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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

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Many of you are probably familiar with Lifetime television for women. It's one of my favorite channels, and one of my husband's least favorites! He says that on Lifetime, "the guy is always wrong" but I don't think so. If he'd watch it more, he'd see that's really not true. On a day off, one of my favorite things to do when I'm a little stressed and just need to zone out, is to watch a little Lifetime TV. 
One of their signature shows is Intimate Portrait, a show that features a different famous woman every time. If you go to their website to see the show described, it says that the show "delves into the personal lives of the women being featured, showing their personal perspectives, their ups and downs, heartaches and happy endings." While I'm not exactly famous, (yet!) this blog is my intimate portrait. It's about my personal perspectives, my ups and downs, my heartaches and my happy endings. It's about what I'm currently learning, things God is showing me, things others have taught me, non-sensical stuff I'm thinking about, really life changing stuff I'm thinking about, and even sharing a little bit about things I haven't figured out yet and am not sure I ever will.

Many times I've been told, "you're too passionate..." or even "do you really think it's safe to be so outspoken?..."

Well, it's not always safe I will admit that. But my personal perspective is that everybody should be able to honestly express their thoughts and then "own their words." Whatever they say, they have to live with the ramifications. I've always been okay with that consequence for myself. When I feel strongly about something, I don't mind owning it at all. I enjoy living candidly, honestly, openly, yes...intimately. So the risk is worth it to me. Have I experienced people backing away because they can't handle my candor? Yes. But far more people come near rather than back away. So I enjoy living this way much more. Welcome to my Intimate Portrait.

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