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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

The power of


One time before a friend was introducing me to speak they said, "Deanna Shrodes is everywhere! Just google Deanna Shrodes on the internet and you'll be amazed!"

Everybody laughed and Pastor Lindsay piped up and said, "well, once you get past all the nude photos..." and then she and I laughed harder. Of course she was kidding, there are no nude photos of me on the web. Not that anyone would go searching for them...

But several times friends have mentioned googling me and finding eons of stuff on there to keep them busy for hours reading and tonight as that thought hit me I said to myself, "well that might not be saying much as you could pretty much Google ANYTHING these days and find something about it. I probably have a lot in common with anything from fleas to cheese. Seriously, you could Google either one and find an endless supply of information. Tonight I did my own little experiment. I started googling the first thing that came to my mind, just a stream of thoughts and here are things I looked up:


I'm craving cheese
My fitted sheet keeps popping off the mattress
I want to paint my brown dresser white
Does Oprah wear wigs?
Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?
I hate my phone
Why do snooze alarms ring at weird times like 6 or 9 minutes later instead of a number like 10?
Do you hate pantyhose?

All these things netted amazing information when I googled them! Seriously, you can look up any of these and find a lot of info about it. So a few of my friends might be amazed by the Deanna Shrodes info on the web but really I now see when you compare it to the fact that there's also a lot about fitted sheets and snooze alarms...well, it doesn't seem so huge anymore.

I am starting to realize more and more though the help of googling when you need it. Tonight Savanna came in with a bunch of science homework and I gotta tell you, I didn't know some of the answers. Tonight I saw in some instances I definitely am not "as smart as a 5th grader." Forget it, I would NEVER go on that show. So she comes in and says, "Mom, I need help..." and I took one look at her homework and said, "hold on honey, let me google the answers..." and although I didn't give them to her (no, I'm not a cheating mother) I was able to help her and know the answers were the correct ones.

Thank God for Google. I can find out about the solar system for my daughter's 5th grade homework, but I can also have the information there about how to try to keep this dad gum fitted sheet from popping off yet again.

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Anonymous said…
LOL!!! My husband and I are always saying that the whole nation was basically dumb before Google...sometimes I think I know way too many useless facts now :o).

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