Five Articles I Sent My Staff This Week

Donald Miller

As a staff, we are committed to learning and growing, both professionally and personally. One of the ways we do that is by reading. Below are some of the most current things we’re reading together. If you’re in need of something great to read this weekend, start here. Stop Wasting Time, Especially When it Comes […]

How to Increase Your Creative Productivity

Donald Miller

I used to feel so much pressure to write something great every day. I felt like my life was a well and I had to draw water out of it every morning. The pressure was intense, and honestly, I often felt like I had nothing else to offer.

How do you draw water from an empty well? […]

What Happens When You Risk it All to Live by Faith?

Donald Miller

I’m big on vision. I believe people are more healthy when they are heading somewhere. One of the main questions I ask people is, “What do you want to do with your life?” If a person has a solid answer to that, I know they are more likely to be healthy. And if they don’t, I love to sit and dream with them about whatever it is that lights them up. Often, there’s healing in the simple act of dreaming.

So recently, I began to ask myself the same question. What do I want to do with my life? And my answer was very clear. I wanted to build a home fit for a family, a tree-house office out back, and an upscale barn that could house coaching sessions for teams along with house concerts for artists.

I can see it in my mind. I know what my […]

Five Articles I Sent My Staff This Week

Donald Miller

As a staff, we are committed to learning and growing, both professionally and personally. One of the ways we do that is by reading. Below are some of the most current things we’re reading together. If you’re in need of something great to read this weekend, start here. Five Habits of People Who Always Get […]

Don’t Expand Your Influence, Deepen It

Donald Miller

A long, long time ago I ran a very small publishing company here in Oregon. Part of my job was to create a database and sales system to chart our orders. I noticed that, while we had about a thousand customers, only a hundred or so of them were supporting our business. Initially, I wanted to expand the business to grow our customer base even larger. We spent thousands of dollars in this attempt, visiting trade shows and printing expensive catalogs. But sooner or later I realized it wasn’t working.

The Secret to Getting Picked

Donald Miller

I’ve been running a company for a few years now and I’ve noticed something about what kind of people work out. And anymore, they’re the only kind of people I want to hire. In fact, this specific kind of person also works best in relationships, both romantic and friendships. And they make the best leaders, […]

Five Articles I Sent My Staff This Week

Donald Miller

As a staff, we are committed to learning and growing, both professionally and personally. One of the ways we do that is by reading. Below are some of the most current things we’re reading together. If you’re in need of something great to read this weekend, start here. When Faced With Adversity, Focus on Solutions, […]

Are Christians In America Really Victims?

Donald Miller

Watching different groups of people claim victimhood is getting a bit old. America has become a country where everybody seems to be staking their claim as an oppressed people group. But when my own tribe, the one referred to as “Christians” does it, it bothers me the most. So why do we do it? Why […]

One Thing I Do Every Day That Helps Me Say No

Donald Miller

Every day at the bottom of my personal planner, I write this phrase: “I exist to help people and institutions discover, live and communicate a better story to the world.” Simply writing this sentence everyday keeps me on track. On any given day, between two and three people email or call asking if they can […]

Five Articles I Sent My Staff This Week

Donald Miller

As a staff, we are committed to learning and growing, both professionally and personally. One of the ways we do that is by reading. Below are some of the most current things we’re reading together. If you’re in need of something great to read this weekend, start here. The Gift of the Green Blob via […]

Why You Need A Personal Code And How to Create One

Donald Miller

Recently I heard an interview with a prominent world leader who was asked about his formative years. One of the things he did that served him, he said, was to develop a code. And by “code” he meant a list of values by which he would live. Normally we think of mission statements and values […]