I’m a process type of guy, one that sees things like an engineer, where there is a start and a finish with things. Not only with complete projects like building a car or a house, but also with smaller projects of steps such as building a car’s transmission or sharpening a pencil.
The most common questions people ask are the standard six that are used in most newspaper rooms and with management consultants: who, what, when, where, why, and how. Asking the questions is a good start, but as with any process, there is a good sequence to find your good, better, and best answers and even right and wrong answers.
Like the chicken and the egg question, the same goes for dealing with people, too. We must ask questions.
“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask… for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” Albert Einstein.
While I have been interviewed and it was recorded, my interview regarding my book HWJDB How Would Jesus Do Business? will air in May 3, 2016.
Would you like to know where to find the recording and the blog posts?
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When it comes to our thinking, our attitudes, and our behaviors, there is nothing that comes to mind more than the issue of justice and law. But so should love.
I have a number of connections (church groups, writers groups, business groups, etc.) with not only individuals, but with groups of people, both online and offline in various capacities. Whether the connection is regular or sparse, I have many discussions with many people over just about any subject. Partly to share, but also to learn. Because I have many discussions with many people, I see data points, connections about ideas and issues, that stand out like sore thumbs to me. Others, may not see them, but I sure do.
As an aspiring writer, words are important, but so are meanings, but included with words and meanings are actions. Recently at the Christian writers conference Writers on the Rock here in Colorado, I spoke with one speaker that helps single mothers deal with their lives. She said that the church is VERY quick to rally around widows with tons of help for ANY widow whose husband has died, but the minute a woman becomes divorced with kids, she’s on her own and the church will have little to do with them. You think only single mothers have it bad, how about this next story.
I’m being interviewed by Laura Padgett on the KUHS Radio/TV Denver on May 6th at 2 PM.
I’ll be talking about my newest book, HWJDB How Would Jesus Do Business?, and share how Christians are made to be prosperous by serving their customers, but they’re also to share their prosperity with others. Most important, how the “Bounty of Blessings” can happen in your life.
Laura Padgett is an award-winning author, speaker, and dancer Laura who ministers through the arts of writing, speaking, dance, and storytelling. Laura can be heard on the Artist’s Nook on the first and third Friday of each month at 2 p.m. MDT at KUHS Denver.
Having a discussion with a fellow Christian regarding business and it seems that Christian theology is getting in the way of Christians being successful, or even more successful, both for God and in the marketplace.
The discussion was around the issue of each of our many physical talents versus our one spiritual gift, and “flesh” and our “spirit,” including sins.
He was elevating and expanding our spiritual gifts way beyond it’s rightful place, alongside our physical talents. He was trying to say that our “flesh,” our physical talents were not as important as our “spirit,” our spiritual gifts, he used plural form of the word.
It comes down to this one accurate comment: We are physically born with many physical talents, we are spiritually born with one spiritual gift.
1 Cor 12:8-10 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
But our many physical talents and one spiritual gift never separates us from God. So then what does?
Guest posted by Jan Verhoeff
When you’re building your niche, do you have a specific identity, or just a general group to whom you’re marketing?
Tuna swim in schools in the ocean, huge groups of fish that find their way into the fishermen’s nets. The meat is dark, soft, and often flavorless, because Tuna aren’t selective eaters. Often, more selective fishermen waste the tuna that are older, less attractive to the canning companies. Tuna unfit for human consumption is used for cat food.
Albacore, a fish relative of tuna, are more selective and their meat is light, firm, and tasty. It can be eaten in a variety of ways, and offers a finer texture for better preparation. Albacore is almost never used for cat food, except maybe the byproducts of the tasty morsels, selectively chosen for human consumption.
Almost half of American households serve tuna daily, according to a 2008 article from the Environmental Defense Fund. With an array of tuna in pouches and cans on grocery shelves, it can be hard to determine which is the best type for you. Albacore and chunk light tuna are both good sources of protein with very little fat, but nutritional differences and potential mercury concerns may influence your decision as to the one you purchase. read more…
Anyone can catch a tuna, but only the finest, most experienced fishermen can catch Albacore.
There is a familiar saying among some churches. “Some believers are so heavenly bound that they’re no earthly good.”
It’s one thing to want to do God’s will, but to be so caught up in doing “heavenly” or “spiritual” things that you lose site of your earthly purpose, and what’s around you, you’ve missed your calling.
When you’re born, you were born with certain inalienable talents and skills. Yes, you were born with them. No one can ever take them away from you because God created you, and no one else has the same sets of talents and skills and personality. Over time growing up you’ve tested yourself at each step of the way to see what you can perform and how well. You’ve learned to crawl, walk, then run physically, so it is with your talents and skills.
But what happens when you became a Christian?