Here are my notes, quotes and thoughts from Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice by Clayton M. Christensen. The main premise of the book is customers actually hire your product to do a job. He calls this “Jobs Theory” or “Job To Be Done.” The job a customer wants done isn’t […]
I started Church Fuel in 2014 to provide practical resources and training to church leaders. For the first year, we did on-site consulting, ran a few coaching groups and launched a couple of individual products. Te created and launched two online courses. But in the second year, we added a monthly membership program. The subscription service was […]
I love new gadgets and gizmos, and I’m always on the lookout for helpful devices for the home. Here are some of my favorite electronic purchases over the last year. #1 – Circle. This is probably the favorite electronic of the year. It’s a small device that connects to your wifi router and it does […]
Here are some notes, quotes and thoughts from Tools of Titans: The tactics, routines, and habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World Class Performers by Tim Ferris. This is a big book, filled with tons of wisdom and great advice from Tim’s podcast interviews. In fact, one of my big takeaways is the book itself…it’s repurposed content […]
I love goals. They provide clarity on what’s truly important, keep you focused on the future, and helps you accomplish big things. Not only should you set goals, I encourage you to share them. It’s a simple form of accountability. With that in mind, here are some of my goals for the upcoming year. Add […]
Here are the books I’m planning to read in 2017. The Coaching Habit Walking with the Wind The Speechwriter Counter Culture HBR on Leadership Making Sense of God When Helping Hurts To Pixar and Beyond The Greatest Speech Ever Jefferson’s America The Undoing Project The Revenge of Analog Deep Work All the Light We Cannot […]
Here are the types people and organizations I can help.
- You want to start something that matters.
- You’re struggling to find your market or your voice.
- You want to set things up right.
- You’re looking to grow and reach more people.
- You need help with marketing or strategy.
- You want to launch a new product or service.
- You need to streamline and be more effective.
- You’re looking to serve more people.
- You need to diversify your products or services.
Don’t Take My Word for it
“We spent three months under Michael’s coaching and we have not stopped growing ever since.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you available to speak?
Of course! I love speaking to groups of people on a variety of topics. If you want to check availability and talk about goals, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What other blogs do you recommend?
I've learned from so many smart people and love recommending others. Some of my favorites include Pat Flynn, Michael Hyatt, Amy Porterfield, Jon Acuff, Jeff Goins, and Ramit Sethi.
What tools do you use in your life and business?
I love Evernote, Dropbox, and LeadPages and use them all multiple times a day. I put together a PDF with more tools I use all the time and you can download that here.
What's your background?
After 15 years of working with local churches, I began working with a consulting company to help pastors and churches succeed. In 2015, I started Church Fuel to provide insanely practical resources that move the church forward. This is my personal site, where I write about business, leadership, heart and hustle.