TRAINING TO REIGN by Reign Dance Company
(Paperback and Digital Download)
Pre-Sale Date: April 7, 2014
Release Date: April 26, 2014
Transform your worship arts ministry forever! Let Reign Dance Company share their testimonies of how a Christian dance company succeeds with a team-based leadership approach. If you desire to launch a dynamic church dance ministry, a community-based arts organization or a global arts outreach missions team, "Training to Reign" will provide the steps needed to triumph. Begin your Kingdom training session today!
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Custom-made garments are designed to fit the wearer perfectly. When attire is purchased off the rack, there is a general size range that allows the clothing to fit, though many times, imperfectly. Although alterations can be made, the color, cut and material have already been predetermined.
Many of us are disappointed when garments designed for someone else don't quite work out for us. Our own unique talents, gifts and abilities should not be compared to the specifications outlined for another. There may be two singers with different ranges, styles, and tones that are both great artists. It's completely fine to embrace the training of a profession without becoming the status quo.
Why fit in when you can customize your own designs? Constantly trying to measure up to unrealistic expectations will infuse us with a sense of failure. Performing below our own potential would be a great waste of human treasure. Set a new standard. Raise the bar. Multiply your talents to a level of excellence that shines through preparation, planning, and persistence. If you don't "fit," you could very well be a custom project developed for an extraordinary purpose!
If you are in the business of selling floppy disks right now, you probably have very few customers. When we restrict ourselves from exploring new opportunities, we may be left trying to revive a business that has long flatlined.
Some people have narrowed their scope to one specific thing. Most people in business understand the need to diversify so that progress can be made in case the "basket with the eggs" gets lost. There are many who have become serial entrepreneurs because they understand the concept of implementing great systems beyond simply having a great product. Harness the power of your mind to conquer new terrain and gain increase in many areas.
Why be defined by a limited perspective? Use your current business model to improve your future prospects. Stay open to innovation by engaging with people who think beyond popular trends and hot topics. Forward thinking will allow your business to survive and adapt in spite of changes, failures, and expanding technologies. Resist the urge to immediately reject new ideas and emerging concepts. Remaining open will keep you in business even if you have to change the menu.
Advancement can be risky. Those familiar with you on one level may become intimidated by you as you reach new heights. There are others that will be unwilling or unable to move forward with you and will be left behind. Not everyone celebrates achievement.
If we do not accept the fact that there are people who will not support us, we will have difficulty adapting to success. We must be careful not to get angry with those who do not understand why we feel the need to move forward. In an ever-changing world, if we are not progressive, we will become dependent on the innovation of others.
Maintain a healthy attitude and realistic understanding of human nature. From the beginning, Cain killed his brother for doing something greater than his own accomplishment. Allowing ourselves to be devastated by relational losses will hinder us. When we understand that progress opens the door to expanded possibilities, we will embrace and benefit from the new connections that result.
Some people resist progress. Although every trend is not to be followed, there are certain shifts that take place that are too major to miss. Technology is moving about as fast as the speed of light. If we refuse to move with the tide, we will be left stranded on the shoreline.
Whatever industry or business you find yourself in, you must update your skills, knowledge and application in order to stay relevant. If you hit a wall or ceiling that prevents you from moving forward, it is up to you to exit the building and find something else to do. Moving when it is too late is about as good as not moving at all.
Celebrities, preachers, politicians, leaders, and businesses will face the reality of being replaced or outdated if there is no evolution in the way that they think and manage themselves. Many inherit sudden success, only to realize down the road that they have been designated a one-hit wonder or one-trick pony. Want to avoid being featured on "Where Are They Now?" Understand the times and maximize your moment. When that window closes, seize your new opportunity by preparing now for what is coming next. How you refresh your world view will also impact how you are viewed. See yourself clearly before time runs out!
Influence is a two-way street. We have the ability to influence others just as we can be influenced. Celebrities, preachers, authors, parents, teachers, politicians and popular people tend to have greater levels of influence because of the amount of lives that they are able to reach.
Trying to expand your influence by forcing yourself on others will backfire. If you want to make a large impact, make a difference in someone's life. Reaching people can happen in person, via social media, through writing, by speaking, through the media or in passing. Some will be influenced just by watching us without our direct efforts.
Leaders must provide information that benefits a larger population of people in order to build greater influence. I recently told my students, "Instead of trying to stand out, be outstanding!" Excellence will gain attention. Those of us who desire to make a greater impact will usually reap added benefits if we are a blessing instead of expecting one. Continue to enhance your gift and it will make room for you. How large that room is depends on how you submit to the development of what you have to contribute.
I was having a casual conversation with a friend recently who suggested that I teach a course on "How to Get a Lot of Stuff Done." I laughed. She was serious.
I really began to think about how I have been an avid overachiever for years. I was always active in the performing arts and in the community. In High School, I was the choir director, student drama leader, cheerleading captain, piano student, honor roll student, and very active in my local church. It was not something I thought about, I was driven.
While in college, not only did I work and remain active in my community, I graduated from USC with a double major! Did I experience burnout? Yes! Immediately after graduation, I decided to take it easy. THAT did not last long.
Now, I am a Wife, Mother, Pastor, Author, Artistic Director, Professional Trainer and International Speaker. As a result, I have had to implement a team support model to get things done. Taking responsibility for large numbers of people requires a new level of organization. Always thinking forward, I have to have a team of competent, self-motivated staff members who understand my calling and are open to being developed into their own.
How do I do all of this? Only by the grace of God. If I actually stopped and thought about all that I am responsible for, I would probably fire myself from a few of these positions. In those times that I feel overwhelmed or ready to throw in the towel, I am reminded that "To whom much is given, much is required."