How to Build a Yes Home

How to Build a Yes Home - Parenting Advice

Building a Yes Home Prepares Your Children to Say Yes to God

When our girls were little, evenings in the Wilson home usually went like this: We’d eat dinner, play a game, watch our favorite shows, then hit the sack. But one night Jennifer, then 6, posed a wacky idea: “Why can’t we eat dinner on the living room floor?”

Rodney and I looked at each other and responded with two life-changing words: “Why not?”

Jennifer’s imaginative question jump-started our yes home. On family nights our living room transformed into exciting destinations. From pizza in the jungle to roasting marshmallows with toothpicks over a candle, family night became the perfect place for Jennifer and Natalie to be kids. In addition, family night also allowed Rodney and me to teach our girls some of life’s greatest lessons.

Have you noticed that your kids are full of questions? “Daddy, why does a bug crawl?” “Mom, can we touch the stars?” Creating a yes home early on builds an environment for the more challenging questions you want your children to ask as they move through life.

Sure, children need direction and discipline. Along with boundaries, however, children crave a place to exercise physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. A yes home, with clearly established boundaries, gives them room to stretch, run, and grow with you close by.

The Biblical Models of Yes

God’s Word is the best source for creating a yes home. We serve a yes God who longs to teach us through His Word. When we study the Bible and follow its wisdom, we align our yeses with God’s. Every yes in your home can be filtered through the principles of God’s Word.

Ultimately, a yes home is important because you want your child to know the God of yes through His Son, Jesus Christ:

“Yes, I will forgive you” (Eph. 1:7, 1 John 1:9).
“Yes, you can ask Me for wisdom” (Jas. 1:5).
“Yes, you can do all things through Me” (Phil. 4:13).
“Yes, you can have a full and meaningful life” (John 10:10).

Building a yes home prepares your children to say yes to God.

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Payoffs of a Yes Culture

By saying yes to your children when you can, you value their creativity, raise their confidence, and encourage them to explore the passions God has placed in them for the plans He has for their lives.

The 3-year-old who gets to put her plastic building blocks in the bathtub “because she thought of it” has been encouraged to think outside the (toy) box. With such encouragement, her confidence in her own creativity will grow. Over the years this confidence will begin to unleash the abilities and passions that God has placed in her. When she’s ready to embrace her own faith in Christ, she’ll be prepared to unleash these gifts to impact the world for Him.

In a yes home, a child’s voice is not only heard, it’s expected. Your children feel valued and respected when you take time to listen to them. The yes mind-set says to your children, “Your ideas are important to us! Share your suggestions and your viewpoint with our family. When we can, we’re going to say yes to your ideas. But regardless, your voice is needed and welcomed.”

Yes Is a Decision

For lots of parents, no is the natural default mode. It’s simply easier. Replacing a natural no default mode with a yes mode must be intentional – and it starts before a question is asked. As a godly parent, predetermine that you will at least consider your kids’ ideas and not immediately write them off as childish and immature. Even when the answer needs to be no, your children can feel valued that their ideas were respectfully considered.

Granted, part of a yes home means sometimes saying no. Occasional noes create security. Our Heavenly Father understands this perfectly. After all, it was His idea. God gave us Ten Commandments in the context of hundreds of yes-driven promises. He gave Adam one no tree in the garden compared to numerous yes trees. Both the promises and the boundaries were crystal clear.

Just like yeses, your noes aren’t randomly applied in “because I said so” style. Instead, godly noes resonate from God’s Word. When you have to say no to your child, make it a teachable moment (possibly after a cooling-off period). Use Scripture and prayer to back your decisions.

A few firm Nos in the Wilson family were:

“No, you do not get a pass on helping out around the house. Every member of the family has daily responsibilities.”
“No, you can’t play at your friend’s house unless I meet the parents.”
“No, you can’t stay up late and sleep through church on Sunday.”

When your children need to hear no, you can explain why the no exists and why God loves us enough to make certain things off-limits. If your kids learn to respect no in a yes-saturated home, they’ll grow to honor God’s noes in His yes-filled Word.

