Eternal Leadership

Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle

A mentor of mine handed me a book titled The Catalyst Leader, 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker.  There are few books on leadership that are as equipping and this is one.

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You will love this interview with Brad Lomenick, an author and the founder of Catalyst, and a legendary expert on leadership.

As we started talking about his life story and insight on what creates powerful leaders that I realized just how wise he is.

I loved hearing Brad’s wisdom on leadership, especially the relationship between confidence and humility.

Whether you’re leading a company or seeking to take a leadership role in your relationships, you’re going to get massive value out of Brad’s perspective.

Brad has just published H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle and you need to put this on your reading list!

What you will learn

  • How to influence influencers
  • The importance of leaders never feeling like they’ve “arrived”
  • How to redefine yourself and step fully into your calling
  • The most important habit you can have
  • The breakdown of how identity, calling, assignment work together to define who you are

Resources

Bio

It’s a bit weird writing about yourself, so the best way to get the scoop on me is to check out my facebook page or follow me on Twitter. I promise to add value! In a nutshell, I’m an Oklahoma boy now residing in the South. I am a passionate follower of Christ, and had the privilege of leading and directing a movement of young leaders called Catalyst for the last 12 years. We see our role as equipping, inspiring, and releasing the next generation of young Christian leaders, and do this throughevents, resources, consulting, content and connecting a community of like-minded Catalysts all over the world. I appreciate the chance to continually connect with and collaborate alongside leaders.

I have now moved into a strategic advisor role with Catalyst, along with several other organizations.

My first book, The Catalyst Leader, released in April 2013, and will be releasing a follow up book in September of 2015 entitled H3 Leadership.

I love Oklahoma Sooners football, and consider myself a strong candidate for the senior golf tour at some point. I would prefer to start most mornings in a duck blind if possible, and if not hunting, you’ll find me on the ski slopes or on a plane. If given the option, I would love to have my own hunting show or maybe even sub in for Piers Morgan on CNN.

Over the last 15 years, I’ve spent a significant amount of time convening leaders. Prior to running Catalyst, I spent 5 years involved in the growth of the nationally acclaimed Life@Work Magazine and did management consulting with Cornerstone Group. Before that, after graduating from the University of Oklahoma, I rode horses for a living on a ranch in the Colorado mountains for several years.

I write about leadership, the next generation, creativity, innovation, social media, teamwork, personal growth, generational issues, execution, and a few other topics. You can hear all kinds of conversations with great leaders I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing like Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Francis Chan, Tony Dungy, Andy Stanley, Rick Warren, Marcus Buckingham, Dave Ramsey, Bill Hybels and others through the Catalyst Podcast, which is FREE and available on itunes or on the Catalyst website.

I typically post 4-5 times a week. To stay connected, you can subscribe to receive blog updates via email or RSS Feed.

For a little more insight on me, here are ten questions, well, with me….

  1. First Car? 1980 Monte Carlo (green and gray upholstery interior)
  2. Where did you grow up? Bristow, OK (home of the Purple Pirates!). Just outside of Tulsa.
  3. All time Favorite Movie? Lonesome Dove
  4. Favorite Snack Indulgence: Chips and Salsa
  5. All Time Favorite Quote: tough one, but I love this- “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.”  – St. Francis of Assisi
  6. Ever been skydiving? No. Do you want to? No.
  7. Dream Vacation: either golfing in Scotland and Ireland, or duck/dove/goose hunting in Argentina.
  8. If I could pick a different first name, what would it be? Lom. That way I would be Lom Lomenick.
  9. What do I like best about leading Catalyst? The free t-shirts and swag. Seriously, it’s the thousands of leaders around the US and the world that we have the amazing opportunity to impact, equip and inspire to be a Catalyst in their communities. That is an amazing honor. And we take it very seriously, and hold it with a great sense of stewardship.
  10. What three people would you want to have dinner with tonight? Billy Graham, Bono, and Nelson Mandela.

Bonus Question: What 3 golfers make up your foursome on your trip to Scotland (dreaming here): Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan and Bono. And I would invite Charles Barkley just for the humor!

Direct download: 105_Brad_Lomenick.mp3
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Superhero Tax Coach, Diane Gardner, shares powerful strategies to increase your bottom line

 

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What makes a booming business “boom”? Positive word of mouth.

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From market leading Fortune 500 corporate giants to the neighborhood pancake restaurant with a line out the door, it’s strength of reputation that creates momentum and drives business growth.

Magnetic: The Art Of Attracting Business is about how to build your business based on a customer-centric strategy. This strategy uses the power of simplicity, focus, and customer experience to attract customers, keep those customers for life, and create a never-ending stream of new customers. Learn how to simplify the way you think about your business so that everyone in your organization shares a common focus on creating consistent customer experiences that generate customer satisfaction and grow the business.

