Growing Big People with PS.

Growing Big People with PS.

By Paul Scanlon
Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon Podcast is about empowering you to live a bigger more influential life.
Paul's unique ability to make complex things simple is a hallmark of his skill as a communicator.
His belief that it’s more important to grow people than things combined with his innate ability to walk in other peoples shoes creates a rare sense of connection with his audiences and followers.
Big people have bigger social circles and take bigger risks. Big people think big and believe for bigger things than small.
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Skin In The Game part two
If you have NO skin in the game then you’re not in the game. You may be at the game, believe in the game, know people in the game or even be an expert in the game but if you have no skin in it your a spectator. Jesus was the ultimate skin in the game leader and we his church come from a long line of skin in the game believers and pioneers and martyrs. In this age of entitlement and virtual reality skin in the game we are never more like him than when have skin in the game of humanities pain and suffering. Do you have any skin in the game? Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
17:16
October 7, 2019
Skin In The Game part one
If you have NO skin in the game then you’re not in the game. You may be at the game, believe in the game, know people in the game or even be an expert in the game but if you have no skin in it your a spectator. Jesus was the ultimate skin in the game leader and we his church come from a long line of skin in the game believers and pioneers and martyrs. In this age of entitlement and virtual reality skin in the game we are never more like him than when have skin in the game of humanities pain and suffering. Do you have any skin in the game? Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
17:26
September 30, 2019
Leadership - Control your people dosage
Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
03:33
September 27, 2019
Diplomatic Immunity part two
On only one occasion Paul uses the term AMBASSADOR to describe the nature of his calling. I believe that this metaphor  more than any other he used gives us rare insight into how Paul was able to persevere in the face of so much personal suffering. All ambassadors have something called DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY. This immunity is only possible because ambassadors live in one place but are resourced from another. We are Ambassadors of heaven but we have not understood or enjoyed our diplomatic immunity. If there was ever a time to grasp this concept it’s now! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
19:47
September 23, 2019
Wisdom - Stop being so helpful
Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
04:13
September 20, 2019
Diplomatic Immunity part one
On only one occasion Paul uses the term AMBASSADOR to describe the nature of his calling. I believe that this metaphor  more than any other he used gives us rare insight into how Paul was able to persevere in the face of so much personal suffering. All ambassadors have something called DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY. This immunity is only possible because ambassadors live in one place but are resourced from another. We are Ambassadors of heaven but we have not understood or enjoyed our diplomatic immunity. If there was ever a time to grasp this concept it’s now! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
18:43
September 16, 2019
Servant Leadership
I’m thrilled to be releasing my new SERVANT LEADERSHIP video series. I’ve never known a time at both the macro global level and the micro daily customer service level where an issue has ever been more pervasive. We are experiencing a global revolution against all forms of non servant leadership and i for one am happy to be a part of it. We are sick and tired of a world that for generations has kept promoting people into leadership roles who were never servants in the first place. You can bolt leadership onto servanthood later, but you can’t bolt servanthood onto leadership later. We want to be led by people who lead as they would want to be led, and serve as they’d want to be served. This video series has been a huge labour of love and it is my contribution to this massive human need that we all have of feeling appreciated and served by those who lead us. For more information about this resource and to purchase visit - https://paulscanlon.com/resources/gss/servant-leadership/
04:48
September 13, 2019
Finding Your Peloton part 2
Peloton is a cycling term that describes the main group of riders who’s role is to escort, chaperone and bodyguard their principle rider to victory. The PELOTON exists to surround the sprinter so that their bodies absorb the wind and reduce the drag on him. They conserve his energy at the expense of their own until the final seconds when he breaks for the finish line. These people may not just be friends, staff or colleagues, they are strategic alliances committed to your success. Every human needs a PELOTON we all need people physically and/or virtually who are our squad our platoon ushering us towards a winning life. David had Jonathan and his mighty men. Jonathan had his armour bearer. Jesus had his apostles and Mary & Martha. Paul had Timothy, Silas and his apostolic team. WHO’S YOURS? … where are the people who’ve being sent to help you win? Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
19:58
September 9, 2019
Wisdom - Hidden Seasons
Hidden seasons are those times in your life where you can feel isolated and even invisible to others who used to notice you. Hidden seasons are times when God "hides" you as it were in order for you to press RESET on your life to prepare you for your next season. These seasons are terrifying and not done well by most of us and so it's important for me to give you my take on them.  Jesus spent 30 years hidden in plane site as preparation for just 3 years of public profile. His brilliant but short life was the result of decades spent in strategic hiding and inner development.  Maybe you're in a hidden season and if so there's three things I want you to know and understand in this video called hidden seasons. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
