I first heard about the Enneagram at a dinner in 2016. I’ve since enjoyed learning more about it.
Everybody leads somebody — even if that somebody is just yourself. I don’t know about you, but leading myself is probably the hardest thing I do. The Enneagram of Discernment is helping me along the path to flourishing.
How does your personality type help and hinder your ability to make wise decisions?
We are too often rich in information and poor in wisdom. And when we encounter life’s decisions, big and small, we engage the information available through the lens of our personality.
The Enneagram of Discernment: The Way of Vocation, Wisdom, and Practice breaks new ground in the enneagram field, introducing Dr. Drew Moser’s innovative approach to exploring the enneagram to discover calling, cultivate wisdom, and develop habits that help you make wise decisions, whether they be important or mundane. This is not your ordinary enneagram book.
Weaving theology, spirituality, neuroscience, and psychology, Dr. Moser introduces you to The Way of Discernment: a journey of nine key questions each of us must consider when faced with a decision. Each of these nine questions are grouped into three triads: The Vocation Triad, The Wisdom Triad, and The Practice Triad.
This is an enneagram resource for anyone looking for help in making better decisions. Whether you’re new to the enneagram, or have been working with the enneagram for many years, The Enneagram of Discernment is an essential resource.
I drink one protein shake a day. I am experimenting with drinking it first thing in the morning. Starting my day with protein helps me feel fuller and more energetic throughout the day. It also helps me hit my protein macro goals each day. This ready to drink protein shake is convenient to grab and go.
I make at least one pizza a week at home. I used to get frustrated, trying to fit it on a cookie sheet, etc. I finally purchased a few pizza screens. These are very similar to what we used when I worked at Dominos in High School. They make baking a pizza a cinch.
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Anger. Shame. Fear. Their ability to thwart the gift and pracice of discernment is pervasive and persistent. But this isn’t the end of the story. The more familiar we becom ewith our obstacles, the less moinously they loom over us … We must journey through. When we do, our experiences with anger, shame and fear can transform from impediments to invitations.” ― Dr. Drew Moser
This book is a fantastic short read. It clarifies how leaders (with the right motive) invest their time.
New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni has written a dozen books that focus on how leaders can build teams and lead organizations. In The Motive, he shifts his attention toward helping them understand the importance of why they’re leading in the first place.
In what may be his edgiest page-turner to date, Lencioni thrusts his readers into a day-long conversation between rival CEOs. Shay Davis is the CEO of Golden Gate Alarm, who, after just a year in his role, is beginning to worry about his job and is desperate to figure out how to turn things around. With nowhere else to turn, Shay receives some hard-to-swallow advice from the most unlikely and unwanted source―Liam Alcott, CEO of a more successful security company and his most hated opponent.
Lencioni uses unexpected plot twists and crisp dialogue to take us on a journey that culminates in a resolution that is as unexpected as it is enlightening. As he does in his other books, he then provides a straightforward summary of the lessons from the fable, combining a clear explanation of his theory with practical advice to help executives examine their true motivation for leading. In addition to provoking readers to honestly assess themselves, Lencioni presents action steps for changing their approach in five key areas. In doing so, he helps leaders avoid the pitfalls that stifle their organizations and even hurt the people they are meant to serve.
This seasoning comes from my home town. My brother gave this to me and I now use it on EVERYTHING. In fact, I put it on my pizza at lunch today!
I own several different pairs of headphones. I always return to these AirPods. They pair easily to my devices. They have great battery life. This partcular model is slim enough that I can fall asleep with them on if I’m listening to a podcast while unwinding. As I post this, they are on sale.
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Celebrate progress, not perfection.” ― Michael Hyatt
Donald Miller has built a company by helping businesses cut through the noise by getting clear with their message. This is a really helpful for executing a clear marketing plan.
Based on Building a StoryBrand by New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller, this checklist is a strategic and actionable guide to applying the StoryBrand framework to any brand and an essential part of any marketing professional’s tool kit.
Every day, brands lose millions of dollars simply because they do not have a clear message that tells consumers who they are and what value they will add to their customers’ lives. To solve this dilemma, Donald Miller wrote Building a StoryBrand, which has become the quintessential guide for anyone looking to craft or strengthen their brand’s message.
Now, Don is taking it a step further with this five-part checklist that helps marketing professionals and business owners apply the StoryBrand messaging framework across key customer touchpoints to effectively develop, strengthen, and communicate their brand’s story to the marketplace.
The Dateline podcast includes current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries, and in-depth investigations. I often listen to this podcast while on the treadmill or while driving. It makes the time go by faster.
Laura and I really enjoy iced coffee — especially in the summer. These capsules make it dead-simple to make cold brew coffee at home. These will become part of my travel kit.
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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill
I’ve talked to a lot of people that have put on a few pounds during the pandemic. It’s understandable. This book is a great read for understanding how to keep weight under control in a holistic way.
Tired of That Old YO-YO Weight-Loss/ Weight-Gain Cycle?
LOSE IT FOR LIFE!
Most weight-loss plans will help you drop a few pounds, but for how long? You deserve better. You deserve Lose It for Life, a time-tested, uniquely balanced program that deals with the physical, emotional, and even spiritual elements that lead to permanent weight loss.
Even if you have already experienced some success on another weight-loss program—Atkins ®, South Beach ®, Weight Watchers ®, whatever—this book will give you the information and motivation you need to achieve a permanent “state of weightlessness,” which is the secret to lasting results.
Now endorsed by Florida Hospital as part of its Healthy 100 campaign, this deluxe edition book and workbook offers a wide variety of exercises and activities to lead you to the next level in understanding
Why you do what you do;
How you can shed bad habits for good;
How, with the help of God and others, you can develop a whole new approach to life, to eating, and to living healthy and free!
Lose It for Life was developed by best-selling author and radio personality Stephen Arterburn, who lost sixty pounds twenty years ago and has kept it off. In this revolutionary book, he and Dr. Linda Mintle, who is known for her clinical work regarding weight issues, will help you accomplish what you desire most: permanent results.
Grammar rules have morphed a bit since I took Advanced English in college. This book is a great resource for becoming a better writer.
We all write, all the time: books, blogs, emails. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help.
As Random House’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward.
As authoritative as it is amusing, Dreyer’s English offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and non-rules of grammar, including why it’s OK to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including “very,” “rather,” “of course,” and the dreaded “actually.” Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right (sometimes) and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them.”
And yes: “Only godless savages eschew the series comma.”
Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.
Dr. Berg is a Chiropractic Doctor with very informative videos on YouTube. I drink this mix every morning as part of my morning routine.
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Plan your work and work your plan.” – Napoleon Hill