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March, April, May Reads & Reviews

Unfortunately, the past few months I’ve fallen behind on my reading for various and sundry reasons. To make up for it, I’m including brief reviews of other things I’ve been reading, listening, and watching.

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My 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Happy almost New Year!

Before 2017 begins, I wanted to do a quick overview of the past year. All in all, 2016 was my best year yet in terms of blogging. I published a total of 40 blog posts, the total number of views doubled from the year before, and the total number of visitors nearly tripled.

To everyone who reads this blog: thank you! Knowing that there are more readers out there than just my mom and dad is incredibly encouraging to me. (No offense, Mom and Dad.)

Now, without further ado, here are the top 5 blog posts from 2016:

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How to Get Paid for Your Passion – Weekly Roundup 1.22.16

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This week’s Weekly Roundup: A Jeff Goins article on how to get paid for your passion, an interview with Donald Miller on story, leadership, and his organization’s values, and the most thoughful Christian conversation on the topic of homosexuality.

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You Are What You Read – Weekly Roundup 1.8.16

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This week’s Weekly Roundup: a list of the best people and cultural artifacts of 2015, 10 questions to think about for the New Year, a Jeff Goins podcast interview with Catalyst founder Brad Lomenick on gaining influence, another Goins podcast on the idea of apprenticeship, and a workshop on reading and trusting the Bible with Rosario Butterfield.
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How to Achieve Peak Perfomance at Work – Weekly Roundup

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This week’s Weekly Roundup: a free online summit on achieving peak performance at work, an article on the top Christian books of 2015, an article on the best business books Michael Hyatt has ever read, an article on how loving God means getting more sleep, and a podcast from John Piper on how to discover your calling. 


Peak Work Performance Summit

Free registration is now open for Peak Performance Summit, which will take place January 5-12. It’s an online summit, so no travel is necessary; you can view it from the comfort of your home or office. You can sign up for it here.

Here are just some of the many interesting topics they’re covering:

  • How to write the perfect To Do list
  • How to eat like a mental athlete
  • How to think like a creative genius
  • How to build smarter habits
  • How to get more sleep
  • How to deal with toxic colleagues
  • How to eliminate distractions
  • How to beat procrastination
  • How say “No” to anyone, including your boss
  • How to multiply your time

If you’re anything like me, you love getting things done and constantly challenging yourself. If so, this summit is for you. I’m already signed up and looking forward to it.


TGC Editors’ Picks: Top Books of 2015
The Gospel Coalition editors list their favorite books of the year and why.

The 37 Best Business Books I’ve Ever Read
Michael Hyatt, reknowned author, blogger, and speaker, lists the best business books he’s ever read.

How to Love God By Getting More Sleep
TGC’s Joe Carter explains why sleep is not only a sign of trust and humility but also a spiritual discipline.


How Do I Know God’s Calling for My Life? [11 min]

Pastor John Piper gives 7 great things to consider when trying to discover your calling.

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