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[…]

the security of surrender - Jesus, God, Todd Phillips

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[…]

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 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[…]

truths of the bible - God, Jesus, Love, and Christmas

Truths of the Bible

SUMMARY This holiday season a lot of us might need to be reminded about our worth and value in this world. Yes, Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus, but it can also be a time when we need to reaffirm what it means to have a relationship with Him. This sentiment is true regardless[…]

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[…]

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[…]

how God works through interaction )PART 2)

How God Deals with the Storms of Our Lives | INTERACTION | Part 2

SUMMARY Last week, we talked about one way that God Deals with the Storms in Our Lives — the MIRACLE. Unfortunately, many Christians believe that God only works through miracles. So when God doesn’t perform the miracle that we’re praying for, we get upset. But we don’t know that God actually works in 3 ways to[…]