Believe It or Not

believe it or not

After graduating from college I landed my first job as a bank teller. I was so excited! I accepted the job and started my first day of work. Here was the deal. I would work an entire day and get no money to bring home. I would then return to work the next day, work a full eight hours and then return home with no money. The following day I go to work and … you guessed it I would return home with no money. In fact I had agreed that I would work an entire month without ever receiving a dime for my work. The only thing I had was a promise. A promise from my employer that after I had worked for an entire month I would get paid. Why would I agree to this?

Well it’s simple … I believed them!

And why did I believe them?

Because everyone I knew had made the same arrangement with their employers … and it worked. I saw results. With very few exceptions the employers came through and delivered on their promise. So I worked every day as if I already had the money because I believed that I did.

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Time Management Strategies [An Experiment]

 

Time Flies

I remember thinking this is just crazy! It was a video of an absurd number of clowns emerging one by one from an impossibly small car. It is known as the clown car feature. Believe it or not this is not an illusion trick … well not entirely anyway. There are literally a large number of clowns packed into the car. The current record for a Volkswagen New Beetle is 27 persons. 25 persons is the record for the Modern Mini Cooper. Car and Driver.com explains exactly how it is done (feel free to try at home).

Some people seem able to achieve a similar feat in real life. They are able to accomplish so much while we are still trying to keep up with the basic necessities! How do they pack so many activities into 24 hours?

I did some research and found that it is not as complicated as it seems. In fact I found a simple experiment that shows us exactly what we need to do. So I tried it …

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The Confidence of Knowing

The Confidence of Knowing

This post is part 2 in a 2 part series. Part 1 is Busting A Very Popular Christian Myth. The wind began to blow as dark storm clouds rolled in overhead. It was hurricane season in The Bahamas and a hurricane was headed our way. No, we were not … [Continue reading]

Busting A Very Popular Christian Myth

busting a popular Christian myth

Suffering does not build character. At least not in the way we normally think about suffering. There is a popular notion in Christianity that God allows us to suffer so that we can build character. But this is not true. Actually this is not … [Continue reading]

The Secret Sauce To Achieving Your Goals

the secret sauce

Have you made your New Year’s resolution as yet? Well, I have good news and bad news for you. According to a University of Scranton study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology (Statisticbrain.com), only 8% of persons achieve their New Year’s … [Continue reading]

Failure Is An Option

failure-is-an-option

In 2014 I looked failure square in the face … and finally embraced it. "So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality [...] I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you … [Continue reading]