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Exciting Weekend, Crucify Your Need For Credit, & Embrace Tension #ThoughtsFromTerry
This is going to be a fantastic weekend. We are heading down to Dallas/Ft. Worth to see Hillsong United, and see and celebrate Life.Church Ft. Worth move into their new building. It’s going to be awesome. If you live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, I highly encourage you to check out the new campus this weekend. Google Map
Living in the shadows
Build your personal brand.
You need a “Platform!”
We live in a world that screams at us and tells us we must be noticed. We must be “the man or woman.”
Why? What’s your motive to build your personal brand? What the crap is your platform anyway!?
Your motive and your Why are critical. If the motive and focus is about you and drawing attention to yourself for your glory, for your low or clamoring self-esteem, then you must call foul.
I have personally struggled in this area, with the seeking of affirmation and attention. So much so it turned me upside down and inside out, and I found myself on the roller coaster of the pride ride.
We must move beyond the allure of the spotlight and crucify our need for credit.
It was helpful when a mentor reminded me years ago - “The fruit of your leadership and success grows on others trees.” Ultimately, there is freedom in living in the shadows.
Living in the shadows does not mean you’re not successful. It just means that the light is shining on the right person. May He get the glory.
Recommended Weekend Reads
Last week I shared this article that gave me some practical tips to help with my smartphone addiction. Two weeks in, and I still feel like I am in need of breaking more bad habits, but the movement is progressing. Dealing with addiction has much to do with our mindset and our mental models - training our brain. I enjoyed this article about being bored. Understanding the power and importance of our brains having “margin” to wander, think and imagine.
“Be still, and know that I am God! Psalms 46:10a
Tension is essential
I have had the opportunity to lead many people and teams through Adaptive Leadership this year. The second half of the content revolves around the Stages of Team Development. Moving from the “Storming” phase to the “Norming” phase has a lot to do with leading through conflict and navigating tension. I have found it common for people to desire the “conflict” or tension to leave the team. However, I think the right conflict, and the right tension is healthy...and needed! This article does a great job unpacking that more. Enjoy the read!
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Have a great week,