Eternal Leadership

You know the what and the why.... What next?

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Darryl

As entrepreneurs we experience an extreme amount of worry, pressure, and confusion. It is a matter of time before we feel the stress and anxiety of being in business. It doesn’t have to be this way.

In this episode we bring Darryl Lyons on to discuss the principles in his outstanding book Small Business Big Pressure. Darryl shares his wisdom and knowledge which will help you if you are a 20 year veteran or the soon-to-be entrepreneur. When the business owner aligns all facets of his company with God, something special happens.

In the context of aligning with God’s will, with Small Business Big Pressure you will be able:

  • How to build a mission and vision statement
  • How to accomplish personal and professional goals
  • Understand how to read and use financial statements
  • Understand how to properly hire, train, and fire employees
  • How to build a company identity and inspire the team

Not only will this book give you solid principles, it teaches you from a real tested-in-the trenches entrepreneur how to put these principles in practice today! You will be compelled to keep the book close by through your entire career as a unique reference source and a source of inspiration!

“There’s a whole group of people out there that are hungry for God. I want us to have confidence and go out there and be ourselves in Him and just say, “Look, we’re Christians and I’m not going to apologize for it. And you’ll find out how many people will stand beside you in that journey.” –Darryl Lyons

You Will Learn

  • How to be still in the Lord
  • The difference between a Christian culture and a Christian company
  • Practical steps to develop an extraordinary culture
  • The chief responsibility of a leader
  • How to live in moment-by-moment dependence on God
  • How to abide in Christ in every phase of your business

Resources

Small Business, Big Pressure: A Faith-Based Approach to Guide the Ambitious Entrepreneur by Darryl Lyons

30 Small Business Startup Mistakes - FREE download for you as a special gift from Darryl

Small Business, Big Pressure website 

Darryl's Blog - These are great articles you will want to read and share

C12 Group - Christian CEO Roundtable

Bio

CEO and co-founder of the PAX Financial Group, Darryl Lyons has been a licensed professional in the financial services industry since 1999. A lifelong Texan, Darryl began his career in the financial sector just one day removed from earning his bachelor’s degree in corporate financial management and accounting at St. Mary’s University. Throughout his career, he has won awards for recruiting and development from Fortune 100 companies. In January 2007, he chose to begin and develop his independent practice.He joined Andres Gutierrez and Joseph Schuetze to form the PAX Financial Group. “We have such a strong team,” Darryl says.“It is based on a system of trust and respect.I am honored to have the people around me who help me accomplish very challenging tasks.Without their support, I couldn’t meet the needs of my clients.” Darryl also served as the Chairman for Brooks Development Authority. Shortly after his service, Mayor Julian Castro, named a park “The Darryl W Lyons Park” in honor of his service. Darryl is a successful small business entrepreneur and co-founder of Radio Show “Financial Mythbusters”. He was named to the 2010 San Antonio Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars,” which honors people making a difference in the business community.

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The CEO of the Fellowship of Christian Companies International (FCCI) shares how to serve God in the Marketplace.

 

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Discover Your Unique Value

All of us were created with a Unique Contribution.  Something that contributes to our world in a positive way and fulfills our need for meaning, purpose and value.

Click Here for the great resources from our interview with Nora

YOU ARE NOT RANDOM.

You were created for a reason. You have a purpose and a greatness that the world desperately needs now. Whatever your story, your challenges, or your circumstances, they have all played a part in creating who you are and your purpose for being here.

In this episode, we talk with a great friend, Nora A'Bell who shares that we all have a unique value and how to find it.  You will love this conversation and definitely want to find out more after hearing what Nora has to share


But here’s the truth of the situation:
The world is deprived of our greatest gifts because most people don't know what their greatest gifts really are. As a result...

• Our businesses struggle...
• Our relationships flounder...
• Our churches are disjointed and ineffective...
• And we become weak and ineffective.

Isn’t it time to turn that around?
Regardless of our past and present struggles, or future goals and ambitions, all of us want to live lives of purpose. We want to feel personally fulfilled, create satisfying relationships, engage in meaningful work, and leave a legacy.

The possibility of that reality is only possible when we discover our own Unique Contribution and learn to use it in our work and in the service of others.

The possibility of that reality is only possible when we understand the Unique Contribution of others and encourage them to use it in their work and in the service of others.

In other words, the possibility of that reality is only possible when we learn to"Shine As One".

Are you ready to rediscover the greatness within?

Resources

 

Bio

I've spent my entire career helping people see the greatness within and then promoting and connecting them to opportunities to use that greatness in a powerful way. My gift - my own Unique Contribution - is helping others be seen and heard, and awaken them to their own greatness. And now, here we are.


Before I tell you about me, let me tell you a few things about you.

You are not random. You were created for a reason. You have a purpose and a greatness that the world desperately needs now. Whatever your story, your challenges, or your circumstances, they have all played a part in creating who you are and your purpose for being here.


