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We all want to find our Sweet spot.


That place where our strengths and our satisfaction come together to paint a place where work doesn't seem like work and we can feel our contribution in a significant way.


No matter who you are it begins with your strengths.


What are the things you do really well?


What does your DISC wired strengths report say about your strengths?



Added by Deb Ingino on October 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How easily do you entrain to the thoughts, feelings, and attitudes of others in an online community?

Entrainment is probably one of the most effective ways to encourage change within people. People tend to adopt the attitudes, beliefs, and habits of people around them, whether they consciously choose to or not. 12 Step programs utilize the the effects of entrainment, emphasizing the need to attend meetings, sometimes once a day, so recovering addicts can entrain to a newly adopted way of life . Many communities will place limitations on the content they allow the community to share to…


Added by Amelia Ngai on October 26, 2011 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Where are your Crayons?

While I was growing up and in grade school I was not the stellar student. I had a hard time sitting in a chair at a desk and concentrating on what was happening in front of the class. I was placed away from the windows on purpose as I had a tendency to look out the window and "daydream" when I should have been doing schoolwork. I was constantly being confronted with the fact that I was "doodling" on my papers and on by textbook covers...so was my life as a right brained child. What my…


Added by Kevin Troupe on October 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

About That Time


"It's Time.  About that time.  Time to make a change and we are the people we can do it!"  I remember singing this son when my oldest son was about 2 years old.  Each time, I begin thinking about making a change...this song floods my mind and becomes my marching song.  (Artist: Winans  Song: It's Time)


For several years I have  followed Dan Miller's format for goal setting template and now is that time to work on goals in order to have them…


Added by Heather Gill on October 26, 2011 at 8:33am — No Comments


One of the dichotomies in business is that you need sales to grow the business, and you need to improve the business to grow sales.  There are several propellants to helping your team, your company, or your organization to reach its potential.…


Added by Deb Ingino on October 26, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

When God blesses you, what does that mean?

I heard an awesome message from Bishop Tudar Bismark. He spoke about when God blesses life, what that means. T

he first time we see God use the word bless is in Gen. 1:22 when He blesses the fishes and the birds he created. He said, "Be fruitful and multipy." The next time He uses the word bless is in Gen. 1:28 when He blesses man and female. He said, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over…


Added by Lisa Jackson on October 25, 2011 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

Don't give up!

Feel like giving up?

I do! More than I like to admit. To overcome my own mental obstacles I do a lot of self talk (that’s when you talk to yourself).

I tell myself:

1. I can do it.

2. If this debt free thing doesn’t work I can always go back into debt.

3. I want to be weird (not normal).

4. Don’t give up.

This year has had its ups and downs. I have reached many of my personal goals that I set at the beginning of the year. I have also fell…


Added by Scott Brock on October 25, 2011 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Penny For Your Thoughts

There is this song by The Band Perry called If I Die Young. There is a line in the song that has me thinking.


A penny for my thoughts,

Oh no,

I'll sell em' for a dollar 

They're worth so much more


I remember hearing penny for your thoughts when I was growing up. I was always thinking about something. I've had thousands of ideas.…


Added by Bryan Morris on October 25, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Defense requires less energy and resources

In military strategy it widely accepted that it requires more troops to attack and invade an opposition then to defend. The number can vary, but normally 3-5 times more at a conservertive level.  Why?  The defender has more to lose.  The defender has a greater cause.  They are the ones being attacked.  This is also true in business.  If you can identify clearly why you are in business.  What good you company bring to the marketplace, knowing this, when being attacked you will be far more…


Added by Sean C. Castrina on October 25, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

We’re Just Human is Just Another Excuse

There are plenty of excuses. Some are legitimate excuses, but yet some are just plain procrastinations. It’s very easy for me to come to the conclusion that we’re all just human, and we procrastinate because that’s life; things come up! But I’m not going to give any credit towards that line of thinking here, because to tell you the truth; that’s just another excuse.


Stop blaming your inability to do something on your existence. Your existence is the reason why…


Added by Robert de Brus on October 25, 2011 at 5:49am — 2 Comments

Leadership through Silence?--because life matters

At Kent Julian’s Speak It Forward Boot Camp (http://www.48days.net/group/speakerssuccess),

we attendees heard many truths and one-liners. Among the most remarkable for me, an educator, was “The one simple degree between very hot 211 degree water and boiling 212 degree water can move ships.” Always looking for classroom application, I ponder

what brings the one degree “ah-ha” moments—not just for students but for teachers as…


Added by Sheila Elaine Moss on October 24, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Long Journey


Church was really good this weekend. Ever have one of those weekend's at church where you just feel that the pastor is talking directly at you? You leave feeling energized and excited? I felt like that yesterday after church. What was being taught was Noah's long obedience to God. How Noah, in his…


Added by Tyson Morgan on October 24, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

7-Day Stamina Challenge - This Works!

I almost don't know where to start.  On Joel Boggess's coaching website - 4 Points Coaching - is a challenge for people.  It's called the 7-Day Stamina Challenge.  When you take up this challenge, it must be done day by day, not moving on to Day 2 until the requirements of Day 1 have been successfully completed.  And so on with all the subsequent days.  Also,…


Added by DOUGLAS COLLIER on October 24, 2011 at 11:39am — 6 Comments

Song of Celebration

The song of a bird

The clapping of streams

The waving of leaves

The dance of…


Added by Caroline Gavin on October 24, 2011 at 9:03am — No Comments

Show 063 - Live Events Wrap-up: Speak it Forward Boot Camp 2011

While he was pretty confident he wanted to get into the speaking business, there were a few minor details he needed to attend to first: (Jump to the show.)


  1. How do I do it;
  2. What should I talk about;
  3. Why…

Added by Joel Boggess on October 24, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Take it easy, you have plenty of time for that!

How old are you?


How old will you be tomorrow?


What is on your list of things "To Do" while you're here on this earth?


Are you going to explode if you don't get them done right NOW?


The answer should be no, but sometimes I'm not so sure.  Read the full article here (it's short!) and then I'd like to know the following things!

1.)  Are you where you thought you…


Added by Michelle Read on October 23, 2011 at 8:46pm — No Comments

This one's for fun!


Staying true to the style of my personal blog, I'm throwing this post in here just for fun!  It's an easy way to blow a few minutes......and if you need it to mean something, or to learn something from it, then just tell yourself when you're done:  "There is profit in all labor!"  (Proverbs 14:23)




As always, feel free to comment.  This one was fun!

Added by Michelle Read on October 22, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Can't walk passed a mess

I am a person who can't walk passed a mess.  I see things out of order, laying around with no home, or piled up haphazardly, and I want to do something.  This is clearly a natural bent for me and part of my gifting.  I want to apply it more thoughtfully and deliberately because I think I would find a lot of joy in this general work area.  Any ideas on how I can generate income based off of this tendency?

Added by Keith Kemp on October 22, 2011 at 7:42am — 1 Comment

Photography course

I've just received my  material from a correspondence courseI'm taking.  This is going to be a GREAT WEEKEND of photography. I had forgotten some things I learned years ago.  First know your subject.  Second draw attention to your subject and…


Added by Dori Badger on October 22, 2011 at 12:41am — No Comments

Opportunity=Growth and Surprise


What happens when both you and your spouse decide to start working for yourselves and be the big scary E word?  (Entrepreneur!)


God gives you little glimpses into His heart by allowing you to learn to serve each other in the strangest of ways.  Ways most people don't get to experience.  Our everyday looks different now that we're both working our own businesses.  And this week I am honored to say it was a blessing to be served by my husband in a pretty big…


Added by Michelle Read on October 21, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

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