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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

Life today...


Is blessed.

Woke up this morning to Maddie running in the room, putting her face in mine and pawing me to get up. I was so tired but knew I was in the home stretch of this week.

Went to the office and finished cleaning out a bunch of stuff. Yes, I have gotten around to cleaning my office. I thought it would take me til the end of summer but I simply decided, I'm taking the time and doing it. I still have some more old stuff to clean out but by and large I am almost done cleaning. The offices were even steam cleaned today. In addition, I threw away a bunch of old things some of which quite honestly were not good for me to have in my office. By that, I don't mean anything sinful. I'm talking about some memories which probably weren't the best for me to hold on to. So, zap...gone. Feels awesome. I still have a few more things to get rid of but I'm well on the way. It's a new day, a new time...

After work I met my friend & church member Jenn for dinner at Weck's. We haven't been able to do this for a while with our schedules, particularly with her working on her masters in leadership right now but she had a night free tonight and we scheduled it a while back to make a point to get together tonight for a long dinner and catch up. Great food, but more than that phenomenal conversation. I really need nights like this for my mental health more than anyone would ever realize. With some people (like Jenn) you just feel so lifted up after a conversation. By the way, I miss my daughter! She's been at Jenn's house all week but she's having a blast!

Came home and watched a movie with Larry and now just chilling and thanking God for some rest. I have one client meeting in the morning but other than that I'm home free and I am going to seriously enjoy some hours off tomorrow.

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