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Get More Devotional

Warning, this technique will change your life. Last year around mid-February I stumbled upon a book (I mean God put a book in my hands).  The book was a daily devotional called “Jesus Calling.” (Amazon Affiliate Link) I have mentioned the book before and it is very powerful but I wanted to talk about how to maximize your “Daily Devotional Experience.” If you are unfamiliar with... read more

The Freaky HalfWay Point of Expert Status

This is so Freaky!  This morning I woke up early to work on a year in review blog post.  I was digging through my Google Analytics looking for the most popular posts on Expert in the Rough in 2010. I noticed one of my “Pillars” of Expert in the Rough a very small blog post I wrote about how long it takes to become an expert.  It’s so short I can quote it right here for you.  Link to... read more

Momma’s Shoes

This one will be short and sweet just like my lovely daughter Ella who inspired me to write this post. Over the last few years I have read a number of books on childhood development. When do you introduce solid foods? When to start teaching ABC’s? When to expect the first steps and the first words. These are all classic development points in a child’s growth. One that I have never seen... read more

Are You Indispensable? Linchpin Meetup – Join Us

You can easily identify a genius by the questions they ask versus the answers they have. You can spot a Linchpin by the questions they ask of themselves? What is a Linchpin anyway?  Seth Godin a blogging god and a business thought leader coined the term Linchpin in his latest book (titled “Linchpin”).  Forgive my promotion of Seth to god level but you can’t deny “God In”... read more

Flash Mob or Flash of Conscious

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! The Mob has come! The Mob of Mobs! Hallelujah! Flash Mobs have become all the rage.  A group of people gather in a public space to create what appears to be a random act of song and dance but has included pillow fights and freeze mobs.  Freeze mobs are similar to flash mobs but people just stop in their tracks for a moment in time. Forever a fan of the Hallelujah Chorus. My back... read more

I Thank You – Join Me for an Intentional Thanksgiving Day Call

“I-Thank You” not “I for me” but I for Intentional. Thanksgiving is less than 24 hours away and I was feeling like I really didn’t have anything different to contribute to the conversation about Gratitude, Thankfulness and Giving.  What more could I say that hadn’t already been covered by the blogosphere but “INSPIRATION” has found me. I suspect many of you... read more

Help Me – Help You – Inspiring Courage & Cultivating Passion

I am going to skip beating around the bush.  I need your help and you need a kick in the pants! Many of you know I recently launched a new business venture.  For now it’s called Brian Monahan Coaching…I know it’s not the most original name but it’s in line with the values I have established here at Expert in the Rough.  Meaning….it takes courage to move forward exactly... read more

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