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Now displaying: March, 2019

Stories of leadership and life with Jo Saxton and Steph O'Brien

Mar 22, 2019

Journey with Pastor Steph and experience the moment when a community gets fresh water for the first time!

To help the O'Briens fund a well for a community just like the one featured in this podcast head to:

JDandSteph.com

You can also see photos of what you are hearing!

The group they traveled with is FieldsOfLife.org

 

Mar 21, 2019

Spring Break Replay during the month of March! Enjoy these previously published favorites! Also, check out this link to download a copy of "Lead On: A Resource for Leading in the Midst of Anxious Times" 

We need practical tools to help us thrive in a world of comparison and competition, which so often begins with our minds!

 

This week Jo and Steph talk about internal and external struggles with comparison and competition and how we can practically face them head on, changing our mindsets, practice and culture.

 

Discussion questions:

1.  Where is your biggest struggle with comparison and competitivity right now? Internally or externally?

 

2. How easy do you find it to affirm and encourage others who are doing what you want to be doing? Who can you encourage today?

3. How clear are you on your vision and what God has called you to do? You could start by writing out a list of the things you are clear on - your gifts, calling etc.  Knowing what we are called and gifted to do can help us not to compare so much with others.

4. Jo said: “In a competitive mindset, you have just given others something God has given you, but in a God-given mindset you have just multiplied”. Jesus desired his disciples to go further and do more than he did. How do you feel about discipling others who may do more and go further than you will? Is there a mindset you need to repent of? What practical things can you do going forward to encourage, release and celebrate your disciples?

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Mar 18, 2019

Spring Break Replay during the month of March! Enjoy these previously published favorites! Also, check out this link to download a copy of "Lead On: A Resource for Leading in the Midst of Anxious Times" 

Comparison and competition are as old as Cain and Abel. Rachel and Leah struggled with it and the disciples too.  This week Jo and Steph discuss the difference between a scarcity and an abundance mindset and ask how we can create cultures where people can flourish rather than strive or withdraw.

 

Discussion questions:

1. Can you think of a time when you compared yourself to someone else and then gave up or withdrew from a situation? Where did you have a scarcity mindset?

2. Can you think of a time when you compared yourself to someone else and it made you want to strive to compete and be the best? What suffered as a result?

3. As a leader do you prepare for abundance or fear scarcity? Can you give some specific examples?

 

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Connect with Jo at: www.josaxton.com @josaxton

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Mar 14, 2019

Spring Break Replay during the month of March! Enjoy these previously published favorites! Also, check out this link to download a copy of "Lead On: A Resource for Leading in the Midst of Anxious Times" 

Last week Jo and Steph discussed the Imposter Syndrome and this week they show you how to overcome it!

 

Using the letter A (because Jo has loved Sesame Street since childhood) they are going to discuss 8 points which use the letter A.

 

1) Admit this a problem and begin to address it.

2) Assess your strengths and your weaknesses

3) Asking for feedback

4) Awareness of spiritual warfare

5) Accept an accurate view of yourself.

6) Acquiring a healthy community

7) Acknowledging that you are a work in progress

8) It is not about arriving - it never was.

 

Discussion questions:

1) Where can you identify the Imposter Syndrome influencing your ability to move forward?

2) Which of the steps above do you feel God is highlighting to you to focus on as you take Imposter Syndrome on?

3) Do you regularly take time to assess your strengths and weaknesses and make a plan moving forward? Is there someone else you can invite into this journey to do together?

 

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Mar 11, 2019

Spring Break Replay during the month of March! Enjoy these previously published favorites! Also, check out this link to download a copy of "Lead On: A Resource for Leading in the Midst of Anxious Times" 

Jo and Steph discuss the ‘Imposter syndrome’ today, the feeling that many people have, even high achievers, that they just got lucky and are not as able as it appears.  ‘Imposter syndrome’ is an internal insecurity and a fear that eventually they will be figured out and exposed for who they really are.  It can cause anxiety, depression and fear.

 

Listen in to hear Jo and Steph share their personal struggles with the imposter syndrome, and how important language is to help us own the callings God has given us.

 

Parable of the Sower - Luke 8

Song by The Brand New Heavies, ‘Fake’:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nMvh0LLt5G8

 

Articles on the Imposter syndrome:

https://www.thecut.com/2017/01/25-famous-women-on-impostor-syndrome-and-self-doubt.html

 

http://www.paulineroseclance.com/pdf/ip_high_achieving_women.pdf

 

Discussion questions:

1) Where have you felt the imposter syndrome present in your life?

2) Where have you held back in a meeting or pursing the vision God has given you because you don’t feel worthy yet?

3) Can you accept a compliment by saying ‘thank you’ rather than dismissing it?

4) What words are you afraid to use to apply to what God has called you to step into (I’m a pastor, leader, teacher, writer, mother,…)

 

Follow Lead Stories Podcast to interact with Steph and Jo:

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Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton

Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph

Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com

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Mar 4, 2019

Join international speaker Pastor Laurel Bunker as she chats healthy and unhealthy sacrifices with Jo and Steph. Listen in to this passionate conversation to hear how she responds positively to the sacrifices of being a black female leader and what she does to sustain God’s call on her life without making unhealthy sacrifices.

 

Discussion questions:

  1. Can you name some positive sacrifices you have made in your leadership?
  2. Can you identify some negative sacrifices you have made in your leadership?

 

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