I’ve mentioned already that I’m an achiever on the StrengthFinder test. This means that I don’t need a lot of management. I’ll work as hard as I can until I hit the end of something, and then produce my own way to go further. For this reason, I’ve often got multiple projects going all at once.
For this reason, every year I get away for a week in a cabin somewhere and get up early to plan through the year. In previous years, I’ve planned courses I want to build, books I want to write, and things I wanted to accomplish.
- My goal by 25 was to move overseas.
- My goal by 30 was to be preaching the gospel in a difficult area seeing fruit and planting churches.
- My goal by 35 was to start a church planting training network.
- My goal by 40 was to write a book, start a podcast, and write my own church planting curriculum.
- My goal by 45 was to apprentice alongside three world-class leaders.
- Did I mention that I wanted to write a textbook? Sorry, that’s an inside joke from the Church Planter Podcast.
I know what you’re thinking… What does all of this have to do with you? I know that you have things you want to accomplish just like I did. Perhaps the difference between us is that I often accomplish mine. I don’t say that to brag, but I hear what it sounds like.
I want to help you with your goals.
The two categories of goals I haven’t spoken about are production goals and writing goals. So let me quickly say that I don’t want to bore you with production goals, but I’ve served as content director for a few organizations, and in that vein, Will Mancini say that he was in a meeting where somebody told him, “You need a Peyton Jones…” When he shared that with me, I asked him what he meant, and he said, “They meant that I needed somebody who could produce content”. I want to tell you right now that this was a major compliment to me. I think a lot of Will Mancini.
I don’t believe that I’m unique. I just have learned a system of production and a way of working that works for me. And I believe that I can help you tune in to what works best for you. If you’ve ever had a conversation with me at a social gathering, it’s not long before I’ll turn to your schedule, hobbies, in order to probe how you do what you do. It’s a fascination of mine.
I devoured the Titans series by Tim Ferris, simply because I’m curious about the same habits, schedules, and life hacks others use. The genius of those books is that they point to many different people and tell you how very different people accomplish their tasks, goals, and dreams. I don’t feel my way is your way, but I think that once you figure out how you can maximize your own potential to glorify God on earth, these principles are transferable.
Lastly, it’s important for me to emphasize that I have no desire to be famous. If that’s your desire, then I probably can’t help you. To be honest, I don’t think I’d want to. Fame sucks. I’m not famous. Anyone who knows me knows that I often make moves that our counterproductive to a large career or audience. My podcast is big, but by doing all of the wrong things to grow it. And sometimes that’s on purpose.
It’s all about purpose.
I wanted to build a church planting podcast that was about the little guy. Thats because that’s who I am. A little guy. A missionary. I found fulfillment in obscurity, but in glorifying Jesus in my little realm with a purpose greater than myself. I still buzz off that same bee. And if you have discovered your purpose, or are on that journey, I’d like to help you figure out how you can best glorify God in what little time you have left.
Where is this leading?
I offer a one-on-one coaching program to those trying to reach their goals. If this is something you’re interested in, I’d be open to considering helping you. There are a few things I can offer:
- Helping you to find your purpose (hint: It’s glorifying God…the real answer is “how”)
- Helping you to identify goals that are reasonable and attainable at the level you’re at.
- Helping you craft a plan that will help you reach the goals you’ve been putting off because you think they’re unattainable.
- Working through the series of goals that I’ve outlined in these blogs (spiritual, physical, intellectual, ministry, production, recreational, social).
- Lastly, I’ll have a system that makes it all worthwhile.
Want to enroll in my coaching program to reach your personal goals?
P.s. – this doesn’t have to do with writing goals. I can help you with those here too, but for more in depth coaching in writing, I’ve got something else for that. If you’d like to know more about that, stay tuned in the emails.