086 – Friends: Why You Need Friends, How to Find Friends, How to Make Friends, How to Keep Friends

Making Friends

We need friends. Life and leadership is about people. It is about relationships. You cannot be emotionally healthy in a vacuum. Most of us only have a few friends, people we can count on, people with whom we are doing life. In fact, if you have one or two, you are blessed. A lot of people don’t have any intimate friends. In this episode we explore the importance of friends in overcoming depression, how to find friends, make friends, and strengthen our connection to them.

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084 – Significance, Is It Worth It and Does It Matter?


Significance is importance, we want to be important. Significance is being of consequence, mattering. Our existence and our presence being of consequence, mattering, making a difference. When we say we want to live a significant life, what we usually mean is we want our life to matter, we want the fact that we were here to change something, to be transformational in some way. We want our lives to have worth.

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079 – Making the Most of Time and Taking a “Long-Play” Attitude

Making the Most of Time

Quick wins are important, focusing on urgent projects is necessary, but to accomplish deep things, things of eternal significance, we’ve got to take a long view of things. We’ve all been given the same amount of time, but we can trust God to manage time according to his agenda. When we place all of our energy on the things we can accomplish over the short-term, we miss the value of the long-play.

In this episode we discuss how God is the master of time and we’ve got to be willing to take on things that will take a long time to build. To see transformation, to build an enduring work, and to fulfill our mission, we’ve got to take a long-view.

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075 – Gaining Humility Through Adversity and Serving

Adversity Brings HumilityHumility is one of the greatest assets and attributes of a leader. Pride goes before a fall and arrogance is self serving. How do we position ourselves to lead in humility? Humility being what it is, how do we even pursue humility, isn’t it just something that is? And how to we coach and mentor humility in those we are leading and lifting? 

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073 – Do You Want to Know the Plan of God or the Path of God?

following God's Path and Plan

There is a difference, yet a connection between the PLAN of God and the PATH of God for our lives. We’ve spent a lot of energy recently striving to discern the PLAN of God for our lives, but we are learning that discerning and finding the plan of God for our lives is not nearly as important as finding and walking the PATH of God for our lives.

In this episode David and Donna talk about the difference between the path of God and the plan of God and how sometimes we only need to follow the path. 


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071 – How to Develop Leaders and Make Disciples

We’ve identified 4 stages or levels of leadership development: Inspiration, Ignition, Insight, and Implementation. These four areas focus upon spiritual life, developing the right passions, gaining the skills and tools necessary, and taking action. We must make a personal investment as leaders lifting leaders, but how do we do that and what is a good development path for growing a core leadership team? In this episode of Calibrate Life, David and Donna discuss these four stages of the path to developing leaders.

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