Celestin Musekura on the value of forgiveness.

Celestin Musekura on the value of forgiveness.

Dr. Celestin Musekura is cultivating a culture of forgiveness throughout the African continent. He's the founder and president of ALARM (African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries), an organization he started in 1994 "in response to a crisis of Christian leadership in Africa following the genocide in Rwanda." In this episode, Celestin shares his journey toward forgiveness and equips you with greater tools to experience forgiveness in your own life.

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Today's To-Do: Give $10 to an organization you've never given to before.

Today's To-Do: Give $10 to an organization you've never given to before.

Today, you have a chance to practice generosity in a small but meaningful way. 

You may have a portfolio of organizations you fervently support. You may not. Charitable giving may be a regular part of your financial life. It may not. Completing today's to-do will be a small way to either start or strengthen our ability to be generous.

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Twenty guiding principles for a values-driven holiday season.

Twenty guiding principles for a values-driven holiday season.

As the holidays are quickly approaching, you have an opportunity now to be intentional about the way you'll spend them. Instead of figuring it out as you go, today is a chance to define how you'll create an environment where your values flourish. You can contribute to a culture built on a love for God, connection with others, peaceful moments of solitude, and a deep appreciation for the things that matter most. But you have to clarify your convictions for this to be possible. As you formulate your plan, here are 20 guiding principles to consider.

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Create and participate in daily habits that help you realize your values.

Create and participate in daily habits that help you realize your values.

The small decisions you make each day ultimately define what you truly value.

Annie Dillard said, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."

Annie Dillard is right. Our days ultimately define our lives. The best way to set the agenda for our days is to take stock of our current habits, rid ourselves of the bad ones, and develop the ones that will get us closer to what we claim to value.

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Don't wait for a concussion to be reminded of rest's value.

Don't wait for a concussion to be reminded of rest's value.

Rest isn't a luxury if you want to make meaningful progress on things that matter. It's a necessity.

On August 19, I got a concussion and had to go to the emergency room. Apparently, I had a wakeboarding accident, but I hardly remember any of it. That Saturday night is practically a blank space in my mind.

Don't wait for a concussion to be reminded of rest's value. Be a person who not only works hard, but rests well.

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Chris Chancey on bringing your values to work.

Chris Chancey on bringing your values to work.

Chris Chancey is helping staff the refugee workforce. In this episode, Chris helps you have greater clarity around what it means to bring your values to your work.

In 2014, Chris visited the city of Clarkston, Georgia to learn more about the refugee resettlement process in America. Clarkston is one of the largest refugee resettlement communities in the country and has an unemployment rate over 50%. As a social entrepreneur, Chris saw an opportunity to employ these legal and diligent newcomers to the US.

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Sharon Mankin on defining your core values.

Sharon Mankin on defining your core values.

In the inaugural episode of the Values-Driven Productivity Podcast, Sharon Mankin helps you begin to clarify your core values.

A teacher at heart, Sharon is a master’s level educator and certified leadership coach with Lead Self Lead Others, LLC. She discovered her passion for helping others identify their God-given gifts through the season of motherhood. Her greatest joy is cheering people on as they move toward their potential for the glory of God. 

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