Archives For Achieving Goals

Clarity Saves Time

April 18, 2013 — Leave a comment

“The best way to make right choices is to know where your going, know why you want to go there and know what you need to do to get there.”

Why do we spend so much time doing the things that matter little to us? Why do we involve ourselves in so many activities which do not help us achieve our goals or fulfill our purpose?

“The most important single reason is being unclear about our values and our goals.” Gilian Butler of Managing Your Mind

The Power of Alignment

February 21, 2013 — Leave a comment

When your passions, roles and skills line up, you enter into an area of peace and joy not experienced before.

Most people in America are not in alignment. Their roles (what they do on a day to day basis) do not match their passions and dreams. Doing what you love enables you to work harder but feel like you’re doing less.

But often you can’t immediately step into your passion There is a thing I call the process.

More on Being Diligent

“I went by the field of the lazy man, And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding;

And there it was, all overgrown with thorns; Its surface was covered with nettles;

Its stone wall was broken down. When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction:

A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest;

So shall your poverty come like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.”

Trusting In God Doesn’t mean we don’t work hard In Our Business

 There’s God’s part and there’s our part.

Trusting in God and not leaning on our own understanding or strength doesn’t mean we sit back and just wait for things to happen.  The Proverbs tells us, “He who has a lazy hand will become poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.” 10:4

Another proverb says this “Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.” 12:24 We are not to be afraid of hard work in fact we are to embrace it.

What keeps us from taking action?

 Some people are just lazy so they never get around to doing what they know they need to do. “The lazy desires and yet has nothing”. (Proverbs 13:4) But in the business world, as far as owners go, this is a rare condition.

Another more common condition is they are too busy to take action. You can be too busy doing so many urgent tasks that you don’t take action on the important tasks that will have the greatest impact on your business.

We need to learn how to set priorities and say NO to many things so we can do the most important things.

Another common reason for inaction

To make no decision is to make a decision, to make no decision is to let others decide your plans and future.

If you make no decision about promoting your business than you’ve made the decision to not grow. If you make no decision to change bad habits than you’ve decided to remain as you are.

No decision is a decision and most of the time it’s not good.

A decision is a powerful tool.

What will you decide today about your business?

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare” Ancient Proverb

The lack of action is one of the biggest killers in business. You can have a clear vision and know what and how to accomplish that goal but if you take no action nothing gets done.

What keeps us from taking action?

Loving What You Do

September 5, 2011 — Leave a comment

Learn to love what you’re doing and eventually you’ll be doing what you love.

God has placed in each of us a dream, birthed by Him and waiting for release.

That dream is the alignment of our skills, purposes and roles so that we wake up every morning excited to get out of bed and do the things we were made to do in our jobs, career, and ministry.

But…there is a process to get from where we discover our dream to where it is released in our lives and that is usually a painful but profitable process…which we must embrace.

The Power of Alignment

September 2, 2011 — Leave a comment

(Excerpt from the book “Bible Based Businesses – Biblical Principles for Success in Business and Life” by Jeff Testerman at Amazon)

For many Christians, whether business owners or employees, there’s a disconnect between your spiritual life and your business. There seems to be no integration with your passions and your career. You are experiencing

Imagine you’re in a football game, you’re sitting on the fifty yard line headed for the goal line.

But you’re nervous, you’re afraid. You don’t know if you should pass, run a sweep, or plunge up the middle. You’re afraid of making a wrong decision so you call a time out. Then you get back on the field of play but again fear and uncertainty strikes so you call another time out.

Back to the huddle you go but you still can’t decide what to do so you call another time out. Pretty soon you’re out of time outs and you’re being penalized for delaying the game.