Sleeping My Way To the Top

Yesterday, a friend posted a video of a TED talk where Arianna Huffington argues that her new secret to success is...getting more sleep.I think she's onto something.Her words reminded me of a conversation with a colleague I used to work with.  For years, I'd been awed by this woman's ability to juggle: husband, kids, work, ministry, travel, friends, beautiful home, entertaining...she did it all. Her schedule made me feel like I must be lacking some sort of accomplishment gene, because I … [Read more...]

What I’m leaving behind

A friend of mine just posted this quote from on Twitter:"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."This is what I most want to remember in the coming year: My job is to please God.  And when I get out of the way and just follow His suggestions, it's not nearly as difficult as one would expect.  The doing part is (relatively)'s the angsting about what to do (should I/shouldn't I, will they/won't they, what if...?) that's tough.  And G … [Read more...]

Making a (different) list…

I'm in a season of re-reading books that have inspired me.  I blogged about Po Bronson's book over at What She Read.  I'm halfway through this book about Zappos.  And next in line is Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project.One new take-home for me from the Zappos book is a way to discern what I value.  The author,Tony Hsieh, suggests an exercise:Think about the people you admire...and the people you don't. Write down the qualities that stand out in both categories, he says, and this wi … [Read more...]