What’s the difference between Bigfoot, unicorns, and discovering your calling? Two of them are myths and one is for real. If you are a follower of Jesus, you do, in fact, have a calling and it will always be consistent with advancing God’s plan for humanity. The Bible talks about calling this way: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, to do the good works planned in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10). And what are those good works? Jesus gave us a clear agenda that
Since his son's death in 2008, Gareth spent each anniversary reflecting on what it all meant. He began to ask himself “What are my dreams? What do I want to do?” Things that had been important before were put in perspective, and one thing Gareth knew was that the corporate career path was not what he wanted to follow for the rest of his life. He wanted to do something that mattered. Gareth heard about Halftime Institute from a friend and signed up in 2012. A Halftime Coach's Impact...
Sandy Duckett believes in the importance of a good and affordable education. So much, in fact, that she left her own job in higher education in order to make it possible for more people. Halftime Launch Event An entrepreneur at heart, Sandy started her first business at 22. She went on to work in economic development before moving into higher education, becoming COO and Vice President of Advancement for a college foundation. In 2009, she started her doctoral studies and in 2010 turned down a college presidency.
Do you remember a time when you felt God was calling you to do something else with your life? A time when your work and the status quo of your life started to become stale? For Fred Clark, the call came several years ago while he was in the midst of his professional career as the founding partner of a successful law firm in Washington D.C. Fred Clark's experience in the Halftime Institute was a pleasant surprise that helped him thrive in his career transition. When Clark heard God’s
All too often, as I connect with business men and women around Australia, I hear myself often saying, "There's no perfect plan or perfect moment, so don't wait for it!" In my book, 'Enriched:Re-defining Wealth', I highlight seven principles that challenge people's road blocks to pursuing an enriched life. Principle #6 is exactly this, waiting for a perfect plan or moment is no longer an option. People often ask me when they should jump into a second-half career or a career that is based on meaning and purpose. I
Katherine Huske knows that trusting in God can bring order out of chaos. He has done it in her life and calls her to do it in the lives of others. Katherine became a Christian at the relatively late age of 40. Living in Maui, with what would seem to others the perfect life—a beautiful husband and son, money, a great job and a nice home—her life was far from perfect. In fact, she had made the decision to walk away from it all when a business associate
By Dean Niewolny, President and CEO of the Halftime Institute David was an unlikely champion, sent by his father to the battlefield to not necessarily fight Goliath, but to take provisions to his brothers and their captains and report back. A father would not typically send his teenage son into a campaign such as this, much less to fight the champion of the Philistine army one-on-one. Prior to this, David was chosen by God and anointed by Samuel to become king of Israel. Can you imagine David leaving
By Diane Paddison, Halftime Institute Alumnus and Founder of 4word Women Everyone I know experiences some kind of pressure to do more, whether at work, with family, at church or with countless worthy causes. We live in a culture that values achievement so highly, it's nearly impossible to imagine not loading up our plates with responsibilities. We pressure ourselves, too. We pressure ourselves with unreasonable expectations, with false comparisons to what we imagine or assume others are handling. Our choices and circumstances are leading to a growing number of professionals who are
Being on the Forefront of Cause Consumerism Brad Jeffery is a man with a cause. As the founder, President and CEO of CAUSEGEAR (an L3C low profit social enterprise), his mission in life is to bring justice to the lives of the poverty-stricken people in majority world countries. His journey to discovering what true justice means has been long but fruitful, not only for him but for the many changed lives that testify of his influence. Involved in a family business for most of his life, he enjoyed that
By Bob and Susan Karcher, Authors, Who Are the Joneses Anyway? Read Part 1 & Part 2 “It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.” Ephesians 1:11 (MSG) Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? The answer to this has less to do with the amount of what we have and more to do with why we have it and what we do with it. We are familiar with the idea that too much of a good thing can