#tamingthelion

"Growth = Pain" - @samchand01
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#endofahaira #tamingthelion #thankyou @leviswitzer

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My recurring card right now. #strength #tarot #tamingthelion #resisting #majorarcana #spirit

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I absolutely love what I do. I am astronomically blessed with the opportunity every day to lead a team of very talented people towards a mission way bigger than us.
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But it hasn't always been this way.
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There was a time, not too long ago, where I loathed what I did. I didn't wake up or go to bed excited about my life or my career. Even though I might've been making money, I wasn't making a difference. Not in the way that God had intended me to.
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Now I get to wake up every day with the opportunities I have because God's unending love and grace in my life, second chances, putting in countless hours of work - and (here's the big one) realizing that I have so much to learn/grow.. and then doing everything within my power to do so.
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Success starts with you. Fulfillment in your career and your life start with you. Taking the steps to look inside yourself every day and realize you've got so much more in you, that can only be unlocked by sharpening yourself with humility and continued education, is the key to success.
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Quality leadership, entrepreneurship, business ownership - whatever your ambition is - will not be something that's handed to you. And it's not something you'll earn by always pointing the finger outward at what people could do better or do for you.
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Living a life of impact starts with you. ⚑️ #dothework #e3 #tamingthelion

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#tamingthelion

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#repost from @jaredgraybeal
The last night teaching #TamingTheLion 🦁 at @thisissub30 went so well! (Read below for cliff notes)
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As a leader, it's important to always focus on improvement. In order to change our destiny, we have to change ourselves.
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We covered 5 ways to stretch your faith and increase your leadership capacity: πŸ”‘
1.) Increase your confidence
β€’ change your self talk
β€’ take a step forward
β€’ set small goals
β€’ smile more
2.) Expand your connections
β€’ join local networks
β€’ post more about your passions
β€’ meet more people β€’ begin serving
3.) Improve competence
β€’ listen more
β€’ read more
β€’ take an online course
β€’ ask better questions
4.) Strengthen your character
β€’ change your surroundings
β€’ admit your weaknesses, and turn from them (repent)
β€’ scroll less
5.) Increase your commitments
β€’ set goals
β€’ tell your friends
β€’ take action
β€’ don't give up! .
Thank you so much to @celebrationjax for giving me the opportunity to teach! Time to finish the πŸ“š
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Much more stuff like this ☝🏼 on the website (LINK IN BIO) so make sure to subscribe to the blog!!! πŸ“²

#e3

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Last night teaching #TamingTheLion 🦁 at @thisissub30 went so well! (Read below for cliff notes)
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As a leader, it's important to always focus on improvement. In order to change our destiny, we have to change ourselves.
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We covered 5 ways to stretch your faith and increase your leadership capacity:
1.) Increase your confidence
β€’ change your self talk
β€’ take a step forward
β€’ set small goals
β€’ smile more
2.) Expand your connections
β€’ join local networks
β€’ post more about your passions
β€’ meet more people β€’ begin serving
3.) Improve competence
β€’ listen more
β€’ read more
β€’ take an online course β€’ ask better questions
4.) Strengthen your character
β€’ change your surroundings
β€’ admit your weaknesses, and turn from them (repent)
β€’ scroll less
5.) Increase your commitments
β€’ set goals
β€’ tell your friends
β€’ take action
β€’ don't give up! .
Thank you so much to @celebrationjax for giving me the opportunity to lead this group! Time to finish the πŸ“š
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I'll be posting much more stuff like this ☝🏼 on the @e3bizsolutions website so make sure to follow that page & subscribe to the blog!!!

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Why am I so happy? Well, besides this being a staged headshot - I launched my new business! πŸ˜œπŸŽ‰
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@e3bizsolutions is something God has been stirring up in me literally since I was a kid.
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To a fault, I've always been a perfectionist. Not with everything, just with the things I'm passionate about. And how business is done, primarily in the health & wellness industry, is something I'm very passionate about.
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I've done and experienced just about every role, high, and Low you can imagine in the fitness industry and business world over the past 10 years. Because of that, I'm ready to help companies grow the way @superfit_foods has grown and help to avoid the mistakes and failures I've seen and experienced throughout my career.
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Jesus tells a story in Matthew 25:14-30 about 3 men, all given an opportunity to multiply the blessings they were given. I'm just trying to be a 5 talent man.
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Go follow e3 and subscribe to the blog page! We're going to be putting out some gooood stuff πŸ’―
#e3 #glorytoGod

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No matter what, you're going to experience both highs and lows in life. Staying consistent through it all is the πŸ”‘! Double tap if you agree #wisdomwednesday #liveright

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C'est qui le big boss ici? #Morningrun #TamingTheLion @redbull #Sunrise #BetterDays #SurgeryParty

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Lion's Head moet je gehad hebben als loper. πŸ¦πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ
#TamingTheLion #capetown #race #nature #optoutside #redbulllionheart #kaapstad #hardlopen #running

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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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