Working hard but not improving? You’re not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether that’s work, parenting or creative hobbies. And he shares some useful techniques so you can keep learning and always feel like you’re moving forward.
Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there’s a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life — serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you — gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life.
Jennifer Fulwiler tells of her journey to Christ. It is interesting to hear an intellectual argument for a belief in Jesus opposed to a purely emotional one. But I dare you to watch without your emotions being stirred and your spirit leap within you. Enjoy!
Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days — from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a “burger refill” at a restaurant — Jiang desensitized himself to the pain and shame that rejection often brings and, in the process, discovered that simply asking for what you want can open up possibilities where you expect to find dead ends.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “There are no bad questions”?
In leadership, this might be true.
I have learned in my years of leadership – I only know what I know. And, many times I don’t know much. There are often things among the people I am trying to lead which I need to know – and, for whatever reason – I won’t know unless I ask. Which means I must continually ask lots of questions.
One of the best skills a leader can develop is the art of asking the right questions – and, even better – at the right times.
Here are 10 of the greatest leadership questions ever asked:
- How can I help you?
- What is the biggest challenge you have to being successful here?
- Do you understand what I’ve asked you to do?
- What am I missing or what would you do differently if you were me?
- What do you see I can’t see?
- How can I improve as your leader?
- If we had authority to do anything – and money was no barrier – what would you like to see us do as a team/organization?
- Where do you see yourself someday and how can I assist you in getting there?
- What are you currently learning which can help all of us?
- How are you doing in your personal life and is there any way I can help you?
You can rephrase these for your context and within the relationships you have with people with whom you serve. You can certainly add your own questions. But, if you are attempting to lead people, may I suggest you start asking questions.
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By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren’t actually helping. At least, that’s how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children’s success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.
A great radio program from Family Life Radio.
Every family is messy. Caleb Kaltenbach’s is no exception. Caleb reflects on growing up with a mom and dad who divorced when he was 2 upon discovering they were each gay. Caleb’s mother shared a home with her partner for 22 years, and his father stayed in the closet until Caleb was in college. Caleb offers unique insight on how the gay community perceives Christians.
I’m posting this for my son, Nathan. He loves legos and at 9 years old would love to create with legos to earn a living one day. Looks like it might be possible, who knows.
I started classes yesterday. Wow! Do we really need to be told to show up and do the homework. Anyways, I’ve begin reading the 10 pound textbooks and although not ordinary a coffee drinker I find myself digging through my cabinets for the french press I purchased to make herbal home remedies. Here’s what I found on making a good cup of coffee.
I’ve just started teaching my 22 year old to drive. She has been apprehensive up to this point but doing a good job thus far. This Bob Newhart stetch was brought to mind. He is one of my favorite comedians. ~Beth
I’m very interested in who I am right now, and who you are. Here’s a helpful piece of a very large puzzle. ~Beth
11 fun, informative and captivating talks to inspire young minds.
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This is not Nathan’s class but this is the song and the theme of the entire year in the school which Nathan attends. It’s been a great year for him overall and I am very pleased with what he has been learning.
This is the program from Nathan’s Talent Night Show-
Nathan is in the green shirt right of center and above.
SUMMER BREAK HERE WE COME, READY OR NOT!