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Ask Deeper Questions

Ask Deeper Questions

A few weeks ago, my family visited my grandma’s cabin in Minnesota. One evening, the neighbors came over for a visit. We had gotten to know these neighbors a bit over the years, so it was nice to catch up. Going Deep I was surprised the conversation went as deep as it...
Be Clear and Upfront About What You Want

Be Clear and Upfront About What You Want

In your relationships, it’s important to be clear and upfront about what you want. This can be challenging, but if you are clear about what you want, it usually turns out better for everyone. You can clearly communicate what you want, and the other person can respond...
4 Tips for Sharing Powerful Stories

4 Tips for Sharing Powerful Stories

One of my favorite books is “Love Does” by Bob Goff. The book focuses on Bob’s views on God and Christianity. There is a lot of great material in the book—I highly recommend it. The Power of Story One of the things I like most about the book is Bob’s...
2 Tips to Leave Short Phone Messages

2 Tips to Leave Short Phone Messages

I have a bad habit of leaving long phone messages. I’m not sure why. I make the phone call, the person’s voicemail picks up, and then I ramble on and on. The tough thing is, most of the people in my life hate receiving long phone messages. And if I’m honest, I...
3 Reasons to Separate Facts and Story

3 Reasons to Separate Facts and Story

I want to talk to you about a simple exercise that can help improve the clarity of your communication and the health of your relationships. The exercise involves separating (1) the facts of the situation from (2) the story you make up about the situation. Facts The...
What to Do When You Are TRIGGERED!

What to Do When You Are TRIGGERED!

Unless you live in a bubble, my guess is that you know what it’s like to be triggered by something. You probably know the feeling well. You come in contact with something or someone that offends you. Your pulse quickens, your blood pressure rises, and you tense up....
The Power of One Main Point

The Power of One Main Point

I want to talk to you today about the power of making one main point when you give a talk or presentation. Think back to the last few sermons or presentations you listened to. Do you remember anything the speaker talked about? What was the main point or message? If...
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