#262: The State Of The Host Address

An Inside Look At My Own Quest For The Next Level


Brian Holmes Host

Over the last two weeks, we have been talking about rising to the next level. The premise is simple: there is a next level waiting, but whether you choose to engage or not is up to you.

As you’re probably aware, I turned 50 earlier this year. While others may not be excited about that landmark, I’m more excited than I’ve ever been.

As we prepare to take our website, podcast, and business to the next level, I want to pull back the curtain today and give you a peek into some of the lessons I’ve learned, the changes made, the challenges faced, and the glorious hope I have about the future.

Tune in to this episode for The State Of The Host Address: An Inside Look At My Own Quest For The Next Level.

17 Ways To Ensure A Knock-Out Year

This is fitting since the year is 2017 and these are 17 items for getting your year on track. Aside from the numerical coincidence, however, this is a list you’ll want to keep close at hand for reviewing and renewing your goals and success on a regular basis. Let’s dive right into these 17 ways to ensure you’ll have a knock-out year.

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.

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#261: Monday Mastery – Vocational Leadership


Welcome to our video blog and Monday Mastery Edition of our Strategic Leader Podcast with Brian Holmes! Each Monday, we provide a video & podcast audio segment designed to encourage, motivate, challenge, and develop you as a leader and influencer.

We’re rounding out the four quadrants of leadership today, with this final episode in this series. We’ve talked about personal leadership, family leadership, and community leadership so far, and today we’re talking about vocational leadership – more specifically, the people group you’re called to serve.

Watch the video or download and listen to our audio file as well. Join us every Monday for a new Monday Mastery Edition of our Strategic Leader podcast, and every Thursday for a new in-depth episode.

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#260: The Next Level Challenge (Part 2)

5 Truths About Transitioning To Your Next Level


Last week, I introduced part one of a two-part series on what it means to take your life and leadership to the next level. The premise is there IS a next level available to you – right now!

How does one navigate their journey between their current circumstance and the next? Between here and there? What are the steps and considerations one might encounter on their way to their new level?

On today’s episode, I want to take a closer look at the keys you can use to unlock and unleash your next level.

Let’s talk about part 2 of The Next Level Challenge: 5 Truths About Transitioning To Your Next Level.

5 Questions To Ask When Mastering Positive Expectancy

Last week I revealed 5 mysteries of expectations, how they’re set, and how they become reality. Do you truly believe you can achieve what you expect? Do you have positive expectations? Or is that something you need to work on?

Today I want to emphasize the importance of getting the space between your ears sorted out. In the next week, I want you to take one hour – one uninterrupted, distraction-free hour – to go through these factors: The beliefs you hold, the information you take in, the people in your life, the words that you speak, and your level of faith.

Write or journal the thoughts revealed to you once you sit and think on each of those 5 expectation mysteries. If you’re a Christian, ask the Holy Spirit to help you assess where you are with each of those key factors. When you can focus on and pinpoint the improvements to be made, it will make an incredibly positive difference in your life.

You must do the things today that others will not do so that you can have the things tomorrow that others will not have.