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[…]

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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[…]

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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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[…]

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How to Become More Disciplined

SUMMARY The words “discipline” and “disciple” share the same Latin root word, discipulus, which translates roughly to student. To be disciplined means to be constantly learning, training, and self-correcting. Discipline is at the heart of character building, essential to the path of becoming a better, happier person. But cultivating self-discipline is a slow and sometimes painful process.[…]

How to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed

SUMMARY A few weeks ago, I talked about How to Avoid Burnout. This week, I’m talking about feeling overwhelmed at any given point during the day. We all know that we will encounter problems every day. And the Bible warns us of this: I have said this to you, so that in me you may[…]