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Bigger Than You – Intro

“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.”

 

Bigger Than You

 

You’ve built and communicated a vision. You’ve endured through dis-couragements and setbacks, and kept pressing on even when times got tough. You’ve shared your vision with passion and grace. At the end of all this work, we often find ourselves asking one pesky, troubling question: “Was it worth my time?”

 

Ephesians 5:16
“Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”

If your vision truly came from God and was blessed by Him, then the answer to this question is almost always an emphatic “Yes!” Sometimes, however, it’s difficult to feel that optimism in our hearts. We may not see the full effects of our efforts, since a truly compelling vision’s influence will endure far beyond our lifetime. But how do we ensure that our vision reaches beyond ourselves?

 

To get some insight into these hard questions, I spent some time talking with Jon Gordon. Jon has an impressive business résumé: he bhas worked with clients as diverse as West Point Academy, Northwestern Mutual, and Southwest Airlines, as well as many others. He’s also written a multitude of excellent books, including The Energy Boss and The No Complaining.
Rule, both of which spent long weeks on national bestseller lists. Above all, however, Jon considers himself a servant and follower of Christ. He is passionate about loving others with intention and finding ways to share a message of optimism and hope with everyone around him.

 

In this final chapter, with the help of Jon’s wisdom, I hope to show you some of the main characteristics of a truly long-term, revolutionary vision.

 

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”

 

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/biwfmh

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