#tamingthelion

A good leader does whatever it takes to get the job done. No matter what the world throws at you, your people need to know they can always count on you.
#leadership #whateverittakes

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A must-do for all runners.
#TamingTheLion #capetown #race #nature #optoutside #redbulllionheart

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I did something today that I never thought in a million years I'd be doing.
This one's for you, Ma.
2 Corinthians 3:16-17

#freedom #stepoutinfaith #onlyGod

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It's this dudes (in the middle) last day working with us!! 😭
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Although he doesn't get on Instagram and probably won't ever see this, the world should know that @reedcorless is a freaking' legend!
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I've personally managed/employed over 100 people in the past 8 years, and hands down this young man was one of the top 10 performers I've EVER worked with.
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And it was an internship!! But within 5 weeks, I would bet that all of our @superfit_foods clients know him and probably love him as much as we do.
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Thank you Reed for all your hard work and dedication and thank you God for blessing the world with this AWESOME gentleman! -
You're going to change the world bro 🦁
#fridayfeels #family #yourmealprepcompany

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As a kid, I always wanted to be a teacher.
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More importantly, I wanted to be a cool teacher. 😎
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For the longest time, I thought I was going to be a math teacher. I really loved math. πŸ€“ But over time, I realized A) most people don't, so teaching math isn't that "cool" and B) the way that I do math in my head is so far from text book, so I'm probably going to jack up some peoples education.. so I gave up on that idea
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Later on, I became a personal trainer. And how I found success was by always teaching my clients the what and the why behind everything we did, which ultimately got them the best results and built my reputation.
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Eventually, I became a manager. At that point it was my responsibility to teach our staff how to work a team to reach our goals and be a successful business.
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Now I'm a business owner, and more than anything else in the world - my favorite thing to do is still to teach, and I believe that's the reason for our growth so far.
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I also believe because I worked hard and stayed faithful to my dreams in all of those seasons, God has now gifted me with a platform to teach others on entrepreneurship & leadership - and I've never had so much fun, or felt so fulfilled.
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Although it isn't math, and I'm not that cool, watching my childhood dreams come true is an invaluable blessing.
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Stay faithful to your goals, and be patiently urgent with your calling... You want to be prepared when the opportunity comes. πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
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PS if you live in the Jacksonville area, this group #tamingthelion is hosted at our @celebrationjax Midtown Campus on Wednesday at 7PM during @thisissub30 - and I'd love to see you there!! #makeyourdreamareality #dothework #bepatient

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"Be undeniably good"
The best investment you can make in your future and the future of your business, goals, family, relationships, etc. is in your character now.

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Maypop must have climbed this lion 25 times in front of the LeΓ³n Cathedral. This was taken just before we left LeΓ³n and Maypop insisted that Kristen act like a knight. So that is Kristen being a knight. I am guessing Maypop is either a knight or some sort of warrior.

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Life can be so funny sometimes.
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So I'm sitting on the beach at my normal go-to spot yesterday, literally reading/studying about the act of forgiveness.
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That's a hard concept for most people. Since I'm human, it's pretty hard for me too.
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As I'm reading I look up and see this family of out-of-towners with these signs, taking pictures with them. I really didn't have a choice, I had to get up and go take pictures with them LOL
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After I sat back down and thought about this sign, I was reminded of one of the most powerful and hard to grasp lessons of the gospels/Bible - that because we have been forgiven of our past/present/future sins & mistakes, it's our responsibility to forgive others.
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I had been reading through the gospels, in 2 Peter, and it all seemed like words - but running into this awesome southern family from Tennessee with a cute sign company, and reflecting on what this sign says - is what was most powerful in that moment.
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Someone once said "forgiveness is setting a prisoner free, and realizing that prisoner was you"
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Always keep your eyes open. You may not find the answers you're looking for where you'd typically expect.
#forgivenessfriday #tgif #notperfectbutforgiven

