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Secret #10: A simple way to lose fat and live longer

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Walking is the #1 form of exercise the human body is designed for. It’s smart to lift heavy things and elevate your heart rate. But nothing is more foundational to human movement than walking. Walking provides powerful benefits. From helping you clear your mind and reduce stress to losing belly fat and slowing down the rate of cellular aging, walking increases the quality and quantity of life Walk 10,000 steps each day. Whether you do this all at...


Pastor Jason Cook on Calling and Pastoring a Multi-Ethnic Church

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: The Gospel and Race. Issues of racism (personal or systemic) or building communities that cross the lines of race are not incidental to the gospel. They are not implications. They are at the heart of the good news of Jesus. The Role of Women in the Development of Pastors. Anyone training for vocational ministry in seminary needs both men and women to help develop the competence and character necessary to pastor well. The Hard Road of Becoming a...


Yancey Arrington on Preaching That Moves People

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Tribal Preaching. Our theology, philosophy, and methodology of preaching find common ground with others who share our convictions. Finding and actively engaging our tribe helps strengthen our resolve and clarify convictions. However… No tribe has all the answers. Each tribe’s approach to preaching contains both wisdom and flaws. We need to learn broadly to shore up weaknesses and reduce our blind spots. Preach to the heart. Preachers must be...


Five Factors Podcast Secret 9 - Make your kids a bigger priority than your work

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: The low-level pressure of parenting. Parenting gets lost in the urgency of your work. Make small investments in parenting. We know you love your kids more than your work. But do they know that’s true? This episode will help you match how you feel with what they experience. Need help talking to your kids? Grab Our FREE Set of Conversation Starters. We’ve put together a handful of questions *COMING SOON* that you can use to create significant...


Secret #8 - Lessons Learned From Dr. King

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Your perspective is limited. You are one person living in one place at a particular moment in history. Don’t assume you see the whole picture. You grow under stress. Healthy leaders are curious, looking to learn from others who challenge and stretch current thinking, values and behaviors. Invest in “weird” relationships.The walls of resistance crumble fastest through conversations with people we trust. Church leaders are notorious for closing...


Five Factors Podcast Secret 7 - The Biggest Mistake Leaders Make

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Leadership dies from self-inflicted wounds. Your unhealthy response to conflict and challenges creates a downward spiral of guilt and shame. You need to cover your bases. The Five Factors framework helps you build the resilience, endurance, presence, hope and ambition you need to thrive as a leader. New year, next step. The change you need will be achieved one step at a time. Clarify where you need to grow, simplify your plan and focus on the next...


Michael Wear on Church Politics and Hope in 2018

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: You can’t hide from politics.Social media and a 24/7 news cycle make political news and opinion impossible to avoid. In a hyper-partisan political culture, no wonder we are exhausted and cynical. Your vote is not an expression of your identity.For Christians, we vote as an act of loving our neighbor. Rather than focusing on single issues, we vote for the candidate whose policies will be most conducive to a biblical vision of human flourishing....


Secret #6 - Why The Enneagram May (Or May Not Be) Right For You

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: How well do I know myself?The Enneagram is a self-diagnostic tool. Without a basic level of self-awareness, I leave myself open to blind spots in my choice of type. How well do I handle complexity?While the Enneagram’s number system is simple to understand, it is a rather sophisticated tool. Some personality types thrive in exploration; others need results with fewer variables. What do I hope to learn from the Enneagram?Because the Enneagram is...


Secret #5 - How To Drama-Proof Your Holidays, Workplace and Everyday Life

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Know your role Take a step forward Decide on a better future Leaders don’t wait for the drama to go away. That’s the secret we want to share with you as a leader. Take the initiative to identify the emotional regression in your family or team members. Help everyone involved take ownership of their part of the conflict. Create an environment where everyone feels heard. What should you do when feelings get hurt? Use this tool! The Drama Triangle...


Secret #4 - Creating a Sexually Healthy Culture in Your Church

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Develop a vision for healthy sexuality in your church. Clarify the expectations we should have in our relationships. Repent whenever and wherever sexuality devolves into selfishness and self-centeredness. Rebuild wise boundaries in the places God puts you.Don’t reduce sexuality to sexual activity. “Spirituality is how we connect with God; sexuality is how we connect with each other.”When you commit sexual sin, take action. Don’t fool yourself into...


