I love notebooks. The old-fashioned, paper ones. With lines. When I get to the end of a notebook, though, it is like finishing a chapter of my life, so I like to read back through the pages to reflect on lessons I learned, remember thoughts and questions I had, and make sure every to-do list is checked off.
January is a good time to start a new notebook, so I will walk you through a little bit of the filled book before I shelf it. The first page was notes taken at a Christian Leadership Conference at Camp Seafarer from speaker (and now friend) Elizabeth Payne.
“Be grateful for whoever comes because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” Rumi.
- Make the most of your time
- Choose to serve (collaborate, create, celebrate, empower, empathize, excel, cast vision)
- Be the best version of yourselves
- Bring passion
- Act as a constant inquirer
- Live on the edge of breakthrough
Great leaders have goals:
- Do what you do best, every day
- Unpack your suitcase of potential
- Hold yourself accountable
If God has an idea that he needs to send to earth, he wraps a body around it. If it is a really big idea, he wraps many bodies around it. It is our job to get God’s ideas out and/or accomplished before our bodies leave this earth.
- Choose to serve