Have A GROW Plan

A leader is constantly looking for ways to grow. This could be through reading books, active engagement, listening to others, or other forms of learning.


Not many leaders have a GROW plan. A GROW plan helps leaders have a short acronym to remember their plans to grow.

Today, we’re going to look at what a leader can do to create a GROW plan and boost their leadership knowledge.

Have A GROW Plan

Each letter in the word GROW has a word behind it. This word will help you to push forward in your leadership learning. Let’s break down GROW into something we can understand.

G – Goals:

What do you want to learn as a leader? Are there areas that you struggle in? Do you find yourself wandering aimlessly through the book aisle at your local Barnes & Noble or bookstore?

5 Thoughts On Goal Setting

Do you struggle to set goals? No? Maybe you’re like me and struggle to accomplish goals? Yes? Does that sound more like you?

Either way, goal setting can be brutal. I’ve struggled with setting goals throughout my career and life. I’ve never been one to want to set goals.

Tools for planning: A cup of coffee, calendar, and clips.

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Today, I want to share 5 thoughts on goal setting. I may encourage you to change the way you think about goals or my ideas may spark something within you.

5 Thoughts On Goal Setting

Goals that focus on money are dangerous:

Having a financial goal is great. Pamela and I had set the goal to be completely debt-free years ago. We accomplished this goal when we paid off the mortgage on our house.

Paying off our mortgage freed up a lot of capital. We no longer had to pay a monthly mortgage and we no longer had that dreaded PMI.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bullet Train

A Reel Leadership Article

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

Bullet Train is one of the most unique and fun films I’ve seen in a long time. It’s an action movie with a bit of intrigue, suspense, and fun all mixed together.

Sony’s Bullet Train stars Brad Pit as Ladybug, Joey King as Prince, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Tangerine, Brian Tyree Henry as Lemon, Andrew Koji as Kimora, and Hiroyuki Sanada as The Elder. The whole cast was phenomenal and not to be missed.

Bad Bunny and Brad Pitt in Bullet Train movie

You’ll enjoy the film if you love fast action, witty banter, and a twist. Fair warning, the film has quite a bit of violence and language. It is not for kids.

You’ll also love Bullet Train if you’re a student of leadership. Bullet Train is full of leadership lessons ready for you to pick out as you watch.


Deconstruction is a hot topic button in the world of faith. Many prominent faith leaders are coming to terms that the people they’ve led are reexamining the world they believed in. More than that, many leaders of the faith have begun to deconstruct what they’ve come to believe.

For those that don’t know what deconstruction is, a simple definition may be: The systematic pulling apart of one’s belief system for examination.

Paint falling off of the wall

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Lots of questions are raised during the process of reconstruction. These questions range from the theological to the practical. A lot of times, there’s no specific timing or reasoning for people to begin a deconstruction journey.

Sadly, a lot of those deconstructing fall away from the faith. They discover they didn’t have a firm footing to stand on. Other times, those deconstructing come back stronger with a better understanding of what they believe and why.

10 Key Areas Where Business Owners Should Consider Outsourcing

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As a business owner, you are always looking for ways to save time and money. One way to do this is by outsourcing some of your work.

People gathered around a table, working on computers

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There Are Many Different Areas Where You Can Outsource Work, Including:

1. Social media

Outsourcing your social media can free up valuable time that you can reinvest back into your business. It can also help ensure that your social media platforms are being updated regularly with high-quality content, helping you to attract and retain customers.

2. Accounting and bookkeeping

Managing your finances is crucial to the success of any business, yet it can be a time-consuming task. Outsourcing your accounting and bookkeeping to payroll companies can give you peace of mind that your finances are in good hands, freeing up your time to focus on other aspects of your business.