We have moved! Come visit Laurie Beth

7 05 2010

Greetings Friends, Fans, and Blog Subscribers!

There’s a whole lot of shaking going on around here!  Sometimes I think I am riding a bucking bronco!  There is growth and expansion happening all around me and for a Wind, that is exciting and messy.  So please pardon our dust as we take on some new shapes, forms and locations.  We are improving some of the things that will make it easier for people to become part of the Path Community and learn how their personal mission can also ‘change the world.’  Please take a moment and follow the link below to the home of my new blog.  While you are there take a look around and let me know what you think of our new place!

Please also take a moment to register for this new blog…. sorry, we can’t just move you without your permission.  I will no longer be posting to this blog so please make a note to register for the new blog location and bookmark it on your computer so you can find it easily.  Once you subscribe to the new blog you will receive updates via email or RSS depending on your personal selection and preference.

Thank you all for your support, interaction and friendship as part of this growing community.  I look forward to many days ahead with each of you.

NEW BLOG LINK

Have a great weekend,

Laurie Beth

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Risk: From Motivation to Volition

3 05 2010

MIT researchers wanted to know what motivated people to change and also why so few “change programs” were ever actually completed in well-meaning organizations.  They found that someone can be motivated to do something, yet still not follow through when distractions occur or other things come along.

People who attain great change, or follow through, transcend motivation and volition. They ask themselves, What will happen if I don’t do this?

As we explore this concept this week taken from Jesus, Career Counselor, imagine for a moment your situation regarding your career.  Have you lost motivation? Your drive is gone?  You cant’t find your mojo to do the same things you used to do.

Risk invites us to ask the question:  What will happen if I don’t do this?  Try volition on this today.  You may have the motivation but have you thought about volition?

Risk:1) possibility of loss or injury: peril 2) someone or something that creates or suggests a hazard 3) the chance that an investment (as a stock or commodity) will lose value

Moving from Motivation to Volition this week!  Let’s Risk

Laurie Beth





Who Would Play You?

30 04 2010

Who Would Play You?   By Laurie Beth Jones

While discussing the Academy Awards with friends the table topic became “Who would you want to play you in a movie?”

I had to think about it.  Charlize Theron?  Cameron Diaz?  (I am very young, fit and skinny in my own mind.)  Sally Field if she was taller and blonde?

One friend said “Halle Berry.”  We all agreed this would be a great choice talent wise.  I pointed out gently, I thought, that she might want to choose someone the same race?  She snapped back “It’s called ACTING for a reason!”

I think it is eerie, don’t you, how some actors can morph into the charaters they play so much that their physical features change?  Sean Penn, for example, has a face made of putty.

Meryl Streep.   She can go from a tall, overweight, awkward Julia Child to a fit, glamourous and snake mean Fashion Boss in an instant.

I wonder what skill they have to allow another persona to inhabit them, become them, and vice versa. If you were married to an actor, how you would know when he or she was telling the truth?  (Little wonder that most Hollywood marriages don’t last.  They fall in love with each other while playing one role, and then don’t do so well when roles change.)   Which one is the true you?

So, in this short blog, I will raise two questions:

Who would you want to play you in a movie?

Would your movie be a comedy, tragedy, buddy film, quest, adventure film, romance, or all or none of the above?

Laurie Beth





I Say Unto You, ARISE!

26 04 2010

I Say Unto You, Arise!   Taken from Jesus, Career Counselor, by Laurie Beth Jones.

Rise:  1 a: to assume an upright position especially from lying, kneeling, or sitting b: to get up from sleep or from one’s bed

2: to return from death

6: to appear above the horizon <the sun rises at six>

8: to extend above other objects <mountain peaks rose to the west>

13: to exert oneself to meet a challenge <rise to the occasion>

synonyms see spring

The word RISE is used more than one hundred sixty four times in the Bible.  It is the key foundational premise of Christianity.   It is in the essence of everything Jesus says, teaches, and does. 
 It is also considered a “feminine” word form in the original Hebrew.

Jesus told the man who was crippled, “Rise, take up your pallet and walk.”

And yet, do we rise?  Sure, we may get up in the morning and begin trudging through our day, but do we truly rise, into our fullness, our magnificence, our glory?

I will never forget the day I watched my three day old sorrel filly “Little Pistol” lying in the grass.  Her shell shaped nostrils were flaring in and out as her baby fluff mane caught the morning sun.  She had her head resting among dandelions as she stretched out in the sun.   As I stood there watching her out my picture window, something happened.

Suddenly both her little ears flew forward, and I could see her body draw itself together as if by giant puppet strings.  She poised for a moment, standing perfectly on point. Then she suddenly leapt into the air and with her feet barely touching the ground began to run full speed around the pasture, kicking  out sideways to the left and right, bucking and whinnying…fully and suddenly aware of what it meant to be a horse, alive. I tell people:  On the first day, she was born…but on the third day, she arose.

