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Friends:

The late Zig Ziglar remind us ….”if you give enough other people what they want, you will get what you want”.

In our selfish worldly society, its easy to make things all about YOU.  I know this well, being the only son (and youngest child) of a family of five.  Until recently, my heart was right, but the actions sometimes did not equate.  Then, the transformation- THANK GOD!  My pastor says you are not a man until you are 30…and i love my 30′s~!

We all have “it” in us- the ability to love, to give gifts of kindness, leadership, compassion, trust, mercy, forgiveness and sacrifice.  It’s God given- a gift to us.  So now we have an obligation to reciprocate. The issue is, our mainstream world does not always promote that- or its masked with sin, greed and pride.  It’s all about ME– or is it all about something, someone, a cause and a mission greater?

Believers encounter this way of living every day…and when we see the light- the bright light of compassion leads to JOY.  we know joy is not a reaction or a conditional response- it’s what and who we are!  Yes, and it’s a choice.

What can we do to live in JOY and do what we love- that causes impact and give gifts to others.

  1. Accept the TRUTH – and extend GRACE to others.   It’s hard- just do it NOW!
  2. Pray and meditate on what JOY looks like- ask for help and embrace change
  3. Help your spouse, family, loved ones and strangers- it get’s your mind off YOU.
  4. Learn from mistakes, all of them…The word “TEST” is in the word “TESTIMONY”.
  5. Be thankful for your mistakes, and please then turn the page
  6. find a way NOW to forgive your enemies- maybe they don’t know what they did or just need help too- get over it!
  7. prepare to be blessed- you are here for Impact, Love, and to make positive Change
  8. Give away your time, talents, treasure with discipline to others–it’s not your stuff- it belongs to your Creator to share
  9. LUNGE forward and get uncomfortable- if you are comfortable- you are not doing enough work that matters
  10. BE AUTHENTIC- yourself, YOU…be funny, laugh, smile and apply some affection to loved ones

Now, GO- GO NOW and do this work with family, friends, co-workers and strangers– and make this crazy world a better place- WE NEED YOU!

trey

 

 

ACTS for IMPACT in your LIFE

Trey —  October 12, 2014 — Leave a comment

Friends:

We all have acronyms or quick affirmations to keep us on the right track.  Here is one acronym (A-C-T-S) that has helped me in my GROWTH, Prayer and Meditation time, and Reflection on LIFE, FAITH, FAMILY, & CAREER.  I hope YOU find it meaningful as well.  Added bonus- if you Believe in a Greater Higher Power…you will also find this ACTS to be a great simple prayer routine ;)

  • A - Attitude, Acceptance, Appreciation, Adorn, Assurances, Accept, Acknowledge, Action
  • C – Compassion, Communication, Companion, Clarity, Confession, Collaboration, Consistency
  • T – Thanksgiving, Thought, Think
  • S - Salvation, Supplication, Sacrifice, Simplicity, Specific

Fill in the words you need for ACTS, and let this be one of your guiding lights for IMPACT, GROWTH, and SIGNIFICANCE.

And, as one of my YOGA instructor says, “The more you LIVE,  the more you LEARN,… The more you LEARN, the more you LOVE,.. The more you LOVE, the more you CAN’T LET GO, and that indeed is a GOOD THING

all the best w/ love,

trey

 

Friends:

Have you ever felt like you got a raw deal?  like someone cheated you or took advantage of your career?

I believe we are now experiencing a flight to core morals and dignity this day in age.  Do you feel people are attracted to you because you are smart and transactional – or do they actually transact with you because YOU have morals and dignity?

Let’s focus on what really matters- serving your clients, customers and loved ones because you have a moral obligation to please your Creator, your greater Power- and of course the client!  And guess what, the receipt of such service will become a windfall of profits and a feeling of purpose.

So try it, for 30 days, focus less on the transaction and more on intense focus of servant leadership, dignified service, and doing the next right thing!  Let me know how it works for you…

with Love

trey

A few things come to mind in February for me.  One is my wedding anniversary, another is Valentines Day tomorrow, and my wife’s birthday shortly after.  Family love is bliss!

Soooo…what about Business Love.  That sounds mushy does it not?  Oh wait, our business should be like family right?… and our business team should love like a family right?  Ask Ray Lewis of the Ravens and he will say they won the Superbowl because the team is ALL Family and Family is Love.

How about we all make a point the rest of the month  - to love our coworkers and team members, and clients like our loved ones at home.  And then, we very well may decide to keep it going into the rest of the year.  Let’s cherish the biblical verse below in our “Month of Love”- and challenge yourself to LOVE every month like this one.

trey

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

New International Version (NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.