Potentiality, Actuality, And The Hard Work Of Creating Reality

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I remember being extremely fascinated by the concept of “potential energy” in school. My earliest memories of the concept are from sometime around junior high, maybe eighth grade, on the second floor, end of the hallway in the big science room. If you think about that, this is saying something because, seriously, how often can you recall when and where you first pondered scientific concepts?

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Why You Must Have “Vision” And 7 Steps To Fully Articulate Your Own

You must either own your vision for your life or own your anxiety in your life. You can have one or the other. I’m convinced this “vision versus anxiety” reality is the root of so many work-life problems, discontentment, depression, addictions, and more. If you know your vision, you’ll know greater contentment, productivity, fulfillment, and rest. It’s Okay To Admit We Don’t Know One of the most difficult things to do in life is admit when we don’t know what we’re doing. Harder …

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Motivation Equals Neither Responsibility Nor Success

A couple days ago, because of a specific project I was working on, I said to my wife, “I really wish I knew more motivated young men.” Then I thought about it a while and, realizing I know quite a few motivated young men, I said, “No, more motivated and responsible young men.” Because it occurred to me: There’s a huge difference in the two qualities of motivated and responsible, and neither means you have the other. I’ve meditated on …

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The Difference In How Google and Apple Work. I’m Like Google, But Which Are You?

First thing I did this morning was hit the snooze button on my Google Android phone because I was up too late last night scanning and filing old papers with my Apple iPad. Now I’m typing away on my Macbook Air while my cat is passed out on top of my Chromebook next to me. I don’t know what he was up too late doing, but really, he is passed out! I’ve never slept on my Chromebook, but it’s an amazing …

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On “Getting Back In The Ring”, And Not

There are many ways to win a fight. Everyone has their own strengths and strategies. Sometimes your best bet is to out-muscle your opponent. Sometimes it’s to out-think or out-maneuver. Yet there are other fights in life that we, metaphorically or not, must simply take a beating while we wear the other person down or psych them out with our tenacity. Many fights are decided by the highest pain tolerance, not the skills or strength. Still even the best in every way have moments, …

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The Quickest Shortcut To Success? Don’t Stomp The Shoulders You Stand On

We used to hear it more often, heartily proclaimed as a statement of praise for the likes of business leaders, politicians, authors, explorers and other celebrities. From Henry Ford to Sean (P.Diddy) Combs, Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama… “[Phil Indablanc] is a self-made man!” While it’s not quite as common to hear this idiom these days, the notion lives on as strong as ever. It’s disguised in the form of sensational author bios and glorious “about” pages full of accomplishments and promises to give …

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On Writing (And Having) The Perfect About Page

Writing the perfect About page is a lot like trying to take that perfect mirror selfie. “You know what, this outfit and me are working today – I’m feelin it. I should capture this.” “What are my best features? What’s my best angle?” “Are they going to see the toilet in the background?” “Does it matter if they do? Am I so awesome they won’t notice or care? We all have toilets, right?” “Should I have the camera in the …

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The Majesty’s Men

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I serve as the Director and Editor-In-Chief of The Majesty’s Men, a multi-faceted ministry and brand I founded in 2013 focused on facilitating friendship and mentoring between Christian. TMM is made up of an online community and blog, a network of exemplary men and their sites, a brand and shop, resources, and, most importantly, a growing network of localized face-to-face communities.

I build the site, manage our accounts and volunteers, lead the editing, and lead in strategy and marketing for TMM. It has been a wonderful and super challenging learning experience over the years and I have many more plans for the future!

The best way to get to know TMM is to hop over to the site and check it out.

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Let me know if you have any questions about it! I’d be glad to chat.

I write and work in other locations around the internet. You can catch all my other articles on my Published Elsewhere page, but for my other sites and properties I run, you can just hit these images below to hop over to them in a new window:

SOZO.DO

My work hub for most of my web development, marketing, and consulting with cause-driven businesses and ministries.

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Elasson.com

A super simple blog I use for writing thoughts on personal development and the tension I live in of working in both “ministry and marketplace” work.

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TheMajestysMen.com

A large community website and network I founded with numerous Godly men writing and producing content for the goal of encouraging and equipping one another to be the leaders God has called us to be as men of God.

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