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Jamie, Lily, and Ava went flying with Uncle Wootie (aka Luke)!

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Brunch with my sister’s family on the lake in Seattle.

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Miró won this ice cream for best dancer on the train in Bogota. Ann and I will be visiting them in Colombia after Thanksgiving.

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Frequent dinners right here on the lake – Beach Cafe in Kirkland

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A great place to eat and visit at sunset – It’s called El Gaucho Aqua.

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We had our oldest g-babies (Ava & Landon) for a sleep over. Donuts and smoothies for breakfast… what else is there?

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In six weeks these my only daughter will be married to this amazing guy. We call him Angel. They call me “basket case”. Anyone have a cry towel (and some extra money)?

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In five days we’re moving into our new expanded offices as they build out even larger offices for us in the same building. It’s a thrill to help build a remarkable team and company. We just release this short video here.

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Paul, our little man lives a few blocks away from us.

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Ann went to NYC for Joy’s shower, some retail therapy, and went to my #2 fav TV show. I got a stub for a souvenir.

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My #1 TV show is The Voice… doh!

 

Ideation/Think/Leadership/Life/Family/Community/Thoughts

With rare exception I post to Twitter once a day…

With rare exception I post to Twitter once a day. 99% of my Tweets are focused on generosity, leadership, or family memories. Here’s a a collection of my Tweets over the past 90 days.

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You wouldn’t have read this 20 years ago… http://t.co/bdCUkf0f8x

Sometimes it pays to be open-minded. Startups can discover new channels in ways their original plan could not have foreseen.

Speaking of a lost art in business, do you send handwritten “thank you” cards to people after you meet with them?

Pretending to know everything gets you nowhere. Seek criticism. That’s how you learn what you need to know. That’s how you grow. — Tannerc

Advocate marketing is when people believe their friends and recognized peers more than a website and significantly more than a salesperson.

If a thought leader is defined as the go-to person (aka expert) in a particular space/discipline, are you a thought leader?

Success of a product or service is not only based on the brand of the company but also the brand and reputation of the leadership.

Just when you think you’ve got your team and org structure figured out, things change, especially when you’re growing. Think ahead!

Napoleon Hill said, “You become what you think about.”What if that’s true?

In the midst of opportunity there can be chaos and vice-versa. Either way, always move the needle towards the opportunity, not the chaos.

@crosspoint_tv: It doesn’t get easier to give generously as you get richer. It gets exponentially harder.

@jbreeve @ChrisHeaslip instigating generosity w/ church administrators at @NACBA #orlando @eChurchgiving @getpushpay http://t.co/4P0jcUgw45

Show me a decision maker that is more concerned with price than value and I’ll show you an organization that is leaving a lot on the table.

When “simple” is the goal of the product or service, it requires you to say no to a lot of things so you can say yes to important things.

“It’s difficult to see the picture when you’re standing inside the frame.” @kemmeyer @NACBA

Have you noticed that autocratic leaders struggle with the practice of building consensus unless things go their way?

Winners practice until they get it right while champions practice until they can’t get it wrong!

Giving is the best communication. Incredible video http://t.co/i4k0LyzWtz

Simply brilliant! “A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship.” – John D. Rockefeller

A great line from arguably one of the greatest coaches ever, “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” -John Wooden

Do you find yourself saying “I” or “we” more in the office (at work)? The latter implies camaraderie and teamwork.

A unified team, working together is the secret sauce that makes common people accomplish uncommon things.

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. -Henry Ford

RT @ThomRainer: I know the present state of many churches is challenging, but my optimism and hope are increasing. http://t.co/2d610pDWv0

RT @ChrisHeaslip: VC growth in the Seattle area: http://t.co/M99xJRprZh

Sometimes I’ll disagree/argue/debate with a co-worker to see if they’ve thought through their position or have any fight in them.

On this day when we celebrate freedom, I wonder if real freedom is possible without a mind and heart set free by discipline. Happy 4th…

Giving made simple! (30 second video) http://t.co/OhL31FMNbg

Finding good people is hard. Finding great people is brutally hard. However, it’s also brutally necessary for great results.

Hiring ineffectual leaders can diminish employee retention, lower customer satisfaction and lead to a sharp decline in productivity.

RT @bryanmiles: “Choose to take the risk of not being in control of everything and you will make a difference.” ~ Larry Little

I wonder if success as a leader would be better measured by the growth/development of others, not self.

We visited @thecitychurch today. Great conversation centered on, of all things… #GENEROSITY.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ~ MLK

The best leaders look at every situation with the expectation that they can make it work or make it better.

Am I being generous with the different things God has given me? 1 Peter 4:8

RT @TonyTSheng: Currencies of Generosity http://t.co/FUGxzjGR3b

RT @ChanceMason: Excited about our first Multisite Church deployment in the Philippines. Connecting over 50 locations.

As I look back over my life, what I expected of myself is closely linked to what I’ve accomplished. Are you thinking far enough ahead?

Do more than you are getting paid to do. The quality of going above and beyond “just because” is what will set you apart from others.

Do something meaning-filled. Most people don’t buy what you do but why you do it.

