Espresso 35 Sweet Dreams, Sweet Success

Sweet Dreams, Sweet Success Don’t you just love to sleep?! There’s hardly anything nicer than to wake up refreshed, rested, feeling good and ready for a great day. We don’t usually think of sleep as a very “professional” quality. But you know what? The ro
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Espresso 32 Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk Unfortunately, in this day and age, compromising one’s values to get ahead is not uncommon. People are often tempted to fudge here and there or to misrepresent, omit information, or avoid key questions, and just “hope for the best.” But you know, eventu
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Espresso 4a – Improving Your Speaking Voice

Top Up: Improving Your Speaking Voice   Do you like your speaking voice? Is your voice clear and forward or does it have a swallowed or strangled feeling? Are you often hoarse after speaking for a prolonged period of time? Are you enunciating when you speak? Are you speaking to t
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Espresso 37 The M Word, Part 2

The “M” Word, Part 2 Now that we’ve outlined mentoring-what it is and what it entails-it’s likely pretty clear that we’re not the only ones who benefit from a little regular “personal development.” Companies and businesses the world over are b
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Espresso 38 Group Hug

Group Hug Meetings. We’ve all sat in a lot of them-Home council meetings, steering council meetings, work meetings, planning meetings, meetings, and more meetings. Yes, meetings of all kinds are a necessary part of Family life. We need them, we have to have them and they provide
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Espresso 43 Be a Catalyst

Be a Catalyst Most teams don’t naturally get better on their own. Left alone, they don’t grow, improve, and reach championship caliber. Instead, they tend to wind down. The road to the next level is always uphill, and if a team isn’t intentionally fighting to move up
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Espresso 39 Kick Your Own Butt

Kick Your Own Butt Kick your own butt. What a concept! If you’re looking for success, fulfillment, happiness, that’s a good starting place: Kick your own butt! What does this mean? It means that if you want to achieve success in life, in any endeavor, it’s going to r
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Espresso 4 – The business of Speaking

The Business of Speaking   You might not think that being a good public speaker is a very needed skill in your particular ministry or line of work. But you witness, don’t you? You probably also give 12 FS classes from time to time, or help host seminars, pitch appeals, pres
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Espresso 8 – Excusitis—The Failure disease

Excusitis—The Failure disease   We recently came across an article that talked about excuses, and how excuses are the “DNA of underachievers.” And you know, come to think of it, it’s pretty true. It’s so easy to make excuses for why we can’t do somet
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Espresso 39a (Top Up) The Compass

(Top Up) The Compass Today many people want to be free to do as they please, but consider this: If you take the train off the tracks, it’s free-but it can’t go anywhere. Take the steering wheel out of the automobile and it’s under the control of no one, but it is use
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