Archives For Productivity

How to Get Un-Stuck

04/25/2013

How to Get Un-StuckOne of the most frustrating feelings is feeling stuck.  Stuck with a problem, stuck in a job, stuck emotionally, or stuck in your train of thought.  It’s not a fun place to be, and often the temptation is to simply wallow in our stuck-ness.  We throw up our hands and just give up.  But I’ve learned that the difference between those who get un-stuck the quickest do something different.  They don’t just give up and wait for time to un-stick them, but rather they take a more proactive approach. Continue Reading…

Starting Something EpicWhen was the last time you started something huge?  I mean huge, not “pretty big” or even “really big.”  I mean, huge; epic even.

The larger the project the greater the satisfaction upon completion.

The last project I worked on of epic proportions was at my church.  In the last year we’ve done a massive project for Haiti.  We packaged 100,000 meals, built walls to 6 homes, and then went to Haiti to finish building the homes.  Absolutely mind boggling.  To be honest, I was humbled to just be a part of the whole thing.  It was something I won’t ever forget, for me it was a perfect example of the church doing what she should be doing.  Continue Reading…

Busyness is next to Godliness.In most churches we act like busyness is next to Godliness.  We strive to be busy.  We encourage people to come to the service, be in a small group, serve, be in a Sunday school class, join a marriage class, help in children’s ministry, help in student ministry, make coffee, work in the parking lot, host a small group, play in the softball league, and the list goes on and on.  Children’s choir, family events, trips to theme parks, and scrapbooking night round out our calendar.  I too have encouraged people to add “just one more thing” to their already overcrowded schedule. Continue Reading…

How to Write a Novel in 1 Easy StepI’m not an expert when it comes to writing.  I’ve been blogging for several years, and have completed a couple novels, but I’d say I’m far from the next J. K. Rowlings.  I’m not cranking out 700 page books or hitting the all time best sellers list.  I haven’t even finished editing my novel I wrote last November (It’s coming along though).  But today, I’ve got a single insight that will allow you to finish a novel.  Or a home projectOr whatever kind of goal you want to set.  Here’s the single step that will revolutionize all that. Continue Reading…

Stop Chewing Your Nails (And Other Ways to Improve Your Life)When I was young I chewed my fingernails all the time.  My grandma told me stories about how I was more susceptible to diseases, and my parents tried to convince me to use nail clippers like a normal person.  The problem is, I still chew my nails.  Even now.

Habits can be extremely powerful, both for good or bad.

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