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Establishing Your Leadership Standards

Establishing Your Leadership Standards

As you aspire to leadership, there is something that all good leaders have in common—standards. Standard is defined as a level of quality. Another term is excellence. The standards of leaders are not all the same, but all leaders have standards. Leaders are governed by their own inspirations and motivating factors. Those motivating factors shape...
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Success Is Intentional

Success Is Intentional

Top row center young Troy Vincent Sr. surrounded by fellow Miller Phillies baseball teammates of N. Trenton, New Jersey By Troy Vincent Sr. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”–Jeremiah 29:11 Ever wonder why some...
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Get Your Mind Right

Get Your Mind Right

By Troy Vincent Sr. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God”—Romans 12:2 A dear brother, friend and colleague can be heard while encouraging young men and women he mentors, “Get your mind right.” These next generation of leaders may...
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A Wife’s Perspective on the “S” Word!

A Wife’s Perspective on the “S” Word!

Written by Tommi Vincent Right off the back I am going to use a word that has become a bad word- “submission”. Yes, the “s” word! Submission has been so distorted to point of diminished value. This is woefully unfortunate, because there is a sustaining power that is given to a wife with this one...
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Your Gifts Will Make A Place For You

Your Gifts Will Make A Place For You

By Troy Vincent Sr. “A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men”—Proverbs 18:16 Dr. Myles Monroe once wrote that “God has put a gift or talent in every person that the world will make room for.It is this gift that will enable you to fulfill your vision.It will make a...
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The Power Of Forgiveness

By Troy Vincent Sr. Forgiveness is something we often ask for, but sometimes rarely give. The point being that forgiveness is not a sporting event where we keep score, it’s a matter of the heart for both the offender and the offended. Forgiveness involves both attitudes and actions. If you find it difficult to feel...
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Victory In Our Challenges

Victory In Our Challenges

By Troy Vincent Sr. We all are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable. Often times the challenges seem so difficult and we ask ourselves where do we start, and how will this end. I know, I’ve been there. Knowing that the inevitable is going to happen, the question we must ask ourselves is “How we...
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Many Roads to Travel in Life, Choose the One with Your Name on It

Many Roads to Travel in Life, Choose the One with Your Name on It

As we journey through life we will have to make many choices as to the direction we will take. Should I go left, right, straight? One thing for sure we always need to forge ahead and never go backwards. By Tommi Vincent No one wants to be like Lot’s wife who looked back and turned into the pillar of salt! The challenge we face is our instinct to retreat from obstacles that lie ahead. Challenges build character and fortitude. They are also preparation for the many lessons we will encounter throughout our life. No...
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We Are Created To Be The Best

We Are Created To Be The Best

Adversity is an answer to prayer. Sounds strange but it is true. Without adversity, we lack the strengthening of our ability to persevere and press our way through. By Tommi Vincent When have you ever gotten better in an area of life without challenge? Challenge is adversity, otherwise it would not be a challenge at all. Often, we avoid adversity at all cost, especially if you are not a fan of confrontation. Even when the confrontation is with ourselves. How does one be...
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Choose To Be Great

Choose To Be Great

God will make the most out of the least. After all His power is revealed in our weakness – II Corinthians 12:9. By Tommi Vincent People (well intentioned logical people) will try to talk you out of your courage to press beyond what you consider to be a limitation. God usually chooses the person least likely to achieve. He is not limited by your limitations. God always causes us to see who we really are before He...
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