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The Ideal Candidate: Three Common Virtues for Uncommon Success

If you've ever sat through an interview, you've probably heard or asked this question: "How would you describe the ideal candidate for this position?" I'd venture to guess that no interviewer has ever answered this question like this: "I'm looking for a real jerk - somebody unmotivated and unwilling to learn. I'd appreciate it if … Continue reading The Ideal Candidate: Three Common Virtues for Uncommon Success

Better than Beasts: Our relationship with money

"A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish." - Psalm 49:20 Fact: At one point a cat picked stocks better than most investment managers. This alone may be reason enough to take a good look at how we approach money as a culture. If you want a good example of … Continue reading Better than Beasts: Our relationship with money

The Secret of Change

Socrates said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” All of our energy. Not some, not 50%, not just on weekdays...every day. All of our energy - all of the time. For an alcoholic, pursuing sobriety is not a one-and-done decision. It … Continue reading The Secret of Change

SERVE: 5 steps to world-class service

Ritualize and practice these five concepts to nurture sustainable, world-class service in your organization and your life. If you interact with people on any level (i.e. students, clients, customers, other team members, bosses, or family) - identify your strengths (value proposition) and use this method to build high-quality, loyal relationships. Keep it Simple World-class servers keep … Continue reading SERVE: 5 steps to world-class service

Credit Carbs

This article was originally published on http://www.moneysavvy.com - 2/28/2017 Credit has become the carb of the financial world. We know it’s not good for us in excess, yet we stuff our faces at the slightest hint of temptation. Using credit outside of our ability to pay a monthly balance in-full leaves us bloated, guilt-ridden, and … Continue reading Credit Carbs

Debt Distortion: Why Dave Ramsey and Robert Kiyosaki Are Both Right

Imagine a world where everything you perceive to be true about finance, family, fitness, food, etc... is not what millions of other humans perceive to be true. Not only that - people attempt to bring you down for your beliefs, or talk quietly amongst themselves about how stupid you are for doing the things you … Continue reading Debt Distortion: Why Dave Ramsey and Robert Kiyosaki Are Both Right

5 Modeling Behaviors: How Sinners Can Raise Saints

Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:7 Sponges We've heard it before: our children are sponges. They are building habits over time based on what they observe us do more than … Continue reading 5 Modeling Behaviors: How Sinners Can Raise Saints

Leaders Serve

Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant. Matthew 20:26 Just like companies making the shift from product-orientation to customer-orientation in the 60's, leaders are shifting their paradigm. Leaders realize that their function is not to 'be the boss' or 'manage' their people. They may do these … Continue reading Leaders Serve

Living a Level 1 Life

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates Drifting Sometimes life gets complicated. Sometimes it feels like things are just...off. It seems the longer we leave orderly processes unattended, the more they tend toward disorder. It is then that we … Continue reading Living a Level 1 Life