As I laid in bed that night, I reconciled that my life was nothing more than a game to God. And then I closed the chapter on the worst day of my entire life.
Authentic leadership is impossible without active listening and honest communication. These things only happen organically when a leader shows compassion.
Make it a rule to sift through criticism and the emotions it arouses within you. Don’t let people stay rent-free in your head unless they are worth it. Another words, don’t allow people with ill intentions to tear you down.
There is a ton of evidence to prove writing earlier in the day is better for creatives. We get a writer’s high that lasts all day. We start our days productive and with ample opportunity to share our work throughout the day.
My overall motivation is simple – I want to be bold about knocking the brick wall down between my life and my writing. I want to be just a little more authentic in writing about the realities of my life, especially my past.
I pray this challenge will catapult me into a level of writing I have not yet experienced. Too often, writers are guarded about what they have to say. Self-criticism and fear or failure or rejection keeps us from being completely honest. And when we aren’t honest, we miss the mark on building trust with our readers. Goins designed this challenge to compel us to just write, without editing.
At our church, we talk a lot about creating a WOW experience every Sunday. Each time the doors open, it brings a new opportunity for guests to…… Read more “#GrayKidsMin: Five tips for creating a place they love”