Each yes and each no in your parenting adventure gives you an opportunity to teach your children about God and His work in the world and in the lives of your family members. Throughout each phase of parenting, you’ll have many opportunities to respond to your children’s requests. Remember that each yes and each no prepares your children for life with God. Ask Him to give you the wisdom to choose wisely.

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Voices of Wisdom: July 31, 2015

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10 Symptoms of the Unaware Leader — by Ron Edmondson

A couple years ago there was a consistent problem in one of our areas of ministry. It was something which I would have quickly addressed, but no one brought it to my attention. Thankfully, I’ve learned the hard way that what I don’t know can often hurt my leadership or the church the most, so I’m good at asking questions and being observant. Through my normal pattern of discovery I encountered the problem, brought the right people together, we addressed the problem and moved forward.

End of story.

If only that was the end of the story every time. I’ve missed problems equally as much.

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Said I Do — by Jackie Bledsoe

When my wife and I got married, we were probably the least qualified, least prepared, and most unaware couple there was when it came to saying “I do.” To say we were clueless does no justice!

When we have conversations with other couples about what they were looking for in a spouse, about the specific prayers they prayed in relation to marriage and their future spouse, or how God confirmed that this person was “the one,” we are always amazed.

The 4 Types of Criticism — by Jessica Stillman

Constructive feedback can be invaluable for your business. Mean-spirited criticism and personal potshots, however, can suck the confidence out of an entrepreneur. How can you tell one from the other?

Sometimes it’s obvious when a comment is silly and needs to be ignored, but as many founders soon learn, sorting the good advice from the bad isn’t always so straightforward. You need to consider its source, their intentions, their level of knowledge of you and your business, as well as the fit between your vision of the world and theirs.

10 Reasons Believers Should Take Care of Themselves Physically — by Chuck Lawless

I confess that I don’t always take care of myself as I should. I have to work hard to maintain a healthy weight, keep my blood pressure down, etc. As a Christian, though, I see this issue as more a spiritual one than a physical one. Here are some reasons believers need to take care of ourselves:

  1. We are created in God’s image. The Bible is quite clear here – we are made in the image of the Creator. That image was marred in the fall of Adam and Eve, but not destroyed. That fact alone should give us reason to take care of ourselves.

13 Key Points on Being an Authentic Leader—Brad Lomenick

Here are 13 points on the importance and practice of being Authentic as a Leader. You might consider these “Authenticity Rules.” And in today’s leadership culture, it’s true that “Authenticity does actually rule.”

Some best practices I’ve found helpful:

1. Be real in all mediums. Digital age makes it easy to be inauthentic. Although we are always “on,” ultimately we can create a fake persona behind a profile on Facebook or a twitter account. It’s easy to live a secondary life and feel like we are someone we aren’t. Have to be authentic across the board.

How to Be Content in Every Season of Life – Selma on Leadership #011

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 11 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. In this episode, me and my and co-host Kristen McCall discuss how to be content in every season of life, whether you’re an older seasoned leader or a young mom of toddlers and all the seasons in between. Often times it’s easy to miss the beauty of the season you’re in right now by looking too far ahead and wishing for different circumstances.

BE CONTENT in every season of life

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why you can’t have everything in every season of life
  • What “If only” thinking is and how it leads to discontentment
  • About the 80/20 rule and why changing your perspective is so crucial
  • Why as a leader it’s important to know your team and what season of life they are in

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“We can miss life if we’re always thinking that it would be better if something was different, rather than focusing on the wonder and the opportunity in the season that you’re in. Believe it or not, those little toddler stage and with these little babies, it will not always be that way.”

“Whatever season you’re in, and as a leader, pay attention to the seasons of life of those that are under your leadership and make sure you’re giving room for those seasons. Blessing those seasons, and making the seasons of life part of the strength of your organization as you put together teams that take people from every season of life will make everyone richer and stronger.”

