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Nov 27

Secrets of Dynamic Communication by Ken Davis

Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Education, How To, Reviews

Secrets of Dynamic CommunicationMichael Hyatt explains in the Introduction, “Whether you are a professional speaker, pastor, corporate executive, author—or are just passionate about a message—you can take your communication skills to the next level. Ken’s SCORRE system truly revolutionized my public presentations. The good news? What I learned from him sits right here, in this book. Within these pages, you’ll learn how to:
• dramatically reduce your prep time,
• communicate with more clarity and focus,
• increase your ability to connect with the audience, and
• craft speeches that leave an impact.”

Sep 7

Mercy! Count the Cost!

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012 in Education, Emotional, Financial, How To, Intellectual, Music, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

This week I’m responding to Ken Davis’ call to be “fully alive.” Fully alive people are characterized by many things including meaningful friendships, courageously overcoming fear, and a determination to course corrections when they fail.

We all fail.  Failure is painful.

Pain is part of the price of living.
– Love is painful.
– Relationships are painful.
– Failing is painful.

If we choose to move forward in our quest to live fully alive, we will fall, it will hurt . . . and it will be worth it.

Be prepared to pay the price. Change costs.  Progress can be painful.

Sep 6

Fail Quickly

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in Education, Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Sports, Values

I had just thrown an interception. In my opinion, throwing an interception was letting my team down. I failed to complete the pass. I failed to help my teammate Madison. She could have caught a good pass, but I threw it where she couldn’t catch it. 

“Other Scott” happily grabbed it. 

“Other Scott” won the game’s MVP award, but I — this Scott — let my team down. I hate when I let my team down.

Fortunately, I was not alone.

God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid but a spirit of power and love and self-control.” 1

Sep 5

Banish The Spirit Of Fear

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

Fully Alive by Ken Davis challenges us to step out of our comfort zones, and yesterday as part of being fully alive we discussed the importance of making friends and building deep friendships.

You Can’t Fake Being Fully Alive

“You can fool people for a while, but eventually they will know. And you can never fool yourself.

Being alive is more than simply looking fluffed up and combed out on the outside. It’s a matter of attitude. And that comes from the inside. Approaching…challenges with the right attitude is the first and most important step you can take. Your attitude will launch your dreams or bury them.”

Sep 4

Making Friends

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in Education, Emotional, How To, Intellectual, Relational, Social, Values

Yesterday I posted my review of Fully Alive by Ken Davis.

Davis’ book challenges us to step out of our comfort zones to build deep friendships.

Today is the first day of school for millions of children; it’s an ideal opportunity to build on old friendships or to start building new ones.

How Can I Build Friendships?

Davis explains, “Making friends is like exercise; it requires discipline and vigilance.”  1
– It takes time
– It takes patience
– It takes graciousness.

Graciousness?

Sep 3

Fully Alive by Ken Davis

Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 in Reviews, Values

Ken Davis unveiled, “I had not been living fully alive for a long time, but I was ready to start. First I had to change some of the attitudes that had sucked the lifeblood from my veins.”

Subtitled “a journey that will change your life”, author Davis challenges us to step up, step in and live life fully alive.

Discovery

Ken Davis’ family was celebrating Christmas at a cozy cabin in the mountains of Colorado. While sledding with his grandchildren Davis had a surreal experience.

“I blazed past my grandchildren…’Grandpa! Wait for me!’ they hollered.