Drew T jackson

Coaching, Speaking & Training

Do you have a scarcity mindset or an abundance mindset?

Specifically, I will talk about how these mindsets will affect your team leadership.  

Watch the video here and read the written notes below.  

Specifically, I will talk about how these mindsets will affect your team leadership.  Watch the video and see the written content below. 

What is a scarcity mindset?  It means that you have a view of life that says there is only so much pie to go around and if you get a piece of pie than there is one less piece for me to get so I need to stop you from getting a piece.  It is a win-lose scenario.  

What is an abundance mindset?  An abundance mindset is a view of the world that says there is more than enough pie for all of us!  You can have pie and I can have pie and we both can have seconds if we want and there will be no lack.  It is a win-win scenario and way of looking at life.  It is a belief that if I help you win, I will win as well.  

How does this affect team leadership?

If you have a scarcity mindset you will always be protecting your position and keeping people under your thumb.  You will operate out of insecurity and not allow your team members to raise up which will eventually get you a team that is at best disgruntled, and at worst full of low performers.  No high performing person will stay under that style of leadership.  

The abundance mindset as a team leader recognizes the value and contribution of each of her team members.  She does not think that she is the leader because she has all the ideas.  She knows that she is the leader because she knows how to bring all the right players on the team, send them in a direction and give them opportunities to shine and thrive in their gifting.  Knowing that if she has amazing team members that come up with great ideas it reflects her greatness and any leader worth their salt will recognize that.  

How to shift to an abundance mindset:

1.     Recognize that everyone has tremendous value. 

2.     If you are in a leadership position you do not have all the answers, but your team may.

3.     Your role as team leader is to identify each team members sweet spot and help them reach their full potential.  If you are known for doing this, you will never have to worry about or be insecure about your position or job status.  Thai is rare and so needed in organizations.

If you want help implementing the abundance mindset in your organization please contact me here.  This is what I do! 

 

I used to have a really hard time receiving gifts

With Black Friday, small business Saturday, Cyber Monday and giving Tuesday just passing I believe we are officially in the giving season.  As a parent of five and an uncle to five I receive a lot of joy in giving gifts to my family.  I love giving, but sometimes I have a really hard time receiving.  I remember one particular time when my pastor came up to me after church and gave me $20.  He said he felt prompted to give it to me.  In my youthful pride I responded, "thanks I'll put it in the offering bucket next week".  He just looked at me and smiled.  You see I couldn't receive a gift.  My pride wouldn't allow me to admit that I had a need.

God tells us that, “It is by grace we have been saved through faith; and that not of ourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”  Did you know that salvation, forgiveness of sins, and everlasting life are a gift from God?  

God isn't waiting for you or me to be good enough to meet His standards; He is trying to give us the gift of a whole new life.  The problem is we don't want to admit we have a need.  Like myself as a young man we all struggle with admitting that we have fallen short of God's standard, we don't even want to admit that there is a standard by which we should live by.  But I am telling you, as soon as you are ready to receive God's free gift He is ready to give it to you.  All you have to do is call on Jesus in prayer and ask Him to give you all that He has for you.  If you do this you will receive His free gift and your life will never be the same.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving today! 

I hope that you are able to enjoy all the wonderful blessings of friends and family this weekend.  I wanted to give you a short word of advice for this holiday season. 

As you prepare to travel and be with family you will undoubtedly run into people on the road or around the dinner table that get under your skin.  You know what I mean?  The people that just irritate you and try to steal your joy. 

Jesus made a profound statement in one of His most famous teachings, He said, "Blessed are the peacemakers."  This word blessed literally means happy!  Jesus taught us that if we go out of our way to be one that makes peace, we will be happy and the joy stealers won't win.  So once more I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Today I am thankful for...

I hope your day is filled with love!

Today I am thankful that the love of God, the grace of God and the goodness of God are bigger than any of my failures.  I am thankful that my status with God is not based on what I do, but on what Jesus did for me.  One of the most famous statements that Jesus ever made is recorded in the account of John where Jesus says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

There are so many things to be thankful for in this life, but the greatest gift we could ever receive is the gift of everlasting life.  What Jesus offers us is so ridiculous, so absurd, so over the top that many of us simply cannot accept it.  Jesus offers us freedom from our pain, shame and past.  He offers us the free gift of everlasting life and the guarantee of His presence with us all the days of our life.  That is too good to be true, but that is Jesus. 

If you are reading this and you have not received the free gift of everlasting life that is found only in Jesus I want to encourage you to do that today.  You can pray like this: “Jesus I know I have fallen short of your perfect standard, but I also know that you made a way for me to receive forgiveness.  I believe you are God and today I want to make you my God and the leader of my life.  In Jesus name, amen.”

If you just prayed that prayer and meant it with all your heart then you have just received the gift of everlasting life.  You can go to bed tonight knowing that for all eternity you will be in heaven.  That is certainly worth being thankful for!  If you just prayed I want you to send me a note on my contact page that says, "I prayed".  When you do that I will send you a booklet I wrote that further explains your wonderful decision.

How did you meet Christ?  Please share in the comments below.