A Letter to RLC, Leadership, Personal Development, Read Everything

FIVE Journal Starters You Should Try

Everyone has an opinion, just ask them. The problem is not if we have an opinion but what do we do with it. Many people need a place to express themselves so bad they end up on social media saying things that get them and others in trouble.

That’s one of the many things I love about journaling. I have a place to rant, celebrate, and just verbally explode all over a page. The best part is, no one knows about it.

Need a moment to express yourself? Grab your journal and begin writing.

Here are a few statements you can add to get started:

1.”One thing I’m tired of seeing in the world is ___________________.”

2.”If I gave people a secret glimpse into my ___________________, what they’d find inside is ___________________.”

3.”I think people might be inspired by my story about ___________________.”

4.”I have SO many great tips on how to___________________.”

5.”For years, I’ve been saying, “I ought to write a book about ___________________.”

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That’s The Way I Heard It (Podcast Review)

“That’s the Way I Heard It”

I must confess to being a fan of Mike Rowe for a long time. I couldn’t miss an episode of Dirty Jobs. Mike’s love for what he called the ‘ordinary man’ was infectious. He said in a recent interview the purpose of doing the show Dirty Jobs was to highlight the people who hold our society together. Even though the entertainers (sportsman, actors, singers, etc) get all the publicity, it’s the hardworking men and women who really need to be the superstars.

It’s a great concept. After the show ended, I lost touch with what Mike Rowe was doing until recently stumbling upon his new podcast entitled, “That’s The Way I Heard It.” This podcast highlights stories that many of us have never heard and brings fresh perspective to old ideas.

He has been on a blistering pace of releasing one new podcast a week which most podcasts do not do these days. They only last about 5 minutes each so you can easily hear the story on a quick trip from point A to point B.  The stories also tend to be the kind I want to repeat because they are so fascinating.

Give it a shot. You’ll enjoy listening or at least that’s the way I heart it.

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What I Draw From>>>

Last night was our monthly FIRST WEDNESDAY worship experience.
We had an amazing time. I loved watching everyone worship Jesus as we sang, received communion, and prayed together.

During the message, I mentioned the importance of developing the GRACE GIFT God has given all of us. It’s that divine enablement we all have which gives us the ability to minister to others.

I talked about the ‘personal growth wells” I draw from all the time in order to grow myself. Many wanted to hear them again after church so here it is for everyone:

1. I have a personal commitment to read 40 books a year.

By the way, I’m hoping to finish book number 12 before the end of the week.

2. I have a personal commitment to listen to 15 sermons a week to feed my soul.

Here are most of the pastors/speakers who are currently in the rotation>>>
Chris Hodges
Steven Furtick
Perry Noble
Joel Osteen
Craig Groeschel
Andy Stanely
Joyce Meyer
Rick Warren
Craig Wendel
David Pursiful
Robert Morris
Gregg Surratt
John Piper
T.D. Jakes
John Maxwell
Max Lucado
John Siebeling

3. I have a personal commitment to listen to 10 Leadership/Personal Growth Podcasts.

This list is constantly changing but this is my current list>>>

1. Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast

2. Matt Keller Leadership Podcast

3. Perry Noble Leadership Podcast

4. Leadership Momentum Podcast

5. EntreLeadership Podcast

6. The Andy Stanely Leadership Podcast

7. Michael Hyatt “This Is Your Life” Podcast

8. The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

9. Get-It-Done Guy

10. The School of Greatness (Lewis Howes)

What do you do to grow the GRACE GIFT God has given you?

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Success versus Legacy


Just something to think about…

-Are you striving for promotion or to become a person that’s promotable?
-Are you looking for a quick pay raise or to be the type of person your company cannot afford to lose and rewards you for it?

Success- It’s about me.
Legacy- It’s about those who follow me.

Success- Temporary
Legacy- Eternal

Success- Comes and Goes
Legacy- Is consistent

Success- Cannot be passed down
Legacy- Is always passed down

Success- Is out of your control
Legacy- Is up to you only

Success- You don’t have to have good values to be successful.
Legacy- Your values determine your legacy.

One day, we will all die and our kids will run the world. What they will be is what we’ve taught them? Are you leaving a legacy worth following?



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Leadership Thoughts of the Week


-I’m unhappy because it/they is/are not good enough

-I cannot fulfill my dream/job because of my/their limitations


-I will make lemonade out of lemons

-I will celebrate where it/they is/are while challenging to move forward

I will see what could be instead of lamenting what is.


Some things are TAUGHT but vision, culture, and a Life-Giving mentality are CAUGHT.


Borrowed values have no power when the pressures on.


You are the chief culture creator.

        -What you do will be repeated.

       -What type of culture are you creating?


What type of leader are you>>>
     -Manages by vision and encouragement 

     -Manages by punishment

     -Manages by intimidation


At any given time almost ¾ (69%) of the people in any room are wired to resist change. (even if it’s for the best)


Leadership is the art of letting people down at a rate they can stand. (The reason is because you are trying to lead them where you want them to go not always where they are naturally inclined to go) -John Maxwell


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