Learning From John Maxwell Brian Tome and Rick Campbell

Today, I had the unbelievable privilege to speak at the Stewardship Challenge hosted by Crossroads Church (Pastor Brian Tome).  I was the mule invited to the Kentucky Derby.  The line-up was:

  • Rick Campbell (Injoy Stewardship Solutions)
  • John Maxwell (EQUIP, Author, Leader's Leader, INJOY, 16,000,000 books sold (true statement))
  • Brian Tome (Pastor of Crossroads - unbelievable church, author, passionate leader, influencer)
  • Me.

So what did I do?  I took advantage of the opportunity to LEARN!  I LOVE LEARNING!  I scribbled notes so fast that the pen made a huge dent in the side of my finger (has that ever happened to you? – it is weird!).

Here are some outstanding nuggets I learned from John:

  • Am I willing to pay the price for my dream?
  • In the beginning, dreams are free.  That's why we love them so much!
  • The only way some people could get excited is if they could get away from themselves.
  • John confirmed his retirement plans: when he dies
  • When he stopped pursuing vision, the resources stopped.

Here are some outstanding nuggets I learned from Brian:

  • Vision is recession-proof!
  • Develop a culture.  Don't raise a budget.
  • Passionate about FREE.  Give away everything.  (Crossroads has their atrium open all day long with free wi-fi, fountain drinks, coffee, and other outstanding amenities)

Here are some oustanding nuggets I learned from Rick:

  • Be strong and courageous
  • Be strong and very courageous
  • I will share the rest in a later post – awesome devotional to start the day

A great day!

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One Response to “Learning From John Maxwell Brian Tome and Rick Campbell”

  1. Agent Ken August 19, 2009 at 5:59 pm #

    Hi Joe….Great article!

    I admire your ministry greatly! You have a lot of “GUTS” !! One comment I would like to make…I son’t believe that you should refer to yourself as “The mule at the Kentucky Derby”. You are not to be considered as a “mule”. I consider you as a Stallion in the battle for humanity’s souls. N0 kidding !! You greatly inderestimate the power of your ministry! You are still a young dude. Just think what you could accomplish by the time you reach my age….(68). !! Keep on keeping on!

    You have MORE than it takes! Take care, Agent Ken

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