Eternal Leadership

What it Takes to Be Extraordinary in All You Do

We often accomplish more by doing less. Activity is the anesthesia of the modern person. When we stay insanely busy we think we are accomplishing something but we are just staying insanely busy. Ask yourself, what’s important and am I accomplishing it!

"We all have same number of hours and minutes in a day. It’s what we do with those that determine if we have an ordinary or extraordinary life." - Mark Sanborn

The Most ImportantMark Sanborn was recently named to the Top Leadership Experts to Follow in 2015.  His best selling book The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary reveals a clear path to an extraordinary life

How do you define extraordinary? It is something that stands out. Ordinary is unremarkable. We don’t remember the ordinary. Sameness is a bad business and life strategy.

Savor what you are able to create and do. Mark explains that we are in one of three places in our lives

  • Stuck
  • Struggling
  • Successful – We run the risk of becoming stuck, just stuck at a higher level.

When stuck you need a push and a plan. You need to do the work yourselves but we can encourage others and find encouragement for ourselves.

Your plan should define what success looks like but we often lack clarity on the outcome we want.  We assume that people without clarity haven’t taken time to define what they want. It could be the case that you just don’t know what you want. You might need to do more things, try more things and it would give you perspective.

Don’t get into a state where you don’t move forward until you have perfect clarity.

Sometimes people are afraid to aspire to more. Successful people are not afraid to aspire higher. It’s about aiming a little higher so you get more than you would have gotten.

Live life fully!  Try a lot of things and be intentional about what success looks like.

Resources

Leadership resources from Mark Sanborn

Bio

Leadership Speaker Mark Sanborn

Developing Leaders in Business and in Life

mark_sanborn_3Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change.

Mark Sanborn graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University. In addition to his work as a business educator and author, Mark continues to be an active leadership practitioner. Most recently he served as the president of the National Speakers Association.

Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.

Mark is the author of eight books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally. His other books include You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference, Teambuilt: Making Teamwork Work, The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do and his most recent book, Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between. His latest book is Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results which was released March 2013.

He has created and appeared in 20 videos and numerous audio training programs. His video series Team Building: How to Motivate and Manage People made it to the #2 spot for bestselling educational video series in the U.S.

Mark’s list of over 2400 clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere.

“We each know how good we have become,” Mark says, “but none of us knows how good we can be. One of the most exciting opportunities we get each day is to pursue our potential.” Mark Sanborn challenges his audiences with this message and provides insights for extraordinary living.

 

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To get a copy of the bestselling book Halftime for free go to http://www.eternalleadership.com/halftime

 “The appetite for significance is at an all time high, yet most people have no idea where or how to identify their gifts and talent—and to connect to their passions. And that’s my love for Halftime. Nothing satisfies more than to help a man or woman say, ‘This is what God has for me to do.’”   — Dean Niewolny, Halftime Institute CEO

 

You are probably going to live a whole adult lifetime that wasn’t available to your parents and grandparents.

Their life expectancy at birth was 50 years. We have two lifetimes now. Life I is what occurs before halftime, and Life II comes afterwards. Most people have a pretty good plan for Life I, but few can see their way forward into Life II.

Halftime is the in-between season that occurs at about age 45, plus or minus a few years. It’s the time first described in the book, Halftime – the season of “now what?” In our time, halftime really marks the end of Life I and the beginning of this whole new second adult season that we’ve identified as Life II or the second half. Halftime used to be the beginning of the end. Now it is the beginning of a whole new beginning: a season that for many has turned out to be the richest and most meaning-filled season of all.

Peter Drucker once told Bob Buford, “The strongest insight you had in Halftime was that there is more than one lifetime.”

Life II takes most people by surprise. Most people are unprepared and they are searching for meaning in mid-life.

The Halftime Institute is the leading authority on creating a second half defined by joy, impact and balance.  We’ve served thousands of men and women from varied backgrounds. We also serve organizations like Kingdom Advisors, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and World Presidents Organization (WPO).

