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Results of a calling

At Simply Great Lives, we are ultimately concerned about the results of a calling rather than the specifics of doing the work. When we talk about a calling, we aren’t just talking about some activities. Activities like volunteering, donating, giving, serving, leading, and helping can all be really nice activities. These activities can make the […]

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What If I’m Not A Leader?

We hear things like, “Leaders or born, not made.” So, when we talk about needing leadership skills to live our calling, some of us may be wondering, “What if I’m not a leader?” Everyone is a Leader (or can be) One thing I want to make sure we understand is that just about everyone is […]

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3 Key Elements of Leadership

There are many ideas floating around about leadership. Sometimes focusing on the key elements of an idea helps bring clarity and understanding. Here are 3 key elements of leadership. Influence John Maxwell defines leadership as influence. We agree that influence is a big part of leadership. Sometimes we confuse leadership with authority. When someone is […]

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Thanks to You

Take a moment to consider who have been the most influential people in your life. Who has really made a difference to you?? Maybe someone helped you through a rough time. Perhaps  someone taught you a valuable lesson. It might be someone  who simply believed in you. Next,since these people had such an impact, consider […]

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The Experience of Living Our Calling

Our personal experience of life is truly amazing when we find and live our calling. Let’s compare the experience of life with our calling and life without our calling. Life Without Our Calling When we haven’t found our calling, it may be that we’ve not found something that uses our strengths at least a little […]

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Have You Painted Someone Today?

Will the result of our life be buried with us? Sometimes we don’t think about the result of our life. We just go through life responding to what comes up, all the while working to make ourselves happy. We pursue happiness, but I believe we are really seeking satisfaction. We often get confused between happiness and satisfaction. […]

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