I am wondering if you have yet truly “Risen” into your giftedness.

Are you aware of the many gifts  God created in you, for you to express and enjoy?  Or are you trudging along in your career, unable even to make eye contact with your boss lest he or she notice and fire you?

Are you laboring in a parallel career, one which lets you get close enough to smell the artist’s oils and frame their paintings, but yet can’t yet make that reach into taking up the paint brush yourself?

Are you laboring in an uninspiring job, thinking that your lot in life is just to make enough to get by?

Then you need a jolt of faith, a spring in your step, because the God of you, in you, says “Arise!”

Arise today into your giftedness!

Laurie Beth





Singapore High School meets Jesus, CEO

26 04 2010

This week we had an inquiry from Mr Paul Kwok in Singapore requesting permission to use some of the quotes and content at his High School….  What’s interesting is they want to share principles from Jesus, CEO with their students.  They have made banners to place around the school in order to teach leadership principles to the students.  See Paul’s message below along with the banners they have created to teach the ‘Omega Leadership’ principles to the next generation.  Blessings to you Paul as you lead and live out the mission of Christ in the Education Pillar.

Laurie Beth

“My name is Paul Kwok.  I am Head of Department of Pupil Development at Maris Stella High School in Singapore.  It is an all-boys’ secondary (Grades 7, 8, 9 and 10) Catholic school consisting of 1,500 students.  Laurie Beth’s interpretation of Jesus leadership qualities makes for compelling reading and story-telling about Jesus’ life.  Jesus was a great exemplar of Servant Leadership.  We find Jesus’ leadership traits useful material for teaching our students about taking leadership of their own lives and being influential to others.  We wish to explore using other themes in Laurie Beth’s book.” Thank you Laurie for allowing this use with our students.

Singapore High School uses Jesus CEO content.

Singapore High School uses JESUS, CEO with students,

Singapore High School uses JESUS, CEO with students.

Singapore High School uses JESUS, CEO with students.

Singapore High School uses JESUS, CEO with students.

Singapore High School uses JESUS, CEO with students.





Jesus Career Counselor Video with Laurie Beth

21 04 2010

New Book: Jesus Career Counselor is just about ready for release. Simon and Schuster shares a video of Laurie Beth talking about the creation and content of her book.  The book is set to launch on May 4, 2010.  You can also order your book here from Laurie Beth’s website.

Laurie Beth will be speaking at The Barnabas Group meetings May 10-12 in Southern California on concepts from the new book.  These sessions are open to the public. Click here for more details.

Jesus Career Counselor: How to Find and Keep your Perfect Work





Welcome Michele Towers to the Path Licensed Community!

20 04 2010

Last week one of our National Trainers, Brenda Staab in Colorado, trained one of our newest Path Licensed members in the Path program.  Michele is now licensed by Laurie Beth Jones, Inc to take The Path program into organizations she works with and teach them the contents of this life-changing material.  Here is what she had to say about the session:

“I wanted to thank you for helping organize everything for my training session with Brenda Staab this past Friday.  We had a wonderful time!  The Path training was incredible, and I was so impressed with how well everything was structured and laid out.  Although I had already read and worked through the book, “The Path”, I was surprised at how deeper and richer my thoughts became by having Brenda to work through this with.  Her knowledge was broad, and the questions she asked me were very thought-provoking.  I walked away from the day excited about putting all of this into action, and feeling very supported by the Path Community!”

We are delighted that you have taken the steps necessary Michele to begin this walk, journey and mission.  You have spent a day with a great person and trainer, Brenda Staab.  I know you were blessed with her kind and generous presence.  I look forward to hearing more about your personal journey for yourself and for those you will lead along the path.  Welcome to the Path Community Michele!  Please post  your mission on the Path Mission page so others can see your focus, message and mission.  What a gift your life has been.  Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us in this community.

Blessings, Laurie Beth

Trained in The Path, Michele Towers, Colorado

Michele is a life coach and speaker, as well as the small groups’ coordinator for her church.  For 22 years, she worked as an engineer in the corporate workplace.  But three years ago she left to begin searching for her true calling in life.
Michele is also a three-time breast cancer survivor, having endured multiple chemotherapy and radiation treatments, as well as several surgeries over the past 22 years. After winning this battle, she began to intensely seek God about how to fulfill her mission; to demonstrate, teach and inspire hope in others.  The Path program is an answer to prayer, as it provides an incredible vehicle to help her accomplish her mission through coaching, workshops and seminars.

Michele has written a coaching handbook called, “The Art of Gracefully Standing Up for Yourself”.  She is currently working on her second writing project.

Michele lives in Aurora, Colorado with her husband, George, of 25 years.  They have two sons, George III and Jeremy and share their home with two dogs, Zeke and Leo.