Feeling Broken In Leadership

AUDIO: How to be Broken but not Broke

by Greg Yates | Breakthrough Leadership

One leads to breakthrough, the other to bondage.

You’ve fought hard to get where you are. You’ve been broke. You never want to experience that again. The idea of being broken doesn’t sound like a good thing either.

I know what you’re thinking… I never want to be broke again!

Greg, tell me how I can reach my highest potential? How can I be my very best?

The greatest obstacle to your success is that you’re already broke and you need to be broken. 

There’s an obstacle standing between you and being your best. There are limits on your growth and success.

To reach your potential you must be set free from your limitations.

Unfortunately, the limitations placed on your potential have been placed there by YOU.

Never Be Broke Again

In the early 80’s after our son Terry was born, I put food on the table by singing in funerals. I preferred weddings but funerals paid much better! I went to all of the funeral homes in the area and demonstrated I could sing anything a family wanted with quality. They all loved the idea. They offered it in their package to the families. The only song I ever refused was “I did it my way.” Ironically, I just couldn’t do that one.

We were broke. I had to park my car on downslopes where I could push to get it started. Vicki was pregnant with our second child. This wasn’t the life I imagined. Not only were we financially broke, we were functionally broke. I was defiant and determined. I would have money. I would drive nice cars and live in nice homes. I would prove to the world that I could not be defeated. I would never be broke again.

This wasn’t the life I imagined. I was determined to be the master of my own destiny.

In December 2012, I sat in my hot tub early in the morning. A chain of bad decisions had destroyed 30 years of financial success as well as my confidence. I had done it “my way.” Now I faced a path of brokenness. I was broke AND I was broken. I was nonfunctional. Nothing made sense.

I built success but I fell victim to my own limiting beliefs. I was broke.

Finally my desperate prayer became clear. God, if it’s still possible I want to be the man you created me to be.

Get Rid Of All Your Barriers

In those moments, I found breakthrough. I was finally released to receive my inheritance as a Child of God.

You may feel broken but what really needs broken are the chains holding you back!

Receiving all that God has for you won’t happen inside your own self-image. His ways are higher than our ways. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. No matter how functional you think you are, you’re broke. You’re limiting your potential. You’re broke compared to the plan that God has for you.

No matter how much material wealth you think you have, you’re a pauper compared to a true Son of God.

The barrier to your success is the chain of your limiting beliefs.

What if you had to let go of your past successes and rebuild your assumptions in order to be the best you can be?

What we hold on to keeps us “broke.”

What we let go of enables us to be “broken.”

There is a reason God said we should not worship any other image but him. It wasn’t just about physically carved idols.

Until you possess Gods image of you, you need to be broken.

I started out broke and didn’t even know it. I saw what could be, not what I was at that time. Later in my life, I finally found that brokenness was what I needed. I fought not to be broken until I finally realized that I could be broken and not be broke.

I was finally set free to reach the greatest potential of my life.

Things get broke. We get broken.

Being broken enables the greatest potential for breakthrough in your life.

Claim your inheritance and realize your Breakthrough.

Add your comments to the conversation: What is limiting you from your highest potential right now? What can you do today to stop being broke and start being broken? Post your reply below.

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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