Did you hear about the man who was riding in the back of a pick-up truck and drowned when it plunged into the river. It seemed he couldn’t figure out how to get the tailgate down.

Some problems have rather simple solutions. Others however may require the assistance of a specialist. Smart business people have long known the value of hiring an outside consultant when exploring a new product line or opening a new venture.

But getting a consultant is a good practice for anyone who wants to be more effective at what God calls them to do. That doesn’t always mean hiring someone with the title of consultant, but rather learning how to network with people of expertise. One way to do that, is using the toll free numbers provided by manufacturers of products from computers to household cleaners. Taking a moment to contact someone who works with solving your problem everyday, could be smart way to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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