This Week on Mythbusters: Does Fun Really Count?

Fun

 

This post is a part of our New Year’s Book Club! If you haven’t already, check out our introduction post to learn more about book club and download our free resources! You can purchase the book here.

What comes to mind when you hear the word “goal”?

Often times, we think goals that are fun don’t really count. We aren’t working hard enough, we aren’t suffering enough to make the work effective. (more…)

Start Dropping the Ball: “Supersize me.” – Your Goals

Goals

 

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Have you ever read a leadership book that told you to start doing things badly?

Jon notes in this week’s reading the importance of “bombing” things. Often times, we overestimate our ability to take things on and do them really well. Perfectionism makes us believe we can do everything perfectly. Reality, however, reminds us that we absolutely cannot.

Perfectionism makes us believe we can do everything perfectly. Reality, however, reminds us that we absolutely cannot. Click To Tweet

But before he talked about dropping the ball on some things, he highlights something very practical and important: Cutting your goals in half. (more…)

Crushing Perfection: The One Thing That’s Keeping You From Success…

Crushing Perfection

 

This post is a part of our New Year’s Book Club! If you haven’t already, check out our introduction post to learn more about book club and download our free resources! You can purchase the book here.

Perfection.

It’s the thing that keeps us up at night. It’s the thing that keeps us from completing the things we want to.

The Introduction and Chapter 1 of Finish: Giving Yourself the Gift of Done help us define the biggest obstacle on our road to completing our goals: Perfectionism.

“When it stopped being perfect, I stopped, too.” (pg. 9)

Does that sound familiar?

In Chapter 1 specifically, Jon talks about “the day after perfect.” It’s the idea that once we miss one day of nailing our goals, we simply give up on the goal altogether. In our minds, we know perfection is impossible to achieve … so why do our slip-ups discourage us so much?

I hope your readings for the week created a new level of self-awareness when it comes to struggling to achieve perfection. If you didn’t have time to read this week, that’s okay! Here are some of the big takeaways: (more…)

Introducing: Invest Leadership’s New Year’s Book Club!

book club

How do I make my goals stick?

I can’t believe I’m already saying this again, but Happy New Year! It’s 2018 — a new year with a new chance to develop better habits and define your goals!

I’m really excited to announce a new, interactive series that will kick off next week: Our inaugural New Year’s Book Club!

It’s no secret that leaders are readers. I’ve said it many times, and some of today’s greatest leaders will say the same thing. (more…)

Finding True Sabbath: Part 2

True Sabbath

Last week, we learned about the importance of fun and family during times of rest. If you remember to two weeks back, we talked about finding true Sabbath.

My team wanted to make sure we weren’t talking about legalism when it comes to Sabbath, but we also don’t want to identify a problem without prescribing a solution. Now that we know how important it is to take a Sabbath, how do we make sure we have one?

Here are a few of my suggestions: (more…)

Ministry Monday: The Generosity Gene

Generosity Gene

 

My legacy is formed by my values. Generosity, for example, is a core value in my life. I want to be remembered as someone who gives with a generous heart. When I am gone, I want people to say, “he gave.” I also believe that if you really think about it, generosity is important to you as well. No one wants to be remembered as someone who was selfish. We don’t want to look back on our lives and realize that we lived with our fists clenched so tightly on money or possessions that we missed opportunities to bless others. Generosity isn’t an inherent trait for many of us, but it is something that can be cultivated. We can all be givers. (more…)

Rest: Finding Fulfillment in your Family

Family

Can you guess one of the key aspects of rest a lot of people steer clear from?

It’s fun!

Fun and family should serve a huge role in your times of rest. If you’re skeptical about that statement, I encourage you to hear me out on this one.

First, fun and family mean different things to different people. One person’s “fun” is not everybody’s sense of the word. What’s considered fun to you and the people you call family? (more…)

Ministry Monday: The Power of Affirmations

Affirmations

 

What do you say about yourself? As pastors, we spend a lot of time encouraging and leading those entrusted to our care. We speak life over the people around us, but what do we say about ourselves? Are we negative or do we dwell on the positive? Is every day a struggle or do we rejoice in the God-given opportunities to grow?

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Craig Groeschel says that our lives move in the direction of our strongest thoughts. What we think and say has power! But this is more than a spiritual truth, it is also psychologically proven. Research shows that what you say about yourself has a direct relationship with your ability to perform. Positive affirmations have the ability to shift your perspective and remind you that you have the ability to succeed. (more…)