One Word that Will Change Negativity into Opportunity

Jonathan Malm - June 13, 2017

At times it feels like the world is filled with people all fighting over scraps – especially in business. Someone has an idea, then about 50 other copycats hop on the scene and there’s instant competition. I’m all for competition and the mechanism of free market, but when everyone copies an idea, there’s very little innovation happening. I believe on word can change all that. …

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The Problem with Books About Success

Jonathan Malm - May 23, 2017

I love business. It’s fun to make money and attempt a takeover of specific niches. I’m pretty vocal about how much I love it. So people constantly give me news books they think I should read about business structures, success models, and launch formulas. I’ll usually give them a try, but rarely does one get me excited. I feel like they’re all lacking something pretty fundamental. …

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3 Truths that Could Free You From Feelings of Inadequacy

Jonathan Malm - May 16, 2017

Have you ever had a “theme day”? It’s one of those days where it seems one consistent concept keeps coming up – in each conversation, each message you hear… Sunday was one of those days for me. The theme was performance. My pastor’s message seemed to scream that concept to me. Then I got home in the afternoon and unintentionally got into a two-hour long conversation …

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This Mentality Might Be Holding You Back

Jonathan Malm - May 9, 2017

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m a competitive spirit. I love trying to win a good debate. Heck, I’ll even argue a position I don’t believe just for the competition and seeing how I do. Call me the devil’s advocate. I think there’s a place for that sort of competition, but only if both parties come out better at the end. The truth …

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The #1 Key to Motivation

Jonathan Malm - May 2, 2017

I have a gardener I call George. I’m pretty sure that’s his name. But not positive. Each week or two he comes by and takes care of my lawn. He weeds my flower bed. He fertilizes. He does all the things a “man” is supposed to do for his own lawn. My point is, if that’s the measurement of a man, I’m not a very …

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3 Ways to Start Moving Beyond Surface-Level Friendships

Jonathan Malm - April 25, 2017

We all crazy deep relationships – those people we can tell our most intimate secrets to and know they still have our backs. We want the type of friend who would take a bullet for us. Unfortunately, few people have relationships like that. Often, that’s because we don’t know how to take our friendships beyond the surface level. How do you move beyond conversations about …

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The Scary Thing About Truth and God

Jonathan Malm - April 18, 2017

There’s a scene in CS Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe that I love. The lion Aslan, who represents Jesus, had just risen from the dead. And the children who saw him resurrected were asking how it was possible. Aslan responded: “though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know.” It illustrates something about truth, but more …

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3 Ways to Make a Bigger Impact on People

Jonathan Malm - April 11, 2017

I’m part of a Facebook group filled with ministry and business leaders. A post shocked me the other day. A man wrote: My church is cutting my job due to budget cuts. They asked me to make a list of companies that perform my function before I leave. Any companies I should add to my list? It didn’t surprise me that the guy was losing …

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