Personal Development

Come on in, make yourself uncomfortable

This post is inspired by something I read out of a fantastic book called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. On Page 157, Steven Covey writes this: “One of my favorite essays is ‘The Common Denominator of Success,” written by E.M. Gray. He spent his life searching for the one denominator that all successful… Continue reading Come on in, make yourself uncomfortable

Discipline, Personal Development

Don’t become Bitter – Do this instead!

I have a tendency to be bitter. I’m not all that gifted with mercy, and I grow stale and grumpy if I’m not careful. A few years ago, I noticed this tendency in myself. I realized that if I didn’t do something about it, I would become a grumpy, angry, old woman that nobody liked.… Continue reading Don’t become Bitter – Do this instead!

Discipline

3 Easy Steps to Help you get your life together.

Have you ever been overwhelmed just by thinking about all that you’ve got on your schedule? Does looking at your calendar strike fear in your heart? Me too, my friend. I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I’m a people pleaser. Always trying to get people to like me, I often commit to… Continue reading 3 Easy Steps to Help you get your life together.

Personal Development

Stop Eating. Feed other people instead.

The problem Churches all over the world are going through an epidemic. This is something that they'd love to fix, but either don't know how, or don't have the capacity to do so. Most churches rely heavily on volunteers to make Sundays run smoothly, and most churches don't seem to have enough volunteers.  Almost every single… Continue reading Stop Eating. Feed other people instead.

Discipline, Family

7 Money Saving Tips

My husband and I have become financial nerds since we’ve been married. We’ve had the joint goal of getting rid of all of our student debt, and as a result, we’ve been a bit crazy about saving money. I’ve got some tips that we’ve put to use in our marriage that I think you’ll like.… Continue reading 7 Money Saving Tips

Personal Development

DON’T follow your passion!

You know what the worst career advice I’ve ever heard is? “Follow your passion.” Blech. How useless is that? “Do what makes you happy.” No thank you. You know why that’s useless advice? Because it’s not realistic. It’s dreamy. It’s adventurous. It’s exciting. But it’s not real life. 10 years from now, people who followed… Continue reading DON’T follow your passion!

Discipline

Let me give you some advice…

I loved being engaged. It was a very sweet nine months. I was planning a big party to celebrate getting married to the most amazing man on the planet, what’s not to like about that? After I got married, everybody would give me a knowing look, and say, “aren’t you so glad to be done?”… Continue reading Let me give you some advice…

Productivity

6 Travel Tips for your next Work Trip!

I have had the blessing to get to travel a lot with my work. It’s one of my favorite parts of my job - even if I’m traveling to a small manufacturing town, there’s just something about getting out of my normal routine that keeps things fresh and exciting. Since I’ve gotten to travel so… Continue reading 6 Travel Tips for your next Work Trip!