How to Learn from Your Future Self

How to Learn from Your Future Self

SUMMARY Today’s message is all about how to see the big picture of your life through a fictional exercise of talking with your future self. This thought experiment has been employed by many great thinkers over the years, including Jorge Luis Borges and more recently, Tim Ferris. If your younger self could speak with your[…]

How to Be Better By Watching Others

How to Be Better By Watching Others

SUMMARY Today I want to talk about how you can significantly shorten your learning curve in any area of your life by watching other people. I must confess, I’m borrowing this idea from Chris Fussel (@FussellChris), a former Navy SEAL and partner at the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm. He shared some advice given to[…]

How to Have a Positive Attitude Every Day

How to Have a Positive Attitude Every Day

SUMMARY We’ve talked before about the unavoidability of difficult times and how endurance and perseverance is important “so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:4) Last week, we spoke about the difference between joy and happiness and how joy is the ability to experience peace and contentment in spite of[…]

Happiness vs Joy | Why You Should Stop Trying to Be Happy

Happiness vs Joy | Why You Should Stop Trying to Be Happy

SUMMARY Each day brings its own set of challenges and rewards. Will we get to work on time? Have a successful meeting? Find time to work out and stay positive? Or will there be traffic, tension between colleagues, too many emails, junk food, and high stress levels? If you think that your happiness depends on your[…]

The Security of Surrender | Letting God Take the Wheel

The Security of Surrender | Letting God Take the Wheel

SUMMARY In order to live a passion-filled, purpose-driven life, we must all learn how to surrender ourselves over to God. When we surrender ourselves completely to Christ, we discover freedom, not bondage, a savior, not a dictator. It’s a difficult concept, but I wanted to share with you some insights that will help build your relationship[…]

Becoming a Morning Person | How to Develop Better Sleep Habits

Becoming a Morning Person | How to Develop Better Sleep Habits

SUMMARY “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” – Benjamin Franklin Are you a “morning person”? Want to become one? I wasn’t always a morning person. In fact, when I began waking up before 5:00 a.m., I started to question its benefits. But through research and experience, I[…]