Satan is watching. Boss in the middle. Day 6 prayer challenge. – Wrap up.

IMG_0446I have a wrap-up, I just didn’t post it last night.  We had a very long day and I was beat.  We had two girls youth league softball games and then the wife and I took all fo the kids to the carnival.  All in all, I had a good day, but there is something going on in my house that I can’t quite put my finger on…

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Learning more about my mistakes. Boss in the middle. Day 4 Prayer challenge – Wrap up.

IMG_0438Today was a good day, although I really need to start getting more sleep.  I was dragging first thing.  I honestly can’t remember what my meditation was about this morning.  I’m pretty tired right now.  I did however, have a revelation about some mistakes I have been making.

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Set and attain goals like a boss.

img_0238As a boss in the middle, we need to realize that goal setting is an act of looking at an entire situation and figuring out what you want it to ultimately look like.

The next step is identifying gaps and ways to fill those gaps by playing to our strengths and asking for help when we need it.

Then we should make small steps on the way to larger milestones.

The key is to “get started” and work on accomplishing little goals on the way to big goals. Consistency is paramount to your success.

Losing 100 lbs. is easier if you lose three or four at a time consistently. You may need a motivational partner (help) if you aren’t driven enough internally.

Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you are in tune with your strengths.

Leaders don’t make decisions in bubbles.

IMG_2858As a boss in the middle, you’re probably part of a team or group.  This group has work to do and most likely that includes making some decisions.  As the leader of the group, it’s tempting to make the decisions yourself and steer the direction of the group towards what you think the end result should look like.  You have experience and knowledge, why not just lead the team?  But that’s not true leadership.  Read on to see what a true leader would do, when confronted with an important decision.

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This life is flimsy.

Don’t look to the things of this world, like money, power and prestige to protect you.

Our lives are very flimsy and even more flimsy are the possessions which many of us hold dear. They can all disappear in the blink of an eye. A lot of times, all it takes is a savvy enemy. True joy is not there.

Instead, find contentment in the Lord. Follow His ways and His will for true happiness.
One of the best ways to do this is to help someone else. When we take the focus off of ourselves and pour love into others, it feeds our soul.

This can be through mentoring, coaching or leadership counseling. Witnessing about our experience in public is also a good way to get out of the way and allow God to use you.

As a boss in the middle, it’s your job to develop the leaders of the future.

Don’t waste your focus.

IMG_0375As a boss in the middle of this crazy world, we are always focused on something. Sometimes it’s exactly what we should focus on, sometimes it’s not. But we are always focused. Basically, we need to focus, on what we focus on. I am purposely saying the word “focus” a lot. It should be a focal point. Read on for my perspective of proper and improper focus.

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