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7 Principals/Lessons of Leadership:
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Before reading this, realize that this content is based off of my accumulative life experience from walking with Christ, and prior to that, as well as supporting scriptures and a teaching based around the life of Joseph in Genesis. By no means do I believe I have it all figured out. I continue to make mistakes every single day to remind me how imperfect I am, but I believe God has called me to use those experiences and my gifts to instill that knowledge in others..
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1) People will DOUBT your dreams.
One of the definitions of doubt, is "to fear". When people doubt you, they are often times scared or envious of what you're capable of.
Change your self talk, who you spend your time with, and focus on your WINS.
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2) There will be OBSTACLES along the way.
Nothing good ever comes easy. But take heart, because your persecution will never outweigh your prominence!
Your goals are important to God, so be steadfast.
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3) With great POWER, comes great RESPONSIBILITY! (Miss you Uncle Ben 😭)
Don't complain about having a full plate, when you always said you were hungry. Have faith that when you're given opportunities, you have what it takes to #dothework.
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4) Integrity is EVERYTHING.
Doing the RIGHT thing will always be the RIGHT thing to do. Every deed done behind closed doors will come to light in time.
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5) Glorify God every chance you get!
With out Him, we wouldn't have anything. Be anything. In Matthew 5:16, it says to let your light shine before others, so they may see your GOOD WORKS and glorify your Father in Heaven.
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6) PATIENCE is πŸ”‘
You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by cracking it open. Remember; patience isn't defined as "waiting", it is how we act while waiting and experiencing opposition at the same time.
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7) *Your gifts weren't given TO you - FOR you
He who blesses others, will himself be blessed. It is better to give than receive. Christ Himself didn't come to be served, but to serve others - our mission should be no different.

#faithandfitness #tamingthelion #leadershipdevelopment #sub30 #thankyouGod

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Taming the lion...and feeding him some toasted cheese...

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It took my over 2 years from starting the business to step into our kitchen and spend some time with our team, experiencing the culture and engaging in the process.
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My eyes were opened WIDE as I stood in front of a room of 50 or so people during #TamingTheLion at @thisissub30 and taught on leadership; and the importance of 1) leading from the front and 2) versatility
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My brother, who is the Production Manager at our kitchen (glory to God) had been telling me for awhile I needed to come do this. He's just about the only person who still tells me what to do these days πŸ˜’
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I'm not proud of how long it took me, but I'm so glad I did! Sometimes the best way to learn is by teaching.
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Another awesome thing about this video, aside from the blessing of having my brother a part of this operation, is that I've known @jearl_roussel (the dude prepping with me) since I was like 9 years old. He's one of my favorite people. God is so good to us!!
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PS I know you've been peeping πŸ‘€ these oatmeal breaded chicken breasts, so go to @superfit_foods and get you some!
#morethanmealprep #tuesdaymotivation #leadingfromthefront #lessonlearned #enjoyingtheprocess

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#tamingthelion πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ by me...If you are interested in a #photographer who can harness your #naturalbeauty with less touch up contact me and #expressyourblack #pmp #powermovephotography

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Just another regular day in the loft with Naughty No No and Shpek playing! #tamingthelion #dogtricks #rottie #rottweiler #rottiesofinstagram #whatwedoinleshemloft

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God didn't create you so you could make money, he made you so you could make a difference.
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I'm SO STOKED on tonight - Day 4 and closing up this semester of groups at @thisissub30!
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We will be unpacking the 2nd half of "GROWING PAINS" and talking about Planning Ahead & Generosity. The 2 major components of sustaining success in your God-given platform.πŸ‘€
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Can't wait to see you there! Can't make it? DM or email me for info or cliff notes. πŸ“²

#TamingTheLion #Sub30 #WorkForAPurpose #PlanningAhead #Generosity

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Sun's out #fingergunsout. Courtesy of @jen_fox. #tamingthelion

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#MORELIFE πŸ™πŸΌ
Inspired by my brother from another mother Pastor @thekeithpitt
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For most of my life, I lived a life as a kid and young adult where I would find myself being generally unhappy. I didn't have enough, I was always in trouble and the world was against me. I would blame my unhappiness on other people, other places, and other things.
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The common denominator with every situation I found myself in was one person - me.
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The same thing applies to you.
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How do we make a change?
How do you achieve more life, and live the one you know will make you happy?
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IT STARTS WITH YOU.
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I believe there are 3 things to identify and change in order to make a major impact internally, and ultimately, externally.
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DIRECTION - if nothing changes, where are you headed? Do you have a clue? And if so, do you like what you see?
If not, CHANGE your direction.
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DECISIONS - what type of things are you saying yes to? What opportunities are you saying no to? How are you using your words, or treating your people?
Every decision we make creates a butterfly effect, and can impact the trajectory of our entire future.
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One decision can change your life, so start making the right ones.
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ENVIRONMENT - where are you spending your time? And with who?
Although you have free will, you will always be a product of your environment.
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In order to make the DECISION to shift your DIRECTION, you may have to change your ENVIRONMENT.
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Because you deserve MORE LIFE.

