Dec 18

Welcome to the Christmas issue of your newsletter. This, for many, is the perfect time of year to reflect on the past, ponder the present and forecast the future.

Have you ever eaten something and said, “that was good, but it seemed to be missing something?” Have you ever reflected on the year and said, “that was good, but it seemed to be missing something?” Remember, it’s all in the seasoning! I hope you enjoy this issue and as always, if you like it, please pass it on.

Bland Is Not Better
SpicesHave you ever heard that variety is the spice of life? If you think about it for a moment, the best way to get out of a rut is to “spice it up a little” or do something different, something out of the norm. Relationships, occupations, exercise programs and even dinner will become very bland and even boring if you allow it. Nothing is worse than experiencing the same old thing the same old way, day in and day out, wouldn’t you agree?

Shake Things Up
Now, before you jump to conclusions, let me make one thing clear. When it comes to relationships, “shaking things up” does not mean finding someone else! There, I said it. To shake things up in a relationship may mean doing something different, anything! Go to a different restaurant, visit a different city or simply eat your dessert before the main course. Anything, just so it’s different. This thought process will work in your occupation, exercise programs and, yes, even dinner.

Psychologically Speaking
Yes, there’s even a silver lining to all of this. Psychologists say that when you do something new and different, it “wakes up” other parts of your brain and promotes creativity. Even the brain surgeon who (with all respect) does the same old thing, day in and day out, needs to “shake things up” to wake things up! If the surgeon begins playing video games or working crossword puzzles, something out of the norm, other areas of the brain will begin firing currents that spark creativity in all other areas. This activity will even help brain surgeons become better brain surgeons.

The old saying “use it or lose it” is so true in so many ways. What are some areas of your life you could shake up and wake up to experience a whole new passion? Relationships, occupations, exercise programs, dinner and anything else you can think of!

From A Biblical Perspective
The Word of God calls us the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13-14 reads, “You a
re the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”

SaltWhat does it mean to be the salt of the earth? Allow me to offer this: it means we are supposed to add flavor, spice and seasoning to the world. Just as salt adds flavor to whatever it comes in contact with, we are to add flavoring to every situation we encounter. We are the “reasoning for His seasoning,” to add spice to this world. We are a light that can not and should not be hidden!

Just as an update, The Gift is doing extremely well (please check our blog for updates). We have suspended our special rate of $49.95, and are now offering it at a 20% discount for $249.95. However, if you still would like to purchase the complete The Gift – Box Set, you can call our offices at 1.800.260.4603, reference this newsletter and get it for $49.95 through December 31st only.

Special thanks to all of you who have helped us “spread the word” by forwarding our emails and getting The Gift into as many hands as possible. Have a very merry Christmas and remember, YOU are the reasoning for His seasoning!

Dec 12

I am delighted to announce the birth of The Gift – Coaching and Strategic Planning Center! Once known as Accelerate Your Destiny, the new center will offer some of the world’s best coaching and strategic planning for companies and individuals.

Why do you think that some of the top athletes in the world have up to three coaches each? How about top entertainers and business executives? These people don’t employ coaches just to get better, but they employ coaches in order to be the best! Numerous studies have been released that prove how a coach can be one of the greatest values in a person’s business and/or personal life. What was once only provided for the “rich and famous” is now available to everyone!

The Gift

Our new coaching and strategic planning center is now ready to help you succeed in every area of life! One free coaching and strategic planning session is included in our most recent product titled The Gift. (Yes, some of the best things in life are still FREE!) Upon your completion of that experience, you will walk away with a whole new perspective on life; I promise! If you would like to continue that experience, additional packages are available upon request. Until next time!

Dec 11

What a fantastic week! Claud Bowers interviewed me on his flagship program on SuperChannel 55 in Orlando on Thursday, Nov. 29th, just one day after my mother’s birthday – Happy birthday, Mom!

Steve StrangThe next day we had lunch with Steve Strang and heard of all the wonderful things happening at Strang Communications. Steve is well known for Charisma and New Man magazines.

Mike HuckabeeHe shared some wonderful things with me about Mike Huckabee and his political agenda. This guy is really worth considering in the presidential elections!

Then the following day, we traveled to Fort Lauderdale and saw first hand the great Christmas Pageant held at First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale. This was much more than I ever expected! I saw why this play has already won SIX EMMYS and has gained international recognition. The U.S. Navy just ordered 250 copies for their troops. At intermission we were able to spend time with Pastor Larry Thompson, the senior pastor now in his 28th year at the church with 14,000 members representing over 70 nations, and I was asked to speak there in July 2008. What an honor!

My wife Laurie and I then traveled to the Tampa area and did another TV show with Herman and Sharron of CTN. They were fantastic hosts and our taping went even better than expected. They even talked my wife into being on air – a real miracle! The show will air nation-wide on December 19, 2007. When the show was over, we headed back to Tulsa just in time for our coaches training session. I’ll talk more about that in my next blog update!