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We are always waiting for the perfect opportunity.
It almost never happens. 
You’re probably working on a job or project right now and saying,
‘This is boring, let’s just deal with it and get it over with.
We’ll make the next one good.’
Whatever is on your desk right now, that’s the one.
Make THIS the best you possibly can. 
It may not be great, but at least you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you did the best you possibly could, and you may learn something from it.
And you’re always free to do an alternative that does satisfy your creative standards.
Great opportunities don’t just come along.
That’s true, even if you’ve earned a reputation for doing good work (although that helps).
Give your very best – all the time!
If you want to do something great? Here is the key.
 
Whoever can be trusted with a little can also be trusted with a lot, and whoever is dishonest with a little is dishonest with a lot. Luke 16:10
Be faithful in the little things!
Make this year a year of being faithful in the small things.
The things that are not seen by others.
The hard work no one will ever thank you.
 
Successful solutions are often made by people
rebelling against bad opportunities.

Stop The Mediocrity

We live in a mediocrity world

People perform one way when people are watching and another if no one is watching.

If we are not watching, we will get pulled in to become just like that.

Don’t sink down to that level.

“Yes, but everybody is not working so hard if the boss isn’t there. A few minutes late isn’t that bad. Everybody has a mess around their house.”

You are not everybody!

You should be the example at your company.
You do more than you should.
And, yes, you will get the promotion.

You represent God!

If you give your very best, you are giving honor to God.

People are not reading the bible, they are reading you.

Do more than you have to.

If you cut corners and came late, look unmotivated…
You’ll wonder why you don’t get a promotion.

God doesn’t reward sloppiness Continue reading Stop The Mediocrity

Integrity Goes Beyond Honesty

Honesty is telling the truth — in other words, conforming our words to reality.

Integrity is conforming reality to our words — in other words, keeping promises and fulfilling expectations.

This requires an integrated character, a oneness, primarily with self but also with life.

Let’s get practical

One of the most important ways to manifest inregrity is to be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, we build the trust of those who are present. When you defend those who are absent, you retain the trust of those present.

Outtakes from Stephen Covey’s book – The 7 habits of highly effective people

Arriving In Cambodia

The day has finally come. Last sunday. My parents made a farewell reception for family and friends just before leaving to the airport. It ended with a time of prayer and lot’s of tears. airportMore people came to say goodbye at the airport. It was an emotional moment. With one eye crying and one eye full of joy – wishing the best for the future.

byeThe trip to Siem Reap took about 15 hours. Sophal and Kimo had a little trouble with their passports and visa, but it all cleared up and the family came out of the airport with a big smile.

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David Keller was there to pick them up.David and his wife Ann-Eva with their two kids have been a part of the ICF team since February 2013. They have been living in Cambodia for 7 years now. They moved to Cambodia with a passion to help the people.

We arrived well at the House of Koni & Barbara Schwarz. They will stay there until they find a place to live for themselves. welcome to cambodia2

I am  glad to be here. It has been a full year since our decision to move. 

Thank you all for your prayers.

More details on ND and Sophal’s Facebook
ND’s Cambodian Phone – +855 95 888 112
Sophal’s Cambodian Phone – +855 95 888 113

Everything We Own

Over the last few weeks we cut our belongings down to 8 suitcases and 3 boxes. It was a long and hard process of letting go. Many times I was surprised by the things I hold on to.

One time I wanted to throw all my medals and trophy’s away. I got the thrash bag and grabbed the first trophy. It was nothing special, just a first place of a GoKart race a few years back. As I held it in my hand, I thought to myself – I’ll throw it away tomorrow.

That night I laid in my bed and thought about what happened.
I couldn’t believe, that I didn’t throw them straight away.
Why did I want to delay it?
Why would I want to keep them?
Nobody every saw them. The where in my home office. I was surprised to find myself clinging to the past like that.

Sure, there are some things that used to mean something, but it will never define who I am now or in the future.

The next morning I got up and threw all my medals and trophy’s in the trash. It was a good feeling.

I don’t need something like that to tell me who I am.