It’s Time To Claim Your Upgrade – Catalyst West 2018 Live Blogging With Graham Cooke

Live Blogging From Catalyst West 2018

Today, I’m live-blogging from the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Graham Cooke is a very popular speaker with a passion for empowering the people of God to walk in their true identity. He’s been involved with apostolic teams since 1981 and cultivated his expertise in transitional development, corporate reinvention, and personal redefinition.

When God describes who you are, He then relates to you as you are that for the rest of your life:

God works from your identity. He doesn’t work from your circumstances.

Your circumstances are not your problem. Your perception of yourself is your problem.

God doesn’t see you as WHO you are. He sees you as you’re becoming.

Fun Matters – Catalyst West 2018 Live Blog With Jon Acuff

Catalyst West 2018 Live Blog

Today, I’m live-blogging from the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Jon Acuff is the next to take the stage. Jon is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books. His most recent book is Finish: Give Yourself The Gift Of Done.

Fun matters. In our culture though, we believe goals have to be miserable to be important. We go for the full marathon instead of starting with the half marathon or 10k. Heck, they even pass over the 5k.

If it’s miserable, it counts. If it’s not miserable, does it really matter?

The truth is fun matters. And we have to get back to fun.

Look at how organizations set goals. Many organizations use something called S.M.A.R.T. goals. They’re specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. Where’s the fun in that?

Stop Being Jesus’ Lawyer

Catalyst West 2018 Live Blog

Today, I’m live-blogging from the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Bob Goff is an inspiration to everyone who meets him. Bob shares a love of family, friends, and God. He’s also the New York Times best-selling author of Love Does.

We’ve got so little time life when you consider the brevity of life. Life is short. Shorter than we often like to admit.

Say you live to be 92 years old. Say you have 12 conversations a day for your life. You’ll have approximately 42,000 conversations throughout your life.

Something amazing will happen. You’ll begin to realize who you are and what you’re becoming. It’s truly stunning.

The Catalyst For The Extraordinary – Andy Stanley Catalyst West 2018

Catalyst West 2018 Live Blog

Today, I’m live-blogging from the 10th anniversary of the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Andy Stanley is the senior pastor of North Point Ministries and the author of multiple books. He’s the first speaker and is ready to bring it.

The Catalyst For The Extraordinary

A single act of courage is often the catalyst for extraordinary. From Martin Luther to Rosa Parks, single acts of courage change the world.

We often don’t think about change and the extraordinary in this way. But it is the story over and over again.

Abraham listened to God when he said to go. Seeds of the future were planted.

Joseph came from Abraham’s lineage. And then Joseph had the courage to forgive his brothers.

When Courage Isn’t Sexy

There is a kind of courage authors use as their clay for the molding of a love story. It’s the same fabric directors use to weave together a cape for their hero. A courage that wins the girl, saves the world, and lives to tell the tale.

The “sexy” kind of courage.

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Then, there’s the courage that’s not nearly as attractive. It’s less of a leap into the CEO’s chair and more of a step into the whisper of God. It’s the courage of owning up to a poor decision that hurt an employee. The courage of stepping onto the road of reconciliation with a family member. A courage that may not be sexy, but surely is good.

We may be slower to speak of this side of courage, but it’s the courage effective leaders must practice often.