How do I know?

For starters, I spent 10 years in Advertising and Marketing. I was a successful sales manager for Yellow Pages and a sales rep for two different radio stations and a magazine. Some of my greatest work in advertising, marketing and sales was when I was allowed the opportunity to discover what made a business truly unique and then translate that into media that helped them to stand out in the marketplace.

For 4 years, I created business groups for the commercial real estate and corporate event industries to help them discover ways in which they could work together to reach a broader market and to increase revenue. For 3 years after that, I devoted my time to creating communities of business owners who worked together to build businesses that allowed them to increase revenue and live the life they love.

So, helping others discover their unique contribution and work together to achieve their goals and dreams is not exactly a new thing for me.

This work - Unique Contribution workshops - is just the next expansion of what I've been doing my whole life. I do it because it's my Unique Contribution. I do it because it has proven, time and time again, to improve people's lives, businesses, ministries, relationships and communities. That's how it works. That's how it can work for you, too.

Whether you want to achieve more in your business with less struggle, infuse your primary relationship with passion and happiness, make a greater impact with your ministry, or achieve a new level of personal fulfillment, the Unique Contribution workshops will open your heart, mind and opportunities for a more meaningful, purposeful life.

If that sounds good to you, I hope you'll join me. Check out the resources below and don't hesitate to contact me with any questions not answered on this site. I always love hearing from you!

Vision & Mission

My Vision is to Shine As One.

My Mission is to empower others to rediscover their Unique Contribution, as well as, know the Unique Contribution of others so ultimately, they can "Shine As One" and make a greater impact for the kingdom of God here on earth.


My Highest Values...

My deepest desire is to glorify God through my life and my work.

John 17:13 Now this is eternal life, that they may know you, the one true God and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

I endeavor to stay hungry and humble; hungry for continuous growth, knowledge and transformation, and humbled by the knowledge of how big this work is and how grateful I am to play a small in it.

I am committed to being authentic, vulnerable and trustworthy with my words and actions. I am who I am in my personal and professional life alike. What you see is what you get.

I am committed to keeping love and generosity at the heart of my work regardless of how my business may change and evolve.

I value efficiency and purpose. I believe I will be responsible for using the gift God gave me and am very serious about bringing it to as many individuals, couples and organizations as possible.

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The goal of coaching is to accelerate a leader's development.  Coaching speeds learning time, enabling leaders to make significant leaps in learning and behavior change in a matter of months rather than years.

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Click Here for the resources from our interview with Geo

Our goal is to add value to you by addressing the questions you have submitted.  Please comment below so we can include your question on the next episode! 

Leadership and executive coach, Geo Roberts answers questions from our audience

  • What is the role of a leader?
  • How do I connect/develop/nurture the relationships with those I’m leading?
  • How do I influence my company’s culture to one that honors Christ?

Resources

Bio

Born in Kansas USA, Geo spent 15 years in the USAF, 11 of those years as a fighter pilot and instructor trainer.  This inspired Geo’s passion for helping others achieve their potential. He has designed and delivered coaching training and leadership development programs for over 35 years attended by 1000's of people worldwide, and particularly in Europe He is an inspirational coach who has a passionate belief in the ability we have as people to make the permanent changes in attitudes and behaviors that lead to lasting performance improvement.  This means he is able to get even the most intransigent of attitudes to shift from boardroom to coal face level.  

Geo has coached CEO's, individuals and teams across a wide range of local, national and international organizations such as Visa, Orange, Baxter Healthcare, PGA European Tour, Domino Printed Images Fuji, Marks and Spencer, Avon Rubber, Environ, MJMapp and John Lewis. His book, IMPACT! How to Make a Positive Difference, is an autobiographical workbook and manual to help inspire and motivate people from all ages and backgrounds to make the changes necessary to lead rich and fulfilling lives.

 

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Equipping a new generation of entrepreneurs

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In my mastermind group, I was recently sharing that I was stretched too thin and felt like I was entirely too busy but not productive.  

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I felt that my agenda was not my own and I was at the of other people and my calendar.  A friend of mine recommended the book Essentialism which I downloaded after the meeting on audible and started listening to on the way home.

“You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.”
― Greg McKeown

This book was the answer and has opened up a whole new life for me and is one of the first things I have every client I work with read.  The author Greg McKeown is a best seller in the New York Times, WSJ and Amazon.  I reached out to him for an interview and to my absolute delight he said he’s love to.

This is one of my favorite interviews I have ever done.  Not only are the concepts in Essentialism life changing but Greg is a Christian and he shares how the concepts and principles in the book came from his faith.

“We often think of choice as a thing. But a choice is not a thing. Our options may be things, but a choice—a choice is an action. It is not just something we have but something we do.”
― Greg McKeown

The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.  It is not  a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to learn who to do less, but better, in every area of their lives, Essentialism  is a movement whose time has come.