"God has a plan for each and every one of us and He wants us to live in this sweet spot." - Dean Niewolny

 You will learn

  • How to find your passion
  • How to find your Ephesians 2:10 calling
  • The steps to discover how God wired you and the incredible potential that unlocks
  • How to find perfect clarity on the life you want to create for yourself
  • How God sees success and what that means for you

Resources

Checkout Dean's Articles:

Halftime Institute

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We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Halftime Institute!

If you are at the place where you would like to move from success to significance click here to get a copy of this book for free.

This book is one of the most transformational books I have ever read - John Ramstead

Video Library about Halftime

Halftime Mission & Vision

Become a member of Halftime

 

Bio

Dean NiewolnyDean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street’s largest financial firms, finishing his career in the financial sector as market manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Chicago, where he oversaw a $100mm market. While in Chicago, he and his wife, Lisa, traveled many times to Africa and, seeing the abject needs of widows and orphans, made life changes that enabled them to get involved, such as helping to complete an orphan home and a Hospice home in Durbin, South Africa.

In 2010, Dean traded his marketplace career for Halftime to help more people who, like him, wanted to expand their own “first half” success and skills into passion and purpose for meeting human needs and making a significant difference. Dean joined Halftime as managing director and in 2011 became chief executive officer. He speaks at events around the world, encouraging business leaders to channel first-half achievement into a second half defined by joy, impact and balance.

Having grown up playing sports—eventually in college and semi-professional baseball—Dean still enjoys coaching youth sports, especially his son’s little league teams. He and Lisa have two children and live in Southlake, Texas.

 

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"It's amazing how the human mind works.  If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t. You’ve got to be careful what you put in your mind, because you’ll soon be there.” –Jerry Anderson

 

 In this episode, Jerry Anderson shares how he discovered the key to turning multiple business failures into phenomenal success was this: character development.  He changed his mentality with clients from “I hope they buy” to “I need to help them be successful.”  He adds, “Sometimes I cared about their business more than they did!” 

 

 Jerry saw immediate results from his change in perspective and he realized that he could help others achieve the same results in their lives.  He started round table groups to mentor businesspeople in the areas of character and values.  His teaching spread to other parts of the world; suddenly, he was helping transform governments and cultures!  Jerry can help you start your own round table group, or change the values and attitudes in your workplace or business.  He has even started to bring these values-based programs to schools; grades have gone up and bullying has dramatically decreased.

 

 “When I’m doing the right things, the right things happen and I don’t have to create them.  I just show up.” –Jerry Anderson

 

 You will learn

 

How to develop your own character to transform your business

How to discern what should and should not be going into your brain

 

How to be open and available for incredible opportunities

How to bring positive values back to your own sphere of influence

 

Resources

http://LaRed.org

http://Globalpriority.org

http://Antivirusyouth.info

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There is deep value in creating meaningful relationships.



It is through building relationships that we can truly be servant leaders and add value to others. Our guest Judy Robinett shares how she went from a shy small-town girl to the pinnacles of the business world by doing just that. Judy shares practical steps on what it means to give before you get!

Judy Robinett shares how to build a network based on serving others. This is a critical factor for success in business, ministry and in life.

She grew up in a small town in Idaho of less than 300 people, so she has had to put in the time, effort and energy to build her network.  In addition, Judy had to overcome her shyness and emotional scars from years of being bullied in school.  Judy shares the turning point that created a shift in how she viewed relationships that changed the trajectory of her life.

The key is knowing the value of relationships and how to connect with people to build and solidify those relationships. She says it boils down to a few things; one of those is being in the right room.  You have to connect and bond with people who share your same values and passions and are willing to help; and you have to know the right rooms to find them in.

Regardless of where you are in your life, Judy says we all have the following to offer others:

  • Your ability to listen and be a friend.
  • Your willingness to put aside your own troubles and give them the gift of your time. Just talking it over with a trusted friend, solutions can be found to many problems.
  • Listening to someone allows them to know, like and trust you. And when someone knows you and likes you and trusts you, they are far more likely to help you with your problems and to connect you with their sphere of influence.

