Let's just be brutally honest for a minute, ok?
Why is it that we don't smell our own body odor or bad breath? See our own mess on our floors? Why don't we pick up our clutter but instead just step over it? Why can trash pour out and over a bathroom bin and an entire household of people will just keep piling on top instead of taking it out?
And yet, if we go by another person who is, let's say, in need of some "refreshing" we notice the odor right away! We enter a publi
You’ve heard this before.
Every action creates a reaction. Sometimes we call it the ripple effect.
And sometimes? We need to hear things again.
And again, and again.
Every choice you make, every direction you move in, creates a ripple.
Sometimes in a good direction and sometimes not.
One of the easiest ways to visualize this truth is by watching a small pebble be dropped into a body of water. It’s just a small pebble, being dropped in one place. But it has a huge ripp
I bet that got your attention! Now, before you go thinking I'm about to share some crazy, natural, cat pee cleaning solution....and you run over to the local cat lady's house to see if you can borrow some....or before you assume I'm totally making that up just for the sake of grabbing your attention-let me assure you of two things.
1. Mopping your floors with cat pee is a bad idea. A very, very bad idea! No one would or should ever do this on purpose! Do not try this at ho
Let's face it. We're all busy. We only have so many hours in a day and no one gets any extra! It doesn't matter if you have 10 kids or none, work from home or out of the house, are single or married. We all get 24 hours-to work, sleep, eat and play! So...how do some people seem to accomplish so much? And some? So very little. Join me for 5 minutes in my bathroom, and I'll share one of my secrets to making the most of every day and going to bed at night satisfied with that day
"No! Of course I'm not!", you might laughingly reply. "Why would I be afraid of lions?! I don't live where lions roam wild and the only ones I ever see, are kept a safe distance in a zoo habitat or on TV!" True. That is likely very true for the majority of my readers. But, in some ways, it was also true for the people this verse was referring to:
"A sluggard says, "There's a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!" The Bible, Proverbs 26:3 Now, now, don't get a
Every time you forget to collect contact information from a customer-you just made a choice.
Each time you let another day pass and don't mail that package, return that email, phone call or message-you just made a choice.
When you neglect to follow up and show appreciation and inquire if your customer is satisfied-you just made a choice. You do have a choice! You can be in the 95% of sales people who make promises they often don't keep, don't put the effort in to follow u
When most people come to a dead end, with a cross road, and are faced with the choice of turning left or right, they make a choice. Even if they hesitate momentarily, they can clearly see that standing still and going straight are not options. They might evaluate, try to see (or even guess!) whether turning left or right is the better choice. But eventually turn they will. Coming to this cross road might make them uncomfortable. For some? Being faced with that choice? Might
A bear eats and eats and puts on the pounds in preparation for a long winter nap! He escapes the cold and snow and hunger by sleeping that entire season away! In the direct sales industry, I have found it to be true that some months are easier selling months than others. Like, for example, the months when it's easy for bears to find food! But unlike bears, we can not store up fat, hibernate (not sell or work) all winter long and expect to burst out into spring with a still s