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How to go from survive to live, what's your why?

Survive or Live

12 Years a Slave In the movie 12 Years a Slave (adapted by the book of the same title), Solomon Northup is stolen from his freedom in the North to be a slave in the South. Solomon has lived a majority of his life as a free man, so the thought of slavery is completely […]

transform: there is a fine line between sharing from the heart and sharing for my heart -andy bondurant

Transform | No strings attached.

Not so clever Most times I like to start off with some clever story about my past, something I’ve read or some hilarious thing my kid’s done. I’m not so clever today. I have a couple of quotes, a Jesus story and a big idea – transform. Stay with me. Hypocrisy. And in his teaching he […]

the power of affirmation in a selfie

Wait. Let me take a selfie!

I was lookin’ good! This week, as I walked out the door, heading to work, Kia looked up at me. She said, “You look really nice. Take a selfie.” I’ll be honest, she was just back from a trip, wiped out and hardly awake. I don’t know if she was seeing clearly. But I did it. I […]

What do you want by AndyBondurant.com

What do you want?

The Black Category As I write, the Oscars are on television. The buzz around the Oscar awards this year was the second consecutive year without any black nominees in the major award categories. Several well known figures were outspoken about boycotting the show (Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Spike Lee, etc). Chris Rock, the host of […]

How to pray a bold prayer - substantially different on andybondurant.com

BOLD Prayer | Substantially Better

BOLD Business Over the years Elon Musk founded PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, Zip2 and X.com. He’s also the chairman of SolarCity and co-chairman of OpenAI. He’s a very busy and very successful man (worth over $13 Billion). So what drives him? According to Musk himself, it’s this: “I didn’t go into the rocket business, the car […]

Purpose is doing what I know to do next by AndyBondurant

How to measure success.

There’s always failure. Abraham Lincoln failed in business three times and lost seven political races. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Steven Spielberg dropped out of high school and was denied entrance to film school three times. Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times. Henry Ford failed in his first two business attempts. […]

word of the year by Andy Bondurant

Word of the Year | Something from Nothing

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  -Genesis 1:1-3 Something from Nothing It’s hard for us […]

butterfly

The butterfly and the struggle.

The butterfly We all struggle…even butterflies. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A little boy brought home a caterpillar he finds while playing outside. Fascinated, he asked to keep it. He and his mother placed it in a jar with sticks and grass.  The little boy constantly watched the caterpillar eat and move. […]

Andy and Kia Bondurant 20 year anniversary

The Best Marriage Advice Ever!

What’s the key to marriage success? Last month Kia and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. Our celebration consisted of an unbelievable trip to Guatemala (which we visited 20 year earlier for language school). Twenty years is a long time – for anything – anymore. You’ll see just how long 20 years is by looking at the […]

It was all about the bling in 2008 on Andy Bondurant

Success or Rewards?

I’m currently heading to, in or on my way back from Bolivia. The internet access (along with my time) is a little more sketchy there than here in the States. So I’m re-posting a few of mine and your favorite posts from the last year or so. Enjoy! All about the bling-da-bling-da-bling In early 2008, […]