7 Questions You Must Answer To Increase Your Influence

Michael K Influence, Leadership, Personal Development 5 Comments

Trying to increase your influence with others? How you answer these 7 questions will determine your success: 1. How authentic am I? People will not follow you if they don’t first believe you. So be authentic…and watch your influence grow. 2. Do I value learning over titles or money? The more you learn, the more authority you gain. Value every single opportunity you can find to learn more than you presently know…even if the learning opportunity doesn’t initially come with a title or more pay. As your influence grows, titles …

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Quick Tips: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Michael K Personal Development, Quick Tips 8 Comments

It’s time for another quick tip! Today’s quick tip is Essentialism by Greg McKeown. Recently, I received this book as a gift from a coworker and it couldn’t have come at a better time in my life. As my schedule and responsibilities continue to pick up, Essentialism is a trusted guide that points the way to managing it all with clarity. According to McKeown, Essentialism isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. Throughout the book, McKeown highlights key differences that exist between …

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Victory Loves Preparation

Michael K Personal Development 2 Comments

“Everybody wants to be famous…but nobody wants to put the work in.” – Kevin Hart In the movie The Mechanic, there’s a particular scene that has a short but powerful quote that stuck with me ever since I first came across it… “Victory loves preparation.” In other words, victory is not attracted to how we perform the DAY OF… It’s most attracted to what we do BEFORE the main event ever takes place! For example, an athlete’s game time performance is directly related to the conditioning, or lack thereof, that …

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Stop Waiting For Perfect

Michael K Spirituality 6 Comments

“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.” –Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NLT) Solomon teaches us a valuable principle here: Those who have to have perfect conditions in order to start will never begin. If you have to find a “perfect” church for you and your family, you’ll never join one… If you’re waiting on the “perfect” time once the holidays have passed to finally start working out, you’ll never get in shape… If you’re waiting on the “perfect” conditions before you step out …

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QUICK TIPS: Paperkarma App

Michael K Quick Tips, Technology 13 Comments

In today’s post, I’ll be piloting a new “quick tips” blog post category that I’m considering using periodically in the future here on the blog. These tips could be any helpful book, app, or other quick suggestion to help you live a better life. Today’s “tip” features a fabulous mobile app called Paperkarma. If you’re anything like my wife and I, you probably receive a lot of direct mail sent to you each week (the stack below is the pile of mail we had sitting in our mailbox just this …

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