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AUDIO: Career Advice From a Christian Leader

by Greg Yates | Breakthrough Leadership

Have you ever had someone ask you for advice? I hear those words often and every time they strike fear in my heart. Of course, theoretical advice is so fun and easy, but the problem is that it comes from my perspective with my experiences, my successes and my failures.

It’s dynamic, in that the advice I might have given you a decade ago won’t be the same as today. So instead of advising you on a situation, let me advise you on a process. This process works.

1. It’s Never About What You’re Doing, Earning, Embracing or Avoiding

It’s about who you are becoming and the relationships you’re building. Always put those first, even if it involves a little pain.

2. Your Greatest Fear Should be Shifting Priorities

If your foundation is shifting based on circumstances, it’s time to put down another anchor. The most important decision-making parameter has to do with traction toward a vivid definition of success you can repeat in any storm. If you don’t have that, be VERY AFRAID.

3. Be Vulnerable

Isolation will destroy you. I’m not talking about the incessant need to share your deepest darkest thoughts with everyone, I’m talking about being real. Being wrong and making it right. Sharing your story, not writing a fairy tale.

4. Broadcast Your Vision

Don’t drive people, call them. Practice sharing your passion and purpose until it gets clearer to you and everyone else. Get obsessive and listen for the echo to know who your real team members are.

5. The Greatest Leaders Aren’t Failure Free

You won’t be either. Don’t run FROM failure, Run TOWARD your Definition of Success. Failure is only failure when it cannot become part of your traction toward success. Hear what I’m saying. When we run away from pain, it doesn’t always mean we’re running toward success. My greatest qualifications as a leader have come through failure, even though I hate the failure itself. Never confuse the two.

These are the pillars of advice that will serve you well and never create conflict between success and being a Christian. This is the path to Breakthrough Leadership.

About Greg

Greg Yates has been a Chicago area businessman for over 30 years. He’s the author of the book, "Broken - How Being Broken Unlocked The Greatest Success of My Life". He has simultaneously owned 14 different businesses in a variety of industries; including real estate, manufacturing, payroll, and technology. Greg has also been an investor and a board member. He attended Olivet Nazarene University. He has a passion for flying. He’s had a pilot’s license for over 30 years and owned a variety of airplanes. Greg and his wife Vicki have been married over 37 years. They have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren.

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