You Need a Mentor

You and I desperately need mentors in our lives. We need people to encourage us, to champion us, and people to learn from. We need people whom we can ask tough questions. This is desperately needed, because there are times we just don't know what to do.

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Ryan Frank
Ministry in a Movie Theater - Advice for a Pastor

If you are wanting to stretch your ministry into a movie theater, than you must know that it is not simple. It's not easy because if there is any group or demographic that a movie theater is not set up for, it’s for ministry, especially kids’ ministry. They are little people, and movie theaters are made for big adults. However, you can do it, and you can do it well, so here are a few random thoughts that I would like to share with you.

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Leading Even When It Hurts

None of us are immune to pain. Pain is a part of life, and pain always follows leaders. If you are leading people, you are far from immune to pain. In fact, the more you can tolerate pain, the more influence and leadership God will give you because pain always comes with leadership.

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Know Who To Delegate To

Learn to delegate. You’ve heard it said that many hands make light work; you need this. If you do it all yourself, you're going to burn out. You're going to get tired; you're going to dry up. You and only you have so many hours in a day. You're going to find yourself hitting your capacity really quick, so build a team. Build a team.

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Today a Reader. Tomorrow a Leader.

What kind of books have you been reading? What kind of content have you been absorbing? Many times, it's easy to get stuck. You just feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Sometimes it feels like you’re kind of in this blah phase of life, and often the solution can be found between two covers of a book.

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The Value of Relational Equity

In the end, it’s all about the relationships. It's all about relationships. Look at the ministry of Jesus, His Earthly Ministry. He spent three-and-a-half years teaching us how to build relationships with people. He went deep with a group of three guys: Peter, James, and John. He invested in a group of 12, who then invested in a group of 70, who went on to shake the rope, but it all began with relationships.

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Using Words Responsibly

Everyday you and I have the opportunity to make somebody’s day better or worse. We have the opportunity to lift someone up or tear them down.  We have the opportunity to put a smile on their face or to make them doubt and question and frown. It's all about the words that we speak.

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You're Being Watched

Everyday there are people that are watching you. Did you know that? Every day as a leader, people are watching you all the time. They are watching all the time!

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The Freedom Of Self-Awareness

What is holding you back? Have you dreamed of starting a business, writing a book, or starting a podcast? What’s keeping you from taking step one? Learn how to fight back against negativity.

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What Are You Waiting For? Start!

Everyone has fears. Some are afraid of spiders; some are scared of heights. However, we all have one common fear. Everyone is fearful of failure. In this article, Ryan talks about avoiding that fear and learning to take that first step. 

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Plan Your Path to Productivity

Learning to plan effectively can totally change the mindset of your day. If I don’t plan my day, if I don’t have my eyes on a target, I am sure to not hit it. I’ve got to know what do I want to accomplish today.

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Procrastination Steals Time

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. A lot of times we procrastinate because we think we are too busy. I’ve got too much going on, so to save time I will put this off until tomorrow. But by procrastinating, I actually end up costing myself more time in the long haul.

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How to Avoid Death by Meeting

Here’s the deal. We are all going to spend a lot of time in meetings. If you are not careful, meetings can be big time wasters. If you are smart about it, they can actually be quite effective in communicating, building a team, and keeping projects moving forward. Meetings can be so long and so boring. How can you avoid death by meetings? Learn more here.

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Put Down the Devices

My goal for you is not that you are busy. The world is full of busy people; they are running, running, running. My goal for you is that you are productive and happy. When you are productive, you are happy because there is nothing as unsatisfying as not being productive.

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Get Some Sleep and Be Productive

If you want to live a productive life, if you want to really get things done in your ministry, in your life work; in your personal life; with your kids; with your family, you want to keep your energy up, so you can focus on the things that you want to focus on. It is going to require you prioritizing your sleep.

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Make Time to Think

There is great value in just thinking and creating margin in your life. How much margin or white space is there on your calendar? Throughout your week, your month, your calendar year, how much time is there to just stop and think?

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It's Lonely at the Top

It's been said that it's lonely at the top. If you're a leader, a pastor, a manager, or if you own your own business. The higher up you go, the lonelier it is and the fewer people that are around you.  

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