Your Ten-Year Plan For Freedom

Strategic Coach helps entrepreneurs build their businesses. The following is a post that I found very helpful and wanted to share with you. Take advantage of your unique entrepreneurial freedoms to create a future of bigger opportunities and fewer frustrations. Why did you become an entrepreneur in the first place? There was a possibility, a dream, that drove you to take that leap. If your life … [Read more...]

How to Know Where to Focus Your Efforts

To be successful in life, work, or ministry it is very, very important to get clear on who you are and what you should be doing.  For greatest happiness and accomplishment we need to find that sweet spot, that area of convergence between who we are, what we are good at, and the needs of the people we are called to serve.  Any individual, church, business or organization that does this well … [Read more...]

The Two Most Important Success Qualities

After studying and experimenting with many of the needed success principles and practices for over thirty years, I’ve come to this conclusion, the two most important qualities any person needs to be successful in their life and calling are:   Commitment to learn. Commitment to action.  Committed learners and doers will ultimately be successful in what they are called to do.             I know, … [Read more...]

Why Leader/Achievers Have to Keep it Simple

If you are like me (dangerous statement, I know), I love simple.  Especially in our current information age where all you have to do is go to a search engine and you can find endless amounts of information on almost any subject imaginable.  There is so much information coming our way every single day that it can easily be overwhelming.  And when it gets overwhelming our internal “warning light” … [Read more...]

Your Personal Development Foundation (Part 1)

               From insights found in the Bible I have believed and taught for years that we really can change.  I even wrote a bookabout it, The Divine Committment - Partnering with God to Change Your Life.  Recent research on brain development has given more insight on how these changes take place.  Because of new technology researchers have been able to see how the brain develops and what … [Read more...]

The Most Important Fulfillment Factor

                Every even somewhat healthy person wants to be personally fulfilled and successful.  No one says, “When I grow up I want to feel empty, worthless , and fail at everything I do.”  The desire to achieve something meaningful, do it well, and feel significant is in all of us.  Yet, the percentage of people who experience this on a regular basis is very small.  Some studies say up to … [Read more...]

Hitting the “Start Up Wall”

               I am in the process of starting a new phase of life with a new focus.  Like most new things, there is both excitement and fear.  The feelings of "this could be great" along with "what if it does not work", hits us all when we embark on a new journey.  One thing I have freshly realized is, it sure is a lot easier when you have someone walking with you that has already been where you … [Read more...]

Purpose Indicator 4 – God Encounters

       Even if a person is not “religious”, everyone has had encounters in life that have been very impacting or meaningful which they did not orchestrate.  I am obviously writing from the perspective of someone who does believe God has specific plans for us and is working to complete those plans (Ephesians 1:3-4, 2:10).        Do I believe that God orchestrates everything that happens in life?  … [Read more...]

Purpose Indicator 3 – Strengths

             Another primary indicator of our purpose answers this question: What am I good at?   Many of us wish we had other strengths and abilities than the ones we have, but if God really designed us and placed us here according to His wisdom and love, then the abilities we have are the right ones.  Our purpose in life will be in alignment with the abilities we have been given.             No … [Read more...]

Purpose Indicator 2 – Passion

In The Passion Plan, psychologist Richard Chang describes passion as personal intensity.  He writes, “If you have passion for something it strikes a chord in you.  It heightens your awareness, engages your attention, and kindles excitement…Passion is empowering.  You may bludgeon it, suppress it, squash it, or lose sight of it, but it is a given, a constant.  Your passion is ready and willing to … [Read more...]