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.

LP Jacks

#261: Monday Mastery – Vocational Leadership

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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

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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.

Anonymous

#259: Monday Mastery – Community & Civic Leadership

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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.

You and I have the power to influence our inner circles, and the ripples we leave beyond our immediate spheres. The way to do that, the way to have a positive, powerful impact on the world around us, is to get involved in it. Oftentimes we “excuse” ourselves from civic service, thinking it will be someone else’s job. And it very well may be. But will they do the kind of job that best suits the future? Or do you have more of a leadership responsibility than you gave yourself credit for?

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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#258: The Next Level Challenge (Part 1)

What is it, why should I pursue it, and who is responsible?

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next level challenge pt 1

On today’s program, I want us to begin to explore what it means to take our life and leadership to the next level.

I’m also going to be sharing with you why the next few weeks are so very strategic for me, for our podcast, and for our work, AND why what we are sharing is going to make a massive difference in your life.

For the next two weeks, let’s talk about The Next Level Challenge: What is it, why should I pursue it, and who is responsible?