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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

Your contribution to the world

 "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life."
- Steve Jobs 1955-2011
So Steve Jobs passed away this week and lots of people are talking about it, of course.  He was a remarkable man who changed our world forever.  
Just a few hours after his death I found the above quote and started thinking about it.  A lot of people have wrestled with this, including myself.  Believe it or not, I lived quite a number of years of my life doing what other people wanted me to do versus what I'm called to do, or long to do.  There are various reasons for this, but that is neither here nor there.  The point is, I understand.
The reasons we continue doing what we're not meant to do are so varied -- finances, cultural expectations, relationships and more. 
When people like Steve Jobs who have achieved so much pass away, it gives us pause to think about our own contribution(s) to the world. 
I know what I want my greatest contribution to be. More importantly, I believe I know what God wants it to be.
I'm not there yet, but I'm on my way.  I hope you are too. 
Just like the world needed Steve Jobs, the world needs you.  
The world needs me.  
Doing what we're supposed to be doing.

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