“You’ll get to the next season soon enough, and there’ll be new growth opportunities for you there, but part of where you are now is exactly what you need to become all that God wants you to be. I love that particularly with families, with young children, you don’t want to miss the joy of those children. Every season is the best with those children, and you need to make sure you’re not missing it.”

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Why Being a Yes Leader Matters

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Are you a yes leader?

It may be one of the most important leadership qualities you will need to lead your organization to be successful in today’s market. The speed of change has made it critical that you create a yes organization.

Yes…

we can win in this market.

we can learn.

we can be successful.

our mission makes a difference.

there is a viable and compelling future for our work.

there are opportunities to advance.

there is a solution to the problem.

The challenges of leading today have never been greater and it is easy to move into “no” leadership. For many of us, we simply haven’t been here before. There isn’t a roadmap or template to navigate the waters of today’s market. When things were more stable and markets more predictable, we could develop a strategic plan for one to three years, and simply work the plan. This kind of leadership in today’s market will cause you and your team to get behind without even being aware. Are you a no leader?

No…

we can’t do that.

we haven’t done it that way before.

we don’t have the time.

we don’t have the resources.

it isn’t in our plan.

it is too hard.

it is too risky.

Being a yes leader doesn’t mean you don’t have boundaries. It is a leader’s responsibility to set direction, establishing clarity on mission and strategy. If you don’t have clear boundaries of who you are as an organization that allows you and your team to say “no” with clarity, being a yes leader and having a yes organization will be impossible. Being able to say “no” must come first. No, that is not who we are. No, that is not where we are going. No, that is not part of our mission and strategy. Unless there is clarity on who you are and who you are not, building a yes organization will only create chaos! Boundaries are essential first.

Are You a Yes Leader?
See if these 5 statements describe you:

  1. I am open to new ideas and adjustments to plans.
  2. I empower others to innovate within the boundaries of mission and strategy.
  3. I encourage testing and piloting as ongoing learning and development for our team.
  4. I am flexible and adaptable as a leader.
  5. I support failure as essential learning for success.

Today, we have the opportunity to build a yes organization. We are in a highly creative time and unleashing that creativity in your team, engaging with the customers you serve, will create an innovative organization that needs a yes leader.

God models this for us. He gave us clear boundaries in how we are to live as His children. The 10 Commandments are clearly boundaries for our lives. But God has also given us hundreds of promises that allow us to live boldly, to use the creative gifts He has given us, and to have a yes faith. More than anything, your organization needs you to lead as someone who has a yes faith knowing that every one of God’s promises is yes in Christ.

“As God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes and no.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us – by me and Silvanus and Timothy – did not become “Yes and no”; on the contrary, a final “Yes” has come in Him. For every one of God’s promises is “Yes” in Him. Therefore, the “Amen” is also spoken through Him by us for God’s glory.” 2 Corinthians 1:18-20 HCSB

Blessings,

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Voices of Wisdom: July 24, 2013

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How We Became Too Busy for Friends — by Pam Lau

Almost a year to the day, Jennifer Huston, a 38-year-old wife and mother of two went missing in our small community in Oregon. News of her disappearance spread throughout the nation quickly as photos of her smiling face flashed across our screens. I found myself taking breaks from my writing to look for updates on the search for Jennifer, praying she would be found safe and alive. Her disappearance turned more and more mysterious, senseless, and urgent.

12 Things Successful Leaders Focus On — by Brian Dodd

Successful leaders focus on things unsuccessful leaders do not.  They are always growing, always thinking, always experimenting, always reading and always trying to get better.  This is because we know what made us successful today will not keep us successful tomorrow.

Esther and the Silent Sovereignty of God — by Bethany Jenkins

In the biblical Book of Esther, the Jews are in danger. They’re a religious minority living in Persia, a society dominated by spiritual and moral values at great variance to theirs. They have no king, no army, and no land. And powerful forces want to destroy them.

In the past, when God’s people have been in trouble, he’s sent miraculous signs and wonders. Here, though, he seems completely absent. There’s no mention of God at all—no vision, no dream, no prophecy, no prayer.

