books

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

Today’s the day: My newest book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, is available in the US and Canada! I’m excited about this book, because I believe it can add value to individuals at every stage of personal growth – from just starting out to very experienced. The laws that I chose to include offer…

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The Law of Pain: from my new book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

In just one week, my latest book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, will be available in the United States and Canada. (But it’s available for preorder now!) I’m especially excited about the potential of this book, because it’s on a subject that everyone can relate to. Everyone benefits from growth. Learning more about the…

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Making the Transition to Intentional Growth

I wrote my upcoming book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, because I wanted to help others see the value of growth and make it a priority in life. The first law is the Law of Intentionality: Growth Doesn’t Just Happen. We don’t improve by simply living. We have to be intentional about it. And…

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Don't trip over these growth gaps

Last week we talked about potential, and how you can only reach it if you’re willing to grow. If you have dreams, goals, or aspirations, you need to grow to achieve them. But if you’re like most people, you have one or more mistaken beliefs about growth. These create a gap that keeps you from…

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We reach our potential through growth

Potential is one of the most wonderful words in any language. It looks forward with optimism. It is filled with hope. It promises success. It implies fulfillment. It hints at greatness. Potential is a word based on possibilities. Think about your potential as a human being and you get excited—at least, I hope you do.…

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File (again) under F for Filing

I’ve shared in the past how I jump-start my creativity with quotes and articles from others.  Whenever I need to prepare a new book, lesson, article, or sermon, the first thing I do is pull all of my files on the topic. I’ve spoken and written about this a lot. But I always get a…

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Coming next month: A Day About Books

Just this week I finished the preliminary work on the creation of my next book. Not the one for 2012 – that one’s been finished since last fall. No, this is my 2013 book, which we need to turn in THIS fall. That’s the way publishing works: everything takes a long time to go from…

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A Wonderful Christmas Gift

Last week I got a big surprise at the Christmas lunch given for the John Maxwell Company. John Hull, the CEO of EQUIP, and Mark Cole, the CEO of the John Maxwell Company, asked me to tell the story of what got me started on a lifetime of personal growth. It’s a story I’ve told…

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What I'm Reading, Winter 2011

As winter arrives here in the US, I find that it’s the perfect time of year to stay indoors and read a good book. And since I’m always reading books to continue to grow personally, this seemed like the perfect time of year to share with you WHAT I’m reading. The following are books I’ve…

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Answering some questions on the 5 Levels

What level are you on as a leader at work? At home? With a new employee? I hope you’ve had the chance to assess yourself on the 5 Levels of Leadership, either through the book or the free iPhone app. (Search 5 Levels and John Maxwell to find it in the App Store.) And if…

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