Tuesday, April 25, 2006

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Success and Depression

All along I thought the success/failure continuum was it. Then I find out by reading Larry Wilson's fantastic book, Play to Win, there is another continuum - fulfillment/depression.

Here is how it works -

Failure and fulfilled = content
Failure and depressed = suicidal
Successful and depressed = hopeless
Successful and fulfilled = joy

It's easy to see we want to be successful and fulfilled; to feel an abundance with life; joy. But how? Only by using your God given abilities, personality, and spiritual gift in service to others. It is being YOU on purpose.

Find out more by scheduling a Why Do I Do What I Do workshop or a Personality Basics workshop. Go to http://www.imageinsideout.com/Churches/WhyDoIDo.htm or http://www.imageinsideout.com/Churches/PersonalityBasicsChurches.htm

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

"Memberships in all civic, service, and ministry organizations are in decline. Unless you change your image and the way you attract new members, organizations that have been in existence since the early 1900s will collapse within the next 20 years."

Betsy Barbieux addressing the 1600 attendees of the 52nd Annual Convention of the National Council of Catholic Women in Atlanta, Georgia, in September, 2005.


ANTs. Most people are infested with them. Right now, day after day. And the bad thing about ANTs is they spread. You could be an innocent bystander. But you’ll get them if you don’t protect yourself. You have to intentionally stop them. You can’t just hope they’ll go away. Procrastination will only make them worse. Procrastinating is the same as saying “yes, come on in. You’re welcomed here. Make yourself at home. Bring your relatives. Mi casa es su casa.”

And they do. Eventually you are overrun. You try to exterminate them and you fail. You try to get your friends to help and they can’t. You leave the house more often, or sleep longer, or eat more, drink more, or spend more. They won’t go away.

You could be having a big problem with ANTs right now. These ANTs are of a particular species. Though the species is as old as man, it is a fairly new discovery. Modern specialists have been testing treatments for only the last 100 years, though you find some remedies contained in ancient literature.

Some people are better than others at killing them. But if you’re not successful at killing them the problem is you’re not using the right pesticide. You’re trying to get rid of them the cheap and easy way. Ironically, though the solution to the pest problem is not “out there.” The answer lies within.

To read more, check out the whole article on my web site at http://www.imageinsideout.com/ManagementCompanies/ANTs.htm or for an indepth study read the book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, by Dr. Daniel Amen.