Six Questions on Men and Women Serving Together — by Eric Geiger and Faith Whatley

Eric: You challenged our team to view themselves as “sacred siblings.” Why should men and women who serve alongside one another in ministry view themselves that way?

Faith: Jen Wilkin described this type of relationship well in her blog post on February 12th, 2015. After working with many men for many years at LifeWay, I know how being brothers and sisters in Christ is modeled. I have many sacred siblings in Christ at LifeWay, these are men I have cried, laughed, and disagreed with over many years. I think we should act and react as if our co-workers of the opposite gender are our sacred siblings and treat them like the family of faith that God intended.

It’s Not All Bad News: The Upside of Social Media — by Michael Hyatt

It’s popular to complain about social media and talk about how it is destroying our culture, but what if the exact opposite is true?

I joined Twitter on April 6, 2008. A friend urged me to check it out. He was already using it and loved it. So after some initial eye-rolling, I tried it and fell in love with the medium too.

Leading an Overwhelmed Team – Selma on Leadership #010

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 10 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. Today you get to hear an important topic in our busy workplace environments: leading an overwhelmed team. Your team’s energy is one of the most valuable assets that you manage as a leader, and being in tune with your team and their energy levels is crucial. Hear from myself and host Kristen McCall how to check your team’s energy level and ways to get your overwhelmed team back on track.

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In this episode you will learn:

  • How to do an energy assessment on yourself to ensure you’re at the top of your game
  • What to do as a leader when you are overwhelmed and drained
  • The importance of asking for feedback from those closest to you
  • Cues that your team will give you that they are overwhelmed

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“Stop and do an energy assessment of yourself and your team. Create an environment where you can put the energy issue on the table for discussion. Then, as a leader, be willing to adjust to make sure your team has the energy that they need.”

“Another thing about leadership, energy, and organizational energy: it’s all about the passion and energy and the mission of the organization. Sometimes leaders feel like if they’ve said it once, if it’s in a brand tagline, then that’s enough. Now let’s get to work. Absolutely not. I believe every meeting that you start, every communication that you send, every touch point you have with people, even informally as you’re walking around, should touch on the mission of the organization. It will be the mission of the organization you lead that will be the catalyst for energy in the organization. It is the thing that makes all the difference in the world.”

“As a leader, you own the responsibility for casting the compelling vision for your organization. You ultimately own the responsibility to make sure your whole team is engaged in that mission.”

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5 Keys to Engaging Millennials

5 KEYS to Leading Millennials

I am not a millennial but I know they matter to my organization’s success. Leaders must set the course for the future and engagement with millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) will help you better understand the future.

Can you name the millennials that are most influencial on your team? Can you name the millennials you are learning from? Who in this generation are you spending time with both for their leadership development and for your own? Your organization’s future depends on your engagement with this generation.

Here are a few key facts about millennials:

  • “Millennials are continuous learners, team players, collaborators, diverse, optimistic, achievement-oriented, socially conscious and highly educated.” (source)
  • “Millennials represent the largest generation in the US, comprising roughly one-third of the total population in 2013” (source)
  • 75% of the workforce by 2025 will be millennials (source)
  • “63% of millennials want their employer to contribute to social or ethical causes they felt were important” (source)
  • “64% of millennials would rather make $40,000/year at a job they love than $100,000/year at a job they think is boring.” (source)

You’re building an organization that will outlive you, and you will hand your baton over to this generation of leaders that you are developing now. Understanding them, including them, and learning from them will be essential for your own leadership.

I’ve asked Kristen McCall, my social media strategist, co-host of the Selma on Leadership podcast and a millennial herself to give us some tips based on her knowledge and experience.

5 Tips to Lead Millennials:

  1. Cast a vision for their work.

The millennial generation “cares about authenticity and institutional values because they are counting on working within organizations to drive change.” Lead us well by casting a vision for the positive change that your organization is making and ensuring that we have an active, on-the-frontlines role in that change. We care about work that matters and we want to be a part of positive change, both within our organizations and around the world.

