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  • 00:27

    John Carver Show - Intentional Living (John Maxwell)

    in Self Help

    John Maxwell has been a Pastor and a Leadership expert for many years.  On this show I am sharing a min-sermon he did called "Intentional Living."  He has a book by the same title.  In it he shares:


    We all have a longing to be significant. We want to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. But many people wrongly believe significance is unattainable. They worry that it's too big for them to achieve. That they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference.


    The good news is that none of those things is necessary for you to achieve significance and create a lasting legacy. The only thing you need to achieve significance is to be intentional. And to do that, all you need to do is start. You can't make an impact sitting still and doing nothing. Every major accomplishment that's ever been achieved started with a first step. Sometimes it's hard; other times it's easy, but no matter what, you have to do it if you want to get anywhere in life.


    In INTENTIONAL LIVING, John Maxwell will help you take that first step, and the ones that follow, on your personal path through a life that matters.


    http://www.amazon.com/Intentional-Living-Your-Pathway-Matters/dp/1455548170


    I am sure you will find ideas you can use in your own life.

  • 00:56

    John Carver Show - It's ALL Perspective

    in Self Help

    One of the most difficult things, in life, to grasp is perspective.  That is, to look at your situations from multiple angles.  In this show that is what I will be discussing.  Some of what I will be sharing includes:


    Perspective is not what we see, but the way we see it. [Kent Crockett, I Once Was Blind, But Now I Squint, Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2004, 14]


    “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ? John Lubbock


    “The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people's perception of you rather than people's perception of you.” ? Criss Jami


    “Remember, you see in any situation what you expect to see.” ? David J. Schwartz


    Attitude


    William James said: “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind.”


    Dear Friend:


    As I circle overhead, I can see that you are about to give up. It looks to you as though there is no way up and no way out. You feel trapped, with no place to turn. I understand. You see, I have been there. I also, walked where you walk, and I, too, experienced the feelings you are experiencing now. I have dropped this letter and this map to encourage you. There IS a way of escape. What I can see from MY vantage point you cannot see from yours.


    To you, that boulder is immovable and unscalable. From down there it would appear that way. But flying overhead, it becomes apparent that just to your right, at the edge, what appears to be a massive crack in that rock, is, in effect, a passage way. You see, someone has been there before you, and made the way for you...


    ...and much more

  • 00:54

    John Carver Show - In Spite of It

    in Self Help

    "In Spite of It" is a sermon I shared that illustrates, in many ways, how important it is to stay focused even in your most frustrating times.  It's NOT easy but it's essential if you want to achieve great things in your life.


    “Strength is gathered on the journey, not granted at the outset.”  ? Jared Brock


    Jesus, even in his last hours, cared for one that society didn’t value.


    You would think that the people who were there to arrest Jesus would have paused and reconsidered.  They had an agenda.  They were being threatened.


    Jesus didn’t allow the moment to distract His momentum!


    John 6:38 - "For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.


    Either you run the day or the day runs you.  — Jim Rohn


    The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.  — Mark Caine


    Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing  -  “Every time we look at the clock, we must learn to feel a sense of urgency. We must learn to realize that “now” is happening and will very soon be gone. We must look at the digits on the display and be overcome with an urge to do something before those digits change. Before “now” slips through our fingers. We must look at the ink on the calendar and see an immediate opportunity to do something wonderful, incredible, or beautiful.


    It’s that simple. We need to change our thinking from “when the number changes” to “before the number changes”.


    “Chances are no matter how bad your troubles seem to be, someone somewhere, with less resilience, has successfully conquered a more severe version of your problems.” ? Gary Hopkins


     


     

  • 00:52

    John Carver Show - The Trade

    in Self Help

    A STRONG AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE NEEDS A SOLID FOUNDATION! Whether you are just beginning to lay your foundation in life or you've already built your life but need to shore up some weak spots these broadcasts are designed with YOU in mind! Don't give up on yourself! So many people have gone through struggles and wish they had someone to stand alongside them and give them that little nudge they need to keep going. I want to be that ONE for YOU!


    Have you ever needed a little encouragement? I am leveraging more than twenty five years to LIFT YOU UP to a position of HOPE and COURAGE!! You have more potential inside you than you realize! You were born for GREATNESS!


    DON'T QUIT!! KEEP GOING!


    Let me help you TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE into one of EXPECTATION and PURPOSE!


    CHECK OUT MY NEW BOOK!


