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Vision

This blog was going to be my thoughts and study on vision in leadership because I love vision and what it can do for anyone in any area of their life. I was going to give my thoughts on how important vision is and explain painting a picture while taking people from here to there. I was also going to discuss if the vision should come from one visionary.

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What I learned from cici's pizza

I would consider myself a leadership student. I love learning everything I can on leadership and how it applies to my life and the lives around me. One of my favorite books is The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell and to me the number one way to summarize leadership in one word is influence. I didn’t always think this way though. I had to learn that the amount of money you made, your status, your title and the amount of control you are given does not make you a leader. I have spent more time on leadership than most things due to my time at my first job.

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Simple church

Lately I have really felt burdened for the local church.

I have been a part of churches all of my life and I don’t just mean by attending. I have memories of sitting in my dad’s lap at a very young age while steering a bus in a church parking lot as something fun to do while he was at work. As a kid, I fell asleep on pews waiting for my dad to set up VBS. I have gotten in trouble multiple times for running around, accidentally breaking stuff and eating communion as a snack.

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A post from facebook

I was perusing Facebook the other day, just wasting some time – face it, that’s usually why you’re on Facebook, to waste time – when I came across a post with a picture and a paragraph-long caption. This particular post really struck a chord with me, though, and because I am a huge proponent of its underlining message, I thought I would share it with you.

“I graduated last May with an accounting degree and moved to the city. But four months had passed and I didn’t have a job yet...

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Balancing the eternal

Have you ever asked yourself why we are here on this earth? Is it to gain success in the corporate world by climbing that never-ending ladder? Is it to simply live the American dream and have kids with a house, a couple of cars and great stories to look back on?

Why do we exist?

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I’m James Thorne, an artist with the desire to create clean, modern, and professional structures through the simple act of helping people make effective change. I am a natural strategist, a passionate creator, and a friend to all. I am constantly seeking ways to cultivate change, and have been wired this way since I was young. I believe in empowering others and in creating a strong team that builds upon each member’s best abilities. I believe in deriving inspiration from different people and different sources in order to live out my motto – to help people make effective change.

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