  1. Provide work/life balance.

More than any other generation, millennials put a high emphasis on time freedom and being able to work hard while they are at work, and then play hard when not at work. Despite what others think about us, most of us really are hard workers and want to do an excellent job at whatever the task is.

  1. Encourage their positive, “can do” attitude.

We millennials were raised to think we can take on the world, and while some older generations resent that attitude, most of us really do want to genuinely contribute to positive change. Not only is our ‘can do’ attitude a positive for your organization, but we also work in teams and collaborate well. Want a project to have good forward momentum? Make sure a millennial is on the team and their knack for collaboration will serve your department well.

  1. Encourage their natural use of technology.

We are the first generation to grow up with the Internet and online social network sites grew up with us, so we are often referred to as ‘digital natives.’ Use this to your advantage as a leader yourself and for the good of your organization. My freshman year of college was 2004 and I signed up for Facebook as soon as our campus had it sometime that first year it originated. That means I have almost 10 years of Marketing/Communications education and experience, which makes me a valuable asset to integrating new technologies with proven marketing experience.

  1. Listen and learn from them.

Millennials want to be a part of the conversation. Don’t just talk to us but talk with us. Engagement with us and providing feedback is critically important. Listen, ask questions, and include us in strategy and planning, and executing results. We want to be a part of the team and we want to continually improve in our work.

These are just a few tips to help you lead the millennials in your organization well, since we are the generation that will shape our workforce landscape for decades to come. But let this millennial warn you that no two millennials are the same. Even if we all did get a blue ribbon after the swim meet, we like to think that we are far more unique than every one else! 😉

As important as the differences between generations may be, it is best to use your knowledge of those differences only as a template. When dealing with individuals, forget for the moment about generations, and concentrate instead on individuals.” T. Scott Gross on Forbes

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Sources:

  1. Brack, Jessica. “Maximizing Millennials in the Workplace,” 2012.
  2. “15 Economic Facts About Millennials,” The Council of Economic Advisors, Executive Office of the President of the United States. October 2014.
  3. Hershatter, Andrea and Epstein, Molly. “Millennials and the World of Work: An Organization and Management Perspective.” Journal of Business and Psychology, June 2010.
  4. 11 Facts About the Millennial Generation, The Brookings Institute.

Kristen Steele McCall is Selma Wilson’s Social Media Strategist, co-host of Selma on Leadership, a Spunky Southerner and a native Nashvillian, a wife and mama to a toddler and one on the way, a blogging and social media coach, author, photographer, hugger, Jesus lover, confessed messy and shoe lover! You can connect with Kristen on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Voices of Wisdom: July 17, 2015

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Seven Subtle Symptoms of Pride — by Fabienne Harford

Pride will kill you. Forever. Pride is the sin most likely to keep you from crying out for a Savior. Those who think they are well will not look for a doctor.

As seriously dangerous as pride is, it’s equally hard to spot. When it comes to diagnosing our hearts, those of us who have the disease of pride have a challenging time identifying our sickness. Pride infects our eyesight, causing us to view ourselves through a lens that colors and distorts reality. Pride will paint even our ugliness in sin as beautiful and commendable.

To the Not-So-Sure Ones — by Sharon Hodde Miller

Ever since I was a little girl, faith has come easily to me. It wasn’t hard to believe in God. It wasn’t hard to believe God loved me. It wasn’t hard to trust Him, and it wasn’t hard to trust the church.

That doesn’t mean I haven’t had doubts. All of us do at some time or another, especially in the midst of suffering. Doubt is normal and even healthy for people of faith. It’s how we grow, and it’s how we get to know God.

How To Know If You Can Trust Your Gut Instinct As a Leader — by Carey Nieuwhof

You have a gut instinct about almost everything that comes across your radar.

Before you even say anything out loud, often you have an intuitive sense of whether you should move ahead or not, whether you should jump in or step back, or whether someone is trustworthy or not.

The question is, how do you know if you can trust your gut reaction as a leader?

4 Common Mistakes Newlyweds Make — by Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley

One of the greatest myths is that a successful marriage is about loving and being loved. The lie is that you need to find someone to love you. The notion that we need to be loved by our spouse is completely false.

