Tuesday, May 17, 2011
keep thinking, learning, and listening
Stay Current >> one of the best ways to stay current is to follow a few blogs regularly. I have about 25-30 bloggers from all around the country that I stay connected with through my Google Reader. Blogs are a great way to see what other leaders are processing. Mix it up also. Follow ministry leaders, marketing leaders, business leaders and think outside the box.
Stay Challenged >> read, read, and then read more. I think reading allows us to learn from people on our time when it is convenient for us. I try to balance spiritual and leadership books from different authors that will challenge me to see life and leadership in different ways. The best purchase I made this past year was my Kindle...go get one!
Find inspiration >> there is no inspiration like the inspiration that comes from God himself. Blocking off time for prayer and scripture is a must. I also find inspiration by changing up my schedule, working from different places, and making time each year for conferences.
Get advice >> connect with other leaders in churches and ministries you want to learn from and ask questions. I have a few guys out there who I go to when I need direction. Look for churches you respect, check into the leaders there, and go for it...ask questions.