We all know that being a great leader means practicing self-awareness. But that’s incredibly hard to do in a consistent way. In this episode, we show you how the simple practice of writing for a few minutes a day can help you avoid making mistakes based on pride or ignorance and make solid decisions by being aware of your own motivations.
In this episode, you will:
- Discover the simple pathway that anyone can follow to begin journaling
- Learn about renowned leaders who practiced daily writing
- Find a compelling “why” for your own writing habit
- Gain a simple template you can use to practice greater self-awareness in less than 20 minutes a day
- Create an activation trigger that will ensure you remember to journal each day
It was two years ago. I had just woken up and reached over to my bed stand to grab my phone so I can take my morning dose of digital notifications. As I was about to start scrolling through my various feeds, I had an epiphany. I couldn’t remember the last time I was bored. Along with my VHS player and Bon Jovi cassettes, boredom had become a relic of the past.
Over the years of my ministry, I’ve talked to many people who chose to leave a church even though they still lived in the same area. Here are some of the primary reasons given for leaving (without commentary on the validity of each one).
Every Christian teaches the next generation of men, since all of us are responsible for building up the body of Christ. So what’s most important in rearing boys to respect women?
A body has limited resources, and what we do each day drains those resources; our physical energy drains, as does our psychological energy, our capacity for empathy, and even our capacity to make decisions. Jesus, incarnate and embodied, experienced these limits. Just as he needed food and oxygen and sleep, he needed solitude.
You can borrow disciples from other congregations — attracting them by your pulpit service or small groups. But filling a church with ready-made disciples and planting a church, in my mind, are two different things. Pastoral professionals fill churches, God plants them.