Published January 12, 2021

Ep 084: Reinventing Yourself, Sadie Robertson Huff, Paula Faris & Jason Jaggard

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CallingLeading Yourself

Is God trying to move you into a new season? Are you feeling an ache in your spirit? All leaders experience seasons of reinvention that are both exhilarating and terrifying. And as you grow in your leadership, you start to recognize the internal and external signs indicating its time to chart a new course. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Sadie Roberson Huff, Paula Faris and elite executive coach Jason Jaggard discuss the key questions you should ask yourself as you consider a big move and the truths you can lean into to calm your fear.

 

Show Notes

SUMMARY:

Is God trying to move you into a new season? Are you feeling an ache in your spirit? All leaders experience seasons of reinvention that are both exhilarating and terrifying. And as you grow in your leadership, you start to recognize the internal and external signs indicating its time to chart a new course. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Sadie Roberson Huff, Paula Faris and elite executive coach Jason Jaggard discuss the key questions you should ask yourself as you consider a big move and the truths you can lean into to calm your fear.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • It may be time to reinvent yourself when you have a sense of what you want to do and who you want to be. It may be just a direction, but it’s enough to know it’s time.   
  • You can’t let other people define who you are; you have to keep becoming who you are. And sometimes you just have to tell other people who you are. 
  • Sometimes we choose the change and other times we don’t choose the change. 
  • Seeing myself as doing one thing for the rest of your life can be a trap. Peel back the layers to understand why you are good at what you do by asking yourself three questions: 
  • What are you good at? 
  • What do you love? 
  • What do trusted people around you notice that you’re good at and love? 
  • My worth isn’t in what I do. My calling isn’t just my career. 
  • Sometimes you don’t know the strategy to reinvent yourself; you just have the “ache” or a stirring, and sometimes it’s enough to just follow the voice. Just get started.  
  • Sometimes tragedy and opportunity can coexist, and give us badly needed “wake up calls” that we need to change.  
  • Flaws and failures can be successes because that’s when we learn the most.  
  • Peace and fear can co-exist. Learning to expect and anticipate fear can help.  
  • Some practical techniques for fear:  
  • Breathing techniques 
  • Handwarmers (if your hands get cold, it can trigger physical reactions in your body that contribute to anxiety and fear.) 
  • Run hands under hot water 
  • Drink four glasses of water 
  • Learn to advocate for yourself. If you’re not a healthy leader, you won’t have a healthy team. 
  • When you want to do something new, you have to put the work in. You get your foot in the door and then you kick it down.  
  • Everybody has to work to get where they’re at. It’s easy to convince yourself that everybody else is just gifted, but that’s not the case. You have to confidence and humility to develop your gifts.  
  • When you believe in something bigger than yourself it’s easy to invite people in to be a part of it.  
  • People don’t always want to cling to a person; they want to cling to a purpose and vision.  
  • Don’t just know what you’re against; know what you’re for. Focus on solutions, not just issues.  
  • Be the kind person that people WANT to help: 
  • Dream bigger 
  • Know what you are for 
  • Champion others 
  • You elevate yourself by elevating others.  
  • Success means sacrificing distractions, which can be anything that take your eyes off of what you’re called to do: even some relationships, “fun times”, etc.  
  • There are also things that you should not be willing to sacrifice: your family, you friends, your health, etc.  
  • There’s a difference between loving what you do and being defined by what you do. Ask yourself these questions 
  • Are the choices I’m making clashing with what I profess to be of value to me? 
  • Am I finding significance in something that’s going to shift (i.e., a job, a bank account, a relationship)? 
  • Find out who you are outside of what you do. Write that down. That’s your purpose statement. Everything else is going to change but your purpose is not going to change 
  • If you allow God to build the house on solid ground, you can have security in who you are and not just the things that you’ve done. It keeps you humble. 

 

 

 

REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

  1. As leaders, you are constantly working to manage change. In what area of your life or leadership are you sensing it might be time for reinvention?

 

  1. In this podcast, Paula outlined three questions to understand why you are good at what you do. These things will never change, even if you are going through a major change. How would you answer these questions?
    • What are you good at? 
    • What do you love? 
    • What do trusted people around you notice that you’re good at and love? 

 

  1. What are the implications of your answers when you think about the area of your life or leadership that is ripe for reinvention?  

 

  1. Sadie said, “It’s not wrong to be afraid but It’s wrong to sit in it.” What is your plan to combat fear as you go through your season of reinvention?

 

 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) 

Willie Robertson  

Duck Dynasty 

Live Original 

Isaiah 55:8-9 

Job 

Good Morning America 

The View 

Joshua 1:9 

Moses 

Exodus 14:12-14 

2 Timothy 1:6-8 

Lysa TerKeurst 

The Little Mermaid 

Want to be Where the People Are” (Part of Your World) 

Media in Missoula, Montana 

Media in Dayton, Ohio 

VHS Tape 

Audio Cassette Tape 

I Samuel 3 

Psalm 127:1-2 

RELATED LINKS:

Sadie Robertson Huff 

2020 GLS Interview: Forces That Affect Your Influence 

Live Original 

Paula Faris 

2020 GLS Talk  

Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris 

Jason Jaggard 

Novus Global 

The Global Leadership Summit

 

 

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