Sticks, Stones, & Simon Cowell

Michael K Spirituality 10 Comments

In life there are several constants. As things go up, gravity says they’ll come back down. The earth constantly rotates on its axis and has done so for thousands of years. No matter who you are, where you live, or what you’ve done, critics and criticism are also constant factors in all of our lives. For example, when it comes to weekend attendance, some critics accuse local churches of being too small. Others criticize local churches for being too big (just ask Joel Osteen). And imagine the criticism Simon Cowell …

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3 Things To Consider Before Your Next Decision

Michael K Career Development, Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity, Spirituality 12 Comments

According to some studies, the average human makes about 612 decisions a day. That equates to over 4,000 decisions in one week and over 220,000 decisions in a year. Needless to say, we all make lots of decisions, some of which are bigger than others. With literally thousands of things to think through, how in the world can we find the capacity to make quality decisions consistently? What if there were common factors that all great decisions had in common? I believe that there is. Below are three such factors …

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You Be The One

Michael K Personal Development, Spirituality 1 Comment

While Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, he was going through the area between Samaria and Galilee. As he came into a small town, ten men who had a skin disease met him there. They did not come close to Jesus but called to him, “Jesus! Master! Have mercy on us!” When Jesus saw the men, he said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” As the ten men were going, they were healed. When one of them saw that he was healed, he went back to Jesus, praising God in a loud …

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Don’t Let Go Of The Rope

Michael K Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity, Spirituality 5 Comments

Back in the spring of 2010, I had an opportunity to travel to Japan on a graduate school business trip. While visiting one of the local cities, our class had a chance to go to the top of a mountain that overlooked the beautiful town and valley landscape below. Once on the peak, our attention was immediately drawn to a nearby cave that had attracted large groups of tourists around it. Entire tour groups were paying cash to go down into the cave—disappearing right before our own eyes. Curious to …

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5 Keys To Collecting A Larger Company Paycheck

Michael K Career Development, Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity 9 Comments

All of us could use some extra money in our paychecks. Some people, in pursuit of a larger company paycheck, incorrectly assume that simply working harder will translate to increased pay. Here’s the thing. The key to collecting more money from your company is not to simply work harder. The key to increasing your paycheck is to increase the value that you are adding to the company. Companies are looking for employees that add value to their bottom line or mission. It’s possible to work hard on numerous activities that …

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