Each edition of Links to Live Deliberately shares a handful of relevant links to help you “live deliberately” across the topics on this blog: non-profits, personal development, productivity, and social media.
Many dads feel awkward when talking to their sons about girls, feelings, sex, and…yikes, pornography.
Dr. Dave Currie, a counselor and president of Doing Family Right, encourages dads to give a gift to their sons that they likely never received. Talking to their sons about their sexuality, their emotions, and their culture can help boys grow into healthy young men with strong relationships. Opening an ongoing dialogue that answers questions about sexual slang and anything else allows dads to be the “go-to guy” for any of their sons’ questions, Dr. Currie said. And Dad can be a much better source of information than their sons’ friends or the Internet.
Covenant Eyes asked Dr. Currie tough questions that will help dads have better conversations with their sons.
The crucial platform that often gets overlooked in a non-profit’s social media mix is LinkedIn. LinkedIn is important not just because it’s the third largest social media site with 110 million users, it’s important for the type of user. Professionals who frequent LinkedIn might not play on Facebook and can be a higher caliber of donor than you’d find there. Typically they have more dollars to donate personally and can be the ones who control sponsorship dollars on behalf of their corporation. Though sometimes we don’t think this way—a non-profit is a corporation and really belongs on LinkedIn.
Businesses start SEO campaigns to reach the top of the SERPs. But, let’s be clear, the goal isn’t just to achieve a number one ranking. The goal, as it is in all business ventures, is to make more money. This is why SEO is often supplemented with pay-per-click campaigns and other traffic-generating initiatives. Regardless of how you get the traffic, though, money comes from conversions.
There is a dangerous mantra for doing good work: Ready, Ready, Aim…Keep aiming until every detail is in place and then — aim again.
It’s agonizing to grind through your work, making sure every detail is perfect. But it’s not only agonizing; it’s actually an inefficient way to work.
The problem with working to perfection is that it causes stress that limits your productivity. You need to get the work done, it needs to be done well — but your focus on getting it perfect causes your anxiety to increase. How can you get the work done quickly…and do it well?
David Helm and Gail Schoonmaker:
No child is too young to begin learning about the greatest love story of all – God’s love for his people, as portrayed in the Bible. David Helm and Gail Schoonmaker have together created a colorful book of Bible stories written especially for children ages 2-7. Rather than simply retelling portions of the Bible, this book presents the big picture – the unified story running through the Old and New Testaments. Twenty-six stories together form parts of this big picture.
Simply written and beautifully illustrated, this book teaches children the Bible’s whole story so they can begin to appreciate the fulfillment of God’s promise to his people. The Big Picture Story Bible is perfect for parents to read to their children and for older children to read on their own.