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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

deannashrodes.com is now deannashrodes.net

So I'm at a new blog address.  Unexpectedly!

Will you help me out?  Spread the word.  Update your blogroll if you have me on and mark the new address ~ www.deannashrodes.net

Thank you in advance!  This means the world to me.

Here's WHY I've moved, in case you're wondering.  I'd be delighted if you click here and tell everyone else you know to do the same.  This will help me and many other people too! 

Now, to remind everyone again, we're giving a book away this week here at deannashrodes.net courtesy of Charisma House and the big winner will be revealed on Friday!  To have your name entered all you have to do is comment here at deannashrodes.net or on my facebook page when this post publishes there.  For each time you comment in either place I'll add your name to the drawing one more time for the book.

This week we are giving away A Cry for Justice, by Shelley Hundley.   Happy commenting and thanks for passing the word along that deannashrodes.com is now www.deannashrodes.net!  

Comments

Melissa said…
I was wondering what the deal was with the godaddy thing when I clicked on my book mark for your site. UGH! I will change things up on my blogs to make sure my followers are able to connect with you. Love ya!
Thank you SO much for all your help!!
Unknown said…
I just shared the link regarding the godaddy scam on my Facebook page. Thanks for the awareness; I had no idea!
Thank you so much, Carey! It means so much to have your help. Love you
Lourdes Manners said…
Sorry to hear about your blog mishap. God is so good and this blog is going to blow in a huge way. My prayers are with you. Love and miss you dearly.
Thank you Lourdes! I love and miss you dearly too! xoxo
Anonymous said…
Circle the wagons around PD! - Gary Boggess
Sharon said…
Pick me! Pick me! :-) I love you, my beloved sister! xoxo
Drummer Girl said…
Go get them PD! No one better mess with one of God's children, especially one's name Deanna!Ok, I am about to do my first Blog ever! Her it goes, I hope it works!!
Ok, that was wierd!

Who took your blog name? That was crazy!

I've changed my blogs to your new address!

Love you,
LaDonna
Leasedomains.com bought it without me realizing it. Pretty crazy but things will rebound.

Kim suggesting that we give some books away this week was more timely than I could have ever imagined. A total God-thing!

Thanks for making the changes to your blog roll. I love you, friend!

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