Today I am being dispatched by INJOY Stewardship Solutions to attend Leadercast Live.  In an effort to aid in my personal growth and better add value to pastors and church leaders, I will be live blogging throughout the day.  Leadercast Live is the world’s largest one-day leadership event, with more than 100,000 attendees at 700+ locations across 20 countries.  It is designed for those seeking inspiration and improvement in leadership, whether you attend as an individual or with a group.

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The day’s first speaker was the incomparable Andy Stanley.  As a communicator, author, and pastor, Andy founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network 30+ churches around the globe, collectively serving nearly 70,000 people weekly.  The following are 45 Leadership Quotes and Lessons from his amazing session on being powered by purpose:

  1. There are two immutable laws in life – everybody’s got to eat and live indoors.
  2. There are people in this world that purpose is the last thing on their minds.
  3. At the end of anyone’s life somebody at their funeral service is going to find something to say about your life that is meaningful and had purpose.
  4. It is in you and in me to make a difference and find meaning in life.
  5. I have never met someone who said, “Andy, I have been doing something meaningful my entire life and I’m sick of it.”
  6. Most people are never powered by purpose.
  7. Purpose: The reason for which something exits or is accomplished.
  8. Nobody wants to be “the reason”. They want to be “the something.”
  9. Purpose is a means to an end.
  10. Purpose is costly.
  11. Most of us want to be the end, not the purpose to the end.
  12. Wrong questions – What is my purpose? Why am I here? It comes back to you.
  13. Until you are willing to be a means to an end you will never be powered by purpose.
  14. The starting point for purpose is “Who am I here for? Who are we here for?”
  15. Purpose is always found just across the border from “What’s in it for me?”
  16. You say “No” to you so you can say “Yes” to something much broader.
  17. Purpose has a price.
  18. CVS Pharmacy became the first pharmacy to stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products…This would cost CVS billions of dollars.
  19. Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with out purpose. – Larry Merlo President and CEO of CVS Health
  20. There was a tension between profit and purpose.
  21. Purpose is a path to meaning.
  22. The only way to have meaning in life is to be a means to an end and that is how you find meaning and purpose.
  23. Meaning means you become a means.
  24. There’s got to be more to this life than me.
  25. Those who devote themselves to themselves will ultimately have nothing but themselves to show for themselves.
  26. Your glory is to small a thing to live for.
  27. You were made for more.
  28. If you devote yourself to more than yourself, you will ultimately have more than yourself to show for yourself.
  29. Purpose has a means to an end.
  30. Purpose has a price.
  31. Purpose is a path to meaning.
  32. Would you rather be the shovel or the hole?
  33. The point of purpose is to determine how you will serve others. If you don’t plan to serve you don’t need a purpose. – Cheryl Bachelder
  34. You cannot divorce service from purpose.
  35. Begin looking at everything you are currently doing through the lens of means.
  36. Most great things you have done in your life began with a shift in your thinking.
  37. Your greatest contribution to the world may not be something you do but someone you raise.
  38. Pay attention to what stirs your heart.
  39. What you would people to line up at the end of your life to thank you for?
  40. Purpose is often found a the intersection of a broken heart, opportunity and skill.
  41. Surround yourself with on-purpose people.
  42. Self-centerness and selflessness are both contagious.
  43. Our friends determine the direction and quality of our lives.
  44. Are you willing to position your organization to be something rather than just the bottom-line?
  45. It’s difficult just to go back to a normal everday Sunday once you’ve tasted purpose. – Tom Rhodes

What an incredible way to start the day!  Next up is Molly Fletcher.

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