Are You in Seth Godin’s DIP or DEAD END

I really like Seth Godin’s blog.

His posts are short, interesting and make you look at things from a different angle.  I really appreciate people that cause me to think and look at common things in new ways.

Because of this appreciation of Godin I recently read his book The Dip.  Like his blog, it was short but incredibly insightful.  The tagline explains that it is a little book that teaches you when to quit and when to stick.

I think that the lessons from this book are extremely helpful for us.

3 Things That Will Make You More Efficient

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Photo Credit: miguelavg via Compfight cc

I hate it when people say that they are busy.  We have all heard that person say, “sorry I am just too busy to…”  You can fill in the blank.  The reason that it bugs me so much is because we are all busy.  I’m busy, you are busy, the person making excuses is busy.

Being busy is not the problem, being efficient is the problem.

We all have the exact amount of time in the day (24 hours last time I checked).  If you want to get the most out of this life and be the best possible leader to your students, then you must be more efficient.

Anyone can maximize their efficiency by just making some simple adjustments.

5 Apps That Will Help You Be More Effective In Youth Ministry

If you are reading this blog my guess is that you would like to be more productive.  Let’s be honest, we would all like to do a better job in less time so we have more time to do the things we like.

We also all know that the desire is not enough.  Being effective and productive requires good habits and effort.  Fortunately in this day and age technology can help us.  Here are 5 apps that I use almost daily in my life.  In different ways each of these apps have helped me to be more productive and effective.