    John W. Carver, LUTCF
    P.O. Box 39
    Manchester MD 21102
    443-900-5070 - Office
    410-905-8336 - Direct Line
    johncarver@wildblue.net - Email
    www.johnwcarver.com

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    "I'm not a giver upper!" Juliana Carver (October 4, 2013)



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  • 01:09

    John Carver Show - Winning with People (John Maxwell)

    in Self Help

    One of the biggest skills, in life, is to get along with people.  John Maxwell wrote a book called "Winning with People."  In the book he shares:


    The Lens Principle Who you are determines what you see and the way you see it. What is around us doesn’t determine what we see: What is within us does. And who you are determines how you see others. If you are a trusting person, you will see others as trustworthy. If you are a critical person, you will see others as critical. If you are a caring person, you will see others as compassionate. The way you view others is determined by who you are. If you don’t like people, that really is a statement about you and the way you look at people. Your viewpoint is the problem. If that’s the case, don’t try to change others. Don’t even focus on others; focus on yourself. If you change yourself and become the kind of person you desire to be, you will begin to view others in a whole new light. And that will change the way you interact in all of your relationships. The Mirror Principle People unaware of who they are and what they do often damage relationships with others. The way to change that is to look in the mirror. Consider these truths that we must learn about ourselves: Self-Awareness. Human nature seems to endow people with the ability to size up everybody in the world but themselves.


    The Big Picture Principle People who remain self-centered and self-serving will always have a hard time getting along with others. To help them break that pattern of living, they need to see the big picture, which requires perspective, maturity and responsibility. Here are some steps to follow: Get out of your “own little world.” Go places you have never gone, meet the kinds of people you do not know, and do the things you have not done before. 


    Today's Show features a LIVE talk John Maxwell gave on this subject.

  • 00:28

    John Carver Show - They are EVERYWHERE!

    in Self Help

    A STRONG AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE NEEDS A SOLID FOUNDATION! Whether you are just beginning to lay your foundation in life or you've already built your life but need to shore up some weak spots these broadcasts are designed with YOU in mind! Don't give up on yourself! So many people have gone through struggles and wish they had someone to stand alongside them and give them that little nudge they need to keep going. I want to be that ONE for YOU!


    Have you ever needed a little encouragement? I am leveraging more than twenty five years to LIFT YOU UP to a position of HOPE and COURAGE!! You have more potential inside you than you realize! You were born for GREATNESS!


    DON'T QUIT!! KEEP GOING!


    Let me help you TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE into one of EXPECTATION and PURPOSE!


    CHECK OUT MY NEW BOOK!


    John W. Carver, LUTCF
    P.O. Box 39
    Manchester MD 21102
    443-900-5070 - Office
    410-905-8336 - Direct Line
    johncarver@wildblue.net - Email
    www.johnwcarver.com

    www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/carroll_county/julianas-journey - On the News!


    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/julianacarver


    https://www.youtube.com/user/johnwcarver?feature=mhee


    "I'm not a giver upper!" Juliana Carver (October 4, 2013)



    Read more: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thejohncarvershow/2014/08/04/john-carver-show#ixzz39MCszLPh

  • 00:43

    John Carver Show - GO FISH! (Andy Stanley)

    in Self Help

    Matt 4:18-20 18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. Andy Stanley makes this observation: When Jesus called his disciples, he told them what he wanted to make them to be. He didn’t say, I want to make you to be more disciplined (although that would have been great). He didn’t say I want to make you more religious. He didn’t say, I want to make you more theologically astute so you can answer any questions about the mysteries of the universe. He said…I want to make you to be something very special and very specific. I want to make you fishers of men. Now it makes sense that he would use this metaphor. We know that at least four of his 12 disciples had been apprenticed in the fishing industry: James, John, Peter, and Andrew. Three of those four were actually in his inner circle (Peter, James, John). 


    It also makes sense that he would use this comparison because when he called them they were actually fishing at that moment. So he said, you have been an apprentice in the fishing business, and its great that you are good at catching fish and selling them for profit. But I am going to apprentice you in a brand new business with profit for eternity. I am going to teach you to do what I do and make you fishers of men. This is still one of the primary objectives that Jesus has for his followers. So let’s ask the question: How many of you have chosen to follow Christ? 


    To find out more about Andy Stanley visit http://northpoint.org/

  • 00:21

    John Carver - The Cash Flow Quadrant

    in Self Help

    Robert Kiyosaki is the author of "Rich Dad/Poor Dad."  It's an eye opening book about the four different ways to earn income in the American system.  He says, "On the left side of the quadrant are Es and Ss. They pay the most in taxes and trade their time for money.


    On the right side of the quadrant are Bs and Is. They pay the least in taxes and create or invest in assets that produce cash flow for them even when they’re sleeping.


    It’s my belief that the dividing line between those who are struggling in today’s economy and those who are prospering is the line between the two sides of the CASHFLOW Quadrant.


