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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 wordsmith is in...

I love words.

As a kid I collected words like some kids collect crayons.

If there's a better way to say something, I want to find it.

Writing words, saying words, singing words, typing words... any way to utilize words to increase others, is what I love to do. 

Martin Luther said, "If you want to change the world, pick  up your pen."  I believe that with all my heart.  I wake up each day with a passion in my heart to do that.

I've decided that some time during each week I'm going to share a "word of the week."  The word will be one that I particularly enjoy using and want to share with others.  I will share the definition but also ways that I might typically use the word in a sentence.

If you want to increase your vocabulary, try adding just one new word a week.  Find ways to fit that word into your converations in some way every day.  In doing so you will have practice using the word and it will become a regular part of your vocabulary that will be called to mind when you're looking for a more descriptive word. 

Okay, the word for today is:  extemporaneously  

I love this word and have used it since high school! 

It means to do something without advance notice, preparation or practice. 

Ways that I might use this word in a sentence:

1)  They never told me that I'd be preaching for the next service in Africa, but I extemporaneously shared the word that was on my  heart. 

2)  Jim Bob and Ellie Mae weren't very organized and didn't have a clue that they would need someone to play the wedding march for their ceremony, so at the last minute I extemporaneously played it when Ellie Mae's mother asked me to. 

3)  The ladies at the party were very interested in fashion and asked Candy to teach a workshop.  Although she had no advance notice, Candy taught a session extemporaneously.

So there you go...a new word to fit into your conversations this week.  Go and share extemporaneously!

Comments

I was the same.. I used to go through the dictionary collecting the strangest words I could find.

I have to say, Extemporaneous is an awesome word :)
Unknown said…
I never read your blog extemporaneously; I always read it with purpose and intention.

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