“the pursuit of success can be a catalyst for failure. Put another way, success can distract us from focusing on the essential things that produce success in the first place.”
― Greg McKeown

Resources

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Article for Harvard by Greg McKeown

Greg’s blog

Twitter: @GregoryMcKeown

Bio

Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people break through to the next level—and others don’t. The definitive treatment of this issue is addressed in McKeown’s latest project: the instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.  As well as frequently being the #1 Time Management book on Amazon, this book challenges core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success. McKeown is the CEO of THIS Inc, a company whose mission is to assist people and companies to spend 80 percent of their time on the vital few rather than the trivial many. Clients include Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!. His writing has appeared or been covered by Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc. Magazine. He is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers group: averaging a million views a month. McKeown has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows including NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Press: Here. Entrepreneur Magazine voted his interview at Stanford University the #1 Must-See Video on Business, Creativity and Success.

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Jeff Gott was working his way up the corporate ladder as a consultant at Accenture and there's where God got ahold of him.  It first took him to the mission field, then to an executive position at a major Christian publisher and now working to facilitate Kingdom generosity at WaterStone.  On this edition of Eternal Leadership, listen to how God weaved all those seasons together to bring Jeff to a place of ever deepening faith and peace.  Get encouragement for transition seasons that you or friends are going through!

Show Notes

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In today's episode, best-selling author, leadership expert, business coach and psychologist, Dr. John Townsend, joins us to discuss his latest book The Entitlement Cure.

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Dr. Townsend talks about how this attitude affects our behavior and relationships as well as how to confront others who are struggling with entitlement.

Here are my key takeaways from our interview

  • The Hard Way cures entitlement
  • Entitlement hurts ourselves and others
  • Entitlement is a rejection of reality
  • To change, we must want to change
  • Anything worth doing requires discipline
  • Positive change often starts with saying "I was wrong."
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Protect your family and yourself against the lies of the media

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Tina Marie Griffin

“Hollywood promotes a lie in the fact that there are no consequences. Consequences are a huge thing that Hollywood is not addressing and that’s what’s killing our younger kids, from STD’s to suicide to all the things going on. if we would have positive entertainment coming out of Hollywood, I know the state of our youth today would be one hundred fold better than where it is today.” - Tina Marie Griffin

It is impossible to turn on the television or the radio without seeing or hearing messages that go against everything we stand for as Christians. We are bombarded with glamorous images of premarital sex, drug abuse and alcoholism, and well as suicide and other self-destructive behavior. As parents, it is a daily battle to fight off the influences of Hollywood, the music industry and social media.  How do we intentionally help our children to navigate this culture and cling to Christ to find their identity?

Join us today as we hear from former actress turned speaker and blogger,  Tina Marie Griffin. Tina’s background in Hollywood and the entertainment industry has given her a unique view into the real lives of celebrities, the double standards that some of them live by, and the pressures that surround them at all sides. Tina has seen first hand that what we see and hear is not the truth. Consequences are very real and it is imperative that we expose the real truth to our youth so that they can become leaders who can make a difference in our culture.

What you will learn:

  • Tina’s background and the conversations that she has had with celebrities.
  • How parents sometimes feed the very problems they want to avoid.
  • That God will bless you for living differently. If you’re persecuted by the world, you’re doing the right thing.
  • How God led Tina into Hollywood to learn about the “inside” story and how she could help parents equip their kids to make wise choices.
  • The guilt and pressures that actors/actresses face every day.
  • The importance of finding identity in Christ.
  • Next steps to protect your family and yourself against the lies of the media.
  • How to make your children your priority and model a life that bears fruit.
  • The importance of being obedient to God.

The biggest thing you can do is to be obedient to what God’s calling you to do no matter the cost, to keep investing in your kids because you are training them up to change the world. You only have such a short amount of time to make a huge impact.” - Tina Marie Griffin

Resources:

The Counter Culture Mom - Tina Marie Griffin's website and great resources for our audience

Bio:

Tina Marie Griffin grew up on a farm in WI and went to Hollywood to work as an actress at a young age. For a decade, she worked on numerous TV shows and movies. While working in LA, she wanted to learn as much as she could about the entertainment industry and she got a job as an assistant to a major casting director at Universal Studios to learn the inside scoop of the movie making business.What she learned became the reason Tina has been speaking to teens and parents for the past 11 years.  In addition to sharing this message in schools, parent events, conferences and camps, Tina has opened for Third Day, Jeremy Camp, Jeff Deyo, Rotterdam November, The Museum, Chris August & Skillet.  She is currently a member of Next Generation Alliance, a network of crusaders started by the Luis Palau ministry. Tina has four active children, Jacob, Levi, Eden & Stella, and knows first-hand the importance of creating a media-safe environment for her family.  Being married to a co-visionary, her husband Luke has been the exact knight she needed.  The Griffin gang resides in Missouri where they like to camp, cook and homeschool together!

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