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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

Who's reading?



So Wednesday I wrote about what keywords people were Googling and then ending up here at deannashrodes.com as a result of and it was rather interesting, at least I thought it was.  I have often mentioned about those of you regularly reading out there from "Seattle to Singapore".  Yesterday happened to be a day nobody was reading from either place, which is rare!   But I decided to track where our visitors were from yesterday.  I thought I would share where folks were reading from yesterday and I, for one, never cease to be amazed

Thank you for coming here.  I realize you can read whatever you want and there are a million things grabbing for your time and attention but some of you still come here. The vast majority of you never say anything, you just read.  And that's cool.  I'm perfectly fine (and honored) by those of you who silently check out what I have to say. 

By the way, this list does not include those who are exclusively reading on facebook, when it rolls over and publishes there.  I believe quite a number of regulars started reading there instead, for convenience sake.  The only thing I don't like about that is that pictures sometimes don't print there and the videos posted never carry over.  But many more people are reading there instead now that I schedule it to publish there.

 So here you go, yesterday's peeps checkin out the blog were from...

UNITED STATES 

Florida - Tampa, Clearwater, Tallahassee, Lake Worth, Largo, Melbourne, Brandon, Sarasota, Winter Springs, Deltona, Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami, Deland

California - Oakland, Alameda, Pinole, Chico, Mountain View, Fullerton, Campbell, Walnut Creek, San Jose, Los Angeles, Foster City, Lake Forest, Santa Clarita, San Ramon, Fresno, Livermore, Riverside

Maryland - Baltimore, Silver Spring

New York - New York, Saratoga Springs, Brooklyn, East Syracuse, Melville, Oswego

Tennessee - Memphis, Nashville, Kingsport

Georgia - Atlanta,Woodstock, Lithia Springs, Savannah, Loganville

Louisiana - Shreveport, Baton Rouge

New Jersey - Tom's River, Edison, Ridgewood, Livingston

Alabama - Grady, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Montevallo, Orange Beach, Oneonta

Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Janesville

Ohio - Canton, Toledo, Kenton

Arkansas - Little Rock, Searcy

Illinois - Chicago, Elmhurst, Freeport, Bowling Brook

Virginia - Alexandria, Charlottesville

Texas - Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Frisco, Longview, Round Rock

Alaska - Kodiak

Washington DC

Missouri - Springfield

Oregon - Portland, Bend

North Carolina - Charlotte, Cary

Oklahoma - Edmond

Michigan - Lansing

Indiana - Indianapolis

Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh

Minnesota - Minneapolis

Arizona - Phoenix

OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Canada - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Vancouver, British Columbia, St. John, New Brunswick
Italy
Germany
South Africa
Poland
Indonesia
Greece
Costa Rica
New Zealand
Trinidad and Tobago
Hungary
Sweden
Spain
United Kingdom
Mexico

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