Are You Ready to Take that Risk?

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Before you answer this question you probably want some more information. I imagine you would want to know the nature of the risk, the possible consequences and possible gains of taking it, and probably the extent of the involvement or commitment that would be required from you. Once you had…

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The Intrinsic Value of Uncertainty

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Uncertainty carries a fearful, anxious connotation in its popular meaning. Often treated as a signaling a lack of confidence, it is to be planned out of existence and be avoided at all costs. At the very least, uncertainty causes us to feel uncomfortable. We often have a hard time living…

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Exposure

Exposure can be defined as “empty space below a climber, usually referring to a great distance a climber is above the ground or large ledge, or the psychological sense of this distance due to being unprotected.” Even if the climber is protected, by being attached to the rock through the…

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Are You Writing from Your Spiritual Gift Mix?

Each of us have each been given a measure of grace (Romans 12:6). We are each part of the body of Christ, and as such, have a particular role to play in establishing the kingdom of God on earth. You may have identified your spiritual gifts in order to give…

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6 Surefire Ways to Recognize Your Own Voice

Your writing voice is not unlike your speaking voice—it will take time for you to learn to recognize it. Think back to the first time you heard your own voice recorded and played back to you. Remember your surprise at the sound of your own voice. People hear your voice…

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7 Essential Characteristics of an Influential Voice

I had a revelation while watching the Kennedy Center Honors during the Christmas season. One thing that makes the Kennedy Honors unique is that celebrity friends of the honorees deliver the speeches—not the honorees themselves. I realized why we love celebrities so much. We can count on them to be…

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Writing the Done Draft

It is important to understand that at some point you must finish your manuscript. Unfortunately, thoughts are not that finite. You will continue to have thoughts to express about your subject matter, even after you are done writing about it. Yet, those thoughts are for another piece. More insidious than…

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