Author: Josh Pezold

Accountability: Why You Need It and How To Get It

Accountability. We all need it, yet most of us don’t have it. Even with those closest to us. If you’re like most people, you probably have a few people in your life you consider a friend.  At some point, they have inevitably seen the vulnerable parts of you–moments of sadness, frustration, anger, fear, and mistakes you’ve made. And because they have stuck through it all, they become your besties, BFF’s for life. Yet, rarely do we give even these select few permission to speak into our lives. Instead, you probably have this unspoken rule that communicates, “If you love me,...

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5 Reasons You Should Stop Taking Selfies.

In today’s world, capturing your day-to-day on social media is the norm. Snapping a picture of your morning java, sharing your child’s latest fashion trend, revealing a funny moment, or opening up a small piece of your private world to the public has become common and even endearing to many. It’s fun to see the people you admire be real people, with messy hair, messy kids, and messy lives. And for those posting, it’s enjoyable to share your life with others who can’t be physically present; friends & family who are far off or followers who respect what you...

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5 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Someone’s Day Awesome

It’s amazing how far a little kindness can go. A kind word or simple act can turn someone’s crummy day into an awesome one With the fast pace of life, you can lose perspective on the people around you.  You might have a pulse on their demeanor, but you can neglect to engage yourself in their day. Those you will come in contact with need your kindness today more than you’ll ever know. You have the power to change the trajectory of their day by caring intentionally for them. If you are ready to make someone’s day awesome…. try any of the...

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What I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago (Part 1)

10 years of life will teach you a lot. I recently turned 30 and have been reflecting upon what I wish I could tell 20-year old me. There is something holy about sitting down with an empty notebook and asking the question, “What has or should have influenced the past decade of my life?” As they say, hindsight is 20/20, but usually, the deepest truths that end up defining your life are the ones you’ve seen play out time and time again. Like most people, you likely wrestle with living out the most profound truths you believe in,  and...

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Leadership Heart Check: 3 Questions That Reveal If Your Heart Is Off Course.

How you lead reveals what is happening in your heart, not just your organization. Whether you’re on paid staff or a high capacity volunteer, you most likely guide, communicate, correct, challenge, and motivate others. Your actions reveal what is taking place in your heart. Your tone, the words you choose, and most importantly your motive for speaking them, all evidence what is taking place internally. They are telling a story that is filled with… Pride Insecurity Fear Confidence Godly surrender Love However, as leaders, we often neglect to reflect upon how what we do reveals who we are becoming. This is...

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