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If you are stuck look around – are you alone?
Most guys try to “man up”, “boot strap”, “push through” and the list goes on and on. The problem with that is we are not created to do life alone. In this Fun Friday Chris unpacks several of the lessons he learned from his conversation with Aaron Walker.
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Scripture. There you go. And this week, our scripture is outta Proverbs, chapter 11, verse 14. For a lack of guidance, a nation falls. Victory is one through many advisors. And guys, that’s powerful scripture. Again, go back to the spiritual kickoff. I really unpack that, that verse broke it down into three areas that you can simplify and apply to your life.
Right now. Now, if you missed our Wednesday episode, I have big a Aaron Walker. He was on, had a wonderful time talking about the power of Masterminds. He is the mastermind guru, if you will. He owns that space. He definitely has, has, has mastered that, if you will. And, uh, we had a really great conversation understanding how masterminds work, right?
And, and what is the true value behind one. And just having that peer advisory group. Guys, I called the lines. Then you, you need to have your, your group. You’re 2:00 AM guys that you can go to, guys and, and you know, he talks so much around, uh, core values as well as worldview. That’s important. Now again, we’re not trying to shut people out, but when we’re talking about growing, really growing as, as Christian men, as leaders, we need to make, be very aware of the guys that we have that are, that are influencing.
What are their core values? What are, what is their worldview? Does it align? Right? You go out to to lunch with one of these guys and he’s, you know, eyeballing the waitress and he is married. Those core views, core values, and that in that worldview probably is not aligning to what yours is, okay? So you need to be careful here.
So he really unpacked a lot of those, those, those core values and those, those worldviews, uh, as well. How do you actually get this thing going? And guys, again, go check out the line with us and join our community cuz we have a mastermind and we’re, we’re building that and a lot of lessons that big a’s teaching.
We, we we’re, we’re, we’re implementing. We have those in process. We’re trying to, to move the ball down the field cuz we recognize the power. , big time. The power of like-minded individuals coming together to make each be each each other. There’s tons of value in that, guys. We’ve seen it. We’ve seen it even with our Bible study.
We’ve had Bible studies in line lunches now where guys have shared stories or just by the encouragement they’re getting, just the encouragement and support as well as the accountability, cuz we do hold some people accountable from those meetings and they’re taking action. And big time, big time results.
So guys, that was a powerful conversation on Masterminds. Highly encourage you to go check that out as well as I really hope that you go check out the line within.us and join our community so you can find out more about our masterminds and how we can potentially serve you moving forward. Now, you know, on our fun Friday, we’re gonna give you a health wealth and a self tip each and every week.
So let’s get started. Health tip right at. And I got this from Big A. Okay. And this is part of his, his, his book. Put in the big rocks first. Okay? Especially when it comes to your mind and your body. Okay? Schedules can get crazy. I get it. Look, got got three, one on the way, I get it. But what gets planned gets done.
That’s it. You wanna execute on something. Plan. So you need to prioritize physical and mental health on your calendar, guys. Okay. This looks, this looks, you know, this takes a, uh, this takes a shape in several different ways. Okay? This could be workouts, right? Actually, um, writing down what the workouts are gonna be for a week.
This could be defining prayer. This could be defining what scriptures you’re going to get, uh, that you’re going work through for a given period of time. Maybe it’s per week. This is scripture I’m gonna read through. This could be journaling. Hey, I’m going, I’m gonna dedicate 15 minutes a day for journaling.
Or it could be as simple as quiet time. And some of you guys right now, if you think about it, when’s the last time you had some actual quiet time? It’s. I get it. We have families, we have jobs, we have people, responsibilities, all these things. So are you prioritizing qu quiet time? Because I’m gonna tell you what those things, those things that I just went through, they will not happen by mistake.
Right? You need to put this in the area of non-negotiable and then fill in other areas on your calendar as it as time allows. But put the big rocks in, right? And your health and your, your mind and your body. That’s a big. As well as, you know, start, keep thinking about it further. Um, your wife, your, your kids, all those stuff.
I get it. They’re all big rocks. Put ’em in your counter appropriately so that when you’re there, you’re there. But don’t skip the mind and the body guys. So it’s so easy to do and I get it. Guys can get so tired, they just skip right past it. I’ll just work out tomorrow. Then that turns into the next day, and then the next thing you know, it’s been two years for you since you’ve been to the.
And you’re 30 pounds overweight and you don’t know what to do. The only thing you can do is to start acting right now. Just start acting. So draw a line in the sand. Put that big rock in. Take action now, your wealth tip. Be careful who you get financial advice from. Okay? You wouldn’t take medical advice from somebody without those credentials.
Make sure that your broke buddies aren’t influencing your financial decisions. I get it. We all need buddies. We all have ’em, but we need to make sure we put those things through the proper filters. Establish where you go for that financial guidance period, and then you need to learn how to tune out the rest of it.
Cause it’s so easy with, with, uh, social media, Instagram, Facebook, whatever linked. Just different groups out there. You, you’ll hear chatter all over the place. I need to be investing here. I need to be investing here. I need REITs, ets, uh, stocks, mutual funds, all these different things, real estate, all these different things.