Jenni Catron on Leading Holistically and Women Leaders in the Church

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Leadership is an act of love. ‘Leadership is about loving and serving others well and drawing out the best from them and aligning them on a mission together.’Leaders are not well-rounded. Each of us naturally leads from our heart, soul, mind or strength. But healthy leaders develop ways to lead with awareness of the value of each perspective. We need more women leaders. Women leaders struggle with insecurity and a lack of opportunities. Men can be...


Secret #3 - Healthy Leaders Finish The Year Well

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Take time to evaluate and plan for the year ahead. You don’t have time to spend the next month only thinking about next year. But it’s a smart play to take an hour, a half-day, or a full day to look back and look ahead.Set expectations with your family and employees. Don’t assume that everyone understands and agrees with your work plans. I’m sure you have great reasons behind your schedule; make sure the people that matter most are on the same...


Secret #2 - Healthy Leaders Know How They Feel

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: We need to find better ways to describe how we feel. Most of us don’t know how to describe how we feel beyond “OK” or “good.”Use a feelings wheel to develop emotional accuracy. This tool visualizes the relationship between emotions and helps us push past surface emotions or words that do not accurately describe how we feel. The road to emotional intelligence takes less than 3 minutes per day.Using the feelings wheel 5 times a day creates...


Secret #1 - Healthy Leaders Are Flexible

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Healthy leaders stay open to reality. Because you have blind spots, you won’t always see the world with accuracy. Be willing to intentionally and consistently learn from the perspective of other people.Healthy leaders stay open to change. Past success does not guarantee future results. Create space for feedback and innovation.Healthy leaders stay open to pivoting. All-or-nothing changes rarely produce the desired results. Play the long game and be...


Scott Sauls on How Leaders Turn Weakness Into Strength

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Finishing well is more difficult than starting well. Scott wrote his book in response to an 18 month period where five of his friends lost their ministries because of their character. Wherever you are in your journey as a leader, you must lead with the end in mind.What can you learn from your critics? Scott shares the examples of Tim Keller and Bob Goff, as well as wisdom from John Newton, to help you grow from criticism, even when you are treated...


A Simple (And Effective) Way To Develop Leaders - Ep. 10

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Training doesn’t develop leaders. Training allows organizations to batch content and scale their message. But the results speak for themselves - leadership training doesn’t produce better leaders.The best way to develop leaders is through relationship. Taking a more personalized approach that emphasizes empathy, clarity and serviceresults in leaders who do their best work for the long haul. Develop emotional intelligence and you’ve done 80% of the...


How To Build A Life You Love - Ep. 009

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: The work you do must have motivation and purpose. God uses the work that you doto make him impossible ignore to the people around you.Who are you growing into? Building a life you love is an ongoing project, not just a mile marker as we begin our adult lives. What you do with your life does not define who you are. You are a person created by God who made you in his image, for his glory, to be loved by him forever. “We gotta talk about calling.” I...


The Real Reason You Want To Be Productive

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Pay attention to your productivity. A Microsoft study found that the average worker in the U.S. wastes 17 hours in a 45 hour work week. Honoring our employer and the people we serve by working with focus is a surprising way to make Jesus impossible to ignore. Be like Ike. President Dwight Eisenhower developed a matrix for making decisions based on the importance and urgency of a particular task. Use the Eisenhower Matrix to prioritize your...


How To Slow Down and Lead Well with Pastor Leonce Crump Jr. - Ep. 007

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: If you are under the age of 40, slow down. Embrace the process of maturity. Move patiently toward the time when your experience and results earn you the right to be heard. The importance of leading locally. Social media creates an opportunity to influence people you’ve never met in places that you’ve never been. Time-tested leadership, however, requires focused work and a shared life with the people around you. Jesus is a friend of sinners....


Friends and Family - Don't Discount Your Relationships - Ep.006

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss: Healthy relationships begin with you. Leaders are surrounded by distractions at the office, on their phone and in the world around them. Those distractions make it difficult to gain clarity about what's going on inside of your head and heart. There is a genuine and present stress on the marriages of leaders. From working too much to bringing work home to the challenges of making friends, resentment for that work grows in the hearts of leaders...


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