February, 2019

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Mission Action Planing workshop

If you are like most of us, you struggle with staying on task with your own Mission Action Plan. I will be presenting two 3 hour workshops on the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. These two workshops are identical and offered on two days for your convenience to meet your schedule.

We will explore the 15 statements that detour you from staying on your M.A.P. along with the 7 mindsets that keep you on target and serve as G.P.S. device for you.

Plan now to be with us on March 9th or 10th, 2019. Your tuition has been taken care of by some generous fellow Leapologist.

I have attached a flyer for you to download and use to invite your family and friends. Text me at 916.708.8103 or email me at Leap@MattUpton.net to reserve your space to get on your own personal Mission Action Plan and discover fulfillment.

PS. There are dates coming available in Southern California, Norther California, and West Sacramento. As soon as they lock in I will let you know.

M.A.P. Flyer

Leap from this Train of Worry

What will I do? How will I solve this? Who will be upset?

These thoughts flood our soul while on the Worry Train. Yet, how do we disembark from this uncomfortable ride?

Here are three activities that will help you Leap from the Train of Worry and get on with living your life of Leapology.

  1. Look around and point to someone or something you are grateful for and say it out loud.
  2. Locate at least one thing you can do to create your personal Leap Zone from the train.
  3. Launch into knowing you are Protected, Provided for, and Propelled forward by a loving and caring God.

Matt, A Fellow Leapologist



Give Them a Due North

The frustration caused by staff doing their own thing, showing up to work when they want, leaving when they want, doing what they want may be because they have no idea what the due North of your team or department.

Sure, they signed a piece of paper saying they understood, yet have they bought in? Apparently not!

Three actions that may help you get everyone back on the “Due North” of the department or team.

  1. Make certain that the bulk of what you say and do is about “Due North”. Many times as the principle influencer you may be distracting everyone because you allow them to witness you living another departments or organizations “Due North”.
  2. Have weeking “Recalibration” two-minute stand up meetings. Get a two minute sand timer and refine your meeting to be just two-minutes. Here is a tool you can use to help you stay in a two minute frame … Two Minutes to Transformation
  3. Have your team word the “Due North” in their own words. Applaud their progress towards the mark. Never wait to praise perfection, it does not exist.

When I can do anything for you, just ask.




How to Relax Through Stressful Times

Miss Patty’s Advice

The Tracks of your Life

The Power of Randomness

The Rest you Seek

The rest you seek is discovered in the midst of your leap.  Your current “Why” is in a bit of flux, its changing, this is evident in that you are contemplating a Leap.

Our life is made up of three living zones at the same time: Our Family Life Zone, Our Volunteer Zone, and Our Career or Vocation Zone. When any of these zones are in the midst of the change of a Leap, it has ripple effects on our entire life. As we Leap from where we’ve been to where we need to be, it’s like taking a Leap from one plateau to another. Though this Leap can be overrun with anxiety and fear, you can also have a great sense of rest and peace in the midst of your Leap. Let me give you four ways to enjoy the leaving of this plateau and leaping to your next.

Remember and reminisce on your gains of where you were. Let your mind and heart celebrate, rather than crying over the leap of change.

Enjoy your new “Now (New Options of Wonder)” and employee your ability to be “in-Couraged” through your previous successes.

Smile as you face the pressure, predicaments, and perils of this new space through knowing you are where you must be, and these are your new educators not your eliminators.

Trust the process and tabulate the wins more than the losses. It is your responsibility to take charge of your mind and thoughts, you get to decide what hangs in the gallery of your thought life. Post the wins in the galley of your thought life. Now take the time to sit and gaze at them often.

Leap On my Friend

Your Fellow Leapologist