Craig Groeschel’s Leadership Podcast
“Leadership. It’s in Your DNA.
It’s the way God created you. You don’t have to know it all to be a great leader! In this podcast, you’ll get timely insights from Pastor Craig and his guests to make the most of your leadership potential, you’ll learn to solve problems in new ways, and you’ll be empowered to take your next steps in leading others.”
Craig is truly a gift leader, an empowering leader who is on mission to create more empowering leaders who will do the same.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, than you’ll love his podcast!
I have big goals this year around improving my health and fitness. One tool that I have found to be invaluable is my FitBit.
I have the FitBit Charge 2, which I think is powerful and affordable.
It tracks my sleep, heart rate, and activity levels.
This is my favorite prayer app. One that was recommended to me by a good friend and pastor of the church I attend.
App Store Description:
Have you ever told someone you would pray for them only to see them again a few days later and realize you had forgotten? Us too! That is why we made Prayer Notebook. We want you to be able to organize your prayer life so that you can focus on what’s most important, prayer.
Prayer Notebook has been downloaded 70,000+ times and has been called the “Best Prayer App” by NY Times best-selling author Ann Voskamp!
Designed to be your personal prayer assistant, you can use Prayer Notebook to:
• Focus on intentional prayer in fullscreen prayer mode
• Schedule prayers daily, weekly, monthly or for a specific day
• Assign a contact to your prayer
• Organize your prayers into categories
• Attach a photo to a prayer
• Set a reminder alert for prayers to remind you to pray at a specific time or date
• Update prayer information directly from your prayer list
• Send a message to your contacts when you have prayed for them
• Mark prayer requests as answered
Simply rotate your phone on any prayer list and enter fullscreen Prayer Mode is perfect for quiet times and quickly looking at all the details of a prayer in one place.
Never forget a prayer request again, simplify and organize your prayers with Prayer Notebook today and watch your list of answered prayers grow!
I shared about GoodReads yesterday.
Another book related app I enjoy is Bookout.
I think it does make reading better, see what you think.
- Reading as a daily workout
- Track it in real time
- Track your books
- Reading statistics
- Pages read
- Reading speed
- Most minutes
- Total read time
- Most pages
- Share with friends
I’be been using GoodReads for over 5 years now, and it’s nice tool.
It keeps track of your books with a feature named My Books.
Plus it integrates with Amazon, so any books you buy there are available inside GoodReads. And it integrates into many popular social networks so you can find out what your friends are reading and share with them what you are reading.
You can set reading goals, and see the most popular books overall or across your friends.
Here are the habits I am working on building in my life:
- Financial: Sale 5 things a week on either eBay, Amazon, or Craigslist
- Financial: Review expenses daily with EveryDollar, 5 days a week
- Financial: Donate at least 5 items to Goodwill weekly
- Health: Walk 10,000 steps a day, 5 days a week
- Health: Log meals on Lose It!
- Health: Exercise 5 hours a week
- Health: Track weight daily on Lose It!
- Health: Floss daily
- Health: Take vitamins daily
- Health: Take wal-itin daily
- Health: Wear Fitbit daily
- Intellectual: Write in personal journal daily, 5 days a week
- Intellectual: Write a blog post daily, 5 days a week
- Spiritual: Pray daily
- Spiritual: Read the Bible daily
- Spiritual: Tithe on every paycheck
Today I wanted to take a first pass look at spiritual growth with some S.M.A.R.T. goals.
What this research suggests is that 21 days to form a habit is probably right, as long as all you want to do is drink a glass of water after breakfast. Anything harder is likely to take longer to become a really strong habit, and, in the case of some activities, much longer.
Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick
Another feature I love in Toodledo is it’s Habit building feature.
This is based upon a motivation technique purportedly used by Jerry Seinfeld.
Read about it here.
The Short Version:
- Pick a goal.
- Mark off the days on which you work toward that goal.
- Use your chain of marked off days as a motivator.
The Birth of Jesus Christ
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.