What you will Learn

  • A Biblical model for networking
  • How to find and connect with the people you need in your network
  • The three golden questions and when to ask them – These are powerful!
  • How to be authentic in asking your network for help
  • What it takes to leverage your network to add value to others

Resources

 

Judy Robinett’s web site

How To Be a Power Connector, by Judy Robinett

Judy on Twitter

 

Bio


Judy Robinett is the author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule (McGraw-Hill, May 2014), a book that provides instant, effective strategies for meeting the people you need to know and bonding with them fast to further your goals and theirs. Robinett is a business thought leader who is known as “the woman with the titanium digital Rolodex.” She has been profiled in Fast Company, Forbes, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek as a sterling example of the new breed of “super connectors” who use their experience and networks to accelerate growth and enhance profitability.

In her more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, Robinett has served as the CEO of both public and private companies and in management positions at Fortune 500 companies. She has been on the advisory boards of Illuminate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California; Pereg Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York; Springboard Enterprises based in Washington, DC; and Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) accelerators based in New York.
She was a managing director of Golden Seeds Angel Network (the third most active angel investment group and one of the largest in the U.S.); the CEO of publicly traded Medical Discoveries; and she served on the faculty of Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses program.
She was a member of the Department of Commerce team that defined performance criteria for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence in Healthcare, for which she received an award from President Bill Clinton.
Robinett has given hundreds of speeches worldwide for audiences at MIT, BIO, BIO-Europe, CalPoly, AT&T, Westinghouse, and the Department of Energy.
She is the coauthor of a chapter in Crowdfunding for Dummies by Sherwood Neiss, Jason W. Best, and Zak Cassady-Dorion (Wiley, 2013).

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Click here for a copy of the book Halftime for FREE

A Halftime Journey From Success to Significance

 “There was this giant dissonance between the life I was living, which was joyless, and this pathway of joy so clearly outlined in the Bible. And I said, “How am I going to bridge this gap? How am I going to reconcile this?”-Jeff Spadafora

So many people “have been brainwashed into thinking that the key to happiness is to make as much money as you can as fast as you can,” begins Jeff Spadafora in this inspiring and enlightening message of how to integrate your career with your God-given gifts and purpose.

He relates how we mistakenly tend toward a “binary vision” of thinking that we can only choose the marketplace or the mission field, when in fact there are multiple ways that we can remain in our current platform and still be fully obedient to God’s plan for us. We can “bloom” right where we are currently planted!

 “Live an integrated life, where your Tuesday afternoon board meeting self is the exact same self as on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. when you’re tearing up hearing the Gospel.” –Jeff Spadafora

 You will learn

  • How to determine God’s plan for your life
  • How to become self-aware through your skills and passions
  • How to “unlearn” the expectations others have placed on you
  • How to have the courage to become who you were created to be
  • How to experience real and lasting joy and peace!

Resources

Checkout Jeff’s Articles:

Halftime Institute

Click here for a free copy of this incredible book
Click here for a free copy of this incredible book

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Halftime Institute!

If you are at the place where you would like to move from success to significance click here to get a copy of this book for free.

This book is one of the most transformational books I have ever read - John Ramstead

 

Bio


Jeff Spadafora is the Director of Global Coaching Services and Product Development for The Halftime Institute.

He spent 20 years as a leadership and executive development consultant for Fortune 1000 companies such as Ford Motor Company, Sears & Roebuck, Compuware, Domino’s Pizza, Visteon, Northern Trust Bank, Helene Curtis, and Sky Chefs.In 2005, Jeff was inspired by Bob Buford’s book Halftime and began his journey of discovering God’s true purpose for his second half. As he worked with his Halftime coach, it became clear that his calling is to help other people discover their calling.

He has coached over 130 men and women through the Halftime Journey and continues to make this a primary part of his ministry. As the leader of The Halftime Institute’s global coaching staff, he is also responsible for recruiting, training, and managing Halftime Certified coaches throughout the world.

In addition to being the lead designer of the Halftime curriculum and one of the primary facilitators of workshops for groups of people embarking on the Halftime journey, Jeff also writes and speaks globally about the issues of life purpose, joy, and kingdom impact.

