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How to Cope with Loneliness and Social Isolation in Today’s World

December 14, 2020

Listen to Article Loneliness and social isolation are becoming a behavioral epidemic, resulting in increased depression, anxiety, and suicide rates. I’ve experienced loneliness at times and know how brutal it can be. I’ve also witnessed first-hand how emotionally and mentally destructive it can be to my family, friends, and peers. We need connection, we need community, we need each other. Today, it’s challenging to have a great social life. This was true even before Covid-19 became an issue. In the not-so-distant past, it used to be so boring to stay at home during the evenings and the weekends that people always...

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The Enemy of Anxiety

March 26, 2020

You’re probably reading this because you’re experiencing some level of anxiety and are looking for a solution. Before you read on, take a quick self-assessment and determine your level of anxiety. . .   *** Anxiety Self-Assessment Scale  INSTRUCTIONS: This scale is designed for your personal use. There are no right or wrong answers. Usually, your first response is the best. For each item decide if it:  NEVER applies to you (mark 0) SOMETIMES applies to you (mark 1) HALF THE TIME applies to you (mark 2) FREQUENTLY applies to you (mark 3) ALWAYS applies to you (mark 4) Make sure you base your answers...

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THE DREAM LIVES: 3 Powerful Lessons I Learned on the Road to Publishing

August 6, 2019

“Hi Preston, I’m interested in taking on your project and representing you.” Those are the exhilarating words I’d longed to hear. But the journey to that shining moment was trying. You see, a few months ago, my former agent stepped away from the literary agency and publishing world. He dropped me like a hot potato.   Seeking new representation, I sent out several agency inquiries with no response. I began thinking I was running out of options to publish my book traditionally. I felt broken, rejected, and disheartened. I’d worked onThe Discipled Leader(TDL) for ten years and began to question God....

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THE WIRE – How to Handle Life’s Trials

March 23, 2019

  “Pray, but don’t pray too hard,” the doctor said with reservation. . .. “This is the most extreme case I’ve ever seen and I don’t want you to get your hopes up” . . . The words hit us like a ton of bricks. My wife, Carla, just learned that her teeth, gums, and bones in her mouth were rapidly deteriorating. She could lose five of her front lower teeth and may need implants.  The doctor told her that she had a rare and unique case caused by a post orthotic permanent retainer on the back of her lower...

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THE CHASE – OVERCOMING FEAR WITH FAITH

February 23, 2019

  Panicked by the rapid footsteps closing in behind me, I began sprinting as fast as I could. My heart was racing, my chest became tight and I struggled to breathe. I was being chased by a pack of wolves. For some reason, the alpha male-targeted me and I was the pack’s prey. Maybe they sensed weakness or vulnerability. The wolf pack chased me for a long period of time and I could sense they were about to catch me.  I dripped with sweat, fearful of what was about to happen. Exhausted from the chase, I slowed and was attacked...

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Managing Micromanagers

May 25, 2018

My team and I were invited to a strategic business partner’s corporate headquarters to think about what’s possible and innovate. I viewed the trip as an excellent opportunity to retreat, bond as a team and shape our future. I approached my manager, Kevin, about the opportunity. He hesitated and then said, “Most trips like these end up being boondoggles. Do you think you’re going to accomplish anything?” “Yes, I do. I’m confident that we’ll come back with fresh ideas and take our business to the next level”, I replied. Kevin said, “I have my doubts. I tell you what, put...

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Don’t Lose Hope

March 2, 2018

The phone rang.  I stared at it with anxious anticipation. The call I’d been waiting for would reveal my future with the company. I’d been through a series of evaluations and interviews to keep my current job.  As my heart began racing and sweat beads formed on my brow, I answered the phone. “Hello, this is Preston.” “Hi. This is Ted. I’m calling to let you know…” If you’ve ever worked in a corporate environment, you may have received a similar call.  And, you’ve experienced the effects of organizational change – uncertainty, layoffs, or downgraded compensation. I’ve been through 10...

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Preston Poore

I’m a disciple of Christ and an executive at a Fortune 500 Company. In my blog, The Discipled Leader, I draw on my diverse business experience to help Christians connect their secular and spiritual lives at work.

As a certified coach, speaker, and trainer with the John Maxwell Team, I help others grow their relationship with Christ, develop their leadership skills, and understand how they can make a positive difference in today’s chaotic world.

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