    In this downturn, it is employees and self-employed people who are struggling as jobs are scarce and the cost of living is rising. Because they have only their time to trade, and that is not in high demand, they are at a disadvantage. Additionally, the products they need in order to live like food, gas, and more are becoming more expensive.


    On the other hand, those who own big businesses and who invest are becoming richer and richer. Corporations are sitting on piles of cash and investors are cherry picking the best assets at rock bottom pricing.


    Many in the E and S quadrants are holding on for the economy to pick up, and if it does, they will do well as the demand for people’s time—employment—goes up. That being said, the will still pay the highest in taxes and still be under the mercy of their employers and the economy. Until then, they will struggle because they have nothing else to offer and no other way to make money. Employees and self-employed always do badly in a down economy.


     


     


     

  • 00:52

    John Carver Show - Now Live It!

    in Christianity

    There are times when what we’re SUPPOSED to do doesn’t make any sense!


    Keith Miller and Bruce Larson, The Edge of Adventure.


    The following letter was found in a baking-power can wired to the handle of an old pump that offered the only hope of drinking water on a very long and seldom-used trail across Nevada's Amargosa Desert: "This pump is all right as of June 1932. I put a new sucker washer into it and it ought to last five years. But the washer dries out and the pump has got to be primed. Under the white rock I buried a bottle of water, out of the sun and cork end up. There's enough water in it to prime the pump, but not if you drink some first. Pour about one-fourth and let her soak to wet the leather. Then pour in the rest medium fast and pump like crazy. You'll git water. The well has never run dry. Have faith. When you git watered up, fill the bottle and put it back like you found it for the next feller. (signed) Desert Pete. P.S. Don't go drinking the water first. Prime the pump with it and you'll git all you can hold."


    Today I am talking about WALKING YOUR TALK!


    In Matthew Chapter 5-7 Jesus made this long discourse on how we are supposed to live our lives.


    Think about what just happened.  Jesus just taught HOW we should live and NOT he’s faced with a situation to LIVE what He just TAUGHT!


    In ancient Rome the "centurion" meant "captain of 100", and the Roman centurion was captain over 100 foot soldiers in a legion. The centurion was loyal and courageous, beginning as a soldier in the army and working their way up the ranks. They were noticed by the general for their skill and courage in battle, and were made officers.


     


     

  • 00:43

    John Carver Show - Will Smith - Inside the Actor's Studio

    in Self Help

    Will Smith is one of the most successful actors in decades.  On this show he sits down with "Inside the Actor's Studio" and shares some wisdom from his past and how he reached the top.  Here are some of his quotes so you can see how this amazing man thinks and has climbed to the top.


    “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” 


    “Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.” 


    “We spend money that we do not have, on things we do not need, to impress people who do not care.” 


    “The keys to life are running and reading. When you're running, there's a little person that talks to you and says, "Oh I'm tired. My lung's about to pop. I'm so hurt. There's no way I can possibly continue." You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you're running. You will how to not quit when things get hard in your life. For reading: there have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us. There's no new problem you could have--with your parents, with school, with a bully. There's no new problem that someone hasn't already had and written about it in a book.” 


    “Don't chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people - the ones who really belong in your life - will come to your. And stay.”


     

  • 00:28

    John Carver Show - Handicapable (Nick Vujicic)

    in Self Help

    Nick Vujicic has touched, by some estimates, BILLIONS of lives around the world.  He was born without arms or legs and has gone from despair to making a difference.  On this show he is being interviewed by a Russian publication.  His theme: Being Handicapable.


    Here are some of his quotes from his books and speeches.:


    “If you can't get a miracle, become one.”


    “If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. If YOU fail, are you going to try again? The human spirit can handle much worse than we realize. It matters HOW you are going to FINISH. Are you going to finish strong?” 


    “It's a lie to think you're not good enough. It's a lie to think you're not worth anything.” 


    “Life isn't about having, it's about being. You could surround yourself with all that money can buy, and you'd still be as miserable as a human can be. I know people with perfect bodies who don't have half the happiness I've found. On my journeys I've seen more joy in the slums of Mumbai and the orphanages of Africa than in wealthy gated communities and on sprawling estates worth millions. Why is that? You'll find contentment when your talents and passion are completely engaged, in full force. Recognise instant self-gratification for what it is. Resist the temptation to grab for material objects like the perfect house, the coolest clothes or the hottest car. The if I just had X, I would be happy syndrome is a mass delusion. When you look for happiness in mere objects, they are never enough. Look around. Look within.” 


    “I never met a bitter person who was thankful. Or a thankful person who was bitter.” 


    “If I fail, I try again, and again, and again” 


    http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/