MY 6 STEP PROCESS TO DETERMINE IF THE TIMING IS RIGHT

Is the timing right? I don’t know, you will have to ask yourself this question.

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Timing is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself before jumping into anything in your life. Whether it be a marriage, kids, new career, starting a business, or making a move, it really doesn’t matter, just make sure you ask the question. You will be amazed at what you can learn when you actually take the time to ask the question.

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YOU DO NOT NEED MUCH TO BE HAPPY

Do you realize that happiness does not come from all your stuff? I want to ask this again, do you realize that happiness does not come from all your stuff? It is true.

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For years and years I thought the more stuff I had, the happier I would be: more motorcycles, more cars, more houses, more money, more, more more, I wanted more. What was I thinking? I guess I wasn’t, I was just trying to fit in.

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THE WAY TO OVERCOME FEAR IS TO DO IT ANYWAYS

How many of us need to be more like Mother Teresa? Talk about a woman on a mission! She was a Catholic nun of Albanian who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. Ministering to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, she guided the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, all throughout India and into other countries.

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She was as tough as nails and never turned away from doing things anyways. She said, “Feel the fear and do it anyways”.

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STOP FAKING IT AND START MAKING IT

From marketing manager to brand manager to online community manager, things are moving quickly. Over the years I’ve lived pretty much all of these positions. What I have learned more than anything today, is that people don’t want you to suck. They want you to be real and authentic.

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For years and years, companies main goal was to “push” their products or services onto you through the form of advertising. Things have since changed, especially if you want to succeed today. The goal now, is to build passionate online communities.

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WHO HAVE YOU GIVEN UP ON?

I found this poem earlier today written by Edgar A. Guest, a prolific English-born American poet who was very popular in the first half of the 20th century. I felt it to fit perfectly with the message I was trying to communicate about never giving up on someone.

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I had to make a few changes to the poem in order for it fit, however it was just so beautiful that I had to use it.

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ACTION COMMUNICATES PRIORITIES

Are you someone who talks about priorities, but struggles to show your priorities? How would your wife or family answer this question? Talking about priorities is easy, living them out is where the rubber meets the road.

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Growing up, our parents usually set our priorities. When we graduated, moved out, and went to college or started a life everything changed. We had to start setting our own priorities. Do you remember this time in your life?

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WHAT DO INDIVIDUALS NEED MORE THAN EVER IN THEIR LIVES?

What do individuals need more than ever in their lives? I asked this question last month on my website and asked people to share their thoughts anonymously. I also shared it on Twitter and Facebook asking the same question. The response was overwhelming.

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It all started at a coffee shop when some friends and I were meeting for fellowship. As we sat there and talked to a few people, we became very curious as to what individuals needed in their lives more than ever. As we talked to people we heard all kinds of stories of pain, loss, suffering, brokenness, feeling lost, and heartache. We could not believe it.

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THE FIRST DOOR NEVER SEEMS TO OPEN

Do you ever just feel like giving up? Have things gotten so tough for you that you’re right there? The last few weeks I have felt this way. Several opportunities have fallen through and left me  praying and asking God, “What are you doing?”

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With the economy and everything that is happening in the world, I know it’s an easy place to be -wanting to give up. What I can tell you is, we must keep on knocking becasue its in our faith and will that a door will be opened to us.

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THE SIMPLE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT MATTER

Yesterday morning I had breakfast with an old friend that I hadn’t seen in awhile. He reached out to me and wanted to spend some time together. We passed emails back and forth and finally got a meeting scheduled for yesterday morning at the Red Hot Inn. If you’ve never been, you got to try it out – super old school restaurant, great food, and great people!

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I was glad that he reached out to me and I was really looking forward to seeing him. Every time we get together we both leave the meeting inspired and encouraged. We had no agenda for the meeting, we just wanted to get together and see how each other was doing. I appreciate his heart and openness.

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