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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

Happy Anniversary to us...


Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary ~ and at 2:00 pm we will have been married for 22 years. Today Larry made reservations for us to go to Safety Harbor Resort where we will stay tonight. We're going to have dinner at one of our favorite places, Shephards -- where they have amazing seafood.

I'm really looking forward to a night away with my husband. It's been a week and I'm feeling a bit overloaded. In addition to my normal work in pastoring (which entailed some extra things thrown in this week I didn't expect), and moving forward on getting my health issues straightened out, we got a bunch of new clients this week in my career coaching job. There was a plant that shut down in the midwest and we are serving ALL of the employees. I had a list of clients that I was given on Wednesday to engage and...after much hard work at 10:30 pm last night every single one of them was what we call officially "engaged", meaning they are signed on the dotted line, I have had an initial introductory call with them, and an appointment set for an assessment in the coming week. (Um, yep...it's going to be another busy week next week)

I'm going to enjoy my time at Safety Harbor and Shephards, AND with my man...that's for sure. Adios...


Comments

Anonymous said…
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DEANNA AND LARRY! Have a wonderful weekend together! It is much deserved! Your family (and church family ) is blessed to see an example of true love before their eyes!


PS - Our anniversary was yesterday. 21 years!

Ruth, PA
Anonymous said…
Happy Anniversary!!! Have a blast :o).
DaNella Auten said…
Enjoy, leave it all behind and celebrate your hubby.
Love ya girl.
Sharon said…
Happy Anniversary to my Beloved Sister and Brother-In-Law!! I love you both so much. Have a most blessed weekend!

Love,
Shari
Melissa said…
AHHHH a night away with your love! YAY! Happy Anniversary my dear friend! 22 years...a testimony for sure! Blessings!
Paul said…
Happy Anniversary, Larry and Deanna.
Thanks so much everybody...we had a phenomenal time...I'm home and unpacked now and back to the real world. :-) (Which is still pretty awesome....just another day in paradise, right?)

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