Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven
4/4/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 3
Discover the true power of your words

Discover the true power of your words

I recently wrote why our words can be the worlds most dangerous weapons. Today, I want to look more on the positive side of speaking. Our words are also our most strongest alley to success in life. Self-Talk determines your success.Here is a quote...

Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

Claire L Cardwell I am very happy for you. A good friend and mentor of mine, Craig, was the first person who help me become away of mine. I used very negative words, and the word "Try" instead of "Do" all the time. I, of course, never got around to what ever I was "trying" to do. Yet, that is for another buzz.

10/4/2018
Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

Thank Cyndi wilkins . Much of this is personal testimony of a struggle from my early twenties. When over coming my obstacle in my life at that time, my friend help me realize I had that worse negative self-talk than everyone else around me. At that time, I was my own worse influence because I heard my own voice the most. That is when I first intentionally tried to focus on my words, read positive books, and changed my circle of influence.

10/4/2018
Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven
25/10/2017 路 2 min read 路 ~100 路 6
To Personal Growth and 7 more
Personal Growth Keeps me Going

Personal Growth Keeps me Going

Image from聽quickbase.com/blogAbout ten years ago, a mentor of mine asked me two tough questions. They were聽1) What are you doing to Develop yourself?聽 & 2) What are you doing to Develop others?When he asked those two questions, I was confused...

Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams I wanted again thank you for your support.

16/11/2017
Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

Claire L Cardwell Thanks for your testimony and your share.

28/10/2017
Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi
23/1/2017 路 4 min read 路 ~100 路 1
To Inspiration and 2 more
Have You Ever Wondered How I Cope With Failure?

Have You Ever Wondered How I Cope With Failure?

In order to succeed. You must first be willing to experience failure.If at first you don't succeed-try try try again... (singing). 聽It's one of those songs I still remember singing during my childhood. I am sure many of you remember the song too.I...

Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

Preston 馃悵 Vander Ven

Great Buzz. I recently finished another book. It had another perspective on failure that I enjoyed. It wanted us to view are obstacles and failures as detours. What is a detour? It's a long or roundabout route taken to avoid something or to visit somewhere along the way. We were studying Joseph from Genesis. So many of us have hard and terrible detours in our lives like Joseph. He was betrayed, sold into slavery, falsely accused of a crime, thrown into prison, forgotten about for years. Just like Joseph, we are unable to see the big picture or "the map of the GPS in life" of where we are being sent. In the end Joseph saved Egypt. When he met his brothers whom betrayed him, he said to them, "As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive." - Genesis 5:20 This is another reason we should never give up. We don't know where these detours are taking us.

31/10/2017
Anthony Conrad
9/2/2017 路 1 min read 路 ~100
To Personal Growth and 1 more
Startups and marriage: Pt. 1: Choose the right partner(s)

Startups and marriage: Pt. 1: Choose the right partner(s)

Friends can be great to hang out with, and significant others too. However living together, sharing expenses, seeing each other every single day and realizing you鈥檙e not only investing time, but money, effort, etc.? That鈥檚 a completely different...

Anthony Conrad
9/2/2017 路 1 min read 路 ~100
Start ups and marriage: How to succeed in both and not lose yourself

Start ups and marriage: How to succeed in both and not lose yourself

After half a decade in marriage and double that in business, I've had some amazing times, made hard choices, and never regretted the final result of either. I've lived on two continents, had numerous primary roles and side gigs, broken hearts and...

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