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Tips, training, and resources for Christian authors or entrepreneurs. Topics may include building relationships with readers or clients, branding, marketing, social media, or collaborative fellowship.

woman hiking in the woods, hands raised in victory. How to Move Your Dream Closer to the Finish Line

How to Move Your Dream Closer to the Finish Line

You’re so jazzed about the day ahead that you woke up before the alarm buzzed the first time! Before you finish your first rich cup of liquid enthusiasm, the family and even your dog know that something’s up. It’s time to move the ball forward and bring your dream closer to the finish line. Today you’ll flex your creative and

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How To Set Goals That Predict Success

Want to be more successful, achieve goals, be a winner? Setting and achieving goals is formulaic—the details may change, but the process is the same. Once you know your WHAT (goal) and WHY (motivation), you’re ready to take a step closer to the finish line. My forty-plus year career is a case-study in setting goals and achieving them. I don’t

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Ministry and Money—Guilt About Getting Paid

Do you have a heart to serve and skills that people need or want, but harbor Christian guilt about accepting payment? At the end of this post, I offer two statements to consider and use for yourself. Once I lay a little foundation, maybe they’ll provide clarity that empowers you to leave guilt on the curb for pick up next

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Dealing Effectively With Pushy, Squeaky Wheels

Diva, our three-year-old miniature dachshund, is the one squeaky wheel in our house. She can be pushy, demanding, and vocal. The shrill noises emanating from our cuddly little cutie translate to, “Throw my ball!” or “Pay attention to me!” We’re dealing with her shriekish squeaks because I screwed up. I’m good with managing pushy horses and people, but I became

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How Small Dreams and Visions Create Powerful Influence

This message is for everyone who doesn’t have a BIG message, a BIG talent, a BIG idea or a BIG stage—today. It’s for folks who have a dream, a vision or desire, but don’t pursue it because they think of themselves as limited, powerless, or inconsequential. Maybe they’ve even listened to an inner voice saying, “Who do you think you

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How Galapagos Animals Preach This Beatitude

My morning walk is a precious time of peace, quiet, and the pursuit of relationship with the deer, squirrels, and birds living in the woods along the creek. I learned a lot about bringing a peaceful spirit to animals from Saint Francis, but more recently, by reading about the tame animals of the Galapagos. Conflict is largely a human characteristic.

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Unexpected Fear – When God Changes Your Gifts

I don’t do nervous. Until recently, I believed that. Then unexpected fear came to visit. It was only a three-minute presentation, but there I was, concerned about what to wear because I didn’t want to walk to the microphone with my pants sweat-clinging to the back of my legs from warm chairs. In other words, I was nervous. Earlier in

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7 Tips to Maximize Your New Year – Pace the Race

My first resolution for 2019 is to Pace the Race. Life is a marathon with mile markers between the beginning and end, some accompanied by squeals of delight while others peel the skin right off whatever hits first. Wins and losses are by-products of living. If all you experience are blessings, you’re likely spoiled and insufferable, entitled and conceited – and

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