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March 2011 Newsletter - True Course Ministries

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Not Smart Or Productive March Newsletter

  1. 1. March 2011: Distracted? Not Smart or Productive The content in this preview is based on the last saved version of your email - any changes made to your email that have not been saved will not be shown in this preview. Youre receiving this email because of your relationship with True Course Ministries Inc. Please confirm your continued interest in receiving email from us. You may unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our emails. March 8, 2011 Distracted? Not Smart or Productive In This Issue (click) - Distracted? Not Smart or In his book "Your Brain at Work," David Rock Productive makes several research-based observations - 2011 Event Calendar about distraction. - Resources - Our New Blog! Distractions eat up an average of 2.1 - True Course for Businesses hours per day. (Do the math. I think this is - Group Coaching about 68 work days in a year. [comment mine]) - New Web Site Resources Employees spend an average of 11 - National Conference minutes on a task before becoming distracted. After interruption, it takes 25 minutes to return to the original task if they do it at all. Distractions can be not only frustrating, but exhausting which results in mistakes, forgetfulness, and poor productivity. (p. 47) Some powerful distractions of our day are smart phones and email. Another study from David Rocks book notes that constant email and texting reduces mental capability by an average of ten points on an IQ test (5 points for women and 15 points for men). The effect here is equivalent to... Click Here to read more about managing distractions. Now in our 8th Year Thanks in advance for your 2011 Event Calendar investment in the ongoing development of this work.1 of 5 3/14/2011 3:06 PM
  2. 2. March 2011: Distracted? Not Smart or Productive Webinar: Serving by Standing Your Ground: Assertiveness in Ministry True Course Ministries April 12th & 19th, 2011 | 3:00 pm CST 506 Dal Paso Drive Robinson, TX 76706 254.722.4255 This webinar is designed specifically for individuals who are ready to develop necessary skills and practice assertiveness in establishing boundaries. Training Events: Coaching Tools for Leaders Want to dramatically improve your leadership effectiveness? Want to sharpen your people skills? We want to help! June 4 | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Alliance Bank of Central TX (Located in Waco, TX) TBD August 2011 | First Christian Church (Located in Paris, TX) *More Details to Come October 10-11 | 9:00am - 4:30pm | Mobberly Baptist Church (Located in Longview, TX) Resources Excellent read on what can enhance fulfillment in life. Rock, David (2009). Your Brain at Work. New York: Harper Collins More people than ever are being paid to think, instead of just doing routine tasks. Yet making complex decisions and solving new problems is difficult for any stretch of time because of some real biological limits on your brain. Surprisingly, one of the best ways to improve mental performance is to understand these limits. CompassPoints CompassPoints is the name of my new blogging space which you can access at Or you can access it from the True Course Ministries site and click on the blog tab, or by clicking the blue Blog button above. For Everyone I will be posting weekly tips and/or reflections that relate to: personal growth self-management and self-awareness emotional and social intelligence interpersonal relationships2 of 5 3/14/2011 3:06 PM
  3. 3. March 2011: Distracted? Not Smart or Productive work/life balance leadership in congregations and businesses coaching and mentoring productivity for personal life and work Christian life 21st century church so far and more. Go ahead and check out the items already on the site. For Partners Only If you are a partner, through prayer or financial gifts, in the ongoing development of True Course, you will enjoy a special section for "Partners Only." In this section, I will provide monthly updates on the ministry (with occasional special editions) which I believe you will enjoy. Anyone can become a partner with True Course, just let us know of your interest. You can know when I blog by activating the RSS (real simple syndication) feed on the blog site. When you do this, an email notice will be sent to you when the blog is updated. For instructions on how to do this, see: Subscribe to an RSS Feed You can also interact with me in relation to a blog post by using the comment feature and feel free to do so. Appearance of any comment will be subject to administrative approval. Im looking forward to interacting with you. True Course for Businesses True Course Living, Learning, Leading offers life and career coaching for professionals, some of whom have been inquiring into my work for a while now. As a coach, I effectively assist my clients in: -making significant changes -improving relationships -becoming better leaders -making better decisions -reducing stress -transitioning to a career they really want and love -getting ahead professionally -and much more... Click Here to find out more ways I assist these clients and and the types of clients with whom I can do a great job. Forward this email to a friend you believe may be interested in life and career coaching. Websites for both True Course Ministries or the True Course Living, Learning, Leading site are accessible through our splash portal: Its Happening - Get On Board Group coaching is an economical way to access coaching and the power of group dynamics for personal and professional growth. Coaching sessions are conducted monthly via teleconference with a group of 3-5 for 6-10 months. Fee: $75 monthly3 of 5 3/14/2011 3:06 PM
  4. 4. March 2011: Distracted? Not Smart or Productive Generally the groups are built around common growth interests/issues. Get a group together and let us know of your interest. Or, contact us and we will help you access an existing group. New, Fuller-Featured Web Site with Resources for You We have just gone live with a new, fuller-featured web site with resources for you. Dont miss it!! Visit us at While you are there . . . Sign up for a Test the Water free coaching session Sign in to our Resources section and watch it develop over the upcoming weeks and months. Plan to contribute to the Resources section (facilitated and approved by site admin) Register for Learning events Find all the Information you need to get started with True Course Ministries Enjoy Testimonials from those we serve Follow Michael on Twitter Explore FAQs to help you get clarity about the work of True Course Ministries . . . and more! Executive Director to Speak at National Conference of Business Administrators On March 22, I will be speaking at the spring meeting of the Southern Baptist Church Business Administration Association in Dallas which is held in conjunction with the annual Southern Baptist Business Officers Conference. Ill be speaking on the topic "When Staff Interactions Make You Crazy: Helps for Realizing a Maximum Team Experience." This seminar will offer a look "behind the curtain" to see what is happening in church staff and employee interactions (helpful or not) which can impact atmosphere, performance, productivity, and relationships in general. Participants will receive helpful tips, skills, and resources for achieving a maximum team performance, productivity and, ultimately, making their organization a better place to work. Need a Speaker? Do you have a civic club or organization that needs a speaker for a meeting or event? I am available to speak to groups about Issues we are finding in the field (church and business coaching; life and career coaching; social intelligence coaching), Tips on life, career, and relationships The resources we offer to address the issues above If we are allowed to make product offers in a back table setting, there is no fee for the speaking engagement. If you are interested, please contact us or call me personally at the number below. J. Michael Godfrey, D.Min., Ph.D. | Executive Director True Course Ministries, Inc. | 506 Dal Paso Drive | Robinson, TX 76706 Cell: 254.722.4255 | FAX: 254.946.0172 | email: mgodfrey@discoveryourtruecourse.com4 of 5 3/14/2011 3:06 PM
  5. 5. March 2011: Distracted? Not Smart or Productive Web: True Course Mentoring recipient of the Malcolm S. Knowles Award for Outstanding Adult Education Program from the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education. Click the link below to view an article about True Course Ministries from the Texas Baptist paper, The Baptist Standard. Mentoring Program Helps Ministers Chart True Course **Clergy are mentored directly through True Course Ministries, Inc. **Business Professionals are referred to True Course Living, Learning, Leading, LLC For a complimentary, no obligation, 45-minute coaching session, please Email True Course or Call 254.722.4255 Offer is valid for clergy, educators, and business professionals. Not valid if you have already taken advantage of one of our other Free Session offers. Forward this email to a friend This email was sent to by | Update Profile/Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | Privacy Policy. True Course Ministries Inc | 506 Dal Paso Drive | Robinson | TX | 767065 of 5 3/14/2011 3:06 PM