Slow down, get, I get it. We all want to achieve wealth, but if you wanna achieve that certain status and who you listen to matters to take this advice. Be careful here guys, cause it’s so. Just let these things just float right in, and next thing you know, we’re acting on stuff that has not been proven out.
And if it sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is. Again, any area of building wealth, it’s a marathon, takes time. Now, you do need to put into work, but there’s no, there’s no get rich quick schemes out there, guys. They’re called schemes for a reason. So just be careful where you get financial advice from.
There’s your wealth tip, your self tip. Encourage your wife. Define her own den. Okay, so big a loves to talk about the power of groups and, and mastermind and I love it, right? Again, we we’re all about that here at the Lion with, but this could be an area, an area that your wife overlooks, right? And this may mean to help her do this, that you need to take care of dinner or the kids one night all by yourself.
From time to. You have to sacrifice some things in your schedule so that to allow her to be able to do this, but you need her to have a healthy group of women cuz it’s going to help her grow as a woman herself. It’s gonna also help her mentally. It’s just gonna be a mental, from a mental health standpoint, it’s good.
It is really encouraging for, for your wife to have that group of women and she can count on. Now for my wife, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a group that they meet on Sunday. So I know on Sunday nights, guess what? Oh, oh, Mr. Chris is taking care of the kids. Right. And I know that, you know, I gotta take care of for the little one, uh, you know, uh, bath and dinners and all that stuff.
But for, for our family, for me particular, it’s important to prioritize that for her. Cause I need her to be able to go out and have that time. Cause that’s her iron sharpening iron moment with a lot of her, with her close friends. So if your wife doesn’t have that, guys, encourage her to be looking. But then that’s gonna also mean you’re gonna have to make some sacrifices in your own schedule so that she can go do these things.
Okay? So there your three tips. Hell tip. Put the big rocks in first. Well tip, be careful where you get financial advice. And self tip. Encourage your wife to find her own lines then. All right guys. Now the book of the week for Goes on YouTube. Check it out right here. View from the Top from Aaron Walker.
Great book. Living a Life of Significance. Love it. Ken Abraham, uh, gives a, gives a review as well as Dave Ramsey. Uh, I believe my friend. Yep. Dan Miller wrote the the four to this book. So, Big A obviously he’s, he’s won the game of life, right? He’s, he’s doing great things. This is a really great book. Loved his story.
You’ll, you’ll, you’ll find it humorous where he’s, he’s literally retired, I think three or four times, uh, keeps getting pulled back into it. I love how Dan Mul, Dan Miller pulled him back into work. Cause now he’s doing meaningful work that’s impacting so many people. So you wanna copy this. Go check out the show notes for this episode and we’ll have a link right there where you go directly and you can get you, add you a copy to your library.
So for our dad jokes this week, dad joke number one. Thank you for sticking with me. While I figured out the meaning of many, it means a lot. Number two, what happens when you rearrange two letters into Word? It’s unclear, . So there you go guys. For me, I know which one is hitting this week. Number one, thank you for sticking with me.
While I figured out the meaning of, of the word many, it means a lot. Number two, what happens when you rearrange two letters in the word nuclear? It’s unclear. So there you go, guys. You know, we’ll try to do better next week on the jokes, but hey, we’re doing the best of what we got. Right? So your question, I want you to think about this week, have you built that team to help you?
If you have it, guys, no big deal. Build it. And the easiest way to start building that team is within our community. Again, like-minded guys, common core values. We were common worldviews. These guys, if you’re in the line within us, right? You’re following Christ and you wanting to be that leader, God intends you.
Check us out there, there may be a mastermind group there that you would, that you would find value in. If not, we have our Bible study, we have our, our line lunches. We have all different ways to connect with us. So again, go check out the website, the line with N Us, join the community. There’s literally no reason you shouldn’t take this step right now and go do that.
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We need more of ’em guys. I’m just be, I’m almost gonna be bluntly honest with you. We need more ratings, we need more reviews. That stuff makes a big difference. Maybe you wanna go to our, to our community and check out all the different resources. Again, we have guides, we have eBooks. We have two courses out there now, guys, not one, but two courses out there that, that are live for you.
Uh, an ebook around personal finance. Guys, there are so many ways to get. Get outta the stands and get into the game with the line within us. But it doesn’t happen unless you take action. So again, go to the line within.us, take some action, join the community, and I’ll see you on the other side. Have a great weekend.
This, this weekend guys. Have some fun. Get after. Do all the things you need to do to make it happen. Remember that scripture this week. Proverb is 1114, that lack of guidance and nation. But with victory is having through many advisors. So get that advisory board, get after it. Have some fun. Thank you. Come back next week.
We’ll have some more powerful conversations that are help, that are gonna help you be the leader God intends you to be. Get after it fellas. Unleash the lion with them.
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As always there are health, wealth and self tips that are sure to make an impact. This week really lean into the health tip and see what are the big rocks in your life that you need to put in first. We can fill our calendar up with junk that does not serve us. Busy is not the end goal – protect your time as no one else will for you.
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