Thursday, May 10, 2012

Staying Grounded In A Culture Of Adrenalized Leadership

This week, I sat in a meeting specifically held for staff members 35 and under.
Since the meeting, I have been sifting through what I heard and how I might apply it to my life.

I thought it would be worth sharing what I heard.

We began by reading and discussing Uzziah in 2 Chronicles 26,
with particular focus on verses 15 and 16.
His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful. But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall.

Your past successes cripple you more than your failures.

Which lead to a conversation about Adrenalized Leadership
it is possible for your body to become addicted to busyness and feel depressed without it

{Dr. Archibald Hart}
1. You develop a certain aloneness {separation}
2. You develop a certain arrogance {entitlement}
3. You develop an addiction to being successful
4. You develop the risk of adultery {spiritual or physical}
Suggestions for Grounded Living
{from Mike Erre}

1. Begin each day with a WAMM {What Activities Matter Most} list
list the 5/6 things that must get done that day and do only those things
before adding--or saying yes to--anything else

2. Live an anti-anxiety lifestyle
get outside. exercise. sleep 8 hours. eat fewer carbs midday.

3. Find your rhythm and be ruthless about it
• Manage your energy, not your time
• What time(s) are you at your best?
• Pick the life you want: choose your priorities and back-fill your job around that*

4. Have a plan for your leisure time
• Have friends that teach you to play
• Don't hang around people that drain you
• Have a Sabbath

5. If this job is destroying your life...don't do it!
Don't be passive. Don't be a victim.

What do you think?
How does this apply to your life?

*This was the most catching line for me...
and the one I am working toward putting in to practice.

1 comment :

Julie Hibbard said...

Dr. Archibald Hart used to speak at Saddleback quite regularly! I always loved his message!
GREAT insight on busyness!