Monday, February 3, 2014

FEBRUARY 2014 - A MONTH TO ACCESS GOD'S PROMISES




Welcome to the month of February. This month, the Lord shall give us rest, round about, just as He has sworn, none of our enemies shall withstand us, the Lord will deliver all our enemies into our hands. There shall fail no part of any good thing which the Lord had promised us, all shall come to pass in Jesus name amen. Joshua 21:43-45. Find below an article that will inspire us in our business and career. I got it from a newsletter I subscribe to ( www.maryfoley.com).

11 C's Your Business and Career Need by Kelly Meerbott
 
During 15 years in markets ranging from Miami to New York to Boston to Philadelphia, I have learned many lessons about what to do and what not to do in business. Although the lessons are numerous and the variations significant, I have reduced them to what I have designated as the "Business Cs."

1. Choice - You choose what you will and will not do. These choices may be determined by a variety of factors including geography, timing and, potentially, integrity. Keep in mind that you are the same as the work that you perform and that its image and message remain long after you are gone.

2. Commitment - When you commit to anything, do so with full determination and conviction. It should be an obvious reality, but doing a job must be inclusive of doing it completely and with maximum focus and excellence.

3. Courage – At times, it can feel lonely, isolating, frustrating and scary when you’re going after your career dreams. Tell your inner critic to shut up and push through your fears because being in business often brings big payoffs and amazing rewards.

4. Creativity - Sometimes thinking past traditional boundaries is optional and sometimes it is mandatory. To distinguish yourself from the competition and to create the best available solution, it is often necessary to devise and implement solutions that are revolutionary, clever and oftentimes risky.

5. Coaching - If you are good at what you do and you have learned important lessons along the way, share your knowledge, your challenges, your victories and your insights. You have already determined that your methods have been successful, both for you and for those whom your products and services touch.

When your problems are not capable of being solved or you feel that you have hit a wall with respect to understanding your problems and their solutions, consider coaching. Sometimes, a new view, greater distance and objectivity are critically important to your situation. This is not a display of weakness; instead it demonstrates maturity, responsible leadership and intelligent management to obtain a new look that is free of any emotional baggage or prejudice.

6. Clarity - What do you want? It's one of the most powerful questions I know. And it's a tough one to answer. Just as soon as you get old enough to think, you have people telling you what they want. Parents, partners, spouses, children, friends, bosses, colleagues, customers and clients - they've all got opinions about what's best for you. And sometimes their requests and demands can feel like a swarm of mosquitoes buzzing around you demanding attention. If you're not clear on what you want, you have little protection against the blighters - what others want becomes very hard to resist. Very often, your instincts and gut feelings are the most reliable.

7. Conversation - Everything can change through one powerful conversation. Although initially that seems to be a warning or indication of potential danger, it is also a message concerning opportunity. The laws of serendipity and irony apply. We have all heard stories about people running into people in elevators, 5K runs, coffee shop lines and hair salons who have had dramatic, if not life-changing, impact. In other words, do not limit your most important thoughts or your availability to formal meetings. Enable yourself to be a participant in conversations of all types, formal or information, prepared or spontaneous, large or small. Any learning is good, including that which may seem to be trivial or lacking in timeliness.

8. Center of influence – People who already know your work are missionaries and advocates for your work to other people. The ideal circumstance is an internal or external customer who is so pleased and satisfied that he or she considers it an obligation if not a pleasure to share what you have done or sold to those who mean the most to them.
9. Client base – We all have internal and external clients. Make sure you astonish them over and over. An astonished client, manager or senior executive will talk. A satisfied one will not. Mediocrity is unacceptable and will not drive your business or career. Meeting expectations is never sufficient, particularly when you always have the ability and responsibility to exceed those expectations.

10. Conscience - If ever you need to wonder if what you are doing is morally right or wrong, don't do it. Your responsibility to be morally right and ethically correct is never worthy of scrutiny or compromise and should never be challenged. Doing the right thing is never wrong, especially if it eliminates the need for apology.

11. Curiosity - Become genuinely curious about your internal or external clients. Push yourself to learn everything there is to know about them. It has been proven repeatedly that many clients prefer personalized service rather than anonymity. Remember their names, their hobbies, their children, their tastes and their habits.

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...

THE PRICE OF TRADITION

A tradition that could cost you your salvation is the one that states that "for"(eis in Greek) in Acts 2:38 should have been translated, "because of."

Let us compare "for" (eis) found in Acts 2:38 and Matthew 26:28.

New American Standard Bible: Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.


New American Standard Bible: Matthew 26:28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.


Jesus did not shed His blood because the people already had their sins forgiven. Jesus shed His blood for (in order to) the remission of sins.


Those three thousand on the Day of Pentecost were not baptized in water because their sins were already forgiven. They were baptized for (in order to) the remission of their sins.


WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE THAT "EIS" SHOULD HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED "BECAUSE OF" INSTEAD OF "FOR"?


How did the following translations translate "eis" in Acts 2:38?


NEW KING JAMES VERSION: Acts 2:38 ......for the remission of sins..


NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE: Acts 2:38...for the forgiveness of your sins...


ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION: Acts 2:38...for the forgiveness of your sins....


AMERICAN KING JAMES VERSION: Acts 2:38...for the remission of sins...


KING JAMES BIBLE: Acts 2:38....for the remission of sins...


THE BETTER VERSION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT by Chester Estes: Acts 2:38...in order to the remission of your sins...


THE AMPLIFIED NEW TESTAMENT: ...Acts 2:38...for the forgiveness of and release from your sins....


THE NEW TESTAMENT IN MODERN ENGLISH by J.B. Phillips: Acts 2:38....so that you may have your sins forgiven....


NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION: Acts 2:38...for the forgiveness of your sins.....


NEW LIVING TRANSLATION: Acts 2:38....for the forgiveness of your sins....


INTERNATIONAL STANDARD VERSION: Acts 2:38...for the forgiveness of your sins...


ARAMAIC BIBLE IN PLAIN ENGLISH: Acts 2:38...for release from sin...


AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION: Acts 2:38...unto the remission of your sins...


DARBY BIBLE TRANSLATION: Acts 2:38...for remission of sins....


ENGLISH REVISED VERSION: Acts 2:38 ......unto the the remission of your sins....


WEBSTER'S BIBLE TRANSLATION: Acts 2:38...for the remission of sins....


WEYMOUTH NEW TESTAMENT: Acts 2:38 ...with a view to the remission of your sins...


WORLD ENGLISH BIBLE: Acts 2:38...for the forgiveness of sins....


YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION: Acts 2:38...to the remission of sins...


THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE (NIV): Acts 2:38...so that your sins may be forgiven...


There is no translation of the Bible that translates "eis" in Act 2:38 as "BECAUSE OF" NOR DOES "EIS" IN ACTS 2:38 MEAN "BECAUSE OF".


If 'eis" in Acts 2:38 meant "because of", it would have been translated as such.


The shed blood of Jesus is the reason we receive forgiveness from sins. We contact that blood after faith John 3:16-repentance Acts 2:38-confession Romans 10:9-10 and water baptism Acts 2:38. Water baptism is the point of contact. Water baptism is the last act of a sinner, it not the first act of a Christian.


THE PRICE OF TRADITION IS TOO HIGH IF IT PREVENTS YOU FROM ACCEPTING THE TRUTH!


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