Back in Leviticus the good Lord told moses to tell Aaron to build him an alter which we all know is the precursor to the modern day grill. Then he said to take the best goat without blemish. Immediately we find that our God is very particular about quality control. Next he says to cut it up and wash it… so we also know that the good Lord is very particular about cleanliness. Then the good Lord said to build a fire out of wood and to put the fat and the meat on the alter. Then we understand that the “aroma was pleasing unto the Lord” …could be where the phrase “Holy Smokes” comes from and everyone saying that my barbecue is “Real Righteous” or the aromas that waft from my smoker are “divine!” and I know everyone has heard the phrase “Hog Heaven”
Finally the Old Testament says the good Lord came down “and consumed the alter, the fat, and the burnt offering” and then blessed everyone while forgiving them of their transgressions! …did you get that? let me repeat that… the Bible says the Good Lord came down and he Consumed the alter, the fat, and the burnt offering!”  One can only assume that the Good Lord had a very mighty appetite for some smokey mutton that was burnt… also probably why man has always had a primal need to chew charred meat off of a bone… sort of brings out the inner caveman in everyone! Or today, all raving loyal fans of great tasting barbecue know that the best eating is always the “burnt ends!”

So I am believing that this whole alter thing was really in many ways the good Lord’s way of just getting some good tasting barbecue! and I often wonder if the folks down in the Carolinas are more highly favored because they are still putting mutton over their smoldering hot coals???

Another thing… God didn’t create woman with a shin bone or a arm bone but he used a Rib Bone… so I believe that I am highly favored in how I honor the Good Lord! including the fact when the Bible says that whatsoever thy hand findth to do… to do it mightily! So I am mightily making great tasting barbecue… and feeling highly favored!

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Where Do You Sit in the Classroom?


The Dynamics Of Being A Front Row Seater!

Front Row Seaters signal to the world that they are Showing Up, Standing Up, and Ready To Take On The World! The students who sit in the front rows will be tomorrow’s leaders driving the marketplace, the leaders in their communities, and the ones who step up to make the world a better place. Front Row Seaters are eager, they are ambitious, and they have an above average drive to make the best of their learning opportunities. They have a relentless drive to be front and center where all the action takes place. Being a front row seater means you have to come early… you have to put some effort and energy into scrambling for the highly prized front row seats. There is thought and some strategy necessary for getting the best seat possible.

Being where the teacher can see you means that you need to be fully prepared because you might be called on. Sitting as close to the instructor also shows respect for their knowledge and their efforts to teach you. Being a Front Row Seater also means that you need to take good care of yourself because you are conscious of making a good impression. Being a Front Row Seater means that you are confident with a healthy self-esteem; sitting in front of all the other students, subject to their critical eye as they notice everything you do. By the way, being in the front rows is also a good reason to be a very good note taker…the instructor, teacher, or seminar leader notices quite easily who are the ambitious note takers. Your industriousness in taking notes will be thought about when leadership opportunities are discussed. Here’s a good reason why you want to be noticed by your instructor: Everyone needs letters of recommendation for getting into a school of higher learning or for getting your dream job. From now on, make it a point to be a Front Row Seater! “Scrambling to be front and center” will be a leadership character trait that will be your ticket to greatness!

The Demise Of The Back Row Seater

Back Row Seaters signal to the world that they really don’t care. Back Row Seaters, do you realize that not only are you are condemning your future but you are condemning your children by where you sit? When you sit in the back rows you are establishing a pattern for life. You squash any ambition you have by settling for the seats that are left over. It takes no effort to get a back seat. You can come in late. You sit in the back where you will not be noticed. You have a good chance of escaping being called on so you can get by not being fully prepared for class. Sitting in the back rows show you have no respect for the teacher. You can be sloppy in appearance because no one will notice you in the back rows. Creating a great future for yourself is not in your plans… as you would rather sit with your other jackass friends and goof off. Back row seaters usually end up wondering how come the rewards of life have passed them by. They get passed over for raises, promotions, and prime assignments that can lead to career changing opportunities. Ask yourself… Where else does this “back row seater mentality” show up in my life and how has this held me back? Don’t let your back row seating casualness turn you into one of life’s casualties!

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Oceans of Abundance


Think of it this way… if you were to go the Oceans of Abundance with a dump truck instead of a teaspoon you still wouldn’t even put a little dent into the Oceans of Abundance. Even if you took out a hundred dump trucks, you still wouldn’t put a dent into the Oceans of Abundance. Quit thinking small! Start Thinking Big! Start going to the Oceans of Abundance with the biggest dump truck you can find and load yourself up!

When you are passionately devoted or obsessively committed to bettering the lives of others… you are unleashing a positive energy force that is unlimited in the goodness it creates. The better your ability to increase the well being of others is like rocket fuel for own prosperity, wealth, and success.

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The value you add to the marketplace is reflected in your paycheck, which means the amount printed on your paycheck is YOUR responsibility. So if you want to make more money look in the mirror and ask yourself:
1. How can I keep improving the profitability of my company?
2. How can I bring more value to the marketplace?
If you don’t know how you are creating value you’d better find out! You could be replaced or eliminated because your bosses are probably thinking the same thing! It is your responsibility to save your job and increase your paycheck…go to your boss or supervisor and ask them how you can contribute more to making the company more profitable!

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The Concept of Profit Creation


The days of just showing up and working are over. No business can succeed without profits and you cannot succeed in your career if you do not know how your job contributes to the profits of the company!

The Concept of Profit Creation… Profit is a good thing yet many people do not understand the concept of profit creation. Profit is really nothing more than making the world a better place. Profit is leaving something better because of your influence, your service, or your hard work. Profit is giving more than expected. Profit is giving more than what you are being paid. Profit is creating more than you consume. Profit is making everything around you better… Profit is making everything you touch increase in value…this is the concept of profit.

Ask yourself… how does the work I do add profit to the business? Most people go to work without ever knowing how their work adds value to the marketplace. To them it is just a job.

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