Dr. Benjamin Bloom of the University of Chicago conducted a five-year study of leading artists, athletes, and scholars. It consisted of anonymous interviews with the top twenty performers in various fields, including pianists, Olympic swimmers, tennis players, sculptors, mathematicians, and neurologists.
That information was supplemented by additional interviews with those people’s families and teachers. Bloom and his team of researchers sought to find clues to how these high achievers developed.
Determination beats talent
What they discovered was that drive and determination not talent—led to their success.
Never Give Up!
If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten. JOHN C. MAXWELL
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
As I expected, lot’s of comments started coming in.
“Balance is the key to life”
“Completely disagree. Balance is what life is about.”
“Don’t think so. Balance is not a constant, the circumstances that determine it are constantly changing and so has to be our life in order to remain balanced.”
It’s great to share a thought out of the blue and to see what comes back.
What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?
As you will discover, the answer is fairly simple, but it changes your life completely. The word disciple refers to a student or apprentice. Disciples in Jesus s day would follow their rabbi (which means teacher) wherever he went, learning from the rabbi’s teaching and being trained to do as the rabbi did.
Basically, a disciple is a follower, but only if we take the term follower literally. Becoming a disciple of Jesus is as simple as obeying His call to follow. When Jesus called His first disciples, they may not have understood where Jesus would take them or the impact it would have on their lives, but they knew what it meant to follow.
4 social media tips to send your business off to achieve social media success:
First, decide which social networks make most sense for your company. It’s better to have a limited, strategic presence on social media than to be everywhere without purpose.
Define your desired goals. For example, do you have the goal of growing your Facebook community? If so, you should be brainstorming content, promotions, and posts that will attract your target customer.
Assigning an intern to manage the social media channels a few hours per week is simply not enough anymore. Your online community expects to receive responses to inquiries in a timely manner (typical accepted response time is within 24 hours). If you aren’t willing to invest the time and money it takes to respond to your online followers, then you probably shouldn’t be on social media.
Customers want to know someone is listening. The simple task of responding speaks volumes to your customer service. If you don’t have the answer and need some time to find it, let that person know that you have seen their question and you are working to get the answer for them. Continue reading Social Media For Business
This guy is the pastor of a church in Bangkok that has just recently started to do work in Siem Reap. I contacted the guy via email and said I wanted some more information. He wrote back around 4am and said that we met at ICF Zurich in 2000. He was a youth pastor and followed what we did in Zurich. Since 2007 he lives in Bangkok and started a church that does outreaches in Siem Reap. Mails went back and forth and around 5pm we where friends.
What started as an unattractive photo (this is just my opinion) ended up being a divine encounter.
Now I’m even more pumped to go to Siem Reap and start a new church.
I love it when things like this happen
And don’t tell me social media is not important!
I think God has so much fun with us. He must be laughing so hard, every time we try to be wise.