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Today’s podcast guest is Josh Andrews. Josh is a business lawyer who helps small business owners and entrepreneurs develop a clear legal plan to protect their business as it grows. He podcasts, blogs, and spends his time giving entrepreneurs a clear path to legal protection.

With that, I’m excited to share with you Josh’s insights into handling disputes biblically as a leader. This episode is good. Real good.

How to handle disputes Biblically 

Show Notes:

What else do you want us to know about you?

He’s a child of God. A husband. A father of 4. He’s spent the last 12 years learning how to become a leader in his field as a lawyer and at home.

He’s a lawyer but not the blood-sucking kind. He knew the choice of a lawyer wasn’t going to allow him to be the kind of leader at home that he wanted to be.

Those who lead need to be people of conviction. Leaders need to hold fast and true to what they believe true.

When they don’t, organizations begin to sway and falter. We see uncertainty and unclear vision when a conviction is not there.

Your convictions matter

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This begs the question: What convictions should leaders hold onto? What can a leader believe that will drive their organization forward?

I believe there are 5 convictions every leader must believe and hold tightly to.

1. There are better days ahead: It’s easy to get discouraged when leading. Your organization might not be moving ahead as quickly as you would like. Your team may not be following your instruction. Your company may even be facing financial difficulty.

Those days suck. But there are better days ahead.

Remember the glory days? The days that looked so promising and held so much excitement?

Did you know that you have the ability to determine how your day will go? It’s true.

While we can’t make people do what we want. And we can’t change how others treat us. We can make sure we have a good day.

Attitude is your choice

You may be wondering how this could be. It’s simple, yet difficult, to implement.

We have control over the biggest influence of how our day goes. That thing we have control over is our attitude.

Why Attitude Matters

The famed basketball coach Lou Holtz is known to have said: Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill said: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Everyone will experience hard times in their lives.

These are the times when it seems like you can’t get ahead. Maybe your bills are piling up. Or it could be the initiatives you’ve launched have failed.

Hard times try us.

The hard times can be your friend

You Will Have Hard Times In Your Life

The last couple of years have felt like a mighty battle has been waged in my life.

We had to put down one dog. We’re concerned about the health of our other dog. We left a leadership position at a church (and the church itself). We had to buy 2 vehicles in one year. We had our basement flood and we had struggles with our city’s insurance company.

These hard times have weighed heavy on our hearts and minds. They’re troubling yet reassuring all at the same time.

You Don’t Need New

April 25, 2016 — 9 Comments

There are a lot of sparkly things out there to get our attention. From the latest productivity app to the newest course by the big name leader to the latest and greatest book on leadership, there’s always something vying for our attention.

Most of the time we give in. We grab the shiny, new object and adore it. Until we’re finished…

Study and dive deep, don't chase the new thing

Then we put it aside.

We close the book. We forget what we read. We move on.

We watch the video course. We absorb a little information. We move on.

We play with the app. We get bored. We move on.

Wash, rinse repeat.

We Like Shiny And New

The shiny objects are fun.

They promise to make us more productive or to increase our knowledge. They beckon us with their sexy covers or smooth promises.