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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Who’s On Your Boat?

Michael K Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity, Spirituality 15 Comments

It has been said that you are now who you will be in 5 years except for two things: the books that you read and the people that you meet. If this is true, then who we allow into our lives, especially into our inner circle, is critically important to us achieving success. In Jonah 1:3, Jonah decides to hop aboard a ship headed for the city of Tarshish. But this is no ordinary cruise vacation. We’re told in that same verse that Jonah has boarded this ship intent to …

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Bear Hugs, Beat Downs, & Other Life Choices

Michael K Leadership, Productivity, Spirituality 8 Comments

Jacob saw Esau coming with 400 men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two slaves. He put the slaves and their children in front, Leah and her children after them, and Rachel and Joseph last. He went on ahead of them and bowed seven times with his face touching the ground as he came near his brother. Genesis 33:1-3 (GWT) When you think about it, the root of most fears can be traced back to one thing: unknown outcomes. Jacob finds himself here in a position …

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