Do More Better Book Review

Do More Better 

By Tim Challies

  • Busyness does not me you are a faithful or fruitful Christian, it just means you are busy. It does not equate productivity.
  • You must identify and root out whatever is stealing from you being productive.
  • Define your responsibilities. Create a list of what responsibilities God has given you.
  • Laziness is a setback to productivity. Things such as Netflix or social media can set us back a lot. Procrastination is too easy to lean on.
  • If you are doing things that do not line up with your role, responsibilities, and purpose, you need to either drop them, delegate them, or do them.
  • Sometimes our lives becomes like a junk drawer, full of things we don’t really know where belongs.
  • Use a to-do list and then go back through it later to see if you should do it or delete it.
  • Use a calendar to schedule and plan ahead.
  • Have a place (whether Evernote, notes on phone, or paper notebook) you can write things down so you don’t have to try and remember them.
  • Motivation will get you going, but discipline will keep it going.
  • Start your day out with prayer, and then a quick review of deadlines and tasks you must do for the day.
  • Do the hardest things first.
  • Try to accomplish your own tasks before receiving tasks from others.
  • If one of your tasks are not accomplished, schedule it for the next day. Do not let it discourage you, just change the date and try again tomorrow.
  • Break up projects into smaller, bite-size tasks.
  • Set a time limit on your meetings. You can usually get more done with a set amount of time than if you never set a conclusion to the meeting.
  • Prioritize your devotions. It doesn’t help you to accomplish a bunch of tasks when you have starved your soul.
  • Stop multitasking, it usually doesn’t speed things up, it makes them take longer.
  • Track your time. Every once in a while it is good to see how you used your time.
  • Plan a day where you turn off notifications and relax.

37 Ways to Boost Your Coaching Practice Book Review

37 Ways to Boost Your Coaching Practice 

By Steve Chandler

  • The athletes, singers, and actors that want to go to the next level realize their need for a coach.
  • A good coach focuses on change. See what the other person needs, and help them find a way to get there.
  • Find a way to make it easy for people to work with you.
  • Enthusiasm attracts enthusiastic people. People will want to work with you because there’s something that you have. 
  • Help people by serving.
  • Good coaching uncovers belief – why is something happening or not happening.
  • Ask yourself how you can help others. 
  • Stop selling and start serving.
  • Be concerned more about what’s happening in their world than you are about your own world.
  • Don’t try to talk people into or out of things. People want to make up their own minds about things.
  • Find out the other person’s fears. Listen and answer questions.
  • Do (say or teach) things once for information and twice for transformation.
  • You are not too old (or too young, to poor, etc.) for anything, don’t believe that lie. Most limitations are in your mind.
  • An objection does not mean no, it just means find another way.
  • People do not worry because they care, they worry just because they worry. It is a mindless habit of overthinking.
  • It’s not true that it is harder to break a habit the longer you have had it. Whether someone has had a habit for 60 years or 1 year, the same amount of commitment must be made to break the habit. 
  • A situation cannot upset you, it’s your assessment of the situation that upsets you. Only you and your thoughts can upset you, not the situations.
  • Don’t say you would love to do something because the truth is you would do it if you wanted to. The same goes for saying you do not have time to do something.
  • You do what you prioritize. We all have the same amount of time, we just prioritize things differently.

God’s Mission is My Mission Book Review

God’s Mission is My Mission 

By Paul Orjala

      • Francis Xavier, one of the greatest missionaries of all times, served in Asia in the middle of the 16th century. He returned to Europe to recruit missionaries and challenged the students in Paris with these words: “Give up your small ambitions!” Whatever we have thought we wanted to use our lives for, God has greater plans. He wants to send each one of us as His personal representative to lost people with His good news of forgiveness and new life in Christ Jesus. This is what mission is all about. — page 14
      • When God wants to send a message, He wraps it up in a person and sends that person. — page 15
      • God’s word to the world is “Come!” but His word to the Church is “Go!” God is always sending out His Church in mission. — page 23
      • A missionary is ordinarily preparing someone locally to replace him so that eventually he can continue in a pioneer ministry in another place or in another aspect of ministry which needs to be developed. — page 37
      • in Asia, where two-thirds of the world’s population is found, there is hardly a country which has more than 2 percent of its population who are Christians of all varieties. Korea is the notable exception. — page 72