Hey friends, just wanted you to know I'm moving my active blog over to my personal site, www.ErikVanAlstine.com. Chris and I are still active in promoting Project 28 and Breaking Free as a way to impact our community, and will continue to be active. . . .
Posted January 3 , 2011
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As the climate of financial stress continues to cloud our nation's hope, there's a powerful silver lining for discerning church leaders. . .
Posted November 20, 2010
This week I had the privilege of keynoting a main session at the Foursquare Pacific Coast & Valleys District Fall Leader's Conference in Pismo Beach, California. I met a lot of fantastic people, thanks to . . .
Posted October 28, 2010
Imagine we're in traffic, and someone cuts us off. Our first response is to think, What a jerk. We attribute their behavior to their character. We quickly identify and judge them. They are rude, can't . . .
Posted September 15, 2010
When you look around our site you'll discover a specific structure for learning designed to promote ten times the transformation as typical models. One reason for this approach is an amazing discovery called . . .
Posted August 25, 2010
Whenever I conduct a live Breaking Free workshop, I finish Session 1 with an announcement that some people find really scary:. . .
Posted August 7 , 2010
I recently finished reading The Prince, a famous book by sixteenth-century philosopher and polticial scientist, Niccolo Machiavelli. It's a controversial book, criticized as . . .
Posted July 15, 2010
Recently I came across this profound and amazing verse in Ecclesiastes 7:19: "Wisdom makes one wise man more powerful than . . .
Posted June 24, 2010
Take a look at our Project 28 logo, and you'll see the slogan, "EVERYONE KNOWING DOING." What's this all about? It is a simplified version of the . . .
Posted June 12, 2010
If you want to bake a cake, you need at least five ingredients - eggs, flour, sugar, butter, and milk. Same is true for the cake of . . .
Posted May 21, 2010
Last week I wrote about my serious car accident. My wife Sandy is still in recovery, but getting better. I am feeling great except for . . .
Posted May 7 , 2010
I'm glad to be writing this blog entry on Saturday, April 24, because Friday, April 16, could have easily been my last living day. . .
Posted April 24, 2010
Last post, I wrote about how difficult it is to get to my house. Lots of twists and turns, confusing road signs, and reasons to get lost in the tall trees of. . .
Posted April 12, 2010
If you ever get a chance to come over to my house, chances are fifty-fifty you'll get completely lost. The roads wind all over. Many streets have similar names. In the tall trees it's hard to keep your. . .
Posted April 4 , 2010
I took a shorter shower than normal while staying at a friend's house in Wailuku, Maui this week. Why? I was motivated by a little gadget on the shower wall, called a "Shower Coach.". . .
Posted March 26, 2010
I traveled through SeaTac airport Saturday headed out to a ministry event in Maui (I know, life is rough). Before we flew out I stopped off to use the bathroom in the N-gate terminal. . .
Posted March 22, 2010
I have to admit, I like saying the word: ShamWow. So do millions of others, which partly explains it's marketing success. Vince Shlomi, pitchman behind this liquid-soaking wonder, makes an effective appeal. . .
Posted March 17, 2010
You know what I think is interesting about money? So many have the wrong idea of what it really is. Money is nothing in and of itself. It has no inherent value. It’s simply a. . .
Posted March 12, 2010
In Colossians chapter four Paul advises, "be wise in the way you act...make the most of every opportunity." Notice that Paul didn't say, "Make the most of . . .
Posted March 9 , 2010
If you check out the vision page on this Project 28 website, you'll see a brief analysis of the Great Commission. I'll tell you, calling it "Great" is an understatement. Personally, I stand in awe and marvel at. . .
Posted March 3 , 2010
Type in "information overload" in Google, and that's exactly what you get: 2,790,000 results in 0.31 seconds. Anything we want to know, we can find out, in a third of a blink. . .
Posted February 27, 2010
Nobody likes to lose. But here's an interesting find from the field of behavioral economics: We hate losing twice as much as we love. . .
Posted February 23, 2010
I get the worst luck in traffic. I switch into one lane, and it slows down. So I switch back. And sure enough, as soon as I do, that lane slows down. No matter which lane I'm in, I'm going slower than. . .
Posted February 19, 2010
I've just put finishing touches on a two-year labor of love: a book manuscript with the working title, Two Trips to Tahiti: Understanding and Applying the Universal Laws of Purpose. . .
Posted February 11, 2010
Someone once told me, "You only need two tools in life: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape." . . .
Posted February 5 , 2010
A few years ago I was working out in my local gym, a little strip-mall establishment in Gig Harbor, Washington. I thought to myself, "I wonder how many members belong here?" . . .
Posted February 3 , 2010
Erik is co-founder of Project 28, author of Breaking Free, entrepreneur, teaching pastor at Champions Centre, husband of twenty years, and father of six.
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Despite occasional meanderings, Erik Van Alstine's blog eventually finds its way back to one theme: transformation. Erik's passion is to promote greatness in individuals and organizations through the application of transforming root ideas and principles. Erik's big questions are, Why do people change? Why do they stay the same? What can we do to change our lives for the better?
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