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January 2018

You Will Have Trouble

By | 2018-01-05T18:06:17+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Business, Faith, Family|

“In this world, you will have trouble…” I realize that there is hope within this verse, (see John 16:33 for context) and that our hope is Jesus, but I just couldn’t keep from pondering these seven words: “…In this world, you will have trouble…” When some face the “troubles” of this world, they crumble. Some doubt their faith, others run, and others try to quit. But no matter your walk in life, no one is exempt from this fact: we will all encounter trouble. The sooner we embrace the fact that we are all either walking through or toward a hardship, the sooner we can move on to the good news. That’s right. The verse doesn’t end there. Because Jesus defeated death on the cross for you and me, when we walk through life’s hardships, we can be encouraged that this is not the end, but merely a page in the story of our lives that God is writing. Personally, this is why I enjoy reading biographies so much. I’ve never read one where great pain or trouble didn’t have a significant role in shaping their story. For example, Dave Ramsey went broke before he decided to make changes [...]

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December 2017

2018 Bible Reading Plan

By | 2017-12-27T15:12:23+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

"The decision to be in God's Word daily will positively affect every other decision you make." - Pat Cooper   If you had five minutes with my mentor, I guarantee you she would find a way to share this truth with you. She is passionate about God's Word...and her life shows it.   At swHw, we love serving where God has given us passion. We love writing devos for you in the #swHwapp, we love serving our members in academies, classes and consulting. And we loved finally getting to meet some of you in person at our first annual Narrow conference! BUT there's no app or membership or event that is more valuable than simply the daily exercise of spending time in God's Word. Because of that, it's our pleasure to create a daily Bible reading plan every year as our free gift to you. In the past, we've read a single chapter a day, read the entire Bible in a year, and read through major themes and events. In 2018, we're going back to reading the entire Bible through...but this time, we've chosen a chronological plan. If you choose to read along with us, we'll be reading the events of the Bible in the [...]

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Loving Your Team and Bettering Your Business: Five Simple Ways to Incentivize Your Team

By | 2017-12-15T14:57:59+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Business|

A huge part of leading is being able to motivate those you lead. It’s not always easy to figure out, but it is always, always worth it once you do. Loving your team to serve better, to work harder, and to win bigger is going to benefit everyone. Here are five ways you can incentivize your team that will increase productivity and create results where everyone wins! Personal Incentive - These are the incentives that show how well you know your team. If you have an assistant that loves dark chocolate and cool pens, you keep a stash of both in your office. This may be considered bribery as much as incentivizing but the personal touch and the fact that you’ve already invested in the items shows that you believe in your team, you care about them as individuals, and you want to see them happy. Celebration Incentive - If a goal is reached, it’s lunch on you. Order in and take the time to set up wherever you’re dining together with visual reminders of why they’re there. Maybe the team increased in sales 30% this month. 30% should be the theme of the lunch. The atmosphere should be [...]

The Right Questions to Ask When You Miss the Goal

By | 2017-12-01T10:32:34+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Branding, Business, Faith|

Like many of you, I set goals for myself every year. I usually hit most of them, and celebrating those wins is so fun. But every year, there’s also at least one goal that gets missed. So if you’re here at the end of 2017, and all you can see is the inevitable failure of not reaching a goal you set for yourself almost a year ago, I’d like to give you four questions to ask so you can turn this failure into growth. (Fellow John Maxwell readers know this concept of “failing forward” well!) But before we dig in, can I just take a second to remind you of one of my favorite Dave Ramsey truth bombs? “Success is just a pile of failure that you are standing on.” Failure is a package deal with winning. You won’t win every time. Every idea won’t be your best. The timing won’t always be right. Something unexpected will derail your best efforts. But the only way you really lose…is if you fail to learn from your mistakes. If you pretend it never happened. Or if you give up because it didn’t work on your first try. So here are the [...]

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November 2017

What is the swHw Business Tracker NOT?

By | 2017-11-27T20:23:04+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Branding, Business|

Last time, I told you all about what the tracker is. So I thought today, I would share with you what it’s NOT. You ready? Let’s go! It’s NOT a planner. You’ll need a place where you can keep your schedule (if you have a lot of appointments), your kids’ school schedule, church activities, etc. And you won’t find room for any of those, with the exception of a few key dates for your business every month, inside the swHw Business Tracker. This is not designed to organize your life. It’s designed to track business progress and keep you laser focused on doing business God’s way. It’s NOT a general goal-setting tool. We believe in being well-rounded when it comes to goals. You should set goals that incorporate your marriage, your family, your health, etc. But the only goals you’ll set inside the swHw Business Tracker pages are business related. Again, not because we believe setting goals in other areas aren’t worthy endeavors. It’s just not the point of the swHw Business Tracker. It’s NOT a shortcut. Inside the pages, you’ll find many tips (particularly in the Guide section!) that will help you run your business in ways that [...]