Episode 17: On Wisdom



How do you “get” wisdom”? What do you do when there’s no specific guidance on a decision. Today we look at an integrated approach to wisdom.

“Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.” Proverbs‬ ‭13:20‬ ‭MSG‬

 


Episode 16: On Strategy



You develop a strategy because you’re being intentional – as a believer, how do we build a strategy for our personal, business & spiritual lives? In this “Thought”, we talk about characteristics of “Adaptive Leaders” and how that can shape a business & spiritual ‘strategy.’

Proverbs 16:9 : “a man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps”


Episode 15: On Offense



According to Wikipedia, “The best defense is a good offense” is an adage that has been applied to many fields of endeavor, including games and military combat. It is also known as the strategic offensive principle of war. Generally, the idea is that proactivity (a strong offensive action) instead of a passive attitude will preoccupy the opposition and ultimately hinder its ability to mount an opposing counterattack, leading to a strategic advantage. Offense is also a mindset.”
Being on offense means knowing what you stand for, being equipped, holding fast to what you know, and sharing the good news.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 ESV – Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

Episode 14: On Defense



Being on defense can mean different things from a business and biblical perspective, but it’s especially interesting when the two intersect.  How do we to a better job at both?

Philippians 1:7 So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. You share with me the special favor of God, both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News.


Episode 13: On Mindset



Mindset is so important in life and also requires constant work!  Romans 12:2 says “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”  Today we dive in to what we can do to keep our mindset positive.

Philippians 4:8–9: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”


Episode 12: On Emotions (of financial markets)



Special Episode: Guest host Brad Graham is a successful wealth manager who integrates faith & business every single day.  In this episode he shares some thoughts on the “Emotions of Finance”, in particular how we do and should react to the ups & downs of the markets.


Episode 10: On Success



How do you define success and still keep perspective? While success sometimes seems simple, it also can be relative: one accomplishment might seem to be a ‘success’ to one person and yet ‘not enough’ to another. This week, I’ll share some thoughts on how I’ve been wrestling with ‘success’ and look forward to a great conversation!

Proverbs 3:5-6, NLT Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Proverbs 16:3 – commit your work to the Lord and your plans wil be established


Episode 9: On Planning



New Year is upon us and it’s the season for making plans, resolutions and evaluating things.  As believers, how do we balance effective strategic planning with committing our plans to the Lord – what’s the right balance? Today, we dive in with some practical thoughts “on planning.”


Episode 8: On Giving



Christmas time is here and it’s the season for giving!  But what does that mean?  Is giving just about gifts, or is it more than that?   How can we as believers act differently this season and encourage others from an eternal mindset.  “He came for us, we go for Him”.