Bigger Than You – Part 2

“The following blog post is an excerpt from a new book by Errol Lawson called “The 5 Core Abilities of Highly Effective Leaders”. Errol is a business coach, best-selling author and youth pastor. The book is written primarily for the Christian community but readers from all beliefs can gain great insights from his writings.”

 

PRINCIPLE #2: IT EXCEEDS YOU

 

Just because your message is personal doesn’t mean that it should be exclusive to you. A powerful and inspired vision has the ability to grow beyond the limits that we impose upon it. Jon started out small. He began by sending out daily encouragement emails to friends and acquaintances, then moved on to giving free speeches at various venues. From there, he started to write bestselling books. But Jon’s passion always revolved around others rather than himself, and his passion seemed almost bigger than he could contain. “For me,” he said, “it was about speaking everywhere and anywhere to share the message that I had inside of me.”

 

Exodus 9:16
“But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth”.

 

In the end, that should be our own measure of success. Our visions should be revolutionary and life-changing enough that we cry out to God for his help in carrying them out. Ask yourself these questions:

 

  •  In what ways am I challenging the status quo? Am I encouraging others to think in a new way?

 

  • Am I using my words and actions to combat injustices that I see in the world?

 

  •  Does my message undermine harmful stereotypes and social norms? Do I help people to see the true potential in themselves and others, especially the potential that society denies them?

 

“It’s going to be a struggle, it’s going to be a grind,” Jon said. “But if you love others and you invest in them and make them a priority, as you help them grow you will grow. As you serve others, you improve as a leader. Ironically, when we help others we help ourselves. We grow into the leaders that God has called us to be.” Is your vision big enough that you know you could never do it without God’s help?

 

Romans 8:28
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”.

 

For the full text, get your copy of The 5 core Abilities of Highly Effective Leaders. It’s now available on Amazon https://goo.gl/biwfm

 

130 Cedrick LaFleur – Leading by Adding Value

Our guest this week:

Cedrick LaFleur

 

Cedrick LaFleur is a motivational and empowering Senior Executive with more than 30 years of success across the healthcare and sports industries. Leveraging extensive experience in global marketing and sales management for customer focused organizations. His broad areas of expertise include sales operations, sales effectiveness, marketing strategy, market development, new product launch, clinical laboratory management, and leadership enhancement.

 

Throughout his executive career, Cedrick has held leadership positions at organizations including LaFleur Leadership Institute, Abbott Laboratories, and CyFair Texans Basketball. In his current role as Founder and CEO of LaFleur Leadership Institute, Cedrick has created a successful company which delivers workshops, seminars, keynote speeches, and coaching for individuals and companies focused on leadership development.

 

129 Errol Lawson – How To Create And Manage Wealth

Errol Lawson

 

As one of the UK’s top motivational speakers, Errol Lawson is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in organisations and schools looking to motivate and engage their leaders or students and see them perform at their highest potential. For more than 15 years he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing successful national and international leaders and collaborating with them to bring transformation in the lives of young people and leaders around the world.
 
As a Speaker and leading authority on achievement – Errol Lawson energises people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skilfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. He teaches his audience to be courageous, to aim high, to achieve and actively make an impact on the world.
 
It isn’t just his great smile and his way with words that motivates people to take action like never before; when people face roadblocks or adversity it is the depth of his knowledge on achievement that creates lasting results.
 

128 Errol Lawson – How to Create a Vision For Your Life or Business

Errol Lawson

 

As one of the UK’s top motivational speakers, Errol Lawson is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in organisations and schools looking to motivate and engage their leaders or students and see them perform at their highest potential. For more than 15 years he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing successful national and international leaders and collaborating with them to bring transformation in the lives of young people and leaders around the world.
 
As a Speaker and leading authority on achievement – Errol Lawson energises people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skilfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. He teaches his audience to be courageous, to aim high, to achieve and actively make an impact on the world.
 
It isn’t just his great smile and his way with words that motivates people to take action like never before; when people face roadblocks or adversity it is the depth of his knowledge on achievement that creates lasting results.
 

127 Léonce Crump Jr. – Starting And Growing Your Ministry

Our guest this week:

Léonce Crump Jr.

 

Léonce Crump Jr., is an author, international speaker, and the founder and senior pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta. In 2006, Crump answered God’s call to relocate from Tennessee to Atlanta and begin the process of planting Renovation Church. He details the obstacles he and his family faced and the revelations he uncovered during this process in Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are (Multnomah Books, Feb. 16, 2016). A champion for the Church’s participation in focused and intentional cultural renewal, Crump is the leading voice of a generation committed to operating as God’s redemptive agents in the earth.
 
“I hope to inspire you,” Crump says. “I hope you leave these few pages with a renewed sense of your ability to influence and shape culture, your ability and calling to renew this world and promote human flourishing for God’s glory and the common good. I hope you walk away from this book believing that cultural renewal is not only the responsibility of the Christian but also the most freeing way you can turn your quiet longing into discernible action.”
 
His unique background includes contacts from the world of professional sports and the music industry. At the University of Oklahoma, Crump was an All-American wrestler and defensive end for the Sooner football team; he went on to play professional football for the New Orleans Saints. He has been in ordained ministry for nine years and holds graduate degrees from the University of Tennessee and Resurgence Theological Training Center. He is currently a Master of Divinity student at Reformed Theological Seminary and a member of the Acts 29 church planting network. He and his wife, Breanna, reside in the heart of downtown Atlanta with their three daughters and son.

 

126 Errol Lawson – How To Overcome Self Doubt

Errol Lawson

 

As one of the UK’s top motivational speakers, Errol Lawson is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in organisations and schools looking to motivate and engage their leaders or students and see them perform at their highest potential. For more than 15 years he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing successful national and international leaders and collaborating with them to bring transformation in the lives of young people and leaders around the world.

 

As a Speaker and leading authority on achievement – Errol Lawson energises people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skilfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. He teaches his audience to be courageous, to aim high, to achieve and actively make an impact on the world.
 
It isn’t just his great smile and his way with words that motivates people to take action like never before; when people face roadblocks or adversity it is the depth of his knowledge on achievement that creates lasting results.
 

125 Greg Gorman – Married For A Purpose

Our guest this week:

Greg Gorman

 

Greg and Julie Gorman provide life-transforming content and coaching for your business and life. They write, produce, and host weekly broadcasts and hold certifications from the Patterson Center, Dr. John Maxwell, and Personality Insights Institute. As executive coaches, trainers and speakers, Greg and Julie share together internationally and have enjoyed sharing the platform with many well-known speakers such as Les Brown, John Maxwell, and many more. Together, Greg and Julie coach and inspire individuals, organizations, and couples to maximize their potential and embrace life to the fullest.

 

Greg and Julie built Gorman Leadership on the core values of excellence, integrity, and authenticity, the same values they carry in life and marriage. Their relationship is an example of strength and a model for making marriage and business thrive. They, along with their three children, make their home in southern Florida.