“Personal recommendations – word-of-mouth – are the number one driver of purchase decisions.” – Forbes Magazine

This session gives you simple, powerful, actionable strategies that you can implement immediately. These are ideas that fire people up and motivate them to go back and take immediate action to improve performance and results with customers.

You will learn and take back…

  • How to get clarity on maximizing customer satisfaction.
  • How to use a fundamental business attraction strategy throughout the entire organization.
  • How to simplify how you think about your business and avoid over-complicating things.
  • How to avoid the trap of “wow” distractions and focus on what truly matters most to customers.
  • How to “filter” your choices and activities so that you always achieve maximum positive impact with customers.
  • How to use simple, powerful “tie-breakers” to make all the difference in performance and results.
Direct download: 103_Joe_Calloway.mp3
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Straightforward advice on how to be an impact player!

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Life holds so much more than we even know, so much to experience.  If you are seeking a full life this episode if just for you.

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Direct download: 101_Matt_Heard.mp3
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Celebrate our 100th episode with special guest Lance Wallnau

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Wow, we did this together.  Thank you to everyone who has been part of Eternal Leadership.  You are an incredible audience and we have all learned meaningful lessons from our 100 guests.  We have explored how to connect with who God is, how to find your identity, get clarity on your calling and purpose and have heard incredible life journeys and testimonies from all walks of life.

Today, we explore how to take everything we have learned so far and put it into action in our lives. Lance shares what is going on in the times that we live in, how God is moving, and how to boldly move forward into the life you were meant to create!

[su_quote cite="Lance Wallnau" url="http://lancewallnau.com/"]There is a fresh installment of God's plan for your life that is wanting to become manifest.  Therefore, you don't have to try to create something, you have to cooperate with what wants to emerge[/su_quote]

A special thank you to Lance for his friendship to all of us and his mentorship.  He has graciously offered his BEST training on how to equip yourself to take those first small steps that will lead you to massive impact!  Here is the link to  Lance's training.

We are putting together a special training event with Lance on how to make convergence happen in your life.  Stay tuned for details on this!  Sign up for our Newsletter to be included in this special event ------->

What you will learn from our 100th episode

  • The secret to knowing what to do and how to move into your calling
  • What the force multipliers in our lives that will give you a 100 fold return
  • How do you show up in this moment and how does it match the person you want to be
  • If you had NO constraints what could you create in your life, if anything imaginable was possible, what would it take to create massive change
  • How to define what being fruitful looks like! - Identity - Calling - Purpose
  • Our work is our ministry and our vocation
  • The 3 phases of being STUCK and how to get UNSTUCK
  • How to get all of your arrows aligned in one direction that leads to convergence

A prayer that will change your life

[su_quote cite="Lance Wallnau" url="http://lancewallnau.com/"] Lord, You know my calling, You know my situation better than I do.  I surrender everything about me and my business to You. I ask you to bring into my life those people that need to be here to help me do what You called me to do and I ask you to create natural and grace ways for those who don’t belong here to find their place some place else.[/su_quote]

Resources

Bio

Dr. Lance Wallnau is a catalytic thought leader. An internationally recognized speaker and business consultant, he is one of the premiere speakers on the subject of cultural transformation and the seven mountains. He delivers his message of transformation with relevance, wit, and intensity.

Lance has shared platforms with best-selling authors Ken Blanchard and John Maxwell, and lectured at universities from Harvard and M.I.T. to the London School of Theology.  Merging a thirty-year background consulting in business and the non-profit sector, Lance’s intuition inspires visions of tomorrow with the clarity of today—connecting ideas to action. His students represent a tapestry spanning nations and spheres: from CEO’s and HBO comedians, to professors and pastors, to one of Donald Trump’s winners of The Apprentice. Lance is dedicated to the task of meeting with principal leaders in key sectors to bring transformation to nations.

He currently directs the Lance Learning Group, a strategic teaching and consulting company based in Dallas, Texas with affiliate offices opening up in Europe and the Philippines. Lance sees patterns in the chaos and brings strategic focus for maximized outcomes. He believes that unprecedented economic, political, and social shaking will create extraordinary opportunities for leaders willing to climb to the top of their mountain, leverage the platform God has given them, and advance kingdom interests.

Academic attainments include a Doctorate in Ministry with a specialization in Marketplace from Phoenix University of Theology, and M.A. from South Western Theological Seminary where he also taught an as an adjunct professor. Wallnau serves actively on the Board of Directors for several progressive organizations.

Dr. Wallnau’s teachings help people to find clarity in their assignment, develop mastery in their field, step into convergence, and function within their passion. A frequent television guest and conference keynote speaker, today Lance has influenced thousands of leaders around the world.

Direct download: 100_Lance_Wallnau.mp3
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Now, more than ever, relationships are key!

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

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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.

Direct download: 098_Darryl_Lyons_2.mp3
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