Eliminating Distractions Through Productive Panic

Keep Calm and Panic

Last week was one of those weeks where distractions were abundant and multiplied like jackrabbits by the hour. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t focus on a couple of key things I needed to do. I had some insomnia and that played a role–but come on, focus man! I started lots of stuff […]

Productivity for Pastors – Know Thyself

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I’ve struggled over the years to find new ways to be productive. I’ve always had a sense I could be working smarter, and thus have more time and mental bandwidth left over for things that matter. Perhaps that’s where you are. Or, maybe you feel a bit sluggish these days and could use a kick-start. […]

A Simple Exercise To Help Your Church

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Every church can learn a lot about the way it does ministry by doing this simple exercise: Take your church calendar and ask, “If someone or a family of four participated in everything our church offers, what would their day planner look like, and how much would it cost financially?” It’s a blunt, but enlightening […]