Work / Life Balance

Hope in the Darkness

Hope in the Darkness

An article from Scott Rodin’s website “The Steward’s Journey” — Gary Ringger stewards businesses, foundations, nonprofits with hope. He was in his early thirties, the president of a successful agricultural feed company, and a start-up food processing business. He had a wife and three young daughters. But Gary Ringger was experiencing the darkness of depression.

Great Mentors Focus on the Whole Person, Not Just Their Career

Great Mentors Focus on the Whole Person, Not Just Their Career

Originally published by Harvard Business Review — Rick Woolworth, a good friend of FDE/FDI, has been a Wall Street executive and mentor for 35 years. He argues “aspiring leaders need more and better mentoring than they’re getting today.”

I Go in the Snow

I Go in the Snow

This article is from our friends at Radical Mentoring — an intentional small group mentoring process to help you engage your men, build your core group of leaders, and transform your church. This post ponders Matthew 9:13 and the meaning of mentoring.

Podcast Episode 75 - The Entrepreneur's Hidden Battle with Depression with Max Anderson

Podcast Episode 75 - The Entrepreneur's Hidden Battle with Depression with Max Anderson

On today’s episode, we invited Max Anderson to come in and help us tackle a difficult yet important topic—depression among entrepreneurs. Max writes something called The Weekend Reader, where each week he explores one big idea from culture. Recently, he dove into how depression affects entrepreneurs, and what he found was staggering—entrepreneurs are anywhere from 2-10x more likely to suffer from mental challenges. It’s a topic that’s extremely important, yet remarkably under-discussed, so we thought that with Max’s help we’d push the conversation forward today...

Shelley Simpson, EVP of J.B. Hunt - Integrated Faith, Family and Work

Shelley Simpson, EVP of J.B. Hunt - Integrated Faith, Family and Work

In today's short video, from the WorkMatters FUSE Forum, Shelley Simpson suggests leaders try integrating their work, family, and faith in order to live and work more authentically throughout her career at J.B. Hunt.

How I Achieved Work-Life Balance as a Tech Entrepreneur

How I Achieved Work-Life Balance as a Tech Entrepreneur

Originally published by Fast Company— When entrepreneur Chris Chuang moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, for a job, he expected to be there for two or three years at the most. Instead, he wound up staying and built a successful tech company.

Podcast Episode 65 - How Do You Build a Healthy Family and a Growing Business? with Ben and Liz Bohannon of Sseko Designs

Podcast Episode 65 - How Do You Build a Healthy Family and a Growing Business? with Ben and Liz Bohannon of Sseko Designs

Is it possible to have a healthy family while building a successful business? That’s the question at the heart of this week’s episode with Ben and Liz Bohannon of Sseko Designs. Their business began as a way to generate income for high-potential, talented young women in Uganda to continue on to university. Since then, it’s grown rapidly from a Shark Tank phenomenon to a global success. Hear how Ben and Liz are navigating the world of global business while still managing to focus on their home, their marriage, and their family.

Acton's "Children's Business Fair" is a Family Affair

Acton's "Children's Business Fair" is a Family Affair

With locations around the world, Acton’s Children's Business Fairs give kids the opportunity to be entrepreneurs. Encourage your entrepreneurial child, teach them the ropes, and get everyone in the family involved to help their new business. What a great a way to spend the summer together!

Flashback Friday - Work/Life Balance at Bandwidth.com

Flashback Friday - Work/Life Balance at Bandwidth.com

For Flashback Friday, we revisit RightNow Media’s video “Work/Life Balance in Business: The Story of Bandwidth.com”. From startup to IPO, Henry reflects, “This video feels to me like a time capsule.....so much at Bandwidth has changed, so much is the same. “

Why Entrepreneurs Should Make Fitness A Priority

Why Entrepreneurs Should Make Fitness A Priority

Originally published by ENTREPRENEUR — How Fitness Can Ensure Smooth Entrepreneurial Journey: Being an entrepreneur is among the most stressful jobs in the world. Regular exercise can help entrepreneurs remain sanguine in difficult situations, tackle challenges and become better leaders.

Camp Gladiator is Leveraging Faith & Community

Camp Gladiator is Leveraging Faith & Community

For fun, Ally decided to try out for American Gladiator (TV show) the morning of her wedding. She ended up winning, and then used that opportunity to start Camp Gladiator—fitness boot camps across America. She’s intentional about honoring God in this opportunity and blessing her clients both in their physical and spiritual health.

Jesus Was A Highly Skilled Entrepreneur, Not A Poor Peasant

Jesus Was A Highly Skilled Entrepreneur, Not A Poor Peasant

It's common for sermons and some academic theological writings to portray Jesus as a poor man who led an attempted peasant revolt. The problem is that neither historical texts nor archaeological records are consistent with this picture.

"Workism Making Americans Miserable" - Commentary by J.D. Greear

"Workism Making Americans Miserable" - Commentary by J.D. Greear

The Atlantic’s article, Workism Is Making Americans Miserable, is one of those where someone has a brilliant insight the Bible teaches as a core principle: the futility of making work an idol. However, the Bible’s presentation is more complete—man shall not live by work alone, but man was made for work.

10 Key Points About Work in the Bible That Every Christian Should Know

10 Key Points About Work in the Bible That Every Christian Should Know

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 share “10 Key Points About Work in the Bible That Every Christian Should Know.”

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.