We fail or succeed mostly on autopilot.

Both scripture and science point to the unsettling reality that our subconscious minds direct 95% of our thoughts, feelings, and actions. What we have learned, experienced, interpreted, and been taught is how we see the world.

This is both bad news and good news. Bad because some of the actions triggered by our programming tend to cause us harm. In the words of Paul: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate, I do.” – Romans 7:15

It’s good news because we have the option to not conform to this and reprogram our minds. On the other side of this transformation is an abundant new life. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2

I noticed the following cultural peculiarity about the church: We teach and learn the renewal of the mind in the personal space but tend not to do it as much in the professional space.

I was thoroughly equipped and went from being clueless about romance and marriage as a young Christian to being happily married for 24 years. Because of the skills acquired through the renewal of my mind, I am succeeding on autopilot and will be forever grateful.

If we are to have an impact in the marketplace and have prosperous careers, we need a transformational renewal of our professional minds. Imagine what we, as the church, can collectively achieve if we were better equipped to succeed in our work.

I have mentored Christian professionals for over two decades and believe our next frontier is a generation of mission-focused professionals advancing the Kingdom of God. Not just professionals who happen to be Christians but business leaders fueled to higher levels of impact and influence by their faith. If you feel that same calling, you will enjoy a free webinar I’m hosting on January 26th, 12 PM CST: Faith-Fueled Success: Navigating Career and Calling. With remarkable guests and a Q&A session, it will be an inspiring and transformative event.

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There are two downsides to not integrating your career and calling into your spiritual development.

  1. Your higher career goals become unattainable. Hard skills (what I call outer game) will only take you so far in life. The lack of many soft skills (what I call inner game) like vision, perseverance, creativity, courage, and so on makes our most ambitious dreams unattainable.
  2. Our higher career goals are attained but become unsustainable under the weight of pressure, responsibility, and conflicting demands. That was my life before I became a Christian. As a successful artist, entertaining millions – I didn’t have the inner game to keep going. The coaching of a Christian mentor helped me fix that and pointed me in the direction of what I now call Xponential Life.

In this brief video, I describe the four shifts I recommend pursuing to take your career and calling to a higher level. If you’re serious about having an impact in the marketplace, I highly recommend watching this. Let me know if this resonates with you.

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