’s energy, time, and skills…..towards Anger…. Hate…. Depression…Vengeance….and other forms of  Folly….is time better spent in the pursuit of…”

PRIORITIES:  We all make our priorities… but most of us…don’t even realize.  Even when we’re doing ‘just whatever the heck we want, when we want,’ is still setting PRIORITIES.  Because we’re doing what suits us to do.  And, that’s setting priorities. We normally use the term “setting priorities” when we’re trying to get someone to […]

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