#24 Episode "Stay Productive so You Can Do MORE of What you Love!"

 Do you want to stay productive?
That is an interesting question, because if you see productivity as a HAVE to - a way in which you HAVE to get things done at HOME or WORK then staying productive does not seem like something that you want to spend time learning how to do more of.

But as a Christian if you look at your productivity as a way to maximize your time so that you can spend time with the people you care about and fulfill the plans God has for you - then staying productive will be something that you love to do - I call this kind of productivity - “enjoyable productivity!” - it is encouraging, energizing, and helps you get things done!

The best fuel for any productivity and especially for “enjoyable productivity” is to...
Know your "WHY!"
Let me break down "WHY" into 3 categories

1. WHY for tasks & chores
     ~ What is a task vs a chore
     ~ Link It Twice - Ask yourself twice “Why?”

2. WHY for projects...
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#23 Episode "Name the Day! - Make Doing Chores Easier for Home & Office

Today’s episode is for Melissa and for all of the other “go-getters” out there!

Melissa is a soccer mom who helps a soccer organization in her community. But beyond her volunteer time in her community Melissa also takes care of her family, and helps her elderly parents. She home schools her children and manages her house. Melissa is like you and I - she is a “go-getter” - but even Melissa can become overwhelmed with home and office projects

I want to encourage Melissa and all of us that we can enjoy life while getting things done when we do not try to do it “ALL” at once. When we trade in B I G plate portion projects for “bite-sized” productivity we can make our “ALL” “small” which helps us to bENCOURAGEd Today!

Today, we are going to talk about one of my favorite Make Your ALL Small - “bite-sized” tips...Name the Day! - But before I begin let’s define what a Chore is.

~ Chores...

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#22 Episode: "Make Your ALL Small - My #1 Approach to Getting ALL Things Done!"


We can overcomplicate what we need to accomplish. - Either we over do it or under do it. Either way it becomes complicated because we add or subtract from the very thing we are trying to complete. You know what I mean...

Remember that time when the garage needed cleaned? We all do - whether it was a garage, vehicle, office - pick a space. And more than likely it went one of these two ways:

1. Make your all STALL… You went to open the door to the garage and thought, “Where do I begin?” So you started moving things around, looked in boxes, looked at your watch, and said things like, “Who really needs a place to park their car? The car does not pay its’ portion of the mortgage. It does not deserve a roof.” The decision had been made - to live with the garage the way that it was, because it could STALL until another day.

2. Make your all TALL… You decided this was your next project, so you called a meeting with your family, the...

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#21 Episode: "Do These FIVE Things to Finish What You Start" with Download

Starting something new is exciting - whether it be a new year, new job, new project, or a new habit. But new becomes old very quickly if we do not refresh ourselves throughout the process.

As Christians, this must involve us seeking God while applying practical disciplines that will help us finish what we begin. One of my favorite Scriptures encourages us to finish what we start...

“Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”

~ 2 Cor. 8:11-12 NIV

HOW do we make sure that we “Now finish the work” that we have begun?

Let me encourage you to Do These 5 Things to Finish What You Start…

1.) Eliminate Distractions - make what used to be a distraction, a reward
2.) Focus on a Few - simplify by only working on a few habits or projects at a time
3.) No...
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#20 Episode "Why Meeting with Yourself is My #1 Productivity Tip" with Download

Are you ready for a fresh start; a clean slate; a new beginning?
There is no better time than right now to fulfill the plans that God has for you.
But you might be thinking -
"Amber, I am ready, but I do not know where to begin."
"Amber, I am concerned that I will begin something, but not finish it."
Well, either way - bENCOURAGEd Today!
Because today I am sharing with you about my #1 Productivity Tip!!
I call it Review Preview - and it is all about meeting with yourself with God so that you can begin to fulfill the plans that God has for you!

Why is meeting with yourself my #1 Productivity Tip?
Here are 3 reasons...

1. Because someone needs you - to fuflfill the plans that God has for you because it will help her/him fulfill the plans God has for her/him too! - You are someone's inspiration!!!

2. Because setting goals do not fulfill goals - Just like setting a tea cup next to a tea pot does not make your tea for you. You must have regular accountabililty to fulfill your goals...
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#19 Episode: "Planning Scriptures to Inspire You!" SPECIAL Episode

Today is a special episode to inspire you through God’s Word.
As Christians, we all want to fulfill the plans that God has for us,
but sometimes we get distracted, discouraged, or demotivated.

So today I want to inspire you with what God says about PLANS.
Simply put - listen to these Scriptures, along with some encouraging words,
and allow them to help you…be Inspired, be Productive, be Fulfilled
~ bENCOURAGEd Today!

