Leadership Insights: Interview With Jonathan Malm

Jonathan Malm is the author of Created For More. The book is a 30 day devotional for anyone who creates or longs to create something.

Having read through the devotional, I thought it would be great to bring Jonathan to the blog and ask him a few questions relating to his new devotional.

Learn what being created for more and leadership have to do with each other

In this interview, you will learn:

What Created For More is all about

Should we separate our spiritual and business life?

How do you find the dreamers and doers and people who see the greatness in you?

Why you should get into conversations with people on airplanes

How do you draw out the dreams and passions of those you meet?

Why is it important for leaders to develop a devotional habit?

The power in filling your cup and powering yourself out to others

Is creativity just for artists?

Here’s How To Have Your Best Year Ever

You and I both know traditional goal-setting doesn’t work.

But Michael Hyatt’s process does.


If you truly want to make this your best year ever, and finally make progress against the goals that matter most, then go watch Michael’s video:


Here’s to you and an incredible 2015!

P.S. With over 3,000+ happy buyers in year 1, this course really has become an incredible resource for helping people like you achieve great things.

Just be warned, it will not be available forever as it is only open for a short window each year.


4 Ways To Connect With Other Leaders

There’s a power that is unleashed when we connect with others, whether they’re in our industry or not. By creating a relationship with other leaders, we can potentially extend our networks to untold numbers.

And yet many of us struggle with connecting with other leaders, especially introverts who can have social anxiety. That’s why I want to share today 4 ways we can connect with other leaders (And this includes ways even introverts can apply).

There's power in connection

Image by JD Hancock

Who here likes to connect with others? Going out, making friendships, getting to know others? I’m imagining those hands you’re raising. I’m also picturing those who are cringing at the thought of initiating a conversation with a new person or getting in front of a crowd.

Daunting, I know. Connecting with new people can zap a lot of your energy.

Comfort Is The Enemy

The American dream was what most of America wanted at one point. The dream to have the white picket fence, the 3 bedroom home with lots of room to spare, the luxury car that had every amenity known to man.

That was the American dream. And it should be considered our enemy.

The American dream became about comfort and living a life that was easy.

That’s not what I want and I hope it’s not what you want. That’s why comfort is the enemy.

Comfort begins to change us. When we live in comfort, our desires begin to change. We begin to think we have it made and we’re on the road to success.

Not only that, we tend to become lazy. Our guard begins to soften and we fall into bad habits.

Looking For More In All The Wrong Places

For some odd reason, the Johnny Lee song Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places popped into my head. I’m not a big country fan (though we listened to a lot of it during drives with dad growing up) so I’m not sure why the song crossed my mind. However, it did. And as I examined the lyrics, I realized Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places could be applied to building our platforms.

Johnny Lee wrote Looking For Love, I’m guessing, because he was looking for love in all the wrong places. Makes sense, that’s what the song is called after all.

But the song is about love not platforms, you may say. That’s true, but his pursuit of love in the wrong places is often how we pursue the growth of our platforms.

Let’s take a look at some of the lyrics: