Pain Before Process
Being strategic is a gift, it’s a blessing. However, over time I have learned a downside of being Strategic. The downside is, I like process. I like a clear and connected pathway of how we are going to get from here, to there. A-Z comes relatively easy to me. When I see the path in my mind, I can easily wind through complexity and map out a pathway with little effort.
All sounds good, right? Not so fast.
A New Approach
Those area's you and I are trying to develop, trying to grow in we must practice. And practice the "right" way. Practicing with precision and intentionality is the key. Put yourself in extreme practice conditions on purpose. Whatever you are are practicing for, make sure the environment is as similar as possible.
In the 1960s Dick Fosbury changed the sport of high jumping as we know it. A somewhat unsuccessful athlete who could not compete with the stronger, more capable sportsmen opted for a new approach. Fosbury created a new technique and way of high jumping - and it stunned his coaches, other athletes and eventually the world.
The Challenge of Change
Actually, words are matter. They get on us, stick to us and shape us.
The Full and Abundant Life
Change is talked about a lot. We hear change is hard. Change is constant. Change is necessary. Change is good. Change is not a threat.
Lots of "change messaging" bombarding us.
What I have noticed is when things are going good, or even great, change is the hardest.
Living in the shadows
Full. Abundant. Do those words describe your everyday life? Stop and really think about it for a moment and wrestle with the question.
Is your everyday life full, better than you ever dreamed of...abounding with joy?
Beauty beyond boundaries
Build your personal brand.You need a “Platform!”
We live in a world that screams at us and tells us we must be noticed. We must be “the man or woman.”
Why? What’s your motive to build your personal brand? What the crap is your platform anyway!?
The Game Changed
Healthy emotional boundaries build great relationships. Physical boundaries keep us safe while driving and builds our homes. So how can boundaries do such harm when it comes to our personal development? Because the odds are, your boundaries are located in the wrong spot.
It's our human nature to seek comfort and safety. And that's a central problem with our...
The Hillsong Experience
Coaching an NBA basketball team with an MLB playbook would be a disaster. In the same way, leading a team by the wrong playbook will also result in poor outcomes. People evolve and grow; teams morph, goals and objectives adjust, technology rapidly changes. Leading is dynamic.
As leaders, we must regularly evaluate and change our playbook to the proper game....
As most of you know, Brian, Bobby and I traveled to Australia last week for the Hillsong Conference and some Bible Society meetings. The trip was full of activities, meetings, and events, so I was not able to unpack the trip in much detail. I don’t plan on a play by play storyline - however, I want to share about the Hillsong experience. The Hillsong experience is the best language I can use to describe...