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In the lifespan of every business, the CEO must periodically ask four hard questions that at times may provide some unpleasant or surprising answers. Those questions include:
Continually asking yourself these questions - and then being willing to answer them honestly - will keep your organization from becoming stagnant and left behind in the marketplace.
So it is that I have come to a crossroads in my business/ministry. I have had to ask myself these hard questions and some of the answers that came back were not what I expected. Further, through the process of prayer and being willing to listen to God's answers to these questions for me, it has helped me get very clear about the next season of my life and what I'm going to commit my time to. He has been turning my heart in another direction for some time and I'm finally ready to fully respond.
In a very short amount of time I will be revamping this web site in order to connect with and serve a different audience than the one I've been creating resources for over the past several years.
Of course one thing that's not going to change is my passionate focus on equipping people to maximize their potential in business. This includes our youth, which I'm very excited about our upcoming Inc. My Dream Youth Social Entrepreneurship Camp in July. I'm also excited about the partnership I have with Greater Works Vocational Discipleship Program where we are helping at-risk youth and ex-offenders gain employment through a pre-employment job training process.
Change is a good thing and I'm very much looking forward to this next season. Just remember the wisdom of this quote when it's time for you to change something significant: "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."
This article is from a guest blog post I wrote for Gospel Today Magazine...
We all have dreams. I’m not talking about the dreams that you have at night. I’m talking about the thoughts and desires that are so much a part of you, you seemingly can’t get away from them. It’s that hunger and drive inside of you to be something more than what you are right now; to do something far beyond what you have accomplished at this point in your life. It’s the thing that you love to talk about more than anything else. Even if you don’t talk about it much, it’s still got a hold of you more than you have a hold of it.
While our life’s dreams should inspire us to be and do more, they often lead to frustration when we don’t know how to transform them into reality. One of the key reasons is that God is often left out of that process. We hear people tell us to “dream big,” but if your big dream is not connected to God plans for your life, your efforts will be futile.
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Did you know the manifestation of your dream was meant to be a gift from God that keeps giving to others? On the most recent Sunday night Dream Catalyst Weekly Prayer Call I taught about the Parable of the Ten Minas found in Luke 19. One of the key principles gleaned from this parable - similar to the Parable of the Talents found in Matthew 25 - is that the most significant reward for our faithfulness is not money. Instead it's responsibility that's connected to influence over people.
We must recognize that the dream given to us by God comes with His expectation that through the fulfillment of our dreams our lives will continually be a blessing to others.
Click here to listen to the prayer call and download the teaching notes. Have a blessed day!
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We had another powerful call this week in our continuing series #YourDreamMatters: From Dreaming to Thriving. The specific focus on this call was part 2 of Grace vs. Grind. During the devotional portion I talked about how important it is for us to focusing more on "becoming" rather than "doing" or performing our way into God's grace.
When you understand your true identity in Christ you will embrace the fact that you don't have to earn or perform your way into God's grace.
In addition to listening to the call I also included some bonus content for you to download. Just click the link below and enjoy!
As we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am reminded of one of his most potent quotes:
"If a man hasn't discovered something to die for, he is not fit to live."
Click below to watch this special video message and ask yourself if you're willing to die for your dream...
It's amazing how many Christian entrepreneurs glory in their grind more than relying upon the grace of God. On this week's prayer call the focus was on the choices that we make to either work based on our own strength or work resting in the strength of God. And according to Mark 4:1-20, our choice and the corresponding harvest (or lack thereof) is based on the condition of our hearts.
You will definitely be blessed and challenged by this call (I know because I was challenged as I was in teaching it). Click below to listen to the call and download the teaching notes. You can also access the previous call and notes if you haven't done so already.
Also, don't forget to mark your calendar for the continuation of this series, #YourDreamMatters: From Dreaming to Thriving, this Sunday at 8:30 PM
It's "that" time again. What is "that" time you ask? At the beginning of the year it is very common to see many coaches and trainers offering vision boarding workshops and seminars as a way to help people visualize their dreams and goals for the year. Vision boarding can be a very powerful tool if utilized as part of an overall process of transformation, but it definitely is not as a silver bullet for success. Just because you create a vision board doesn't mean you will accomplish that vision - even if you look at it every day all day.
Your vision boarding exercise will be a frustrating waste of time for the following three reasons:
I'm definitely a proponent of vision boards, but I'm not of a fan of getting people hyped up and started on something and then not equipping them with the tools they need to finish the process. If you don't have a God-directed plan, structured process, and committed team of people your implementation will be lacking and your vision will fail to come to pass.
If you're interested in taking the next step from vision boarding to Dream Mapping please contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 310-3017.
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Don't believe the lie that your life doesn't matter or that God has no use for you. His dream for your life is connected to your purpose and people. Your dream matters more than you know! Join me at Prayer Assembly COGIC in Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, December 28th as I share this powerful message.
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Here's a quick survey to determine how truly ready you are for 2015 to be the greatest year ever in your business:
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