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For some reason men of faith the nation wide spend time praying for their coworkers and trying to sneak clever phrases about their faith into conversations and make stands on not drinking or doing drugs. Some will be clear about their lack of sexual promiscuity (even though it is not really a professional conversation for the workplace anyway) and all kinds of other things that make them more moral then the next guy. They spend all this time worried about their “testimony” to see it consistently fall without any influence or open any doors for further conversation. One of the man reasons for this is that they have no credibility in their workplace.
Why does Credibility matter? Because it lends weight to what you say and how you act. If you are a lousy employee and your proficiency is lacking with a side of competence that is in short order you can count on something regarding your faith – when you open your mouth no one will listen.
There is nothing about you that stands out, nothing that makes others ask “What does he have that I don’t?” Instead, they are all saying, “He does not have what we clearly do.”
Is he watching you? (source: eicheleberger_greg)
This may be something you do not think of often but you ARE a role model. The question is not whether you are or not, but to whom? Let me share with you something that makes you a role model that you can not change, even if you tried. Continue reading
Being a mentor is a perfect way to increase your influence.
I talk a lot about the importance of having mentors and what they can offer in our lives. I rarely ever talk about role models. What is the difference between role models and mentors? Lets look at each individually and then hit on the big difference. Continue reading
Where am I going?
Have you ever wondered if you were lost? You know that period of time when you’re sitting there and you think you know where you are but are not sure and are not quite to the point where you are willing to ask for help.
Well I have been there too. I have been at this point in my car, in the wilderness, and at times, in my life. Understanding when you are lost enables you to fix the problem. Most people however think that because they know some of the information they are not lost. The only problem is you do not have to admit it to be lost. If your lost, your lost.
There are 3 ways that you can be lost. Many do not see all three of these and fall by the wayside because they do not acknowledge them. So here are the 3 ways to be lost. Continue reading