When I am recording this it is May and summer is just around the corner. But no matter when you are listening to this episode a new season is coming your way - and with a new season it is always good to refresh the plans in our lives.
What do I mean by refresh?
Have you ever fluffed a pillow or shaken a rug?
be Inspired with a story from my childhood and learn to...
Shake it; Loosen it; Lighten it; & Drop the weight of Planning & Productivity Overwhelm!
I am going to give you 4 Refreshing Summer Planning Tips - but these can be applied to any new season. Join me as I share in depth about how to use these 4 Tips to refresh your planning:
1. PRAY - learn a simple approach to how to take prayers to action
(reference) “A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,” ~ Proverbs 1:5 NKJV
2. PURGE - learn how I purge four times a year to be productive
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.
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...
Let’s talk about what we know to be true -
~ God gives us gifts and talents
~ God gives us abilities "Means" 2 Corinthians 8:11-12
Today let's go over the ability...
FORWARD THINKING...ask yourself:
"What is the dream and what is the point of that dream (or Passion Project) ? "
Answer this question with 3 Rs...
Respect - Ask God for help to...
This podcast is a little different today - Normally, I follow a production clipboard - I sit down each month and plan out all the podcasts for several weeks - which helps me schedule recordings in advance, so that I can produce resources and balance my workload - But as today got closer I kept pausing that production schedule - because I wanted to share some timely encouragement.
So what CAN you do to bENCOURAGEd to fulfill the plans God has for you?
3 Steps to Get Stirred Up!...
On today's episode I recap...
Review Preview - my #1 Productivity Tip!
Learn where it came from, what it does, and how you can apply it effectively in your life!
Bonus tip - Interview your boss, minister, or organization leader - always be ready with at least one question that you can ask so that you can gain knowledge from those who mentor you.
- It allows you to stop planning and begin to Generate a Plan - which helps you fulfill the plans that God has for you.
- It consolidates a 30-45 minute weekly meeting with yourself that reviews your previous week inlight of Scriptures and God's plans for your life and previews your upcoming week as you sync your To Do List, Thank You List, and calendar/planner
Let’s talk about inspiration today!
1. How can inspiration practically help you fulfill the plans that God has for you?
Before we can answer this question we must first answer this one...What is the value of inspiration?
~ Inspiration gives us tangible examples of what we can accomplish
~ Inspiration lets us know that as a human it is possible!
2. How can you make sure that you will be Inspired on a regular basis?
Let me Give you Two Thoughts on Thank You Lists
1. Apply My 3 Tips on To Do Lists
1.) Make ONE; 2.) Take it with You! 3.) Don't Undervalue it!
Reference EPISODE #4
2. Measure it, So You Can Treasure it!
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~Charles Dickens
~Get an inexpensive journal notebook
~Write the MONTH at the top of the page
~Each Thursday - try doing in the morning
~Using bullet points - Make a list of blessings that people have given to you -...