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What I’m Loving this Week: Learning Resources

I am currently overloaded with free learning materials. Thank God for generous people on the internet. Let me share some of the great resources I’ve come across lately:

1) Leadership and Influence Summit – 36 video talks that you can watch for free at your own time (before November 15). The speaker lineup includes Chris Brogan, Jon Acuff, Keith Ferrazzi, Erwin McManus, Mark Sanborn, Tim Elmore, Charlene Li, and a bunch of other great leaders. Some of the topics include The Power of Story, Planning for Success, the Ziglar Way, the E-Myth, Social Nation, Communicate to Lead, Generation iY, etc. Need I go on? Great stuff.

2) Tools and Resources from Generation iY / SaveTheirFutureNow.com – Author Tim Elmore came up with a book that I’ve been wanting to read called Generation iY. Until I get my hands on that book, I’ve been devouring all the informative and useful articles on their website–treasures for a teacher like me. If you’re a parent, educator, youth worker, employer, or anyone who interacts with young people on a regular basis, these resources will come in handy.

3) The Leader as Lifelong Learner, a guest post by Daniel Offer at Michael Hyatt‘s blog – This post reminds me of the entry that I wrote a couple of weeks ago, Do all leaders really have to be readers?In this blog post, Offer offers (I couldn’t resist) a strong argument in favor of reading books. As a book-lover myself, I couldn’t agree more. He gives some great strategies for those who struggle with reading.

Let me know if these resources helped you!

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Inexperience can be a good thing.

I’ve been reading this book called Pivotal Praying by John Hull and Tim Elmore. I’m not yet done, but I’m liking it so far.  There was this one portion that really grabbed me, and I wanted to share it with you today. TIm Elmore writes:

I chuckle when I read these words:

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember: amateurs built the ark, and professionals built the Titanic.”

They serve as a good reminder. When we are inexperienced, we tend to lean on God for results. We recognize how little we possess–and how much we need His help. When we are experienced, we tend to lean on our strengths and leave God out of the equation. We depend on our gifts rather than on our God.

So true. I am guilty of this one. This month, I find myself in a situation that is so much bigger than me and I feel terribly inexperienced, so reading those lines really reassured me and also reminded me of these two truths:

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13 (NLT)

Do you feel that? If you find yourself in a similar situation today, I hope you can find encouragement in this. Or feel free to let me know how I can pray for you! :)

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