Jeremiah 29:11-12 NIV (The Scripture that inspired bENCOURAGEd Today!)
1 Kings 6:38 NKJV
2 Kings 18:20 NKJV
1 Chronicles 28:11, 12, & 19 NKJV
Psalms 33:10 & 11 NKJV
Psalms 146:4 NKJV
Proverbs 6:18 NKJV
Proverbs 15:22 NKJV
Proverbs 16:9 NKJV
Proverbs 19:21 NKJV
Proverbs 20:18 NKJV
Proverbs 21:5 NKJV

Join me January 2021 for the pilot launch of...
FLIGHT Training Course (FTC)
An online 7 week video book study on how to launch a God-given dream well.
This course includes...
>>Copy of my book FLIGHT
>>Video tutorial book study of each chapter with...
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#18 Episode: "Sow to Grow - Tips on Giving Your Gifts" with Guests Greg and Wa'Lisa Smith



How do I fulfill the plans that God has for me?
First - checkout Episode #15 "Develop These 6 Abilities to Launch Any Project"

But after you have discovered what you were made to do - I hear this question a lot -

“Amber, where do I begin to fulfill the plans that God has for me?”

bENCOURAGEd Today, because the answer to this question is simpler than you think!

- Begin to fulfill the plans that God has for you by sowing your gifts to others.

YES! By sowing you will start growing - you will begin to develop your God-given gifts.

This is why I have invited two of my friends who understand this principle and who have and continue to…. “Sow to Grow”!

Greg and Wa'Lisa Smith have been singers, songwriters, and musicians for many years! They own their own Production company - G&W Media Productions (Link Below), where they produce and assist in distribution of mostly indie artists. They also write and record their own music, and...

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#17 Episode: "Break Through 5 Obstacles to Fulfill a God-given Dream!" with FREE Downloads

As Christians we want to fulfill the plans that God has for us - right?
Then what prevents us from jumping into those plans?

I have learned how to…
Break Through 5 Obstacles to Fulfill a God-Given Dream. 

Today let’s knock down these obstacles one by one so you can get those God-given dreams off of the ground!!!

1. Doubt/Fear - “F.E.A.R” - False Evidence Appearing Real - When doubt comes do these 3 things -
1.) Speak words of faith
2.) Remind yourself that EVERYONE experiences regular doubts
3.) Take Action on something towards fulfilling that dream

2. Time - Learn to Prioritize your time so you will Prioritize your Passion!

3. Energy - Eating right, sleeping well, and life balance gives you energy to keep moving forward

4. Money - repurpose what you have until you can purchase what you want

5. Approach - Knowing what your next step helps you...

1.) Track - like a train - no matter what is going on around you will keep moving forward
2.) Traverse - when...
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#16 Episode: "6 Thank-FULL Refreshments"

Uncategorized Nov 26, 2020
Thanksgiving is one day but THANKSGIVING is also an ability that God gives us to fulfill a God-given dream or Passion Project.
So, today I wanted to share…
6 Thank-FULL Refreshments
1.) Represent - As Christians we honor Him by fulfilling the plans He places on the inside of us, so let’s represent God as we fulfill those Passion Projects with our attitude!
2.) Prayer - Refresh those who help you by praying of them
3.) Special Gifts - Giving thoughtful gifts do not just happen but are a result of being Creatively Specific
4.) Time - Giving your time refreshes you and those who help you
5.) A Simple Thank You - Giving does not have to be complicated
6.) Finish the Work - When those who support you see you complete a God-given dream it is so very refreshing!
I have just given you how to refresh those who are helping you,
WHO are these people and WHEN should you give them thanks?
Learn more about 4 members of your Dream Team Co-pilots, Crew, Passengers,...
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#15 "Develop These 6 Abilities to Launch Any Project" - includes DOWNLOADS

I have a question for you?
Are you WILLING to launch into that "Passion Project"?
You know that book that you always have wanted to write or that business that you have always wanted to launch or that room that you have wanted to renovate or something even more amazing?
Now I said the word WILLING because - here is me talking very straight with you - what I am going to share today is only for those Christians who are WILLING to pursue a Passion Project (or God-given dream)
I cannot, nor will I, tell you what that Passion Project is for you - check out Episode #13 & #14 (LINKS BELOW) to help you identify it along with a Passion Project resource that I will share at the end of this episode.

During the time I am recording this episode we are coming up on a New Year and coming off of a very challenging year. But whenever you are listening to this - there is no better time than NOW to develop abilities to launch into any project!

In this episode I share...
~ How abilities differ...
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