05:34
September 5, 2019
Finding Your Peloton - part one
Peloton is a cycling term that describes the main group of riders who’s role is to escort, chaperone and bodyguard their principle rider to victory. The PELOTON exists to surround the sprinter so that their bodies absorb the wind and reduce the drag on him. They conserve his energy at the expense of their own until the final seconds when he breaks for the finish line. These people may not just be friends, staff or colleagues, they are strategic alliances committed to your success. Every human needs a PELOTON we all need people physically and/or virtually who are our squad our platoon ushering us towards a winning life. David had Jonathan and his mighty men. Jonathan had his armour bearer. Jesus had his apostles and Mary & Martha. Paul had Timothy, Silas and his apostolic team. WHO’S YOURS? … where are the people who’ve being sent to help you win? Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
24:15
September 2, 2019
Wisdom - Eat less, move more
Another strategy tip for a great year!  Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
04:26
August 30, 2019
Love is not a gift, it's a baton
LOVE IS NOT A GIFT IT’S A BATON…based on the parable of the unmerciful servant who received mercy but didn’t pass it on … once batons become owned love stops flowing…we are carriers of the baton of love, grace, mercy and forgiveness not keepers… church history has been the erratic story of a church that’s either passed the baton on or kept and warehoused it. Nobody owns the baton Batons can’t be handled twice Batons can’t be dropped Batons are passed in motion Batons must be passed in a zone.. delayed passing like delayed love is a fail. Selective love Controlling love Conditional love Protected love Manipulative love Coercive love … are not valid batons. WE ARE SERVANTS OF THE BATON and few things make God as angry as when people who’ve received his love, mercy, grace and forgiveness…don’t pass it on. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
37:50
August 26, 2019
Wisdom - Learn to say no
Another strategy tip for having a great year! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
07:31
August 23, 2019
Benefits of Crazy Friends
We all need some crazy people in our lives, I don’t mean weird or unbalanced but people who think outside the box and when others are saying it can’t be done they say why don’t we try this! Sane is overrated when it comes to needing a breakthrough. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
32:46
August 19, 2019
Leadership - Always bring your A-Game
Another strategy for a great year! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
06:13
August 16, 2019
The Adjustment Bureau
The Adjustment Bureau is heavens alterations service. Sometimes the way that we interpret our lives is so inaccurate that God decides to intervene by editing our inner narrative.  The way that Joseph saw his life was recorded in the naming of his two sons MANASSEH and EPRAIM. Manasseh his first born means ‘DELIVERANCE’ and Ephraim his second born means ‘FRUITFUL’. In other words Joseph perceived his life and journey as one where God delivered him from all his troubles which then enabled him to become fruitful.  Enter JACOB ( who’d suffered all his life due to a flawed narrative) who on behalf of Gods Adjustment Bureau whilst praying his patriarchal blessing over his grandchildren suddenly CROSSES HIS HANDS. Jacob reverses the order and forever alters the narrative.  Joseph had got the order wrong because as far as God was concerned it wasn’t his deliverance that made Joseph fruitful (Manasseh) but it was Joseph’s fruitfulness (Ephraim) that led to his deliverance. FRUITFULNESS ALWAYS PRECEDES DELIVERANCE.   Stop UNCROSSING GODS HANDS! ... Stop waiting for your life to improve before you can contribute, you don’t need deliverance to be fruitful your fruitfulness is your deliverance. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
50:19
August 12, 2019
Wisdom - Talk less, listen more
Another strategy tip for a great yea! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
05:46
August 9, 2019
Blind Spots
There’s three perspectives of you, there’s what lots people know about you or we could say the PUBLIC YOU. There’s what only you know about you or the PRIVATE YOU. Then there’s what others know about you that you don’t know about you and that’s called a BLIND SPOT. We all have blind spots personally and corporately and this teaching analyses both their structural nature and causes. It’s not about eradication but awareness and management of our blind spots. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
42:49
August 5, 2019
Leadership - Change your mind about one thing every day
Number 7 of my 10 strategies for a great year! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
07:09
August 2, 2019
I spoke to my parents for the first time in 30 years
In this episode Paul shares about speaking with his parents for the first time in 30 years.  Thank you to all those who have commented about how this has helped you, please help me share this with those who it can help.  Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
06:14
July 30, 2019
The Centurion Factor
The Centurion Factor is the kind of faith that gets God to do things nobody knew he could, would, or should do. Centurion Factor People are outside the box thinkers, game changers and God amazers. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
32:04
July 28, 2019
Leadership - It's not you, it's your thinking
You and your thinking are not the same thing. You are not a hostage to your own trains of thought. You don’t need to board that train anymore because you don’t live or have any business where that trains going.  You can change trains, tracks and schedules and you can even control who your fellow travellers are.  Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
07:10
July 25, 2019
Who's Pushing Them In?
