Success Is Never About Defeating the Giants

Success Is Never About Defeating the Giants

I love the story of David and Goliath. If you want to read it, it’s all found in 1 Samuel 17. Even if you’ve heard the story a hundred times, there are still little obscure details that thrill me when I come across them. David stumbles into the camp, and...
Why You Should NOT Be Reaching All of Your Goals

Why You Should NOT Be Reaching All of Your Goals

Why is reaching all of your goals a problem? Because… The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. —Michelangelo Buonarotti I believe that all of us have an...
The Difference Between a Church's Mission and a Church's Vision

The Difference Between a Church's Mission and a Church's Vision

One of the more common questions I get to address with pastors and church leaders that I’m coaching is this: what’s the difference between a mission statement and a vision statement? The answer depends on who you’re talking to, to some degree, but...
Your Organizational Structure Might Be Holding You Back

Your Organizational Structure Might Be Holding You Back

Structure is essential. Like a body without bones or a building without supporting walls, an organization without a structure goes nowhere, fast. Having said that, it’s important to understand that only healthy structure supports growth. Unhealthy structure...
Warren Buffet Says You Need TWO Big Lists

Warren Buffet Says You Need TWO Big Lists

People who are successful generally have goals. People who aren’t, don’t. Study after study proves this. But as James Clear recently wrote on his blog, Warren Buffet actually recommends you have two lists. His recommendation is simple. Make a list of the...
You Can Only Get to Your Destiny by Taking Your Best Next Step

You Can Only Get to Your Destiny by Taking Your Best Next Step

I’m afraid it’s all too common for people to have huge aspirations about who they want to become in the future, but almost no plan or willingness to get there. We love the idea of changing the world, but we fail to see that changing the world starts with...
You Can't Get More Time, But You Can Expand Your Capacity

You Can't Get More Time, But You Can Expand Your Capacity

168. That’s it. You and I have exactly the same amount of time. Rich or poor, young or old, we each get 168 hours in a week’s time. With some of that, we need to rest, or we’ll get fewer total weeks in our short lives. With some of that time, we need...
Successful Leaders are Community Gatherers and Movement Makers

Successful Leaders are Community Gatherers and Movement Makers

You can’t get anywhere without people. You can have a fantastic vision, well-developed systems, an expensive education, a leadership library, and a slew of business tools. But if you don’t have people, you ain’t goin’ nowhere! And here’s...

The Myth of Multitasking and the Power of Focus

Are you busy? Of course you are! That’s life. It’s life for most of us, anyway. As a matter of fact, we love to boast in our busyness… all the way down to utter burnout! I believe that most of us can do more, need to do less, and that it’s...
How to Lose Your Success, Overnight

How to Lose Your Success, Overnight

Can you really become an overnight success? No. Let’s be real. Actual “success” is the sum of all kinds of effort and energy over periods measured in years, not nights. Can you lose your success overnight? Yep. J. J. Watt said, “Success...

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