Month: February 2016

034 An Exciting Announcement

034 An Exciting Announcement

Today, I share an exciting announcement that could help you connect with others and take your life to a whole new level! Spoiler alert: It has to do with Facebook.

033 One Thing All Leaders Should Never Stop Doing

033 One Thing All Leaders Should Never Stop Doing

After attending a conference, I realized one thing that great leaders do that keeps them fresh and energized for leadership. I talk about it on today’s podcast.

033: The One Thing All Leaders Should Never Stop Doing [Podcast]

033: The One Thing All Leaders Should Never Stop Doing [Podcast]

old-man-readingAfter attending a conference, I realized one thing that great leaders do that keeps them fresh and energized for leadership.  I talk about it on today’s podcast.


ON THIS EPISODE:

Last week, I went to the Best Practices for Ministry conference in Phoenix.  2000 church workers and leaders were crammed on the spacious campus of a church/school,

There are many unspoken purposes of this conference but one that I noticed and appreciated came in a session hosted by my friend.  In the session, I took notice of a group of guys who were frantically writing notes and asking questions.   These leaders were well into their grey-haired years. 

The point?  They were still learning. 

So one thing all leaders should never stop doing is learning

4 ways to keep fresh and take your life to the next level:

  1. Read or listen to books in your industry. Again go to toddstocker.com/Audible. 
  2. Go to Conferences.  I suggest at least one per year. 
  3. Youtube subscriptions.  Don’t overload just find 3 leaders in your industry or your interest area.
  4. Take action on one thing you learn. 

No matter what industry you play in, you’re not done learning.  There are always new things to try.  There are always different approaches to apply unchanging truth.  Wisdom and success favors the hungry.


RESOURCES FROM THIS PODCAST:

032 How Your Past Leaves Clues To Your Future

032 How Your Past Leaves Clues To Your Future

Ever wonder what your next career move should be? On today’s episode, I recall a conversation with a young professional about how your past leaves clues to your future.

031 How To Have A Better Perspective About Your Boss

031 How To Have A Better Perspective About Your Boss

What do you do when the boss you have makes your job unbearable? How can you change your perspective in order to thrive in what you do?

How Your Life Is Like The Super Bowl

How Your Life Is Like The Super Bowl

supwerbowl-50Super Bowl Sunday.  It’s a national holiday, of sorts.  Two teams, having battled for months to conquer other foes, now stand at the last epic battle that for many will be marked with pain, adrenaline, defeat and victory. 

I’m always impressed at the teams that make it to the big game.  This year, one seems to outweigh the other — not in pounds but in talent.  Yet one seems to have a deeper desire for the win and one appears more ready than the other.  Each team trains all year just for this moment.  One will win.  The other will be defeated (I leave you to sort out which team is which). 

I liken the Super Bowl to battles everyone face.  Battles of forging happiness.  Battles of seeking life-clarity and battles of just getting through another day.  It is in these battles that strength is built.  It is in these battles that character is chiseled.  It is in these battles that — while mostly unseen — God shows up and leads people to victory.

You need to prepare for these battles, though.  In my book ‘Refined‘, I wrote about a message I heard in which the pastor said when you’re in the battle, its too late to prepare for it.  That’s why God shows up — to lead you in the daily training which can ultimately lead you from defeat to victory.

I’ve seen seemingly hopeless marriages redirect and end up stronger than before.  I’ve seen poor health bring people to the edge of eternity, only to have a complete healing at the last minute.  I’ve seen people with little abilities become successful in all they do.  God shows up and does extra ordinary things.

This weekend might be one of those.  The underdog might vanquish the top barker.  Or an unknown player might become this years shining star.  Who knows?  I’m just happy to watch excellence play out on the field of my favorite sport. 

Peace!

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