Video: Relationships: Can you do more with 5 $1 bills or 500 pennies? advance relationships video Jul 18, 2017

We often use the wrong words to define relationships. Take Facebook for example. I have 4,993 “friends” as of the date I’m writing this post. Statisticians and sociologists and...

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Podcast: Within Reach (The Ladder series #1)- #19 advance perspective podcast the ladder Jul 17, 2017

 One of my favorite events of the year is coming up… Advance arrives every 5-7 months, depending on the time of year, and is designed to empower men to move from where they are to...

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Video: The rubber band relationship thingamajig from Advance- another illustration showing you how relationships make you the best version of you advance relationships the ladder video Jul 11, 2017

Tension is a natural part of relationships. Most of us hate it for sure. But tension can make us even better versions of ourselves. And, tension can only be “lived out” where deep trust...

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Video: How hard should you work WITHOUT over-working it, whatever it is...? advance priorities the ladder video Jun 06, 2017

I worked in churches and nonprofits for the better part of the past 20 years. Before that, I interned, volunteered, and worked part-time with church youth groups. As a result, I’ve preached a...

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Video: Reaping long, sowing strong advance priorities the ladder video May 30, 2017

Farmers know all about reaping and sowing. They know that you always eventually reap WHAT you sow (i.e., if you plant corn, you'll reap corn), they know you reap WHERE you sow (in the same...

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Video: No, for now (but not for later) = postponing the "yes" for better time advance priorities the ladder video May 23, 2017

My cousin Jonathan is one of the smartest guys I know. Especially to be so young. Over a decade-and-a-half my junior, my first memory of him comes from my now-deceased grandmother’s house in...

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Video: Most of the time, "Less" is "More" advance the ladder video May 16, 2017

Confession: I’m a busy body… sometimes. No, make that a lot of the time. 

When my spirit is quiet and my soul is at rest and I’m really tapped into to who I am, I’m...

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Video: The Good + Fast + Cheap Pyramid (choose ONLY 2 of the 3 and get to work) advance priorities time video May 09, 2017

 

In a sitcom that played in the last decade, Bernie Mac's wife, Wanda, wanted a renovation job performed on their house. And she wanted it done “good, fast, and cheap.” That...

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Video: You're a piece of art advance emotional healing video Apr 04, 2017

 

I'm coming to grips with something, because I see it in myself. Since I'm a pretty normal (read: average) guy, my guess is that it's common to many people. Maybe even you. Here it is:...

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Video: You're the author of the story- even when others try to be advance emotional healing perspective video Mar 28, 2017

 

2016 was a difficult year for us. It's one of those years you don't want to repeat. Ever

After moving through it- and after experiencing several people toss out "life rafts" to us...

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Video: Everyone swims underwater (the myth of overnight success + total ease) advance priorities the ladder video Mar 21, 2017

Every person that gets anywhere learns to swim underwater. In fact, they learn to hold their breath for a very long time. And they often do so in isolation, wondering if they surface will come.

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Video: Here's where you grow advance video who Feb 07, 2017

 We grow more through our interaction with other people than we do from books we read and classes we attend. Don't get me wrong, I love both. But, let's be real- the best part of attending any...

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