The Myth of Meaningful Work
The results of many surveys of millennials show that they are in search of "meaningful work" as it relates to their professional lives. This quest can often lead to some unfulfilling experiences as this desire is noble, but often realistic mainly because their approach is flawed.
Watch this excellent video from Ryan Hartwig from a TEDx event in California as he explains this myth and how young professionals should approach their careers.
In order to gain everything that you want in your career, you must first let go of some things. Enjoy part 2 of this powerful teaching that will help you find fulfillment and success in your profession.
Podcast Episode 2: Choose to Lose!
If you want to find the career or business of your dreams, you must lose some things along the way.
You can go farther in your career than you have ever imagined if you allow God to direct your paths and order your steps and use your profession as a pulpit.
Part Time, On-Call, & Full Time Positions
A few months ago our team at Greater Works announced the launch of an initiative to provide employment training and job placement to ex-offenders, at-risk youth, and others in underresourced and underserved communities (see 30 Jobs and Counting). That's why I'm extremely excited we have developed a partnership with a company that is prepared to hire 500 people, giving us the chance to present this opportunity to the people we serve.
We are facilitating the hiring of on-call Banquet Servers, Hosts, Cooks & Bartenders to work in a challenging, but fun environment. We are working with a unique staffing company that specializes in the hospitality industry. We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking individuals to join a great team to deliver on our promise of excellent customer service.
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For more information or to apply online today, please visit www.greater-works.com/job-app.html
Our Inc. My Dream Young Boss Camp is only a few days away! We're so excited about the opportunity to pour into the lives of young people with the skills of learning how to start and grow their own social entrepreneurship business. During my nearly 10 years as a full-time entrepreneur one of the things that I have grown to appreciate are the transferable principles that I gained as a full-time employee. A few of these principles include preparation, time management, relationship building, work excellence, professionalism, and more are critical to your success as an entrepreneur or an employee.
One of the curriculum we are using for our entrepreneurship camp is the first book I wrote, Dream B.I.G. in 3D. This book is targeted to young leaders who searching for their dream job or career path. The principles contained in this book are just as important for job seekers as they are for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Here are 9 ways that Dream B.I.G. in 3D can help you score your dream job (or business)…
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You Are a C.E.O.!
In a recent blog I wrote, What it Really Means to be a Christian C.E.O., I defined the position of CEO from God's perspective. From His perspective, C.E.O. stands for "Christ's Executive Officer." The focus of that article was on those who start and/or lead companies. However, this definition of C.E.O. can be expanded beyond just business owners and would also include any Christian who has a leadership position directly responsible for other people.
Here is how this divine understanding of C.E.O. relates to any Christian in any type of leadership role:
As you can see this description is not just for Christian business owners. This broader understand of a C.E.O. applies to you if you work for a company and have management responsibility over other people. God is giving you the opportunity and empowerment to impact lives through your leadership.
So the next time somebody asks you if you're a C.E.O., give them a resounding YES!
Did you know that your spiritual gifts were not just meant for church and could also be used in business? In reality, because we are the church and our spiritual gifts are always with us, they can be used in any environment as we are led by the Spirit of God. Many people miss out on their harvest because they put God and their spiritual gifts in a box and don't realize or embrace using them in the marketplace.
Darren Shearer, author of Marketing Like Jesus, recently recorded a great podcast discussing the 3 ways that you can use your spiritual gifts in business. He writes in his blog post:
"Certainly, we should offer our spiritual gifts in a way that helps our churches have outstanding services and excellent programs. I believe this is an essential part of transforming our communities.
Using your spiritual gifts in business is a great lesson that should be taught in more churches. You can listen to the entire podcast here: http://darrenshearer.com/episode-30-3-ways-use-spiritual-gifts-business/
What are you spiritual gifts? How do you use them in your business?
Your Dream is Connected to Your Dominion
During this week's prayer call devotional I shared how God, like he did with Joseph, will take you through a process of maturation where you go from dreaming to interpreting dreams to managing dreams. The place where God has called you to manage dreams - industry, region, community, etc. - is the place of your designated dominion. This means your God-driven dream is the platform for your influence and authority in the earth.
Enjoy the audio recording below and I look forward to you being on the Dream Catalyst Prayer Call call this Sunday!
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It's interesting - and almost tragic - that many people still don't realize or fully embrace that God chose you for something special. Indeed, He placed you on this planet for a specific purpose. And believe it or not, it's connected to your vocation. Although you may not like your job currently, or you have not yet have found the thing that gets you excited to get out of bed Monday mornings ( or any morning), His plan for you is connected to the work that you do now and will do in the future.
In Mike Wittmer's recent article at The High Calling Blog recently entitled, Designed to Work: What Do You Make Possible?, he discusses the significance of the connection between our work and God's plan of redemption for our world. He states:
What task has God called you to do? It might be menial, and it might be hard. Maybe you’re having a rough shift right now. If so, God has given you a golden opportunity. Can you describe what your job makes possible? How do you enable others to make something of the world? Answer these questions, and you will find God’s purpose in your job. You will know that you are serving Jesus and obeying the first command he ever gave you (Col. 3:17; 23-24; Gen. 1:28).
So whether you love your job or hate it, just remember God wants to use it to change you and the people that He connects you to through the work you do. Ask God to give you a new perspective of your work so you can jump on board with His plan.
Read the full article Designed to Work: What Do You Make Possible? at http://www.thehighcalling.org/work/designed-work-what-do-you-make-possible#.VFfUhkvC_2w
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