After several months in the Norwegian wilderness, I returned to corporate life with a healthy distaste for going through the motions. I exchanged aimless meandering in the wilderness of mind-numbing corporate requirements with strategic intentionality through strategy on one page, my Strategic Pyramid.
The effectiveness of the Strategic Pyramid quickly moved me up the corporate ladder, but success in the marketplace created a personal crisis. A daunting question plagued me: If the marketplace is worthy of strategic effort, isn’t my life?
A remote cabin in Norway was the trailhead of my Truventure. The Norwegian wilderness afforded solitude with my Confidant to discuss questions like, How do I make my life count? With only the wilderness to distract me, I indulged extravagant time to ask What are my priorities? Delving into such questions and living out the answers with my True Quest became my true adventure.
Truventure—short for true adventure—ventures with Truth to align with Him. It is for those in wholehearted pursuit of closer intimacy and deepening alignment with God authentic. Truventure captures what worked for me when I applied strategy to life, business, and ministry. It is for those wanting a straightforward way to apply strategy to what they care about most—their life and their life’s work. During the past decade a wide spectrum of people implemented the content of Truventure, proving the effectiveness of its God-centered, personalized, simple approach for a diverse range of individuals and organizations.
Rumors in the workplace create a vicious trap of wasted time, squandered energy, and ruined reputations. Rather than searching for truth or being quiet until truth is revealed, those that project speculation and their own “what if” scenarios onto a situation carelessly open doors of distrust. Even facts can be misleading when taken out of context.
Recently, I challenged someone with this question: “Why do you really want to do this job?” Struggling to see past a wave of challenges, this leader was feeling lost. Without clarity of reason for being in his current role, he was drowning beneath on the crashing surf of challenge and circumstance.
Are you too feeling overwhelmed by your responsibility as a leader? Do problems cast shadows of doubt in your confidence to move forward? Maybe it’s time to harness the power of your why.
It’s been a while since I sat at my desk to write. In fact, apart from my private journaling or composing email messages, I’ve not strung coherent thoughts together in writing since my father passed earlier this year. Each time I’ve entertained the idea of writing again, an impasse has loomed before me like a smeared ink cloud that hides my words.
A sudden crash followed by groans of despair echoed from the living room. Johnny came running into the room angry and upset. The lego tower he had worked so hard to build was destroyed! He and Jack had been playfully wrestling in the living room when Jack lost his balance and crashed into Johnny’s engineering
A few weeks ago, my family and I enjoyed The Gazillion Bubble Show at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. I admit that when I entered the theatre for the show, I had my doubts. After all, how much could one really do with bubbles??
I was soon on the edge of my seat realizing how ridiculously shallow my expectations had been.
Effective communication involves exchanging ideas, thoughts, and feelings. When communicating with others, picture yourself building a bridge that connects the idea that you want to convey from you to the other party.
Before building a physical bridge across a river, it is imperative to identify where the bridge will connect on the banks of the river. The same concept applies when building communication bridges. You must identify where to connect with the other individual involved in the communication exchange.
Thanks to all who turned out to hear our presentation on Lifestyle Entrepreneurship this past week in Brevard, NC. Special thanks to Gary Heisey, Director of Small Business Development, Clark Lovelace from the Brevard Chamber of Commerce and Norm Books from Channel 70 Productions. Fostering lifestyle entrepreneurship takes a special place and special people, and