My Adoption Story – Part 1

My Adoption Story – Part 1

I recently posted this question on Facebook: “What would you like me to blog about?” One of the responses surprised me. Someone I’ve known for a long time responded that they’d like to hear about my adoption. At first, I was hesitant. Not because I’m ashamed of being adopted or anything like that. But my blog is about every person’s […]

Start This Week Positive – 3 Quick Quotes to Get You Going

Start This Week Positive – 3 Quick Quotes to Get You Going

Friends, Every successful person builds on the wisdom and experience of others. So today, I offer you three quotes, none of which come from me. Pick one and let it be a guide for you today. Thought #1 comes from the mists of time. It has been quoted by, among many others, Bill Keane (author of “The Family Circle comic”) […]

What It Takes to be Great (Hint: It’s Not Just 10,000 Hours)

What It Takes to be Great (Hint: It’s Not Just 10,000 Hours)

Some people develop a very specific passion to do a particular thing. Some people come to realize that as God’s gift to the world, they are meant to be great at something. Is that you? Do you want to be really good at something? I mean REALLY good?   Perhaps you’ve heard of the research popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in […]

Podcast Recommendation: The Ziglar Show

Podcast Recommendation: The Ziglar Show

Zig Ziglar is one the great of motivational speakers. In the Ziglar Show, his son, Tom Ziglar, is “Continuing Zig’s legacy of Inspiration and True Performance, one episode at a time.” Is this a popular podcast? How does 30 million downloads sound? Here’s what the show is about (from the website): We inspire your True Performance. Zig Ziglar said it himself: […]

The Most Inspirational Quote Ever

The Most Inspirational Quote Ever

According to BrainyQuote, the top inspirational quote is: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller What’s your top inspirational quote? Send it to john@godsgifttotheworld.com. You are God’s gift to the world! Believe it. Own it. Live it!   If you haven’t […]

Free 14-day Sample of my new “90 Days to a More Courageous and Generous Life” journal

Here’s your chance to get a free 14-Day sample of John’s new quote and reflection journal: 90 Days to a More Courageous and Generous Life. Each day includes two things: A quote by someone worth quoting, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Helen Keller to Einstein to Jesus. A reflection or action based on the quote to help you grow […]

How to Use Your Front Door to Change Your Life

How to Use Your Front Door to Change Your Life

You go in and out of your front door every day. You go out into the world through your front door. You come back into your home through your front door.   Because your front door is your transition between worlds, it is a great opportunity to live with greater intention. Make stepping through your front door a brief ceremony. […]

Be Authentic and Welcome Others’ Authenticity

Be Authentic and Welcome Others’ Authenticity

Friends, Brene Brown, one of my favorite authors, is a shame and resilience researcher. She writes: “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” Be Authentic to Be a Gift to the World You don’t become a gift in the […]

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