God turned everything over to Jesus so he could give it away, a lavish distribution of gifts. #Generosity

RT @arcchurches: We live, we make mistakes, we learn, and we rise again! ~@MatthewBarnett

The boss drives people; the leader coaches them.

We’re all set for a family day on Lake Washington tomorrow. http://t.co/04cP9aXgR4

You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. Babe Ruth

Leadership is intentional influence. – Josh Grenny

How remarkable would it be to be able to say, “Everything I was, I gave.”

I wonder if one of the ways to beat greed, however subtle, is in the selfless giving to others.

There is a very real relationship, both quantitatively and qualitatively, between what you contribute and what you get out of this…

Sometimes, especially when it comes to giving/generosity, a lot of people stop at nothing.

I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity… in important things, diversity… in all things, generosity. – Bush 41

Digital Giving Strategies for Your Church | Church Marketing Sucks http://t.co/X2KXGdcAe8via @sharethis

RT @craigabare: Happy Father’s Day to my pops, @timabare! Thanks for always pushing the limits and for challenging me http://t.co/rOEncJKZ55

The Father turned everything over to Jesus so he could give it away, a lavish distribution of gifts.

1/2 They say the greatest thing a father can do for his children, is to love their mother…

2/2 I think the greatest gift a father can receive is to watch his adult kids love their spouses so well.

RT @JeffGoins: How to be successful: Give.

Quit trying so hard to be a leader. Leadership is service, not position.

We have a thing to call and sing on birthdays. It’s quite something. Today was @pauljabare 21st! So I called from BWI to SEA & sang!!!!

RT @ChrisHeaslip: Mobile payments company Pushpay buys Run The Red via @ZDNet, @robonz http://t.co/LoRn3fm12N

What a waste when prosperity destroys generosity. #SBCPC14 @getpushpay @eChurchgiving

RT @SBCPastorsConf: Thanks to @GetPushPay for sponsoring @SBCPastorsConf. #PC14: http://t.co/FSPYzI38tM

RT @getpushpay: Interesting stats on Mobile phone usage in the US – http://t.co/um8Ep4xIVC

If the Truth can’t set you free, try generosity!

What a waste when prosperity destroys generosity.

“Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice.” Marquis de Vauvenargues

Significant generosity aimed at the future means giving significantly in the present.

When we are generous, even in small and sometimes detectable ways, it can change another persons life forever… maybe eternally.

RT @WeAreFoursquare: @timabare @eChurchgiving @getpushpay Thank you for equipping us with digital tools to allow people to give at #Connect14

The difference between hallucination and vision is others can see the vision. #connection14 @WeAreFoursquare @getpushpay

Pretty excited to see @eChurchgiving and @getpushpay partner with @FMIglobal at @WeAreFoursquare #Connection14. Praying for generous hearts!

Go up the mountain yourself. Don’t settle for a selfie with Moses. #connection2014 #francischan

RT @pastortimclark: “The size of your praise is in direct proportion to the hell God’s saved you out of” Samuel Rodriguez #connection14

Giving is not about wealth but willingness; not about the size of the gift but the heart of the giver. – Don Linscotti

The radical giving of the early church meant there was not a needy person among them.(Act 4:34).

What if organizations innovated where they differentiated?

It’s spot on, solutions-driven people and problem solvers have uncommon influence.

Do you really understand the context God has placed inside of you? It’ll make all the difference in your life.

The best kind of influence is gained naturally, not through coercion or manipulation or position.

Well-established partnership offer customers better quality and a wider range of services

Healthy partnerships can provide reduced-cost opportunities and expertise for each organization.

Partnerships can help you achieve synergy and competitive advantage.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the sweet girl I met when we were 14, started dating at 15, got married at 18, and this year celebrate 39 years together.

Good partnerships can ignite an uncommon spirit of innovation.

Giving promotes cooperation.

EXEC PASTOR: Transactions by mobile phones are forecast to grow to $1 trillion by 2015 (Source: Yankee Group). Ready? http://t.co/taPVXkgmst

“We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard.” Thanks for praying Paul & Timothy!

Establishing partnerships can help provide connection/relationship with stakeholders who may be critical to your success.

Giving is infectious (in a really good way)!

Generosity is just a natural outcome of spiritual health.”

If you want your organization to reflect all your weaknesses make all the decisions. ~Andy Stanley

Partnerships allow participating organizations to capitalize on the unique strengths of the other.

Partnership ignites a spirit of innovation.

Can we work together? http://t.co/q67ZMN3Kg0

Partnership increases visibility, credibility, and prestige.

Giving is infectious.

Giving promotes cooperation.

Being generous makes us feel better.

Partnerships can help you achieve synergy and competitive advantage.

People always enjoy the company of a generous giver.

Research says that having a generous attitude improves your immune system, extends your lifespan, and acts as antidote to pain.

Brilliant! 12 Actions of 21st Century Servant Leaders http://t.co/4cA5eyf0ch

The most successful leaders are instinctual and intuitive decision makers.

The skill of making good decisions comes out of experiences/encounters w/ a lot of different circumstances, personality types and failures.

I am humbled to have friends in my life who invite me into spiritual formation exercises – even simple asks like reading through Proverbs together.

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