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What Makes the Great Great

What Makes the Great Great? What is their secret? What habits and practices do the great do regularly that sets them apart?

Today I want to give you a little insight into a teaching I heard a number of years ago on the topic of Greatness from John Maxwell. I thought his teaching was so good that I wanted to share my notes with you and talk about what I learned through his teaching.

The truth is, defining greatness is as challenging as achieving it.

Success can be defined as how well I have done for ___________________.

Significance is how well I have done for myself and___________________.

Greatness is how well I have ___________________ others to do well for themselves and others.

What makes the Great Great?

  1. Great People Think…

    1.  ___________________.“All things are possible to him who believes; they are less difficult to him who hopes; they are easy to him who loves; and they are simple to anyone who does all three.” ~Brother LawrencePossibility thinking will give you… a)

      b)                                                 c)                                                 d)                                                 e)                                                

    2.  ___________________.
    3.  ___________________.

    Abundance thinking is the foundation of  ___________________.

    Abundance thinking is also the catalyst of  ___________________.

Great People Prepare…

  1.  ___________________“Champions do not become champions in the ring. They are merely recognized in the ring. Their becoming happens in their daily routine.” ~Joe Frazier
  2.  ___________________Q: “Do you see yourself in your picture of success?”
  3.  ___________________“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails.” ~William Arthur Ward

Great People Work…

  1.  ___________________Those with passion ___________________; those without passion ___________________.
  2.  ___________________“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.” ~Abraham Lincoln
  3. Beyond ___________________.“Your success in your career will be in direct proportion to what you do after you’ve done what you are expected to do.” ~Brian Tracey

Great People Live…

  1. With ___________________. “Humility means knowing and using your strength for the benefit of others, on behalf of a higher purpose. The humble leader is not weak, but strong…is not pre-occupied with self, but with how best to use his or her strengths for the good of others. A humble leader does not think less of himself, but chooses to consider the needs of others in fulfilling a worthy cause. I love to be in the presence of a humble leader because they bring out the very best in me. their focus is on my purpose, my contribution, and my ability to accomplish all I set out to accomplish.” ~Alan Ross
  2. With  ___________________.“Integrity can be looked at in two parts, honesty (or truthfulness) and reliability. When we show we are not honest or reliable, we make large withdrawals from our “trustworthiness account” that will require numerous deposits to get back to the same place with that person.” ~Time Irwin
  3.  ___________________.“A person first starts to live when he can live outside himself.” ~Albert Einstein

 

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Four Church Financial Management Tips

Having a flush bank account will not guarantee your church or organization will grow, however, it is very difficult to grow when you are always strapped for cash. It takes money to preach the gospel and as church leaders we need to be wise stewards of the money we are called to manage.

I want to give you 4 tips to church financial management.

  1. Lead with _____________.
  2. _____________ receive offerings.
  3. Establish a _____________ and live within it.
  4. Develop a _____________ plan.

 

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