Posts with the category “live-well”

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by Jim LaDoux on October 29th, 2023
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Reclaim your curiosity
by Jim LaDoux on March 20th, 2022
It’s easy to underestimate the power of curiosity yet I believe that it’s the bedrock of learning, imagination, and innovation. Vibrant Faith highlights the importance of curiosity in our Coaching Schools because it opens people up to new insights and opportunities. It creates space for engaging other people’s experiences and helps us more fully understand the context of our lives. Three things ha...  Read More
Reframe your future
by Jim LaDoux on January 28th, 2022
How might you end this year well and start strong in the new year? Consider setting aside  3-4 hours to REVIEW, RETHINK, and RE-IMAGINE ministry for the new year. REVIEWReview your goals from the past year.  What do  you celebrate?  What's still in progress? What did you prioritize but realized was no longer the best use of your time?Review and celebrate the contributions made by your paid and unp...  Read More
My 5 daily questions
by Jim LaDoux on January 21st, 2022
4 Questions to Ask Yourself Every DayOver the years I've had the opportunity to work with and speak with a hundreds of CEOs at companies around the world. I love to ask them about their habits and how they approach business and life in general. I'm always interested in what makes someone successful and I have found that while how you work matters, how you think, actually matters even more.Success ...  Read More
Measure what matters
by Jim LaDoux on January 5th, 2022
As many of us prepare to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, I’m reminded of how easy it is in football to know who’s winning and what the score is.Sometimes I wish it was just as easy for us as congregational leaders to measure our ministry effectiveness.One way of getting at what matters most in ministry is asking the questions that relate to fulfilling our mission and creating a culture that nurt...  Read More
Take time to assess your life
by Jim LaDoux on January 1st, 2022
I use a modified version of the Wholeness Wheel to assess important facets of my life. Every year, I use this same tool to celebrate what's working and life-giving in my life, and what areas of life and ministry need greater attention. Area that need more attention are usually embedded into my annual goals.Take five minutes to rate how well you practice the following items on a scale of 1-10 (10=v...  Read More