Published November 4, 2019

Episode 061: DeVon Franklin and Jason Jaggard on Self-Discovery, Risk and Destiny

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In this episode of the GLS Podcast, DeVon talks with Jason Jaggard, founder of Novus Global. Devon takes a deeper dive into this topic by explaining how to discover you uniqueness and step into your destiny. Learn the key processes that DeVon uses to listen to God, evaluate opportunities, take risks and find the right mentors.

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SUMMARY:

In this episode of the GLS Podcast, DeVon talks with Jason Jaggard, founder of Novus Global. Devon takes a deeper dive into this topic by explaining how to discover you uniqueness and step into your destiny. Learn the key processes that DeVon uses to listen to God, evaluate opportunities, take risks and find the right mentors.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Destiny is not a destination. It’s a process.
  • Owning your difference is the key to discovering your destiny.
  • You are living in conformity when things become so routine that you not fully conscious of what you’re doing.
  • Your destiny is your own. When you impose your convictions on others, you do them a disservice.
  • When we embrace the organic difference we were all born with, it heals us and makes us more purposeful.
  • Stop and do a personal inventory. Ask critical questions. Identify areas where you have been conforming.
  • DeVon’s process for listening to God:
    • Stop and tune out distractions
    • Write down what the things he’s hearing
    • Pray for direction on which one he’s supposed to take in
    • Be mindful of feelings which can be a barometer for direction
  • Rejection is God’s protection. It is painful but can also be clarifying.
  • Conflict is confirmation that you are on the right path.
  • When you avoid risk, you are avoiding the rejection which could be God’s confirmation into the next thing.
  • Through risk, you discover who you are. When you go through conflict, put yourself in difficulty, get confirmation, get rejection, experience pain – then your true self will start to be revealed.
  • The unconditional love of DeVon’s biological family has been the core of the team that gives him the confidence to keep embracing difference.
  • Mentorship is a key to moving into your destiny.
  • DeVon has different mentors who can help him with the different aspects of his calling.
  • The key to finding a good mentor is when your interests align with their interests.
  • If you want mentorship, you have study to show yourself approved.
    • 1) Service will get you noticed
    • 2) Be ready with your questions before you meet the mentor
  • You are valued and loved and have the recipe for success.
  • Don’t allow the outside voices to disrupt what you know.
  • You will win in the end if you do not quit.

 

 

REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

1. DeVon Franklin says that “Your difference is your destiny.” Take a few minutes to reflect on the thing(s) that make you different. What five words would you use to describe your difference?

2. DeVon says that destiny is a process forged by embracing your difference, taking risks, going through conflict, experiencing rejection – all leading to self-discovery. What risk or challenge have you felt called to take (professionally, personally or relationally) that you have been putting off? How could that risk be a part of your path to self-discovery?

3. What barriers are you currently facing when you think about taking that risk? How could you overcome those barriers so you could take action?

4. Take action to move toward discovering your destiny. What is ONE thing you could do to move forward in the process of discovering your destiny this week?

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

USC

Fight On! (USC Fight Song)

Breakthrough

The Truth About Men

20th Century Fox

Disney

The Bourne Identity

Matt Damon

Meagan Good (DeVon Franklin’s wife)

Hollywood

Will Smith

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Joel Osteen

 

RELATED LINKS:

DeVon Franklin

Jason Jaggard

Novus Global

The Global Leadership Summit

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