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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

Lessons from Kathryn:
Example isn't everything, it's the only thing...


 Good managers set the example in doing what it takes to get the job done. Kathryn agreed to meet with me this past Tuesday seven hours earlier than she normally does because I needed to go to Gulf Coast for the Campmeeting. It was already a humongous favor for me to ask her to do that, but on top of this, an unfortunate happening had her up at 4:30 am that morning. This left her feeling totally drained and exhausted, so much that it was difficult for her to even concentrate on some things in our meeting. Still, NOTHING, nothing kept her from keeping her commitment to meet with me. The fact that we were slammed with a new layoff from a company in Texas on Monday and Tuesday which put her work into overdrive didn’t stop it either. The schedule got insane those two days, but she did what she had to do to keep it all going.

There are some people who get to a management level and they look at it that life has given them a huge blessing in that they can now relax, sit back and bark orders while everyone runs and does their bidding. And then there are managers who continue to be movers and shakers no matter what role life finds them in. They are people who are on the move, getting the job done, and continually setting standard in work ethic. Kathryn is one such person. She’s a pleasure to work for because among many other reasons she doesn’t expect anything out of you that she’s not willing to do herself.


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