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The straw that breaks the camel’s back is real

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

 

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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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Vulnerability as a leader

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Book title or just a great reminder? “From Theory to Magic”.

 

One hour and fifty minute phone call. Rough at the beginning but worth every minute to get to the ending.

We are both better off for staying the course, speaking openly, and never loosing sight of the blessings beneath all the surface struggle that will become something we will joke about in years to come.

Entrepreneurs should be testing “theory” daily.

All theory looks good on paper. Until you are running your own business, you’ll never realize how theory and reality are often polar opposites.

 

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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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Motives often come with an awkward aftertaste

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Two days ago at Tibet Butler Preserve. iPhone cameras are good, but not great.

 

The things we can be grateful for often come from unexpected sources and sort of blindside us at first.

The marketing person’s email review and ‘bold’ website critique yesterday was exceptionally helpful.

It was a nice prompt to rewrite a few things at www.jeffnoel.com

That rewrite inspired the same at the other four blogs.

What was awkward was the timing. Her helpful critique was the result of her ‘fishing for business’. Betting she thought i wouldn’t notice her ulterior motive. No harm no foul, business is business – unless the customer (me in this case) reads right through it.

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Relax, no one is asking you to be a Christian

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at your core, what are you connected to?

Relax, no one is asking you to be a Christian. But what should be considered mandatory is that at the core of your emotions is a foundation built on some rock-solid belief.

What is that belief?

It can be anything you want. The danger is not being able to answer the question.

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