“YOU CAN ONLY RESCUE SO MANY DROWNING PEOPLE FROM THE RIVER BEFORE YOU HAVE TO GO UPSTREAM TO FIND OUT WHO’S PUSHING THEM IN” (Archbishop Desmond Tutu) This is a message about how the world is waking up to the realisation that the long term answer to humanities troubles isn’t RESCUE BUT RE-EDUCATION. It’s: PREVENTION NOT CURE, CAUSES NOT EFFECTS We have to stop building organisations, businesses and churches that MAJOR on encounter and intervention and MINOR on education and prevention. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
39:08
July 21, 2019
Wisdom - Average to Awesome
You can’t get to awesome, without going through average! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
03:30
July 18, 2019
The Shibboleths That Divide Us
THE SHIBBOLETHS THAT DIVIDE US.  Shibboleths are any custom, belief, principle or even jargon and methodologies that separate us. In the bible story where we first find the word it cost thousands of men their lives just because they couldn’t pronounce ‘shibboleth’  We live in a very divided world full of shibboleths that are still separating millions of us.  Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
40:42
July 14, 2019
Communication - Beware Stereotyping
Communication tip - Beware stereotyping! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
03:46
July 11, 2019
Erroneous Transfers
ERRONEOUS TRANSFER was a term I’d never heard until I called my energy supplier to complain about my consistently high electricity bill.  They told me that I was involved in an erroneous transfer with my neighbour which means that I was paying his much higher electricity bill and he was paying my lower bill. They told me that these ET’S can go undetected for years and it’s only the consumer who can detect it because as far as the energy companies are concerned everyone’s paying them so they don’t care. It occurred to me that all of us are to some degree involved In relational erroneous transfers. Many of us are paying for someone’s else’s drama, hurt and high maintenance emotional costs. If you feel like your life has a disproportionate amount of energy use going on then maybe someone close to you is tapping into your supply and making you pay for their high usage.  It’s time we all paid our own bills 👊 Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
39:45
July 7, 2019
Wisdom - Reduce Drama
Take a drama break! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
05:32
July 4, 2019
Stand Up Chameleons
This message is about mastering the art of ADAPTABILITY and BLENDING IN so that we can serve and influence those who don’t share our worldview. The apostle Paul became all things to all men... Moses blended in for years so did Esther, Joseph and Daniel. KING DAVID ‘CHAMELEONED’ himself by giving an Oscar winning performance as a MAD MAN in order to disguise himself, avoid detection and survive behind enemy lines. Being a CHAMELEON is also about being smart and versatile enough to reinvent and reposition in order to remain relevant and achieve longevity. IF WE CAN’T CHAMELEON WE WON’T LAST ? Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
36:38
June 30, 2019
Leadership - Good listening can improve poor speaking
Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
16:53
June 27, 2019
Leftovers - the miracle of the discarded
Following the feeding of the 5000 Jesus instructed the disciples to gather all the LEFTOVERS he was adamant that their should be no waste. There’s always a miracle in what you don’t want, need or have too much of. Leftovers are the for those who weren’t there, weren’t included or couldn’t make it and from the moment Jesus broke the first piece of bread he was thinking about the leftovers. So much of the church is totally spoiled we have far too much bread and instead of giving away to the hungry what we don’t need we just keep getting fatter.  If just a crumb from our tables fell into some people’s lives it would be like an entire banquet to them. There’s a miracle amongst the ‘RECYCLED’ blessings of our lives. There’s a miracle amongst the discarded people that nobody wants, and that was once maybe you that someone included. God is a God of the leftovers and we must be too!!  Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
45:25
June 23, 2019
Wisdom - Common Enemy Intimacy
Brene Brown writes about ‘common enemy intimacy’ as a fake connection between humans.  To gather around what we both hate instead of love is no work at all. It is effortless to bond with fellow haters but that bond is inauthentic and dangerous. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
05:53
June 21, 2019
The Power Of Imaginary Friends
God told the 100 year old childless Abram to look up and try to count the stars because his descendants would be that numerous. Those stars became his imaginary friends, those stars were us and millions like us. We are the only species on the planet blessed with the amazing gift of imagination and yet as we age we use it less and less. Imagination is our off ramp from today’s cruel reality. Imagination is itself a huge act of courage and I want to share with you some of the imaginary friends who have journeyed with me and kept me company in some of my toughest seasons over the past 20 years.  Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
