Monday Morning Pep Talk

Jonathan Malm - September 19, 2016

On Wednesday, I was completely unmotivated. I didn’t want to do any work. I just wanted to sit in front of the TV and veg all day. Instead, I cranked up some music, grabbed some coffee, and gave myself a hype pep talk. It actually worked. I thought I’d share the pep talk with you. Say it out loud with some epic music. Who knows, …

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5 Things I’ve Been Learning About the New Economy

Jonathan Malm - September 15, 2016

Had a great chat with a businessman today. I was helping talk through some of the things I do when I build my platform and how that might apply to his business. I realized, I was saying some pretty crazy things that were hard to digest. They went against common business principles. The world has changed, though. There’s a new economy. And adaptation is key …

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I’m Concerned About American, Vigilante Terrorists

Jonathan Malm - September 14, 2016

If you didn’t see, there was a rather offensive 9/11 mattress sale advertisement from a San Antonio company that circled around YouTube last week. Yeah, it was pretty bad. When I saw it, I had a similar “yeesh” reaction most people got when watching it. But then I got curious. I knew how the Internet liked to respond to things like this. So I hopped on …

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4 Things to Do When You Have Too Much on Your To-Do List

Jonathan Malm - September 12, 2016
to do list

You are no alone. We’ve all experienced that feeling when you look at your to-do list for the day and feel positively overwhelmed. The to-do list looks insurmountable. And you just want to take the day off and go on a cruise. I’ve been there. You’ve been there. And we’ll both be there again. Maybe even today. So what hope is there? Here are a …

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1 Corinthians 13, Updated for Social Media

Jonathan Malm - September 8, 2016
1 Corinthians 13 for Social Media

Social media needs a little more love in it. I figured, since there was already a great source of info on the topic, I’d update it for the needs of social media. So here it is: 1 Corinthians 13, updated for social media. —– If I post the greatest links and memes, but do not post in love, I am only an annoying ring tone or …

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3 Things Playing with Lego Taught Me About Success

Jonathan Malm - September 6, 2016

On Labor Day, I was at my parents house with all my siblings and nieces. My old boxes of Lego bricks came out, and I found myself “playing alongside my nieces”. Really, it meant grabbing the pieces I needed before they could. It was an instant flashback to childhood. As I was building my rollercoaster, I realized these little bricks had taught me a few …

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5 Unfair Ways to Make Your Point

Jonathan Malm - September 1, 2016
unfair argument

I talked about my personality type on Monday. Part of what makes me ENTP is the fact that I love a good debate. I actually like debating just to debate. I’ll often play the devil’s advocate and argue for something I don’t even believe. Does that make me evil? Probably. But I think because I love a good argument so much, I’ve been able to …

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Why I’m Skeptical of Experts

Jonathan Malm - August 31, 2016

I was scrolling through a popular Christian blog site recently, when it struck me how many different types of experts there are. One expert was telling me why I should keep my kids in the service with me. Another expert was telling me why men should embrace true masculinity. Still another was saying we need to bring back prayer meetings. They were all prescriptions on how …

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3 Benefits I Got from Knowing My Personality Type

Jonathan Malm - August 29, 2016
personality types

I worked under a pastor who was obsessed with the Myers-Briggs Personality Types. Each year he took his whole team through the test and explained what all the letters mean. I went through it so many times that I could probably sit you down and guess your personality type just from a few questions. Myself, I’m an ENTP. This means I’m a natural entertainer, but …

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