Be happy where you are. Philippians 4:11 teaches “…be content in whatever situation….” I have struggled with this for years! I know it’s hard when you have a job that you either don’t like or you just feel like you should be doing something else. You feel like you will just do it to get by. But the danger in that is that you end up feeling like you are wasting your life. You end up not appreciating your job, the people you work with, and sometimes you end up not even appreciating the paycheck. [Read more…]
Most of us have been stuck at some point in our lives. Too many of us end up seemingly perpetually stuck. If you take a good hard look at yourself and your life, and are honest with yourself, you may discover just what you have allowed to hold you back. I have had many occasions to examine my own life to see why I wasn’t moving forward at the speed of light or soaring with the eagles. Here are some of the reasons I came up with for myself and my own life. See how many apply to you and your life. [Read more…]
Now get your head out of the gutter! LOL I’m talking about PERCEPTION. What if what you think is SO BIG is really so small? When you think about your problems, your heartaches, or that thing that made you angry, frustrated, or vengeful, you may tend to get all worked up. You may analyze it (a few times), stress over it, worry about it, and a few hours, days, months, or even years later, you have put so much emphasis on it–assigned so much time and energy to it–that you have
allowed it to change you.
You may be a very talented athlete. You may be a gifted speaker. You may be a creative artist. You may have a brilliant mind for business ideas. You may even believe yourself to be a wonderful spouse. But you may not be successful in these areas if you are unwilling to be TAUGHT. Not if you are unwilling to learn; if you are unwilling to be TAUGHT.
There’s a difference.
And this difference can either be an obstacle to your success, or lead you to it.
We’ve all heard before that you need to think like the rich in order to get the things that the rich have. So, I thought it would be interesting to interview one of the few millionaires that I know. This particular millionaire (let’s call him “Evan”) is a young, intelligent, educated, fun-loving, eligible, black man who has learned a few things along the way and didn’t mind sharing his some of his experiences and thoughts with me. Here is our quite candid conversation: