The Impact, Income Overlap

I come from a Christian ministry background and am still very involved in helping others connect more deeply with God and live out their unique, God-given purposes (if you’re interested in knowing more about that check out www.TruVineMission.com).  I know that often the pastors, churches, and tele-evangelists who are more interested in getting money than helping people get the most press, but I … [Read more...]

Increase Your Impact, Income, and Independence Following Your Passion

According to a 2010 Gallup Management Poll, only 20-30% of the workforce are engaged in their work.  That supports other studies I've read indicating that 70-80% of our population either tolerates or hates their job.  Some of that is because so many corporations barely try to treat their employees well.  That means those that do really stand out.  But an even bigger reason is that so many have … [Read more...]

Leadership skills that Increase Impact and Income (Part 1)

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share with you some great ways to increase both your impact on the world and your income.  Just to give you a heads up, I am not a natural at this.  I, too, am learning as I go but I am making good progress and I know you can too.  In the coming days I'm going to share with you some of the most important lessons I've learned in increasing entrepreneurial … [Read more...]

Helping Others Lead

One of the greatest things you could ever do for another person is help them learn how to lead well. All the studies show that career advancement (either as an employer or employee) is directly related to leadership skills. A small percentage seek out leadership roles, but the vast majority have real concerns that they could ever be a good leader. They can lead There continues to be perpetuated … [Read more...]

What to Do with Comparison

The best-selling business book of all time is Good to Great by Jim Collins. Collins once said, “Comparison is the plague of our time. Once you start down that road you cannot win.” It’s true that to constantly compare ourselves to others is a losing proposition. There is always someone better (unless you are 1 in 7 billion) and there is always someone worse. Once you start comparing yourself … [Read more...]

Two Steps to Implementing What You’ve Heard

How many seminar binders do you have on your shelf? How many training notes do you have in your computer? How much of what you have read, seen, or heard are you actually implementing? If you are like most of the world, even the professional world, it is a small percentage. This week I read an article from the Harvard Business Review that said even after all the years of research on learning … [Read more...]

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 use MICE to Make Your Message Memorable

In his book Primal Leadership Daniel Goleman talks about how much money businesses put into training their people. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent every year training employees in the areas of teamwork, communication, project management, leadership and more. Yet, when follow up studies have been done, the retention rate of the training has been miserably low. Because businesses do not … [Read more...]

How to Greatly Impact 1 Million People in 21 Years

It is possible for you to become a person of such influence that you could positively impact one million people in the next 21 years. If you are a national or international celebrity or household name, you are already doing this to some degree. But most of us are not household names, but we still want our lives to count. In this short article I’m going to show you how it can be done even if you … [Read more...]

Taking Away Fear and Overwhelm about Leadership (Part 1)

The subject of leadership is so HUGE it can easily be overwhelming. Hundreds if not thousands of books have been written on the subject of leadership. Why? Leadership has hundreds if not thousands of components to it. That is why John Maxwell alone can write books with 21 laws, 17 laws, 15 principles, and each of those laws/principles has sub-points and the sub-points have sub-points. And … [Read more...]