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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

I'm in full blown HTW...
Hope Tour Withdrawal

On the last day of our Caribbean cruise the cruise director came out and told us he wanted to prepare us for "cruise withdrawal" that we would go through.  He said, "you're going to be at restaurants and start to get up to leave without paying your bill" and "you're going to miss the little towel animals on your beds" and stuff like that.  He was right!  My husband is STILL in cruise withdrawal.

Me?  I'm going through Hope Tour Withdrawal.

I am having dreams about unscrewing banner stands and setting them up on platforms.

I'm resisting the urge to run outside and arrange big pots of flowers.

I keep taking my t-shirts out of my dresser drawers at home and refolding and stacking them.

My hands are shaking as I'm putting my suitcase back in the garage.

I'm waiting for somebody on the team to text me and tell me it's time to come down to the lobby to go eat.

I am reaching around to try to feel for tables of purses and jewelry surrounding me only to find them gone.

I am seeing too many people walking around in boring regular clothes and no shirts that say "S" or "Hope".

I reach out to set the GPS and then realize I'm home in Tampa so there's no need to.

I have kleenex in my hands just waiting, but nothing to cry about right now.

I have to purposely watch Jimmy Fallon or some other show like that each night to make me laugh since I don't have my Hope Tour sisters to entertain me with stories about crazy stuff that's happened to them, mostly in church.  These stories make me laugh and cry and oh how I miss it! 

I'm back to getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night.

My withdrawal will be over on June 24/25 when we do Hope Tour Jacksonville!

Comments

Tina Blount said…
I'm having HOPE Tour withdrawals too.

Withdrawals from the car ride...
Withdrawals from the event itself...
Withdrawals from my sisters....
We missed you!!!

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