45:58
June 16, 2019
Leadership - No Ox, No Achievement
Solomon tells us in the book of Proverbs that where there’s no OXEN the manger or work place is clean. I know that’s all a bit too agricultural for most of us but metaphorically it’s still so true today. In other words the OX is ugly, smelly, sweaty and poohs everywhere. But above all it’s PRODUCTIVE! No sweat no productivity...so don’t ever be afraid of or apologise for the ugliness of pure hard work. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
05:00
June 13, 2019
Tyranny is the deliberate removal of nuance
TYRANNY IS THE DELIBERATE REMOVAL OF NUANCE. The word NUANCE is from the French word meaning ‘shades’ and in this very divided world we need to appreciate different shades more than ever. Everything has become either/or…for/against…good/bad…black/white…true/false….right/wrong…gay/straight…us/them….in/out…Brexit/remain…Republican/Democrat…guns/no guns…Palestine/Israel…etc… If you’re not convinced just try posting your shade of perspective on anything & prepare to be trolled. The Apostle Paul writes to the very divided multicultural church in Rome who were judging each other about certain foods, holy days and rituals. He concludes that all these things are ‘DISPUTABLE MATTERS’ or subject to NUANCE and it was the deliberate removal of any allowance for nuance that created the social pressure to ‘take sides’ in the church. He went on to teach us that in Christ there’s no Jew/gentile…male/female…slave/free… but that we are all ONE in the ‘NUANCE ALLOWING’ CHRIST JESUS Tyranny is when I control the debate and deny you any grey because I’m addicted to black or white. Nuance is the difference between allowing my first impressions to shut me down and realising there’s far more information and perspective here that I would benefit from knowing. Do you like GREEN? .. if so which one? There are over 500 official shades of green. But that becomes over one MILLION when you factor in how we each perceive colours differently through our own unique photoreceptors (remember that internet dress?) We go to war over ‘green’ not realising that we actually all love green, just different shades. There is no right or wrong GREEN! God so loved the world that he didn’t create one shade of anything. Lets not build lives or churches that deliberately remove nuance…it’s a TYRANNY. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
35:47
June 9, 2019
Wisdom - They Devoted Themselves
If you could take an early church believer and put them into today’s church they’d be shocked at what most leaders spend their time doing.  The book of Acts tells us that the early church DEVOTED THEMSELVES (Acts 2:42) to personal growth and community service.  The reason the church exploded so quickly was because the devotion to God and humanity came from the grassroots up, not the top down.    In Acts the leaders were free to lead because they weren’t worn out trying to persuade and remind people to be in church pray, give and serve.  You cannot manufacture or sustain another persons devotion. If you do they will expect it and your ministry becomes one of BORROWED DEVOTION and manufactured energy.  PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS... ( Especially you younger pastors) I really want you to understand something that became a massive game changer in my leadership🙏🏼 Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
12:35
June 6, 2019
Left handed leadership in a right handed world
Left handed leadership in a right handed world is about what the 90% right handed world can learn from the 10% left handers.  Left handers despite their tiny minority have had a massive effect on human history. Militarily, architecturally, musically and in sports, politics and the highest levels of leadership south paws have had a huge disproportionate influence on mankind’s evolution.  This message looks into the neuroscience of how the brain is cross wired and the implications of that for right handed left brain people vs left handed right brain people. It’s another subject who’s time has come because the world has already entered a whole new era which is replacing the Information Age and this new world order favours left handers who are right brain dominant. I want to speak to our right handed world about the need for us to develop more right brain skills in order for us to flourish in this new era.  Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
48:02
June 2, 2019
Leadership - Struggles & Strength
IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND MY STRUGGLE YOU WILL MISUNDERSTAND MY STRENGTH A persons strength is governed by the struggle they're in. Because we are more aware of the strength than we are of the struggle behind it we often misread them.  If you can't find out more about someone's struggle than don't be quick to miss judge the strength they must have to survive that struggle. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
