Category: Personal Development

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How Criticism Can Poison You

Criticism stings. It can ruin your day and cripple you with discouragement. This discouragement is often escalated by “Critic’s Math.” I was first introduced to this term when reading John Acuff’s fantastic book Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average

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How 5 minutes Can Save your Life

Leaving 5 minutes early just might save both your life and your relationships. I drive a lot. I drive my teenage kids to school, drive all four of my kids to various activities, drive to appointments daily and drive my

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How to Handle an Emotional Crash

Are you headed toward an emotional or physical crash? As a spiritual leader you spend your weeks preparing sermons, interacting with people, organizing ministry, trying to figure out which staff to hire, training leaders and overall bearing other people’s burdens. All

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4 ways to Regain Sanity in your Life

Feel like your schedule is out of control? Are you overcommitted? Most leaders I interact with feel like they are too busy. In fact, just about every person that I know feels like they are too busy. But you probably don’t

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How to Avoid Burnout

You might be headed for a physical, emotional, or spiritual collapse. A lot of leaders burn out. It seems to come out of nowhere. One day you are living life, working hard, and the next day you hit a wall and

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