#tamingthelion #neversettle #youdeservemore #lovethelifeyoulive

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#Repost @jaredgraybeal
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#LeadingFromTheFront πŸ”‘
People won't follow you - if they don't trust you.
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How do you develop trust within your group, team, employees and/or work place?
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#1 - Practicing "patient urgency" and always doing the right thing at the right time will keep you ahead of the game.
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#2 - ALWAYS do what you say you will do; because integrity and accountability are a core foundation of quality leadership in any environment.
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#3 - NEVER stop learning! Because the moment you think you know it all is the moment you begin to lose it all.
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Set an example for the people around you and start being the leader that God has called you to be! 🦁
#mondaymotivations #tamingthelion

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Because achieving your goals STARTS WITH YOU!
Internal > External
#itstartswithyou #tamingthelion #chasedreams

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#LeadingFromTheFront πŸ”‘
People won't follow you - if they don't trust you.
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How do you develop trust within your group, team, employees and/or work place?
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#1 - Practicing "patient urgency" and always doing the right thing at the right time will keep you ahead of the game.
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#2 - ALWAYS do what you say you will do; because integrity and accountability are a core foundation of quality leadership in any environment.
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#3 - NEVER stop learning! Because the moment you think you know it all is the moment you begin to lose it all.
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Set an example for the people around you and start being the leader that God has called you to be! 🦁
#mondaymotivations #tamingthelion

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Want to read an awesome story? πŸ‘‡πŸΌ(a long one)
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Because of a really strong desire to help educate people on how I personally believe healthy businesses (and lives) are built, I began to write content based off all my accumulated knowledge and experiences in my life and in the marketplace from managing multiple health clubs, to building @superfit_foods.
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I really wasn't sure what I was going to do with what I was creating, but I knew that I needed to begin to document it.
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A few months later, our college ministry model decided to make a change - and go from a regular church experience, to a groups model. And I was asked (more like told) to lead a leadership & entrepreneurial group by my homie, Pastor @thekeithpittman.
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In that moment, it made sense. I was already prepared. .
No one in the room probably knew what was going on in my mind, but I couldn't help but laugh at how it all came together.
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Now for the past 2 weeks, I've been able to relay this content to an awesome group of young, eager to learn individuals and hopefully as a result, help make a better impact in the marketplace, community and eventually the world.
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MY POINT: πŸ’₯
If you want God to use you, listen to what He's telling you to do.
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If you keep putting off your passions because of the work required, you'll never experience the harvest.
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Stop waiting on a miracle, and just become one.
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"IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME" (Field of Dreams, not the Bible)
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PS. My favorite part about this picture: people taking notes!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½ #tamingthelion #chaseyourdreams #harvestproblems

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Be encouraged today knowing that you were made to win! πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

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Some people say, "when you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."
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Unfortunately, that's just not true.
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It's probably one of the most overused and ineffective stigmas in world of leadership.
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I work my freaking butt off, and I don't always love it. I mean, there's days I really don't want to be doing what I'm doing.
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It's not always fun.
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It's extremely stressful at times.
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It can be uncomfortable and there's times you'll question what you're doing.
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Then I remember - my calling in life has nothing to do with me.
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I serve a greater purpose.
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And those days I, or you, feel really uncomfortable and want to just quit - those are the days you make the biggest difference.
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So forget that stupid saying, chase your dreams, work as hard as humanly possible, get used to being uncomfortable and do your best to make the world around you a better place. πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ #TamingTheLion #LeadershipDevelopment #MondayMotivation #DoYourBest

21πŸ’¬

Sisters are for sharing laughter and for wiping tears 🌸

#lovethestorybehindthepicture #tamingthelion

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The places of your greatest isolation often become the places of your greatest revelation.
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This whole week might've seemed like a vacation, to those who follow my story.
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But it's primarily been about how I can contribute.
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I believe God has given me the gift of leadership, and just like whatever gift he's given you, it's intended to be something that helps others.
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This week I logged about 25 hours of straight nerding out at random coffee shops through out the country to work on articulating content I've been wanting to put together for awhile.
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I'm not a writer - at all. But you can't help others if you can't document your strategies. So I had to figure it out.
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I've been completely out of my comfort zone. Visiting places I've never been.
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But I can say that I believe this is some of the best content I've ever put together, and I'm more than excited to begin to teach it and see what happens from there.

#TamingTheLion #EmbraceTheProcess #ToGodBeTheGlory

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This is how every morning of this week is going to look (except there will be different books and different coffee shops), and I'm not mad about it at all.
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Side note: If you want to excel in any role, whether it be entrepreneurial or in a business leadership setting, you absolutely need to be reading books.

#tamingthelion #writingadventures #entrepreneurlife

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Being a tourist for the day... #tamingthelion #nelson #tourist

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