06:16
May 31, 2019
Bricks Without Straw
he difference between liberation and freedom is an enemy not a friend. Friends create comfort but enemies create movement. Without an enemy your present is permanent. God used Pharaoh and the bricks without straw scenario to force movement amongst a people who had become attached to an enemy they thought couldn’t get any worse. The problem wasn’t ‘Let my people go’ it was WILL MY PEOPLE LET GO? Liberation often requires an irritation for it to become freedom and a bricks without straw situation will always do the job. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
29:47
May 27, 2019
Wisdom - Prison run by friends
Maybe you keep choosing to live in jail but don’t realise it. You don’t realise it because you feel ‘free’ in the company of friendly jailers. It feels safer living inside the cell of certain people’s acceptance and approvals, than it does to break out and risk their rejection. I pray that you will find the courage to leave your ‘friends’ prison because a smiling jailer is still your enemy. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
05:39
May 24, 2019
Step Out of Stuck
STEP OUT OF STUCK based on the encounter Jesus had with the severely disabled man waiting for a miracle at the pool of Bethesda in John 5. This poor man was not only paralysed and stuck physically but also mentally emotionally and relationally. He was STUCK because he had spent decades at Bethesda, a place that was rigged for failure and disappointment. I’m using BETHESDA as a metaphor for anytime you’ve got stuck in your life. Bethesda can be any place, person or situation that promises breakthrough whilst locking you into a system, structure and culture that denies your breakthrough.  BETHESDA is a place of highly organised failure and systemic disappointment. Many people are stuck in life by their highly organised fear, guilt, shame, anger, regret and failure. This severely disabled man waiting for a miracle at Bethesda didn’t realise that his miracle would be in leaving Bethesda the problem WAS Bethesda. Jesus told him to STEP OUT OF STUCK.. leave the system and go home and millions of us need to do the same.  Don’t keep surrendering your life to other people’s Bethesda’s and leaders stop creating Bethesda churches and organisations. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
38:37
May 20, 2019
Wisdom - Keep 2% of you back
John tells us that Jesus wouldn’t entrust himself to people because he knew what people were like. (John 2v24) I call this always keeping a little 2% of you back that you never give to another person. A piece of you that you never entrust to anyone but God.  That 2% is the management of your expectations about humans. It’s for your personal Gethsemane’s when they will let you down.  It’s for the crosses that you must face alone.  This 2% could be the difference between fulfilling your destiny and quitting because of who quit on you.  KEEP 2% IN RESERVE 🙏🏼  Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
08:57
May 16, 2019
Transition Generation
A ‘Transition Generation’ is one who has to be the bridge of continuity between the past and future.  In any war the enemy always targets the bridges first because bridges connect, supply and bring together. The greatest transition generation of all time the children of Israel have a few priceless lessons to teach all future transition generations. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
45:35
May 13, 2019
Leadership - 5 insights for creative people
Five insights about leading creatives and being creative 1: Drill sergeant, fan club president and therapist. 2: Tranquility breeds creativity 3: Creativity is the opposite of helplessness 4: we are all creative 5: creativity is divinity in disguise Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
08:15
May 10, 2019
Imposter Syndrome - 5 strategies to overcome it
Discover 5 strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome and share with those in your world! As many as 70% of us suffer from Imposter syndrome, many of them are women in a mans world like business or politics. Imposter syndrome is the persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud, despite evidence of competence and success. Many famous and extremely successful people suffer with imposter syndrome so clearly its power is not weakened by status or achievement. In my insta live I want to help you realise that you’re not alone, you’re not an imposter and how you can manage this often crippling fear. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
38:28
May 6, 2019
Don't Despise the Day of Small Beginnings
God told Zachariah not to despise small beginnings, because small, fragile, unstable, and unsupported beginnings can be so despicable. If God warns us not to despise our beginning it’s because he knows something about beginnings that we don’t. He knows that hidden within the hardship of beginnings are things you can never learn in middles or endings and that despising robs us of discovering them. What you despise can’t grow you and the unique growth carefully concealed within our beginnings is too precious to surrender to the pain that results in a despising attitude. The preparation for all your endings and outcomes Is hidden in your despicable beginnings. All the beautiful OMEGAS destined for your life are embedded in the loneliness of your ugly ALPHAS. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
