I've been reading my friend, Ken Davis' book, Fully Alive. If you have ever spent time with Ken you would know that this guy lives what he preaches. He has a lot of guts. Makes me wonder what he has left on his bucket list! I have enjoyed the book. His personal stories of failure and triumph, his motivational messages and his down-to-earth and very doable challenges to the reader…Continue
August will mark my sixth wedding anniversary. My wife is a phenomenal blessing to me and I thank God for her. Let me add that I'm a slow learner but eventually I get it. The "get it" I'm talking about here is listening to my wife. And I'm sure that the get it that I think I got is not really done yet but I'll take the small steps of success any time.
I recently had an idea and my wife said "that fits your personality." I was stunned. I've been on a a business path alone for the past…Continue
It was a delight to get to spend time with you one on one as I was the "guest" this week about overcoming fear and becoming fearless.
Let's face it, we all have fears that we need to face and deal with in our everyday life. I have my fair share of fears too that have left me gasping for air and questioning myself. However, I have learned how to deal and overcome fear head-on which helped me get out from the muck. For people who have been struggling and prisoned by their fear, this…Continue
Added by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on March 18, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
My granddaughter, Clara, is very creative. She is almost seven years old and I learn something from her every time we get into art projects. Which is often. She has been part of our art classes at the Sanctuary since she was four and she is always an inspiration to us adults in the class because of her fearlessness in attacking any art project. She just starts it...and no matter what happens she finishes. Often she has stood up in class and…Continue
About this time last year it dawned on me that I needed new ideas. I was doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. I needed new ways of thinking. I have a BA in Christian Ministries and I continue to read, but I had never put serious thought into career direction or plans. I've always worked hard, but I was stuck. I was a roofing contractor in my early 20's and did well at that but it was not a long term passion of mine. I spent four plus years in the electrical…Continue
We all have dreams and visions. More so for our friends at 48days. However, somedays or moments we can't help but feel anxious and ask "Can I really do this?", especially when we receive a revelation to go after a big goal.
This week, I want to challenge everybody (myself included), change the question to "can WE really do this?"
I heard this quote: "my job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible". The mission we have in our hearts did not originate…Continue
Added by Joel Boggess on January 31, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
At the onset of every 'New Beginning', there is the realization that in order to have what you've never had, you have to di what you've never done. In order to do things you've never done before, it often requires us to face fears that in the past,…Continue
Added by Brian A. Holmes on January 17, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
A short time ago I was at a crossroads and I knew I could not go on working for the company. My talents and ambition were choking and dying. It was a great company, and I was productive in that roll (for the company) but it was not a fit for me. Making that transition was a huge deal.
Big thanks to Dan Miller for his book "48 Days To The Work You Love" along with the weekly podcasts for giving me the permission to break the mold. I've also benefited from entrepreneuronfire.com…Continue
Here I am sitting at my desk in my new home office looking out to the west as the sun begins to make it's way down. I see a beautiful fishing pond, a tree filled lot, beautiful homes, an amazing neighborhood and I have a great sense of peace deep within and I know that I am a success. This view out my office window has simply served to remind me of God's blessings and goodness and that is a huge part of my success. I mentioned that this is a NEW office because in my old office my desk was…Continue
Our enemy comes at us with a fury. I am referring to the enemy of negative thinking and the fears that accommdate them. Steven Pressfield refers to them as Resistance in his book, "The War of Art." I have come to the realization that you must throw everything you have at conquering these thoughts. There are several techniques that I use to keep them from consuming me.…Continue
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The world’s only Bouncebackologist, Antoinette Sykes, joins us on the show and shares three of her best ideas for staging your own comeback. (Jump to the show.)
Added by Joel Boggess on October 15, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
You may be wondering what relaxation and enjoyment has to do with being able to lose weight and get fit or even in maintaining healthy weight. Well, more than you may have realized. We all know that chronic stress causes release of cortisol which causes belly fat, the most dangerous type of fat. We all know…Continue
By her own admission, she’s changed spouses twice; cities, five times, and friends, many more times than she cares to mention. (Jump to the podcast.)…Continue
Added by Joel Boggess on September 28, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
I watched a show on the Food Network called Restaurant Stakeout. Basically, restaurant owners who are having problems in some aspect of their business calls a man in who sets up hidden cameras throughout the business. This man is an “expert” who has several very successful restaurants. Then, together,…Continue
I offer two different, free ways for people to improve their health. One is my 7 Days to Feeling Great Challenge that people can sign up for and do on their own. They will learn some simple and easy ways to improve their…Continue
As much as I don't like to drive very far because I'm just not very patient, I do like driving because when I cruise on "autopilot", sometimes things become clearer for me. As I was driving to a music store where I teach violin and viola, I realized something. The book I just finished and published on Amazon,Teach Your Kids…Continue
Added by Gail Nelson on August 24, 2013 at 9:13am — No Comments
Freedom From Fear
What are you afraid of? In the last week or so, God has been taking me and my husband into deeper levels of freedom from fear. I have had the fear of man’s approval, fear of sharing our music, fear of writing out my thoughts, fear of saying too much or too little, fear of disappointing family and more. But, in recent months and weeks especially I am reminded that to live the abundant life I’ve been called to,…Continue
I wrote this last week in another context -- actually for a recovery group I'm involved with -- and it sounded so good I made a blog post out of it.
But it's interesting how fear works. On the surface, it's self-contradictory. It travels in pairs sometimes, with both ends of the scale represented.
Here's what I noticed: