how to learn from your future self - Todd Phillips

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[…]

be better by watching others - Todd Phillips video blog

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 be positive every day - Todd Phillips

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[…]

how to become a morning person

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[…]

how to be generous - online pastor and life coach

How to Live the Generous Life

SUMMARY This week we’re talking about GENEROSITY. We could speak forever on this topic, but unless we actually take action, it’s all talk. People who are just surviving life tend to hold on tightly to their money and possessions. People who are thriving and overflowing in life, pour their possessions and themselves onto others, expecting[…]

how to become a lifelong learner - online pastor and life coach

How to Become a Lifelong Learner

SUMMARY Do you love learning? If you just graduated or passed a certification exam, you may feel ready for a long break. But I want to encourage you to keep going. Learn to love learning. That’s the secret. It’s the learning process that often provides the most enjoyment anyway. Which of the following scenarios would[…]

how to have more influence at work - PART 2

How to Have More Influence at Work | Part 2

SUMMARY Last week, we discussed the first 3 ways to gain more influence at work. They were: Be Indispensable Be the Solution Be Positive Today, we’re talking about the next 3 ways to gain more influence at work: 1. Serve Others Similar to the first two steps, being indispensable and being the solution, learning how to serve[…]

how to have more influence at work - todd phillips, online pastor and life coach

How to Have More Influence at Work | Part 1

Most of us spend at least 40 hours at work each week. While this can seem depressing or exciting to some people, it’s an unavoidable reality for many of us. If your desire is to improve your relations at work, climb the ladder, and gain more influence, this week and next are for you. Today,[…]

INNER ACTION - how god works in the storms of our lives, part 3

How God Deals with the Storms of Our Lives | INNER ACTION | Part 3

SUMMARY For the last 2 weeks, we have been discussing the ways in which God moves into the storms and challenges of our lives. The first, but least often, way that God helps us with our struggles is through direct intervention—He performs a miracle. That was week 1. Last week, we talked about how God[…]

The Miracle - How God Deals with the Storms of Our Lives - Part 1

How God Deals w/ the Storms of Our Lives | INTERVENTION | Part 1

SUMMARY How God Deals with the Storms of Our Lives – Part 1 We all deal with terrible storms and challenges in our life—the loss of a loved one, an illness, the loss of a job, a challenging relationship, struggles in our marriage. Usually we handle these troubles quietly and tend not to share them[…]