37:53
April 29, 2019
Meaning is Forged not Found
Meaning isn’t found its forged and yet there are so many people who offer meanings to explain and tidy up life. Destiny and meaning are two different things God decides destiny but you decide meaning. A flawed meaning can derail destiny because our meaning becomes our identity and our story. Listen and find some wisdom for forging meaning and building identity. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
38:10
April 22, 2019
Leadership - Strategic Quitting
Winners keep winning because they regularly quit. The difference between quitters and winners isn’t that one quits and the others don’t, it’s that winners quit strategically not reactionary. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
07:53
April 19, 2019
The Agony of Divine Delay
This message is for anyone living in the agonising delay between tragedy striking and God intervening. It’s about the times in our lives when God seems absent, invisible, deaf, silent and indifferent to our pain and suffering. Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Job and Jeremiah to name but a few have all endured the pain of apparent “PASSIVE OMNIPOTENCE” so you’re in good company. This message is not for the faint hearted nor is it for those whose God is too fragile to be questioned or criticised by humanity.  Are you or is someone you know living in THE AGONY OF DIVINE DELAY… if so this for you. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
33:54
April 15, 2019
Acceptance Precedes Change
This was ‘THE’ defining issue in the early church and in my opinion it’s still a huge issue for us.  God accepts us without first requiring any change from us, because his acceptance can’t be earned, it’s a grace gift. We however have behaved as if acceptance belongs to us and we can charge people what we want for it. Acceptance precedes change and that is and always will be the at the heart of the gospel! We gotta stop charging people for what we freely received! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
35:44
April 8, 2019
Wisdom - Improve your taste in people
Your taste in people will improve the more you appreciate you! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
04:30
April 5, 2019
The Millionaire Next Door
Based on the book by the same title, this looks at how to become long term financially strong. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
45:36
April 1, 2019
Wisdom - Fan Clubs & Fight Clubs
Recently I was in a community centre and the complex and contradictory range of groups listed in the lobby who used the venue was vast and reminded me of something I once heard @bishopjakes say about the mixture in us humans. They had everything from FAN clubs to FIGHT clubs holding events there, but it occurred to me that non of these users owned or defined the venue. It got me thinking about the range of things that can be in all our lives simultaneously, and yet non of them are truly who we are. Our lives can be host to a whole range of opposing thoughts, emotions, motives and other ‘renters’ without any one of them being able to lay claim to our true identity. . Don’t allow the presence of fan or fight clubs in you to define you, just keep evolving and growing until you’ve reached a place of a perhaps more exclusive cliental. 🙏🏼🙏🏼 Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
08:44
March 29, 2019
Individual Brilliance
There is no I in team…but there are 5 in Individual Brilliance. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
39:06
March 25, 2019
Leadership - Opinions come with energies
Opinions come with energies attached, in fact the energy is often far stronger than the opinion. An opinion fades in the memory but its energy lingers in the soul so stay away from OPINIONATED PEOPLE. It’s not their opinion that troubles you weeks later it’s the toxicity of their energy that they left in your soul. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
03:48
March 22, 2019
The Cathedral In Your Heart
Cathedrals took over 200 years to build. The cathedral in your heart is about committing to dreams and visions that we know we will never live to see finished. It’s about planting trees under whose shade you will never sit but your children and their children will. It’s about generationally infused thinking and living. What cathedral is in your heart? Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
56:53
March 18, 2019
I am your problem, but my surname is solution part 2
Every problem has within it a solution, and we are hardwired for solutions, you are a problem-solving machine. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
44:45
March 11, 2019
Wisdom - Toxic People
Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you have to rebuild the relationship as if to prove how forgiving you really are. Sometimes the best you can do and all you should do is set yourself free and wish them well from afar.   Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
03:17
March 7, 2019
I am your problem, but my surname is solution part 1
Every problem has within it a solution, and we are hardwired for solutions, you are a problem-solving machine. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
37:06
March 4, 2019
iChurch
iChurch is a lesson about generational interface from my experience of trying to get my new iPad and older laptop to connect and communicate. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
48:16
February 23, 2019
Leadership - Opinions come with energies
Opinions come with energies attached, in fact the energy is often far stronger than the opinion. An opinion fades in the memory but its energy lingers in the soul so stay away from OPINIONATED PEOPLE. It’s not their opinion that troubles you weeks later it’s the toxicity of their energy that they left in your soul. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
03:48
February 21, 2019
Enlarging your circle of love
Living with an ever enlarging circle of love. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
41:56
February 16, 2019
Ep. 2 - Top 10 strategies for 2019 part 2
These ten strategies are not willpower based New Year’s resolutions or goals they are intentional actions that will strengthen your body, soul and spirit.  They are ten things that are aimed at assisting your personal development at every level of life.  I hope you can join me for what’s going to be the best 45 minutes investment of your new year and maybe even your entire 2019! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
27:38
February 10, 2019
Wisdom - Jesus was not a Christian
What we call Christianity was created by people not God. Jesus is bigger than Christianity, he’s not a joiner of groups or the head of a denomination. He’s not a fan of religion which Christianity has often been reduced to.  All forms of tribalism were created by us including denominationalism.  I’m a Christian but that doesn’t define me or Jesus or you.  I love and follow Jesus but often Christianity tells me how, where and when to do that like an instruction manual for an object I bought.  Let’s not reduce Jesus to our Christian tribe or any tribe. If Jesus has a group it’s the humanity group. The cross was not for the church, it was for the world.  Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
06:51
February 7, 2019
Ep. 1 - Top 10 strategies for 2019 part 1
These ten strategies are not willpower based New Year’s resolutions or goals they are intentional actions that will strengthen your body, soul and spirit.  They are ten things that are aimed at assisting your personal development at every level of life.  I hope you can join me for what’s going to be the best 45 minutes investment of your new year and maybe even your entire 2019! Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
26:54
February 3, 2019
Simplify Your Life
Do you need to simplify your life? Complexity is costly on many fronts mentally, emotionally, relationally and financially and we really can’t afford it. Here’s 7 ways to simplify your life.  Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
44:31
January 31, 2019
The Importance of PLAY
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
35:25
January 29, 2019
Wisdom - Common Ground
In this divided world commit to finding common ground with people who see things differently to you. Unlike uncommon ground common ground has to be sought after because we are increasingly defaulting to our differences. You have more in common with people than you think. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
03:59
January 29, 2019
Image of Self - part 3
We were all created in the image of God; therefore God has a self image. We are like God and God is like us. Often our self image is unrealistic, we think ourselves capable of or ready for something we aren’t. Like Peter promising he would never forsake Jesus, then denied him three times; we too can have an unrealistic self image. The great news is that grace holds us between images, between where we are and where we want to be. This teaching also deals with our need for self awareness in discovering our unique God given personality type. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
36:14
January 29, 2019
Image of Self - part 2
We were all created in the image of God; therefore God has a self image. We are like God and God is like us. Often our self image is unrealistic, we think ourselves capable of or ready for something we aren’t. Like Peter promising he would never forsake Jesus, then denied him three times; we too can have an unrealistic self image. The great news is that grace holds us between images, between where we are and where we want to be. This teaching also deals with our need for self awareness in discovering our unique God given personality type. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
39:14
January 29, 2019
Image of Self - part 1
