Work / Life Balance

Don't anxiously toil for a future reality. The blessing is already yours.

Don't anxiously toil for a future reality. The blessing is already yours.

Adam Metcalf, Co-Founder of ZeeMee, shares his insights on how our culture glorifies ‘the grind.’ —“Wake up in the middle of the night and check emails. Stay late at work because more hours would surely compute into more success.” Read more here to also see his take on Psalm 127!

Rest at a High Rate of Speed

Rest at a High Rate of Speed

Mike Sharrow, CEO of The C12 Group, challenges readers to find rest despite the hustle and bustle of work and daily nonstop demands. He ends his article with an inspired prayer for all those overwhelmed with high speed at which life moves. Click here to read more!

Podcast Episode 49 - A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs: Andy Crouch, Author, Journalist and Partner at Praxis

Podcast Episode 49 - A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs: Andy Crouch, Author, Journalist and Partner at Praxis

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On this episode, the team spends time with Andy Crouch, partner for theology and culture at Praxis, an organization that works as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, as well as an accomplished writer and journalist, having authored several books as well as articles published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine.

How the Green Lantern's Superpower Can Become Yours Too.

How the Green Lantern's Superpower Can Become Yours Too.

Today we feature a sermon from FDE Podcast Co-Host Rusty Rueff. https://subsplash.com/cornerstonetv/lb/mi/+vs34rmp
Please do consider what your Superpower is, and how often you tap in to it. With that knowledge you too might be used by God to do amazing things…for Him while experiencing His joy in doing so.

Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

In this Monday’s videos, Workmatters interviews Marc Yount (COO of Field Agent) about the real struggle of being overwhelmed or stressed at work. He offers some helpful tips and in this second video, reminds us that often the thing that often drives to feel overwhelmed —success— is a matter of the heart not of rewards.

Dear Son ...

Dear Son ...

A White Paper from The Christian Economic Forum

Matt Lesser shares a personal letter he received from his father to encourage him as an entrepreneur —“We have the opportunity and the responsibility to influence generations for God’s Kingdom through the marketplace. It will take concentration of effort and unified commitment to creating financial, cultural, and Kingdom returns…for such a time as this. As you embark on this journey, keep these principles at the forefront of your thinking: Vision, Impact, People, Balance, and Returns.”

What does the Bible say about Calling and Vocation?

What does the Bible say about Calling and Vocation?

Please enjoy some of the great content from our friends at Theology of Work, originally published on their website. TOW Project resources are meant to be both theologically rigorous and genuinely practical. In this article, they dig deep into “What does the Bible say about Calling and Vocation?”

Podcast Episode 34 - How We Abuse Our Money and Time

Podcast Episode 34 - How We Abuse Our Money and Time

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This week we get into Part Two of the Lightning Round episode, fielding your questions.  Henry, Rusty, and William tackle two really important questions for the faith driven entrepreneur: how we handle our resource of money and time.

Do You Know What is Shaping Your Desires?

Do You Know What is Shaping Your Desires?

Take a listen to this sermon by Toby Kurth at Christ Church San Francisco for a check on your motivations. This message isn’t necessarily about being an entrepreneur, but is very much about being a follower of Christ, and so it has everything to do with being a FAITH DRIVEN entrepreneur.

Podcast Episode 25 - Honoring Family with Our Presence

Podcast Episode 25 - Honoring Family with Our Presence

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In this week’s episode, we take the show on the road. In the first live broadcast, Faith Driven Entrepreneur sets up at the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley, California. This Q&A took place before our Inklings gathering of faith driven entrepreneurs.

Become a Unicorn. Create a Health BHAG.

Become a Unicorn. Create a Health BHAG.

As entrepreneurs, we all have a vision for our company. We may even have a fancy 2-page strategic plan with a 10 yr, 3 yr, and 1 yr goal. I did when I was CEO of a small tech company. It inspired the team, gave us purpose and a clear goal. We spent hours formulating the vision and crafting a plan to execute it. Why don't we do the same in our health?

Most of us are familiar with the concept of big, hairy, audacious goals (BHAG). It's almost a requirement in any pitch deck and HR material. I would propose that every entrepreneur, especially those of us who are faith driven, need to have a modified and personal Health BHAG, a big HEALTHY audacious goal…

Does your Company Have its Own Prayer?

Does your Company Have its Own Prayer?

I went to an all boys Jesuit prep school in Baltimore and have said a fair amount  of "Our Fathers" and "Hail Marys" in both English and Latin to be suspect of scripted prayers.  But when William came to the team and suggested that we have a "Sovereign's Capital Prayer," I was open to it, and then when I read and prayed it, I was hooked. 

Do Entrepreneurship and Christianity Conflict?

Do Entrepreneurship and Christianity Conflict?

I wanted to give some thought to the topic of entrepreneurship and Christianity since I don’t think some of the issues are straightforward. The first thing I would express is something about my personal journey, which I hope will be helpful.

Not very long ago, I did not make public pronouncements about my faith even though I recognize that the Bible is clear in some parts on our obligation as Christians to profess our Christianity to others. On this point, however, I believe there is also a Biblical stipulation that we should offer our faith largely when questioned about it. 1 Peter 3:15-16 shares, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience…”

Regarding this scriptural reference, I sometimes worry that we as Christians are overbearing in our approach with other people, in that many of us drive people away from Christ rather towards Him.

Podcast Episode 15 - Are We Setting the Right Example? 50-70 Hour Work Weeks

Podcast Episode 15 - Are We Setting the Right Example? 50-70 Hour Work Weeks

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This week the team tackles the concept of the 40 hour work week. As entrepreneurs, we are wired to work, and work a lot.  It’s almost romantic to admit that we work 50-70 hours per week (or much much more :).  But at what cost? We must recall that there are at least two groups of people whom we affect with how much we work: family/spouse, and employees/teammates.

“I Can’t Do Play Dates”….and Other Mantra of the Working Mom

“I Can’t Do Play Dates”….and Other Mantra of the Working Mom

“We don’t really do play dates.”…  “Your child is measuring 2 sizes bigger than his current shoes.”…  “The nanny will be here with them (my son and your child).”…  “She’s not my mom, she’s my nanny.”…..  If you are a working mom, the list could go on, right?  And so can the guilt. 

Sabbath as a Sermon for the Ambitious

Sabbath as a Sermon for the Ambitious

This is the craziest time in my life. I recently wrote and released a book, born out of leading more than 250,000 Christian entrepreneurs and creatives in the Called to Create ministry. I also lead a venture-backed tech startup called Threshold 360 where we’re on a mission to map the inside of every public location on earth in 360°. And then there is the joyful work I do at home laboring alongside my wonderful wife to raise our two young daughters.

Beauty out of Brokenness

In this beautifully produced 10 minute video, we see the story of the Marsh Collective, a business in Opelika Alabama that’s able to rise from the ashes (or the hangman’s noose as this story goes), to a thriving, 100 person company.