What “the Toilet Paper Crisis” of 2020 Reveals About Burnout

Remember when the whole world lost their mind over toilet paper? Stores couldn’t keep it in stock. People hoarded it and treated it like gold. Did you ever wonder why that happened? The truth is, toilet paper is nice but not as crucial as most of us felt in the heat of the moment. People […]

6 Ways to “Burnout-Proof” Your Business (3 of 3)

If there were a contagious condition (other than “that one”) that could take you out as an entrepreneur or business owner and short-circuit your future success, would you want to know about it? The condition is burnout, and the dominant work habits of our culture have made it more prevalent than ever. But you don’t […]

6 Ways to “Burnout-Proof” Your Business (2 of 3)

Did you know a recent study showed 89% of professionals were suffering from some degree of burnout? Did you know there are six powerful steps you can take to make sure it doesn’t happen to you? In the last post, we drew from over three decades of research by burnout experts Christina Maslach and Michael […]

6 Ways to “Burnout-Proof” Your Business (1 of 3)

First, the bad news: In case you didn’t know, burnout has reached epidemic proportions, especially among business owners and entrepreneurs, and if you’re in that category you could be at serious risk. Here’s the good news: Long-time researchers and burnout experts Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter have identified six primary “risk factors” that lead […]

3 Signs You Might Be Suffering From the “Hidden Pandemic”

If you didn’t know there are TWO pandemics going on, this could be the wake-up call you need to keep yourself safe. Jennifer Moss is an author, journalist and workplace expert who discovered something shocking in 2020. She found evidence of a major increase in a devastating condition that affects knowledge workers, entrepreneurs and millennials […]

Houses and Fields

If you want to build a meaningful life you love, which is more important, improving your work or improving your self? Consider this…  For some, it’s all too easy to spend most of our time improving our “house.” We tweak our business brand assets, constantly read and watch new personal growth material, and are relentless […]

The Difference Between Talent and Skill, and Why it Matters to You

“Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will stand before kings.” –Proverbs 22:29a I read a proverb the other day that got me thinking… why are some people so incredibly TALENTED, but don’t make nearly as much of their lives as they could have? Here’s an answer to consider: The distance between […]

Serving and Sitting (Luke 10:38-42)

While they were traveling, [Jesus] entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.  She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said.  But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You care […]

Two Perspectives on Pull-ups in the Pool [An Encouraging Word]

The clock was ticking, and we weren’t getting anything done. My son Bradley loves the pool, and this particular morning I had agreed to join him in “training” together, practicing laps to help us both prepare for the triathlon he wants to do with me in the fall. There, in tepid waters of our little […]