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Truth in advertising

We stretch the truth in a sales pitch. We hide the poor customer reviews. And we tell ourselves, "it's not an outright lie, it's just not full disclosure." That's how business is done, right? But clock out for a moment and ask yourself: Is that the type of person you want to be known as? More importantly, is that the representation of GOD that you want to give to your clients and colleagues? Tags:  Honesty Advertising Integrity Boxx

Why we lie

Isn’t it weird how we lie? How we spin stories to present ourselves as the people we wish we were instead of who we are? Or how we sit quietly and perpetuate an untruth when we know it’s a lie? And we’ll do it with people we’ve known for years as quick as with total strangers. Tags:  Lying Character Integrity

Shake it off

There comes a time when the right thing to do is to just shut things down and move on. This shouldn't happen out of frustration or impatience, though. The wise man is able to persevere through the struggle because he trusts that God has a purpose in it. Tags:  Trial, Struggle, Hardship, Resolve, adversity

Resolute

Half of the adults in the US will make one or more New Year’s resolutions. A quarter of those people will not stick with them past the first week. Less than half of them will still be maintaining their new resolve by June. Why is change so hard? Tags:  Thomas Hill, Goals, Resolution, Change, Purpose

A time to rest

Most of us have a case of short-timer's syndrome, flying through these last busy days so we can finally get some time off for Christmas. But too often, that has its own brand of craziness that eventually leaves us looking forward to work again. How messed up is that?! The song should have been, "Come rest ye weary gentlemen." But alas, there IS rest to be found ... for those who seek it. Tags:  Rest, Busyness, Reflect, Tamasy

Finding our way

Someone with no experience can be a drag on your team's efficiency, but they can also be a tremendous asset as well -- due to the very fact that they have no experience. So is inexperience good or bad? Be careful how quickly you answer that! Tags:  Purpose, Direction, Intentionality

Replacing frustration

When you are working to meet deadlines, feeling under pressure, and working with people who operate very differently from you, conflict can blow up in your face at any moment and threaten your success. So do you just get through it quickly, manage it, avoid it, or embrace it? Tags:  Frustration, Trust, Faith, Conflict

Give thanks - for everything

At this time of year, we typically focus on the enjoyable things we have experienced. But what about the many hard things this year has brought? Are we supposed to pretend all is well in the world, even when we're hurting, struggling and grieving? Tags:  Thankful, Gratitude, Trial, Tamasy