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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

More stuff about me you might or might not care about


Sometimes I just do these questionnares friends send me on line to do something non-sensical besides work and give myself a little break at night before I talk to Lar and turn in for the night. Work can become consuming on my mind and I just need a break to shut my mind off from it for a while and stuff...so here we go with another one of these that I got off of Pastor Leanne's blog...


FIRST NAME? Deanna

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No.

WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? About a month ago on a Wed night…a special friend helped me through it.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I used to like it a lot. But now that I type so much, my handwriting has gone down hill as I rarely do it except to sign things.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? Roast beef

IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? It depends on what I was looking for in a friendship. It takes a unique person to be friends with me and I realize that.

DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? Yes, definitely. Keep me from going insane/postal

DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? No, I had them out when I was five.

WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Never

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Special K

DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Depends how much time I have.

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Yes, extremely.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Cold Stone Creamery’s Birthday Cake

RED OR PINK? Pink

WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? I get extremely angry. Fortunately I have learned how to cope with it and how to respond appropriately. Rather than explode, or suppress it, I have learned to remove myself from a situation immediately and go deal with it emotionally for at least 15 minutes or so when needed. But it’s still hard to deal with sometimes.

WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My grandmother.


WHAT COLOR PANTS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? I am not wearing pants nor shoes. I’m wearing a tshirt and panties which is my standard uniform when at home unless anyone is here but my family.


LAST THING YOU ATE? A mini cannoli (fortunately my weight watcher teacher does not have this blog URL)


WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? A baseball game that Larry is watching as he lays beside me.


IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Something very bright with a name that sounds like an OPI polish color. (“I’m Not Really a Waitress”?)


FAVORITE SMELL? Larry’s cologne (Curve) Just by smelling it I can practically have an… (never mind)

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My husband

THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO? How passionate they are about the things of God.


FAVORITE DRINK? Tea

FAVORITE SPORT? I don't really watch sports, but I like to ride my bike, walk and skate.


EYE COLOR? Greenish brown


HAT SIZE? I think hats look stupid on me. I don’t wear them so I don’t know my size.


DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes. For 98% of all my waking hours.


FAVORITE FOOD? I really love most everything but my all time favorite is mashed potatoes.

SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings.


SUMMER OR WINTER? I love it all now that I’m in FL


HUGS OR KISSES? Both and lots of them.

FAVORITE DESSERT? Pie of most kinds. Right now my fav is Marie Callenders Razzleberry, right out of the oven.

WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? When Wallflowers Dance by Angela Thomas and the Bible


WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? Nothing


FAVORITE SOUNDS? Rain while I’m sleeping


ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Rolling Stones


THE FURTHEST YOU’VE BEEN FROM HOME? Ecuador


WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Norfolk, Virginia


ONE FOOD YOU CAN'T STAND? Liver


HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU GOT YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE? 16

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