Technique Thursday: Deep Work

Malcolm Gladwell suggests that it takes 10,000 hours to master anything. Which sounds pretty daunting for anyone, right? Where can I squeeze 10,000 hours for that all-important thing that I’d like to enjoy or master or be known for before I die? Well, if we can break it down to a weekly goal, it mightContinue reading “Technique Thursday: Deep Work”

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Technique Thursday: Memory Palace

About four years ago, colleague of mine suggested that I preach without notes. “You barely look at the ones you have with you,” she said. So I took the leap. It was terrifying and exhilarating, at the same time. I haven’t looked back sense then. I have a bare bones outline with me in caseContinue reading “Technique Thursday: Memory Palace”

Technique Thursday: 5 Minutes

I listened to a summary of Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Formula earlier this week. A couple of key points from the book have lingered with me. One of which I shared with someone during a counseling appointment this week. So, I thought I’d share it here, too. When faced with a difficult moment, Elrod suggestsContinue reading “Technique Thursday: 5 Minutes”

Technique Thursday: 10, 10, 10

While reading David Brooks’ The Second Mountain, he shared (in an off-handed comment) a device that he uses for making personal decisions. In the most significant decisions in his life, Brooks employs a 10, 10, 10 filtering system. Let’s give it a try. Think of your most pressing decision that you have in front ofContinue reading “Technique Thursday: 10, 10, 10”

Technique Thursday: Streaks App

Thursday’s are for practical, pragmatic, techniques for everyday living. Today, I wanted to share about an app that is keeping me on track: Streaks. Streaks keeps track of any goal, any frequency that I have. Currently, I have 5 goals in Streaks and it gives me the daily reminder to continue what I started. ItContinue reading “Technique Thursday: Streaks App”

Technique Thursday: The Flow

I came across an idea worth sharing. It’s helping me calibrate goals and tasks for life and ministry. It’s called “The Flow” and it takes into account the combination of our Skills and our Challenges. Think of Skills and Challenges on a grid: A growth flow happens when we are challenged at the same rateContinue reading “Technique Thursday: The Flow”