Be Nice

Be nice. Such a simple statement. Such profound advice. Several times last week, I was reminded of the huge difference it makes when someone is simply pleasant. Gracious forgiveness for my late arrival. Sincere appreciation for a small favor. Personal note of encouragement. Words of affirmation that were specific. Door … Continue reading

21-Second Decision

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Habits come and… are gone!? We know that it takes 21 days to make a habit, right?  Consistently doing something 21 days in a row makes it feel comfortable, or normal, or, at least, not terrible.  And the habit is born and can be done with little effort or thought. … Continue reading

Don’t Get Stuck On Stupid

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From a sermon recently, two statements rung true. The first: Don’t get stuck on stupid. The topic was the Prodigal son….or, actually, the older son who couldn’t budge from his perspective of his brother not deserving a feast.  It made me think about what stupid things I might get stuck … Continue reading

A Problem to Solve

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Years ago, Bob Biehl wrote a book that got my interest.  The title is, Stop Setting Goals if You Would Rather Solve Problems.  I bought it, but I confess that I never read the book.  I recall trying to, but I just couldn’t quite get my head into what he … Continue reading

Free Strengths Assessment

As a follow up to my blog post on learning to function in my strengths, here is a link to a free strengths assessment.

http://freestrengthsfinder.workuno.com/

I am not really familiar with this organization, but I love assessments and found this to be helpful for myself.  I hope it will be a topic of conversation with people I know and am coaching/mentoring in the future.  And….I am considering how to incorporate it into my Life on Purpose series.

It is simply good to be growing, personally.  And to take responsibility for personal growth.  This is a good tool for understanding yourself better, to identify and acknowledge your strengths so that you can find ways to invest in learning to use them well.  Maximize your strengths.