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Know Your Purpose & How to Fulfill It in 600 Words

Jul 31, 2020

 

The Wrong Question

According to research we did with the Barna Group, only 11% of self-identified Christians know their purpose! 22% said that they had no idea. The rest said things like, “Be a great parent to my children” or “Be a loving husband.” Unfortunately, neither of these last two answers nor ones like them are your purpose. They are examples of ways you can try to fulfill your purpose, but they are not your purpose.

Complicating this issue is that people start with the wrong question, “What is my purpose and how can I fulfill it?” The Enemy is so happy that we ask this self-centered, “me me me” question. It immediately leads us on the wrong path. So, what is the right question?

 

The Right Question

The right question is, “Why did God create mankind?” We are members of mankind, and there must be a reason why He created us. The answer to this question leads us to our purpose. Fortunately, God has made the...

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Major Change Coming: Public School or Homeschool?

Jun 04, 2020

 

Survey Results Indicating Major Positive Impact on Homeschooling

In a recent RealClear Opinion Research Survey, 40% of families are more likely to homeschool when lockdown restrictions lift. Kerry McDonald, author of Unschooled, said last week that an EdChoice survey revealed “more than half of current families have a more favorable view of homeschooling in light of the pandemic.” Whatever the final numbers are, these results are BIG NEWS for homeschooling.

I started paying attention to this issue after two homeschool leaders endorsed us or added us to their resource list as where the parents should go to get career assessments to help their children pick the right colleges and majors for the careers that were right for the students. After seeing this kind of innovative thinking and not knowing much about homeschooling, I started paying attention. Here is some of what I found.

 

Background

My first inquiry in homeschooling happened 25+ years ago with a wealth...

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Where Is the Meaning in Your Job? It’s Time to Ponder It.

Mar 25, 2020

Frustrated in Your Job?

John’s childhood was spent getting ready for his 30+ year career. He had some successes if you consider temporary highs from being quoted in articles, featured on magazine covers, making good money, or even being mentioned in books. However, the highs eventually wore off, and he was back to trying to get the next high. His periods of boredom led him to make some bad business decisions. He realized that his career did not have the meaningfulness that he wanted.

John eventually sold his business to pursue the career for which God had made him. He is now more fulfilled than he has ever been. You don’t have to go through the pain John did. Read on if you want to learn about John’s defining moment and the 4 Steps to a fulfilling career for which God has made you.

 

Step #1

Take an honest look at yourself, your values, and your sense of meaning in life. One way to check your values is to put down how you spend your time and money. The...

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How Mentors Supercharge Your Career

Mar 04, 2020

Everyone Needs a Mentor and Can Be a Mentor

I don’t care what area of life we are talking about, getting advice can help. At my age 65, I still ask for advice, especially in areas in which I have little experience. When I started in wealth management, I actually had two mentors helping me grow, learn and gain wisdom. When I wanted to learn more about doing mission work, I relied on someone 30 years younger. Even my wife makes sure she fills in the gaps when it seems I need some mentoring.

 

If you want to learn more about how mentors can supercharge your career or how to mentor, read on in this Part #1 of a two-part series on mentorship.

 

How a Mentor Can & Should Help You

  • Identify your blind spots: Entrepreneurs typically have strong egos and very positive outlooks on the prospects of a business. A mentor, especially in a trusted relationship, can spot and tell you about your blind spots. No person has all that it takes to rise in their career or run a...
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What You Know About Habit Formation is Wrong!

Feb 27, 2020

New Research About Habits from BJ Fogg, PhD, Stanford University

When I was doing research for our Life Coaching, I really wanted to understand behavior change, especially the habit formation part. I’d read and heard about habits being formed in 21 days but could not find any research supporting it. One study I found said that the 21 days contention was a myth. Phillippa Lally, health psychology researcher at University College London, contends in that study that it takes 66 days to form a habit and as much as 354 days for it to be fully formed. Ugh.

 

After reading more research, I was not satisfied with any of this. That is when I was referred to Dr. BJ Fogg at Stanford University which changed everything we know about habit formation…

  

I Had to Meet BJ Fogg to Get Out of the Habit Formation Fog

 When I was doing my research, I ran into a company that is hired by medical insurance companies or large corporations to assist patients and employees...

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Career Assessment Revolution - The Newer Science is Much Better!!

Feb 20, 2020

 

New Career Assessment Approach Explained My Frustration 

I was struggling in guiding the company I sold in 2017, and it took almost 30 years to figure out why? The bottom line was that I was in the wrong career given the gifts that God had given me. Yes, I was good at math, economics and advising clients in my wealth management business. All looked pretty good, and I made a great living doing it. Unfortunately for my colleagues and some clients, I had tried for 25 years to merge psychology and money to create a money psychology practice instead of the fee-only financial planning firm everybody else thought we were. Later, I took a career assessment that finally explained my struggles. Ugh. If you are frustrated or dissatisfied in your career, or are a parent wanting your child to have the career God has designed them for, read on…

 

My Wife Was Painting, and I Was Reading

One day, my wife and I were sitting together while she painted, and I read. She nudged...

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