I write a weekly letter to encourage fellow Christian entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in their vocational purpose and productivity, through biblical truths and life experience.
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We all need a break from time to time.
When we interact with others at work, we must remember that they are more than workers, but a whole person that is going through more than we may know.
How we serve is more important than if we serve. God doesn’t want our ‘just enough’.
As Christians we need to consider our attitude toward business competition and how we can show grace in any outcome.
As Christians, we don’t lead by force or coercion, but through service and humility.
God is at work today in and through our work, even when we don’t necessarily see it.
No matter how busy life gets, fight to keep a sabbath rest.
To build a successful organization, you must be able to discern the urgent from the important, and know when to do either.
Work can be so much more than a job, or even a career, it can be a vocational calling that is bigger than you.
We often spend much of our day in front of a screen, however there are things we can do to ensure more of that time is used for valuable work.
Getting started is often the hardest step when tackling an ambitious project.
Don’t limit your ambitions and dreams, including your vocation, to your own abilities, but the power of God.
With so many jobs involving hours of sitting per day, we need to find ways to keep movement in our lives.
Some of our greatest joy can be found in our vocation, but we must be present to experience it.
Don’t be distracted by the work of others, God calls us to our own work based on the talents he has given us.
It is our responsibility to seek out the biases we have and help those who experience challenges that we may not.
God offers us true peace in the midst of any situation in life. Will we take it?
We must remember to take a step back from the day to day tasks AND from our work in general to realign what we do with our heavenly calling.
Our best work isn’t due to a heroic all nighter or visionary decision, but to consistently showing up and doing the work.
Not only are we called to give generously, but when we do give, it’s personally fulfilling and beneficial long term.
In busy seasons more than ever, we must ensure that we are grounded in biblical truth and honest community.
Surrounding yourself with smart individuals who will challenge your assumptions is one of the best ways to level up your business.
Taking the time to purposefully improve key skills is never time wasted.
We must purposefully plan the positive impact we want our work to have, if it will have any at all.
Creating a plan is vital to the success of your business, but without execution, the plan is worthless.
Not only is it important to take the time to plan your week, but to create a schedule that you regularly revisit and update to work best for you.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Training ourselves in the practice of deep work will have a lasting impact, enabling us to do the work God calls us to at the best possible level.
Running a business has many challenges and concerns, but God calls us to focus on the things we can change, and leave the rest to him.
Having a clear vision and mission for your life, and for the ventures you start or join, will directly impact how much you achieve.
We are called to commit our work to the Lord. When we do, we have peace, knowing that the outcome is in his hands.
Our work should not be the only way we use our skills and abilities to bless others. Our time is God’s and we are called to use it wisely.
As Christians we have ample opportunity to respond with grace to those we work with. Will we?
As Christians we have all the resources we need to live according to God’s plan. But do we live like we know this?
Doing the work we are called to will be hard at times, so we need strategies for handling the inevitable temptation to procrastinate.
We are to be purposeful about our thoughts, meditating on God's word, not our worldly worries.
If we want to do the kingdom work that God calls us to, we should not be surprised by the sacrifices required.
A relentless focus on our customer is not optional if we want to do good work that is a blessing to others.
We can make the best laid plans, but it is God who ultimately decides what will come to pass.
Only when our identity is found outside of our work can we fully do the work we are called to.
Technology can make our work and our lives much more efficient, but it can easily do the opposite and distract from work and life too.
Having advisors in our life who can speak wisdom and provide guidance is integral to our success.
Success, like failure, can be a dangerous thing; tempting us to put our hope and joy where it shouldn't be.
Successful work is only done when team members are aligned, but it takes purposeful action to get there.
God's calling on our life includes our vocation, and it should result in work that looks different than that of the world.
Waiting may not seem productive, but God has perfect timing and uses every season for good.
What we work for will impact how we work and what we work on.
We are called to specific work, and empowered to do it.
Having a network of strong relationships is integral to your long-term success in work and life.
Our sleep not only impacts our work, but also illuminates how we are handling the stress associated with it.
Email is an invaluable business communication tool, but how we use it will greatly impact our effectiveness in work and life.
God gives us talents; we can hide them or use them for his glory.
Taking time to refocus our priorities more than makes up for the work it seems to take us away from.
Despite how amazing our job may be, it will still have elements of toil. How we respond to this toil has an impact both personally, and beyond.
God calls us to work for the people we interact with just as much as the work we actually do.
No matter how hard we try, we’re never fully in control of our lives, including our vocation. How we handle this truth matters greatly.
Vacations are one of those things we know we need, but can be hesitant to take, ironically because of the work that we need a vacation from.
One of the biggest blessings I have experienced in starting my own business is needing to trust God fully, and seeing him prove himself faithful.
Working evenings is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can have a negative impact on your life if not kept in check.
How can you bring kindness into your work this week?
The most important work you can do is the work that will get you closer to your mission.
Distractions will never go away, but by understanding the cause we can minimize their negative effects.
God has a good plan and he invites us to participate with him, providing opportunities for us to use the skills and passions he gives us at the right time and place.
Where do you dwell most often? The past, the present, or the future?
Every day in business your honesty and integrity will be tested. How you respond shows the true condition of your heart.
What would it look like for you to foster a business culture that supports gleaning?
Get the most out of each week by committing to weekly planning.
As Christians, we are called to do good work, even if it is unexciting, unseen, or unappreciated.
You have probably written a to-do list more than once in your life, but how about a to-don't list?
Why do we fear failure so much? Could it be that our view of others opinion is too great and our trust in God is too small?
With 2017 still young, I encourage you to do a year plan. It has been one of the best ways to take a step back and see the big picture of where I am and what God is doing in my life.
If I had to give a fellow believer one piece of advice for work, it would be this – read your bible and pray before starting work every morning.
My goal is to encourage fellow Christian entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in their vocational purpose and productivity, based on biblical truths and life experience.
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