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I'm quite forgetful lately, for no good reason. Maybe it's just part of getting old? HOPE NOT! The other day on my show, we kicked around ideas on improving memory.
For anyone you know who'd like to be a little less forgetful, here are some highlights:
1. Write things down. Even if you forget to take the thing you wrote on with you, the mere act of writing can burn stuff into your brain.
2. Use technology: set up alarms, alerts, etc. on your computer and/or smart phone.
3. Exercise your brain! One person told me she plays Brain Age to keep her mind sharp. I personally attempt the same thing via Words With Friends, Scramble With Friends, and Hanging With Friends (what can I say...I like word games!).
When you were growing up… What was your dream job? I was 12 when I knew what my dream job was. Twenty years later I’m still living that dream. If you find yourself in a job situation that doesn’t bring you joy, I would encourage you to seek out your dream job. Life is too short to be doing something that makes you miserable. Dan Miller wrote a book a couple years ago that might help you out. This book may give you some fresh insight to what you really want to do. Dan Miller has been on Dave Ramsey’s show several times and I really like what he has to say about chasing a job that you are passionate about.
To check out the book... Click the link below
Today, Gary talked about the "National No Call List." Call 888-382-1222 to get on it and eliminate some of those telemarkeerts!
Last week at Passion Conference I heard Francis Chan talk about how the older he grows, the less he trusts people. The more he’s reminded about the evil in the world. But he said, "The longer I walk with God, the more I trust the words in the Bible. They are life changing.
A new year brings new laws and taxes. The Payroll Tax Holiday has expired and will result in more taxes coming out of your paycheck. Now we could start breaking out the calculators and breaking down the math... or you could check out this article from Jim Donovan who breaks it down in normal English. Click Here
My wife has been SO diligent this (and every) Christmas, trying to make sure each of our three boys (ages 7, 5, and 2) feel equally loved this year. In other words: making sure there is parity under the tree.
Ensuring this equality often involves money. But not always. We're trying hard to teach our kids their gifts are a celebration of God's ultimate gift. After all...you know how it is...even the BEST, most expensive gift you find at the store will in all likelihood be something most children get bored with before Christmas week is done.
That's why I found these gift ideas (penned by Joshua Becker) much more intriguing, and possibly long lasting: