Productivity tools, systems and processes

Leadership, Life, Productivity
“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”-–Paul J. Meyer. I heard this statement that comes from the Economic Policy Institute. Since the early 1970s, productivity (the amount of output per hour worked) has risen in America. Between 1973 and 2011, the productivity of the American worker has grown 80 percent. Why? My opinion, because we’re finding new tools and techniques to increase our focus and efficiency. Below are some ideas and tools I have discovered over time that people I would say are productive have repeatedly talked about using. I believe I can learn a lot form people and their habits, tools they choose to use, their processes and the reason why they do and use what…
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Herm Edwards speak on leadership lessons that must be learned

Leadership, Life, Video
The following are Leadership Lessons That Mist Be Learned according to Herm Edwards. All quotes are from Coach Edwards. “The only thing you can control, you be ready to go…" Take Personal Responsibility For Your Preparation There Is A Limited Amount Of Opportunity. Take Advantage Of It. – “1,900 football players are professional football players. That’s it.” Talent Is Never Enough – “Right now they got more experience than you. Nothing you can do about that. You might have more talent but they have more experience.” Providing For Your Family Is A Privilege – “It’s not a right but a privilege to play and coach in the National Football League.” Unto Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required – “Talent, expectations, and production can sometimes be a curse. You’ve…
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Quotes That Inspire Me

Leadership, Life, List
I have collected quotes for some time now and have decided to post some of them today. Whenever I read certain quotes they can really be the wind in my sail. My prayer is that you will find some wind for your sail within some of these quotes I'm posting today. "If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." James Cameron "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out." John Wooden "Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence." Lisa M. Amos "If you are not willing…
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5 Steps to becoming a mentor

Kidology Coaching, Leadership, Life
Here is a mentoring post that Andy Partington who is the Minister to Preschoolers and Children at First Baptist Minden, Louisiana wrote on mentoring. You can find out more about him at As you march up the ladder of ministerial success, take some time and think of how you got there. Sure there were lots of victories. You picked up some valuable lessons from hard knocks. And along the way you picked up some great anecdotes, illustrations, and connections. Isn’t it time to pass some of that wisdom along? Paul talks about mentoring as a father and son relationship.“11 As you know, like a father with his own children, 12 we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God, who calls you into His…
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All In book review

Books, Leadership, Life
Recently I had the privilege of reading the book "All In" by Mark Batterson. No surprise to me that it was truly another great book that was packed with challenges on almost every page. The book is divided into five sections: Now or Never, All In, All Out, All in All, and All or Nothing. From front to back the book is calling out “followers of Jesus” to really look at whether they are followers at all. The question that kept haunting me through the whole book was: "Is there anything stopping us from fully surrendering our entire lives to the lordship and leadership of God? Are my dreams really His dreams? Are my plans truly His plans? Is my heart fully consecrated to Him?" Mark Batterson through this book…
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