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How To Give a Perfect Answer Pt. 5

“Don’t Make It Rude”

When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
But whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
-Proverbs 10:19

This is the last of five posts asking, “How can I be more mature when I talk to people online?”

Abraham Lincoln teaches us about maturity and immaturity in communication.

20 Truths about Taking Massive Action

One of the best productivity hacks is simply this: Commit to take Massive Action today. Massive Action means “I commit to finish now.” It’s when you take 3-4 hours or a whole day and focus on completing just ONE single goal.

Massive Action creates turning points in life.

Think back to your major turning points — the times your life took a big change for the better.

  • You went out and found a new job — and committed to it.
  • You started a new relationship and went all-in.
  • You decided to start taking your health and your exercise seriously.
  • You made something, built something, or wrote a song, an essay, or a book.

How to Criticize while Maintaining Humility

I engaged a Christian leader on Twitter the other day.

He had sent out a tweet which ridiculed an article in Time Magazine. The Time article was bad. Really bad. But something about this man’s response made me uneasy.

Platform-Building Pt. 1: Leaders Should Be Writers

Christian leaders have this in common: we work to reshape society. It’s why we invest in our families. It’s why we befriend people. It’s why we work in our churches, and it’s why many of us write.

In all areas of life this much is true: ideas matter.

Platform-Building Pt. 2: Desktop and Workflow

I want to share the workflow I created for myself. If you’re a writer, you may find this helpful, especially if you’re building a “hearing with others” via an online platform.

[You might start by reading Platform-Building Pt. 1: Leaders Should Be Writers]

My weekly writing, reading, and platform-building activities are numerous.

It’s difficult to track them and to see how they fit together. If you’ve ever found yourself researching “twitter marketing” only to realize that you are late on posting your blog, you will sympathize.

I realized I was having a hard time seeing the big picture. My computer desktop was messy and I didn’t have a great concept of how all my “really important things” were fitting together.

So I listed out everything I do. I called it my “workflow.”