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Emotional Health

6 WAYS TO NAVIGATE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

By | Calling, Difficult people, Emotional Health, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, People-pleasing, Relationships, Uncategorized | No Comments

If you want to lead well for a long time—you have to figure out how to handle difficult conversations. In last week’s post, Leadership & Difficult People we stated that longevity in ministry requires pastors to occasionally make tough people-decisions, and from…

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3 WARNINGS EVERY LEADER SHOULD HEED ABOUT WORK-WEEK LENGTH

By | Burnout, Calling, Career, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Productivity, Uncategorized, Work, Workaholism | One Comment

What is the ideal work-week length? In 1900, the Ford Motor Company commissioned a series of tests to determine how long a workweek should be to optimize productivity. Ford discovered the “sweet spot” was forty hours per week. Sara Robinson,…

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THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS I LEARNED IN 2018

By | Burnout, Calling, Career, Depression, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Productivity, Rest, Stress, Success, Uncategorized, Work | No Comments

Wow—another year is in the books. I know it’s cliché-ish, but every year seems to go faster than its predecessor. I blinked, and 2018 was over. 2018 was an amazing year in so many ways: I have an incredible wife…

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3 SUBTLE DANGERS OF WORKAHOLISM

By | Anxiety, Burnout, Calling, Career, Depression, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Productivity, Rest, Stress, Uncategorized, Work, Workaholism | No Comments

I enjoy watching the ABC show, Shark Tank. It’s entertaining, funny, informative, and at times—touching. The show reminds me about the importance of focus, passion, hard work, and commitment to one’s calling. It’s a weekly testament to the power of…

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3 SIMPLE SECRETS THAT WILL KEEP YOU IN THE RACE

By | Burnout, Calling, Career, Depression, discouragement, Doubt, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Quitting, Success, Uncategorized, Work | No Comments

I love what I do for a living. Coming alongside leaders and helping them lead better, lead longer, and enjoy it more is deeply fulfilling. Some days I pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. Getting to do what…

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6 WAYS TO HEAL YOUR BROKEN HEART

By | Abuse, Anger, Bitterness, Depression, Difficult people, Disappointment, discouragement, Emotional Health, Family, Forgiveness, friendship, Loneliness, Relationships, Stress | No Comments

“Lord, I’m hurting this morning.” Ever prayed that prayer before, or some version of it? I’m not talking about physical pain here—rather, about emotional pain. Especially the variety that issues from disappointing relationships. You know, the kind of pain that…

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