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WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? – Corie Clark

Voices. They’re everywhere. In our heads, on our phones, at our churches, in our homes, coming from the T.V., shouting from all of our social media outlets. Every. Where.

I often wonder if people even know how to make up their own minds anymore. We try to make educated decisions with limitless information right at our fingertips. We can pretty much guarantee that we’ll find a thousand opinions and articles wherever we choose to look and we can be darn sure it’s in agreement with us. Amiright?

Unfortunately, what goes in must come out. The conversations we have, the radio and T.V. stations we fill our minds with, the articles we read. These all shape our minds and our hearts then eventually flow from our lips.

 

 

Widen The Circle – Parent Cue

We believe there are five principles that will help you as a parent navigate through a variety of different seasons and help you parent beyond your capacity. Parenting can be intimidating, and you weren’t meant to do it alone.

Regardless of your stage of parenting, here’s a promise: A time will come when your children will need another adult in their lives besides you. So. . .

#1 WIDEN THE CIRCLE

Widening the circle. . .

involves pursuing strategic relationships for your son or daughter.

Parents should become intentional about finding spiritual leaders and mentors for their kids. Every son and daughter needs other adults in their lives who will say things that reflect what a parent would say.

One of the smartest things moms and dads can do is to participate in a church where they can find the right kind of adult influences for their kids.

 

 

13 Things Successful Millennials Do In Their Spare Time

We all define “success” differently, but most millennials associate it with happiness, good health, a strong social network, and a well-balanced life.

According to experts, how you spend your downtime as a 20- or 30-something plays a huge part in your ability to achieve these things.

“If you take time to recharge and pay attention to fitness and your diet, for example, after work or on weekends, you’ll set the stage for great life habits that put you at the top of your game at the office,” says Lynn Taylor, author of “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behaviour and Thrive in Your Job.”

“It’s self-perpetuating. A healthy mind and body helps you do your best work. Knowing that you are achieving great results at the office further encourages you to relax and follow your passions during your leisure time — which creates a work-life balance and positive outlook in all your endeavours.”

 

 

7 Signs You Self-Sabotage

Self-sabotage is one of the greatest limiting factors to how successful you can be in business and life! And the crazy thing is, most people have absolutely no clue that they self-sabotage.

Self-sabotage is one of the most destructive patterns I see in LifePlan no matter who the person is, where they come from, what their background is, or what their work position is.

While so many people define self-sabotage as alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and over-eating, there are a bunch of other ways we self-sabotage. Some are socially recognizable and judged according to a social scale, and others aren’t as easily understood.

 

 

HOW TO TURN SMALL TALK INTO SMART CONVERSATION

Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas — all summer long.

Imagine almost any situation where two or more people are gathered—a wedding reception, a job interview, two off-duty cops hanging out in a Jacuzzi.

What do these situations have in common? Almost all of them involve people trying to talk with each other. But in these very moments where a conversation would enhance an encounter, we often fall short. We can’t think of a thing to say.

Or worse, we do a passable job at talking. We stagger through our romantic, professional and social worlds with the goal merely of not crashing, never considering that we might soar. We go home sweaty and puffy, and eat birthday cake in the shower.

WE STAGGER THROUGH OUR ROMANTIC, PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIAL WORLDS WITH THE GOAL MERELY OF NOT CRASHING, NEVER CONSIDERING THAT WE MIGHT SOAR.

 

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