The truth is that I don’t need Erin to love me. I know this sounds counterintuitive — opposite of what you may have learned about relationships. But, there is not a single verse in the bible that says you need to find someone to love you. Let that sink in. You don’t need your spouse to love you; you need God’s love. The truth is that your need to be loved has been completely met by God.

12 Ways to Quickly Energize Your Environment — by Dan Rockwell

  1. Dedicate yourself to create positive environments. Great results come from positive energy. Name three things you’re doing today to ignite, fuel, or manage energy. All it takes is neglect for darkness to win.
  2. Get people talking about things that work. Just ask,
    1. What’s working?
    2. What do you enjoy?
    3. What do you love about your job?

 

When Is it Time to Quit Your Job? | Selma on Leadership #009

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 9 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. I’m excited to bring you a topic that has really gotten a lot of attention from our readers: when do you know when it’s time to quit your job? I recently wrote a blog post, 20 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job, and it got many interested comments and conversations started from you! In today’s podcast you will hear from myself and host Kristen McCall as we dive deeper into this topic. 

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In this episode you will learn:

  • How to stay content and grateful even if you’re in a season where you don’t enjoy your work
  • Why your attitude and perspective might be holding you back from enjoying your work
  • Characteristics of an excellent employee
  • How to know when it is time to resign from your job

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“I’m in a small group in my church and we have people that represent five different organizations in the small group. The same problems exist in every organization. It’s work. It’s people. There isn’t a perfect green pasture. I do think there are reasons for you to quit your job. I think if you’re not using your gifts, and you have done an attitude check and you’re just not in the right place for you to thrive. Then it might be time to quit your job.”

“‘Attitude is the paintbrush of life.’ You are painting your own canvas of your life.”

“Perspective is important. I believe that if you don’t have that sense that you can thank God for your job, then it maybe time for a check up or a check out. You really need to get a coach or somebody that can help you walk through that to determine where you can best use your gifts to make a change in life. Life’s too short. The gifts that each of us have to contribute to work is too important and it maybe a season that you’re in a bad place. We all have those but there needs to be a change. I think you want to be in a workplace that you thrive, that you grow and that you feel a part of the team. If that’s not happening, I would say it might be time to check out and do something different.”

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Exercise: I’m Starting the 7 Minute Workout

I have mentioned here on the blog and in the podcast, that finding time to exercise has consistently been a challenge for me. I have started and stopped more plans than I can count. For several months, I have been researching – reading, asking others about their exercise routines, discussing with close friends, and getting advice from an executive coach. I have learned that most people struggle with a regular consistent exercise plan that works. Finding the time that fits with life and work has been the primary barrier.

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Our research lead us to an exercise plan that I am intrigued to share and start – the 7 Minute Workout! That’s right, 7 minutes. You can do it without going to the gym, when you travel, and without expensive equipment.

The theory of the workout is to do 12 high intensity exercises in a specific order so that you achieve the maximum benefit in a short period of time. These exercises utilize just your body weight, a chair and a wall and take only 7 minutes all together, which makes them great for anyone’s busy lifestyle. Each exercise is 30 seconds long with 10 seconds of rest between each.

There’s very good evidence” that high-intensity interval training provides “many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training but in much less time,” says Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., and co-author of the new article. — The New York Times

I decided that it was time that I joined in and have added the app to my iPhone. The mobile app is a must with this workout, and the handy timer helps you get through each exercise, because you think, “I can do 10 more seconds of jumping jacks!”

A budding crop of research suggests that short, intense exercise can boost metabolism, fight weight gain and even add years to your life.” — Huffington Post

Boosting my metabolism and fighting weight gain sound good to me, and I need all the help I can get to schedule even short bursts of exercise into my busy schedule, so I will report back after I use it for a while and let you know what I think!

If you don’t have a regular exercise plan, let’s try this one together. I am starting this week and will keep you posted on the results. I do believe being healthy is critically important as we steward well our leadership and life.

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“Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 HCSB

Blessings,

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