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.Read More
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.Read More
Setting up rhythms and routines for time together gives your marriage greater opportunity to flourish. In order to grow a healthy relationship, you have to invest time in the other person. This time doesn't happen by accident--it requires intentionality, strategic thinking, selflessness, and deep care.Read More
Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude. Choose one influential person you knew growing up. This could be a mentor, a teacher, a close friend, or a pastor. Last month, you wrote a letter to one of your heroes. Today is an opportunity to reach out to someone else with a phone call.Read More
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.Read More
This begins a new monthly series called Today's To-Do, a simple action you can take in less than ten minutes that will propel you forward toward meaningful progress in your life. These assignments will be intentionally short (less than 300 words).Read More
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.Read More
Scott Kedersha is helping marriages flourish. He's on the marriage ministry leadership team at Watermark in Dallas, TX--a ministry that's helped over 10,000 couples. In this episode, Scott helps you understand what it means to value your marriage and speaks to those who are single, engaged, happily married, or hanging on by a thread.Read More
This begins a monthly post where I publish the top ten things I'm loving that will help you make meaningful progress on things that matter. Occasionally, things that don't necessarily relate to Values-Driven Productivity make the list, but I include them because I believe they're worth knowing about.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
How we organize our personal finances is a symptom of our true values.
The Bible says, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Words written thousands of years ago point to this truth—money is a thermometer gauging our heart’s temperature.Read More