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7 Tips For Better Social Media Connections

Big Cup o' Joe

In the world of social media, there's a common scenario that goes a little something like this: FOLLOWEE TO NEW FOLLOWER: Hi! Thanks for following. Check out my services and my blog, and like me on Facebook! In other words, I don't know you or care who you are. I just want you to know me and buy my …

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2 Criteria for Redefining Success for Sanity’s Sake

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What is success? Most people define it in one of three ways: How many possessions do you own? How much power do you wield over others? How much prestige do you have among peers? American Christians tend to blend right in. We even apply these standards to churches and church leaders. Which church has …

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7 Business Skills You Need If You’re Blogging for Income

Make Money Blogging

Blogging is a business, so in addition to good writing and a basic grasp of technical things, you need a certain set of skills if you're ever going to earn an income from blogging. Consider what Richard Branson said about his own career in publishing: I wanted to be an editor or a journalist… but I soon found …

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You Might Have TBD (Too Busy Disorder)

Too Busy Disorder

I ran across this site via Dan Cathy's website. The videos are hilarious... but sadly have a familiar feeling sometimes... The Work Talker from TBD on Vimeo. …

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Nineteen Reasons Baptists Should Stop Voting on Stuff

I'm not seriously calling for the abolition of voting among churches, just a severe reduction in the practice. I'm a strong believer in the autonomy of the local church, but I'm the first to admit, I don't like church "business." I was once the Pastor of a church in central Arkansas that had battled years of …

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Book Review: De-Railed by Tim Irwin

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Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership by Tim Irwin is one of the most frightening books I've ever read... and if you're in leadership, you should buy it and be frightened by it as well! Irwin does a masterful job of presenting a comprehensive take on the subject of failure. …

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If You’re Not On Twitter, You May Not Exist

I’ve said for years that if you can’t be found in Google search results, you may not exist. (I also heard this from Phil Cooke.) I don’t mean that about people – just websites. Now I’m beginning to say the same thing about Twitter. If you’re website’s feed isn’t fed to Twitter in some way, shape, or form, you …

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Relating the Ten Commandments to Business

I have a firm opinion that living out the Christian faith in the workplace is one of the most powerful keys to reaching our culture for Christ. This begins with a testimony of integrity. My friend Joshua Ramsey has written a pretty neat article about integrating the Ten Commandments into life in the business …

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