A Coach’s Point of View

4 Ways to Give Thanks This Year

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.  I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. ~ Psalms 9:1-2 (NIV) Don’t worry, Thanksgiving Day is still a week away! So why am I writing a Thanksgiving-themed blog now? Well, because I think focusing on being thankful deserves more than a single day. In fact, we should be thankful every day. Most of us are so blessed and it’s

4 Ways to Give Thanks This Year 2017-10-30T13:45:39+00:00

The Only Way Home

Sometimes the only way home is through the one place we would never choose to go: The Wilderness. I have found that there are two ways to get to the wilderness. One, you can decide to take yourself there out of pure, unbridled obedience. Someone else is sending you and you know in your heart that you have to go. If you opt for this route, be prepared. A lot of people in your circle will think you’re crazy. But I’m here to tell you that you are most

The Only Way Home 2017-10-18T09:20:55+00:00

How to Cultivate a More Joyful Life

Margin in our calendars means having or creating extra time in our lives to do something other than the things we are currently doing. The problem is that most people think that creating margin is a matter of time management and delegation strategies. Although some of that may be required in our journey toward joy, the real challenge lies deeper in our hearts. The problem with an efficiency paradigm toward margin is that while it helps us do what we are already doing faster, it is not helping us

How to Cultivate a More Joyful Life 2017-09-19T13:58:00+00:00

Are You Doing the Work That Suits You Best?

What would it look like to truly align our strengths, passions, and capacity with our day-to-day work and life? If all the latest research is correct, most of us are sleepwalking through life, doing work that doesn’t suit us at all, but brings a paycheck. For many years, The Gallup Organization has asked a simple, but powerful question: True or False?: At work, I get to do what I do best every day. Sadly, only one person in five — just twenty percent of us — answer ‘true’ to

Are You Doing the Work That Suits You Best? 2017-07-20T10:09:14+00:00

3 Ways to Create Better New Years Resolutions

Excerpted from Bob Karcher's author blog Who Are the Joneses Anyway? I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.” — Walter Cronkite Resolutions. Goals. Objectives. We call them many things but this time of year we most commonly hear the term “resolution” when we make a decision to do something in the coming year. You’ve been there. It’s New Year’s Eve and you feel like you must declare to yourself and the world at least one big thing you’ll commit to

3 Ways to Create Better New Years Resolutions 2017-07-20T10:40:38+00:00

Four Tips for a More Grateful Halftime

Living generously changes everything – for the better. Thanksgiving Day is just a few days away so this naturally sounds like a good time to write a blog about being thankful. I’ve always enjoyed this holiday and would spend it being thankful for my many blessings - you know, the usual stuff … family, health, home, job, and all the things I enjoyed. That’s where it ended. This doesn’t mean I wasn’t grateful other times of the year. I was thankful, but it always stopped there ... I was

Four Tips for a More Grateful Halftime 2017-07-20T10:44:44+00:00

Time For Your Loved Ones

A Coaches Point of View: Get Ready to Take Back Time! - Part 3 By Carolyn Castleberry, Halftime Coach With regard to time, the Bible consistently helps us focus on the two things that matter most— our relationship with God and our relationships with people.  In our first two parts, we discussed ways to manage our time for better focus and to strengthen our relationship with God. These next few parts will help us learn how to invest in our relationships with others, our work and our finances so

Time For Your Loved Ones 2016-07-01T12:20:56+00:00

Five Keys To Transform Your Business And Your Life

By John Sikkema, Halftime Institute Director of Global Partners and Executive Chariman of Halftime Australia For business owners, the line between personal and business life is inevitably blurred. Managing a business is a demanding juggling act, sidelining valued relationships, resulting in frustration and a lack of control over any aspect of our lives. I’ve lived by the following five key principles to create balance in business, freeing time for family and relationships: Get Your Foundation Right And Be Clear On The Destination Having the wrong people in key roles results

Five Keys To Transform Your Business And Your Life 2016-04-22T10:33:17+00:00

Stay Your Shape

       By Lim Kim Pong, Halftime Coach and Founder/CEO of StrengthsAsia My first encounter with Curt Lisveld was in a classroom on the Gallup Campus.  Curt is the guy that taught me everything I know about strengths.  He made it real for me. I was seated in the last row for the first ever Gallup Accelerated Strengths Coaching Course in the world. Curt was up front facing all of us.  To this day, I can still hear that distinct voice of his.  It is uniquely Curt’s with

Stay Your Shape 2016-02-05T21:50:25+00:00

The Joy Conundrum in TwoTen Magazine

By Jeff Spadafora I coach Christians who are discontent with their life. Interestingly, they’re mostly folks who have–relatively speaking–a pretty good life. Far from perfect, but far, too, from disastrous. When it comes to work, marriage, parenting, health and finances, the clients I work with are more blessed than challenged. And yet something significant is still missing in their lives. What is it that their hearts crave? At the most basic and foundational level, what does your heart crave? The answers I most often hear are “purpose” and “meaning.”

The Joy Conundrum in TwoTen Magazine 2015-07-21T14:43:27+00:00