025 Live On Purpose

Had breakfast with my buddy Jon this morning. Sorta goal update and revival. We got off on a tangent about “the meaning of life,” living your purpose, and other such things. 025 Live On Purpose [ 6:13 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Living your purpose can be difficult because you may spend your lifetime searching for YOUR purpose – if there’s even such a thing to be found. However, you can live ON purpose right now. Today. This second. Here were some thoughts that came up. Maybe they will strike a chord with you and be helpful to your achievement regardless of you goal. Live ON Purpose. Stop being an accident waiting to happen. I am a firm believer that you should be able to lay down at night and know you added value to the world. This might seem silly, but the tip I left the waitress this morning for example. She’s better off. I left a tip on purpose. A tip she would be grateful for. A tip that lets me rest easy tonight for having made another’s life a little bit better. You don’t have to be Mother Teresa to live a meaningful life. You only have to be intentional with the lives around you. Plan On Purpose. Scheduling your week is not just so the calendar is full. Have purpose associated with every activity/task. “Walk for an hour” is much different than “Walk for an hour, burn 400 calories, and work toward becoming a machine so I can play for hours with my kids without collapsing.” One of those is a...

Decide

Do you really want to change your world? Do you want better friendships? A better relationship with the Lord? A greater heart for service? A happier home life? Decide. 029 Decide [ 5:20 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Write it down. “Here’s what I want to change…” Wanting to change and wishing to change are two different things. If you want things to change, but you’re not willing to put in the work, then you’re wishing. If you decide you want change, but you’re not willing to pay the price, then you’re dreaming. Deciding is not singular. It’s not a one-time event. It’s not a solitary thought. Deciding includes thinking, planning, plodding and producing. It’s not linear. There will be distractions, diversions and derailments. But if you’ve truly made the decision, you keep going. You keep pushing. You keep paying. You keep praying. Just because you’re making a “good” decision doesn’t mean it will be simple or easy. Just because you want to grow as person and impact your world doesn’t mean you won’t get damaged along the way. For some reason we tend to think that setting good goals will somehow protect us from the battle. Since we’re doing the “right thing” then everything should just fall into place. (Here’s some ammonia to sniff. Breathe deep. Wake up!) In fact, often the opposite is true. Let’s say you decide to be a better mom. You read books, attend seminars, follow advice and become a living sacrifice… then what happens? Everyone takes you for granted! Our decision for change cannot be based on our reception...

028 Information Overload

Got too much going on in your head as you’re trying to master a new process? Here’s a simple approach to ending information overload. Standard Podcast [ 5:14 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Information Overload Anytime you start a new process you work on learning/mastering the steps. But that’s the problem there are steps and there are multiple instructors with multiple methods. Chances are high that if you decide to to do something like… “start an email marketing list for my blog” that you will… 1. Buy a course or several to help you. 2. Get confused with all the technology and steps. All of that will hit your brain, which will see no linear process, so it will shut down and block you from moving forward because “I don’t know where to start.” Here’s how you ease information overload and start moving forward in peace. #1 What do you want to accomplish? #2 What can be done later? #3 What’s the ONE thing to be done now? (First step.) #4 What are the instructions for getting from where you are to that ONE thing? #5 Can that be simplified even further? Example… To “start an email marketing list for my blog” you need an autoresponder service that allows you to capture, store and market using their system. There are about 20 steps to get up and running completely. BUT the ONLY step to do first is open an account. You do NOT need to worry about a widget when you don’t even have an account, right? I can’t tell you the number of people...

027 Measure by the Mission

How to keep pursuing your dream in the face of criticism and judgement. Standard Podcast [ 11:31 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download We all face… Judgement – a rating system, let’s say 0-5 stars. Criticism – the actually review of our efforts. Wouldn’t it be great if I could give you a formula to protect your heart from ever being hurt by judgement and criticism, which leads to feeling rejected? That’s would be awesome! Not sure it exists, BUT you can… Measure By The Mission Filter the feed back through your mission. Focus on the outcome of the mission. Fulfill your mission Let’s hear your judgement and critic on iTunes… Click here to subscribe, rate and comment about this...

026 Achieve Self-Discipline

The war of self-discipline We all have things we should be doing that we don’t. We all make promises to ourselves that we don’t keep. 026 Achieve Self-Discipline [ 4:31 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Let’s say you promise to run every morning. The night before you set out your gear, plan the route, drink a big glass of water. You feel ready! Next morning the motivation has vanished. You sit on the edge of your bed. Your shoes are starring up at you. Are they smirking? Are they actually saying, “I told you so!”? Yet, even with sneaker laughter, you sit. Thinking. Weighing the pros and cons. Imagining how tired you will get. Concentrating on how hard it will be. Finally, you decide, “I just don’t want to.” So you don’t. You hit the shower. Grab a donut. Head to work. Promising yourself that tomorrow will be different. (Liar.) Why do some people make it and others don’t? Why do some achieve their goals and others give-up soon after they start? Why do some stare their shoes into submission, lace them up, then pound the pavement; while others follow the path above? Self-discipline. Here’s the definition… “Self-discipline is the ability to do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” Elbert Hubbard It makes you hit the ground running. It forces you to finish the task. It compels you to chase the dream. It calls for you to keep going when you don’t feel like it. It questions your lazy and your quit. It drags you...