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Busy...Dreadfully Busy

The straw that breaks the camel’s back is real

Brian Clark Further
Photo: Screen shot of Rainmaker’s Brian Clark’s newsletter.

 

Runner's shadows
Father and son running for their lives yesterday. Preaching and doing should be the same activity.

 

The straw that breaks the camel’s back is real.

Once or twice a month my wife and i volunteer at our Church. My involvement requires studying and time invested to practice a 60-second reading. This often consumes several hours of my time.

Consistently, i have the recurring conversation with myself about eliminating this one simple activity. It’s only takes a minute to read the scripture to the congregation. But it takes noticeable (to me, but to no one else) emotional energy to prepare.

Energy that often feels like too much, when added to an already emotionally-filled schedule.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Disney Customer Service book

Involvement, Disney-style

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Committed to creating a video asset library. Photo from yesterday morning.

 

Videographer Orlando
There was one moment in my keynote speech where he heard something that prompted watery eyes. It may have been a blind spot.

 

Involvement, Disney-style…

What’s the difference between training and development?

What’s the difference between compliance and commitment?

This is the essential distinction:

Train for compliance, develop for commitment.

The difference between a compliant versus a committed worker is staggering.

Not developing your people is criminal.

Development is not training. Development can be as simple as telling someone about a glaring and longterm blindspot – it happened to me in 2008 and it changed the trajectory of my Disney career.

 

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This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Common Sense

We’re in charge of our own results

Holy Family Catholic Church Orlando
Cheryl Noel lower center. Yesterday. Church volunteer.

 

Many people spend zero to one hour per week in Church.

An overwhelming majority do not volunteer in any way.

If we did an inventory of our commitment, and then an analysis of our benefits, are we satisfied?

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