How to Earn Extra Credit

Earning extra credit in high school could have saved your grade in the classroom. Earning extra credit in the workplace, ministry, and at home can also save your goals. How can you earn extra credit in your every day living? Read this article to learn more!

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Ryan Frank
More About Criticism

If you are leading, let me tell you something that is going to happen. You are going to be criticized. Get ready for it. I know what you are thinking, I already know that, right? I’ve been criticized already today. Here’s the thing, when you lead and you make the tough decisions, it’s always going to create friction, and there will be people that criticize you.

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Ryan Frank
Ditch the Comfort Zone. Step Out.

Here's what I mean by the 2% factor; did you know that only 2%, (I have no scientific data to back this up, but this is what I found out) only 2% of the population live outside of their comfort zone? I believe that 98 out of one hundred people live day to day in their comfort zone, and only two out of one hundred actually step outside their comfort zone and try new things.

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Ryan Frank
Say Yes!

Here's the deal, I want to say yes more than I want to say no.  I want to have a culture in my organization that welcomes innovation and encourages people to try new things and put themselves out there.

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Ryan Frank
Make the Right Destiny Decisions

It’s easy to say yes or no to a good decision or to bad decision. If something is an obvious bad decision, that's an easy no, but how do you differentiate between good things and great things? That's where it gets difficult and that's where you need wisdom, that's where you need accountability, that's where you need people speaking into your life.

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Ryan Frank
Life Happens Fast. Slow Down!

One the greatest challenges everyone faces in your life-work is the work-family balance. I often hear this, “Ryan, how do I balance what's going on at work and at home?”And I'm going to tell you there is not a better question you could be asking.

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Ryan Frank
How Well Are You Listening?

If you want to know the difference between a good leader and a great leader, it often boils down to your communication skills.  Good leaders are good communicators. One of the best ways to communicate is to learn to listen.

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Ryan Frank
Shut Out Negative Voices

Learn to listen to the right voices in your life.  Whether you are a pastor, a business leader, a CEO, an employee, a stay-at-home mom, a stay-at-home dad, a college student, a high school student- I don’t care where you are in your life journey or what you are doing, you absolutely have to get this right, and that is to listen to the right voices.

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Ryan Frank
Do the Important Things First

 The live frog that you need to eat first thing in the morning are the important things that need to get done.  The things that require creativity, concentration, focus, and things that require real brain energy and bandwidth.  Focus on those things first. Eat that frog first thing in the morning. If you will do that, nothing worse will happen the rest of the day.

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Overcome Criticism and Thrive

Have you been criticized lately?  If you have, let me tell you that’s actually a good thing because leaders make the difficult decisions, and if you are not being criticized, you’re probably not leading effectively.

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Break the Pattern and Change

If you stop and think about it really, we do a lot of our routines the same way we’ve always done them. However, if you break some patterns and create change, you will see that more people will be attracted to your business, ministry, etc.

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Ryan Frank
Don't Multi-Task. Focus.

Is it better to multitask or is it better to focus on one task or one project at a time?  This is a great question and it’s something that every leader has to wrestle with because we are trying to spin so many plates and we have a lot going on. You will accomplish more when you stop trying to multitask and when you choose to focus your attention on one task at a time.  

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Ryan Frank
Procrastination is a Thief

Here's the thing- we get hung up over these jobs, tasks, and ideas because they just seem so overwhelming. I have found that those overwhelming tasks and projects really aren’t as bad as I think if I just start taking some small steps and eat that frog first. What’s the frog today?

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Ryan Frank
5 Things To Do Automatically, Every Day

I can't tell you how important it is to pay attention to what's going on below the surface.  We put so much time and attention into the things that we see.  We get all wrapped up in what’s next and what’s big and what’s the shiniest and what’s the prettiest and what’s going to get most people’s attention and we don’t look at what’s going on beneath the surface.

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Ryan Frank