Joshua Gagnon

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Ep 019: The Best Practices for Your Personal Life

Welcome to Episode 19 of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

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Mentioned in This Episode:

Lasting Impact by Carey Nieuwhof: http://amzn.to/1XNLTe1

Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: http://careynieuwhof.com/mypodcast/

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes: http://apple.co/1m8SaTf

3 Takeaways for Leaders:

1. Key relationships keep you healthy. Find a mentor who doesn’t want to talk to you about church and your ministry, but instead shows an interest in your personal walk with God. Furthermore, find someone who has walked the road you are walking and can offer you valuable wisdom and insight.

2. Live with high-impact moments in short amounts of time. Pastor Josh talks about how he has committed himself to never being lazy with his time. Although the season of life he lives in might only allow him to spend a few short hours each night with his family, he makes the most of those hours by being present as a husband and a father. Make sure that wherever you are, be all there.

3. Identify your disciplines rather than set goals for yourself, and these disciplines will help you to accomplish your goals. For instance, one of Pastor Josh’s disciplines is spending time in prayer at a certain point in his morning run every day. As leaders, we must decide how we will achieve something rather than what we will achieve.

Quotes From This Episode:

“I’ve never been more secure in who I am because I’ve never found less of my identity in what I do.”

“If you’re upset with your team’s attitude, it’s probably because you have a bad attitude.”

“A healthy leader usually starts leading a healthy team.”

“Who you surround yourself with--the questions they ask, what they seem to care most about--usually determines what you strive to be best at.”

“Live with open hands because the moment you close your hands, you take ownership, but it was never yours. Give it back to God daily.”

“When it comes to relationships, inviting people into your darkest places is the safest place you can ever live.”

“Leaders that are failing at home probably aren’t failing because they have zero time at home; they’re probably failing at home because they aren’t using the time they have wisely.”

“Greatness is not achieved by setting goals; greatness is achieved by committing to disciplines that lead to accomplished goals.”