Tag Archives: faith

Who Started This?

I didn’t start Tinderbox Consulting.

I believe in God. I am a Christ Follower. Three years ago, when I found myself unemployed (again), I was determined to get another “real job.” God had different plans.

Because I listened and obeyed God, because I had faith in his plan for me, Tinderbox began. And because God is so good – despite my faults – Tinderbox remains, three years later.

We didn't start the fire.

It’s also how I can be at peace, even when the business waters are rough. And why I can’t rest when a client isn’t satisfied. I feel compelled by a greater mission: to serve God by serving others. Being mission driven means I can be confident God will bring in more clients, and that I’ll find new opportunities to serve existing clients. It also means I’m responsible to apologize when I mess up with a client.

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3 Reasons Why Being Unemployed During the Holidays Has Been a Blessing

Reason #1: I realize how fortunate I still am.
So many people, in this country and across the world, still have less than me. My wife and I were able to pay our bills this month and were still able to get the kids presents for Christmas.

And as cliche and trite as it may sound, we all still have our health. Sometimes, that’s overlooked.

Reason #2: I can put in extra time into the relationships that matter to me.
My faith, my wife and my kids are all important to me and I get to spend extra time with them during the holidays. That’s not awful.

Reason #3: I have time to obtain career perspective.
What do I want to do now? What matters to me when it comes to employment? These are questions I’m spending a lot of time thinking about so that when I move on to the next opportunity, it’ll be the right one.

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