We were all created in the image of God; therefore God has a self image. We are like God and God is like us. Often our self image is unrealistic, we think ourselves capable of or ready for something we aren’t. Like Peter promising he would never forsake Jesus, then denied him three times; we too can have an unrealistic self image. The great news is that grace holds us between images, between where we are and where we want to be. This teaching also deals with our need for self awareness in discovering our unique God given personality type. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
42:18
January 29, 2019
Leadership - Changed focus
Be intentional about endings because a weak finish can hinder a strong start. Endings don’t have to be pretty or tidy some are like tying down a tent rope in a storm at night. The environment is often too hostile and you don’t have the the luxury of lots of time or light to do a neat job on the ropes.  Tie things up best you can and move on.  Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
03:51
January 29, 2019
Excellence - Q&A Interview
Excellence is the Cinderella of Church life. One of my greatest challenges as a pastor here in the north of England was to create a culture of excellence in everything we did. Having seen so many churches being run by the two ugly step sisters of ‘it’ll do’ and ‘good enough’ I was determined to at least attempt to build a place of excellence despite being volunteer dependent and having no corporate leverage. In fact the only excellence that counts is voluntary excellence ie excellence that comes from within not from some external coercion. It’s time we brought Cinderella from below stairs and kicked out her ugly sisters. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
34:36
January 26, 2019
Communication - Q&A interview
In this interview Tom and I speak on the topic of Communication, for all communication fields from public speaking, one on one, small groups, to social media etc. Here are some of the questions we chat about. Since you have stopped pastoring, what are some of the challenges you have faced in your communication style?  If "connection is the holy grail of communication" how do you achieve that connection? At what point did you and how did you come to the understanding of growing people and not things?  How has your current emphasis on servant leadership affected your communication style?   How big of an impact does authenticity have in leadership? Is there a starting point to a leader finding their authenticity and then communicating from that?  How do you use a social media platform to communicate well? How important is is how you say something? What is the win for you as a communicator? Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
34:14
January 26, 2019
Self Awareness part 2 - Q&A interview
In this part we talk about the importance of creating margin in your life, an inner space between your sweet spot and burn out. We talk about the importance of doing more of what you love. The self awareness of Jesus and God's desire to live his life through us not in-spite of us. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
13:15
January 26, 2019
Self Awareness part 1 - Q&A interview
In this edition Tom and I discuss the importance of developing Self Awareness. We talk about developing a relationship with yourself, learning to live from the inside out rather than from outside in. We are not thermometers simply reflecting our external environment but rather through self awareness we can be thermostatic controllers of our responses to life. Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
14:59
January 26, 2019
Young Professionals part 2 - Q&A Interview
In this interview, Tom asks me questions that I often get asked by young professionals around the world like. Calling vs career, work/life balance and how to be entrepreneurial when surrounded by employed people.  How to manage full time employment and feed your entrepreneurial drive?  What excites me about the younger generation? What would I say to a younger me? and what was my greatest failure?  And more... Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
21:17
January 26, 2019
Young Professionals part 1 - Q&A Interview
In this interview, Tom asks me questions that I often get asked by young professionals around the world like. Calling vs career, work/life balance and how to be entrepreneurial when surrounded by employed people.  How to manage full time employment and feed your entrepreneurial drive?  What excites me about the younger generation? What would I say to a younger me? and what was my greatest failure?  And more... Thank you for listening to the Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon podcast, we want to hear from you so please keep in touch with us and share your thoughts on this episode with Paul on his social media - @PaulScanlonuk Don't forget to subscribe, and leave us your review. For more information about Paul Scanlon on events and resources visit paulscanlon.com Or email pa@paulscanlon.com
22:09
January 26, 2019
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