Do you believe that is true?

A generous man will prosper and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)

Generosity is a matter of faith. When you share with others, God shares with you. When you see people in need and you give to them, God looks at this as if it were a loan to Him. He says, “I will reward back.”

God is always going to take care of you and your needs.

The world says, “Get everything you can and you will be financially secure.” The Bible says share with others in need and you’ll sow what you reap: “Give and it will be given to you.” (Luke 6:38 NIV)

When you share with others, God shares with you! Do you believe that is true?

Are you doing great things in life?

Imagine if you are the Michelangelo of this age, but you stayed so busy doing all kinds of things — good things — that you never got around to painting and sculpting. You’d end up missing doing the great things in your life because you got distracted chasing lesser things. What a disappointment it would be for you, and all the people who would have been amazed if you’d stayed focused on your original purpose!

Today, make a list of things not-to-do. Fill your list with things you do that does not match your purpose for your life or things you think you have to do.

Then, remove them from your task today. Now you have time to do the AMAZING!

Change your whole perspective on life.

Knowing God is for you will change your whole perspective on life. You’ll stop thinking of God as someone looking down from Heaven, ready to yell “Gotcha!” anytime you mess up.

God is for your success in life; he created you for a purpose and he wants you to succeed. It is God, your Creator, who will measure your success in life, and no one else.

It means you don’t need to be afraid of God, because God is for you. Yet some people are so afraid of God that they get nervous just talking about him. Do you know why? They feel guilty, and then they start thinking, “If I get close to God, he’s going to lecture me. He’s going to remind me of all the things I’ve done wrong, and then I’ll feel even worse!” Nothing could be further from the truth of God.

If God is for us, who can be against us?

Do people like working for you?

Posted by Natasha Golinsky

A big factor in your ability to succeed as a leader of an organization is the factor of your like-ability. In short: do people like you as a person? Like is not just whether or not your team respects and admires you but do they feel a true connection to you and relate to you in a meaningful way?

Being likable is one of those critical intangible factors that many coaches don’t talk about but it is so important to your organization’s growth.

Do you know the names of all your key leaders? Do you know exactly what they do inside your organization? Do you know about their personal lives and show an interest in them as a whole person and not just as one of your employees? Does your team feel like you care about them (and not just because they fulfill a role in helping the organization make money)?

Great tip for becoming more likable on purpose: enter the names of all your employees into your CRM software and after every conversation that you have with one of your leaders, go back to the program and enter in the info. Find out (and write down) their favorite sports team, their birthday, their kids names and ages, their anniversary, their favorite type of food etc and then bring up those topics in following conversations with them.

Example: your human resources manager makes a comment “sorry, I can’t work late. My kids are in a Christmas concert tonight.” Instead of just saying “OK” ask “really? Wow, how old are you kids? What grades are they in?” When you get your answer, don’t just go and enter it into your software but also write and schedule an email to go out to that person that next day asking “so how was the concert? It must have been hilarious…I remember my kids’ concerts, they were always a riot.”

Just watch what happens when you get good at this; your like-ability polls will skyrocket.

Natasha Golinsky

Wife, mom, servant-leader, fire-starter… Helping Christian nonprofit leaders transform strategic plans into strategic action.

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