Productivity

Cultivating a Reflective Mind

There is an ever-increasing need to cultivate a reflective mind - a mind that reflects on what's most important in life. I've noticed that when it comes to cultivating a reflective mind, there are internal and external barriers. The most often cited are fear, busyness, and noise.

Read 40 Books a Year

I'm a firm believer that leaders are readers. According to a recent Inc.com article on the reading habits of leaders a survey by the National Endowment for the Arts found that only 43% of adults read something that wasn't required for work or school - the lowest average in decades. The blog post goes on to say that the habits of highly successful individuals suggests that leaders are in fact, readers.

Beating Busy: Final Thoughts

I’m convinced you will find greater meaning, peace, and fulfillment when your calendar reflects what you value most. How you spend your time matters - a lot! It just does. It’s the one commodity that cannot be bought, traded, or sold. Perhaps the biggest reason we’re all so frazzled these days is because we’re forgetting what matters most to us and to God.

Beating Busy: Values Matter

Beating Busy: Values Matter

If we agree that the highest priority for the New Testament Christian is to make disciples who make disciples, then what are the priorities that fulfill this overarching value? I’ve listed 6 key priorities of a disciple below. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Rather it’s based on obvious behaviors and characteristics of Jesus and His disciples.