He lives in Evergreen Colorado with his wife Michelle and 3 teenage children.  He enjoys fishing, hunting, skiing, mountain biking and everything else the great outdoors of Colorado has to offer.

Too many people focus the better part of their lives on the wrong things: the company’s agenda, other peoples’ ideas of success . . . money. Over time, this leads to frustration and emptiness. True freedom comes as a people discover their God-given design and pour themselves into service for others.”  –Jeff Spadafora


Register for the Heavan in Business Conference Here

To See the World Transformed We Have to Focus on Building Champions

“I had some cracks in my foundation, [thinking] that my identity is in external success and performance and not that success is based in Christ in me - the hope of glory.” –Andy Mason

What do you do when everything you thought you trusted in changes?

Andy left behind his house, salary, career, friends, and everything he knew to follow God’s direction to move to a new land. He suddenly found himself without a blueprint for success.


Feeling like he was wandering in the desert, Andy realized that he had to learn how to allow God to speak louder than his own internal voice of doubt. He needed to change his mindset as a Christian from the performance mindset he had in business to one of dependence and waiting on God.

Andy always felt that it was he that was reaching up and holding on to God with all of his might. When Andy saw the painting you see pictured here, he had a profound revelation:

God was holding on to him and would never let go!

This changed his view of God as well as Andy’s ability to trust Him.

“Instead of focusing on fixing the broken, to see the world transformed we have to focus on building champions.” –Andy Mason

What you will learn

  • Where to look when you don’t feel God’s presence
  • How to replace a performance mindset with a relationship mindset
  • How to find cracks in your foundation and fix them
  • What tools to use when you find yourself in the midst of your own desert period
  • How to build champions

Resources

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Bethel Church

Heaven in Business Facebook Community - Join 3800 raving fans!

iDreamCulture - Helping you re-discover the dreams and desires of your heart

Heaven in Business Conference - Click here for more info


January 27-30, 2015 in Redding CA

God with you at work is more than an idea worth sharing; it’s a highly profitable business plan worth living. A culture of honor is the fundamental building block to establishing that plan as a culture. Honor elevates the status of people. It brings out their best and results in an environment where people and profits thrive.

This three day conference will inspire and equip you with keys to build a culture of honor in your place of work. You will get to hear real-life stories from real-life business people, be activated to access more of God in local business, receive personal ministry and leave with tools to create a personal and work environment where all people prosper.

Bio


Andy and Janine Mason are from the beautiful east coast of New Zealand. Together, with their four elementary-aged children and ten suitcases, they arrived in Redding, California, in August of 2008.

Andy and Janine developed and currently lead the Dream Culture program at Bethel Church. This has spread into programs and classes in Bethel Christian School and Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. They have also helped catalyze Dream Cultures in other churches, businesses and community centers.

Andy has a background ranging from relationship management and consultancy, to international community development. He has established a micro-finance project, orphan program and leadership development program in eastern Uganda. He was also involved for ten years in the leadership team of a local New Zealand church. At the core was his desire to help people discover purpose and resource them in whatever way possible to get there.

In addition to being a wonderful mother to four children, Janine brings strength in strategic planning and a high value for relational unity. With her background in people development, adult training and project management, she helps people unlock their dreams and develop practical steps to see the impossible happen.

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Ken Eldred

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year

Author 

 - Integrated Life http://goo.gl/OOtI8c

 - God is At Work http://goo.gl/7UVxrP

What if we could resolve the exhausting struggle between work, family, and spiritual life? What if we recognized a deep connection between faith and business? What if biblical values weren’t roadblocks but actually the source of successful business? What if the real goal of business were more noble than maximizing profit? What if we could see our everyday work as having spiritual value? What if we could approach it as ministry? What if it were our calling, a calling as high as that of a pastor or missionary? What if God cared deeply about our work and wanted to be involved? And what if we could even partner with him in our business?

Many of us believe the key to resolving the tension between work and faith lies in a more balanced life. Pursuing balance is important, Eldred explains, but that noble effort still leaves us with compartmentalized lives. We still sense that all those prime hours of our day have little or no spiritual significance.