In God We Trust

Michael K Spirituality 6 Comments

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT) Here in Proverbs 3:5, we’re commanded to trust God with all our heart. As it is used here, that word trust is an active verb. It’s not a passive, “wait on my ship to come in one day” kind of word. It’s something we’re to actively and consistently do based on the confidence we have …

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5 Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned From Watching Shark Tank

Michael K Career Development, Productivity 5 Comments

Recently, I’ve become more and more fascinated with entrepreneurship. So it made sense that this past Friday, I sat down and joined in on what millions of Americans have been doing for years—watching ABC’s popular reality show “Shark Tank.” The show is interesting to say the least. It’s now even become a part of my regular DVR rotation at home. For those who have never watched an episode, here’s the show’s basic premise: Aspiring entrepreneurs get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pitch their business to a panel of “sharks”—five self-made multi-millionaires …

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It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish

Michael K Personal Development, Spirituality 10 Comments

“Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find.” – Proverbs 12:27 (NLT) I’m not the outdoorsy type… I’m horrible at fishing. I’ve only gone camping once (well, semi-camping…for dinner, my friends and I brought in Chick-fil-A to the campsite, LOL). I’ve never been hunting… And I probably never will. It’s just never really interested me at all! I’ve always thought that hunting was too much work and effort for too little payoff. You spend money on guns, ammo, camouflage, etc. …

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How To Maximize Your Creative Potential

Michael K Career Development, Personal Development, Productivity 12 Comments

We are all full of creative ideas… Untapped ideas… Ideas—that if we ever leveraged—could potentially be monetized. Yet the reality for many people is that they will live their entire lives and never tap into all of the creativity that laid dormant down on the inside of them. To help ensure that doesn’t become your reality, below are four suggestions that I believe can help you both identify and capitalize on your best creative thoughts: 1. Schedule regular periods of stillness. For many individuals, the biggest enemy to their creativity …

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The Importance & Priority of Family

Michael K Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity 33 Comments

The principle behind today’s post is simple to understand and read yet can often be very challenging for many leaders to consistently practice and maintain. It’s found in the following quote: “No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?” – Elbert Hubbard In life, there are countless accomplishments you will undoubtedly achieve throughout your career—events you successfully oversaw, projects you successfully completed, reports you successfully created, etc. However, …

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