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In today’s episode about developing your influence through stewarding your treasures, I talk with you about why contentment is a key to great gain. I also talk with you about why contentment doesn’t mean passivity but action. I also share with you how to focus on drive and contentment at the same time.
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00:00:00 Thanks for joining me on Episode five 30 of the inspired stewardship podcast I'm Joe, some from Soul Patch Hippo Success coaching. I want a surgery journey to be the next version of you to be inspired to become the most authentic. You listen to this. The inspired stewardship podcast by my friend Scott made her every day can help you keep the focus that you need. And because of that, things flow my way, and it's out of that contentment that comes my drive. My drive is not for me to get Maur.
00:00:44 My drive is for me to be able to help more people, and some of that ends up causing more to follow my directions. Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in. The inspired Searchie podcast will learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world in today's episode about developing your influence through stewarding your treasures.
00:01:32 I talk with you about why contentment is the key to gain and why contentment doesn't mean passivity and how to focus on Dr and contentment at the same time as we talk about stewarding your treasures.
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00:02:12 just use inspired stewardship dot com slash amazon. One of those things that I hear people talk about all the time is this idea of contentment,
00:02:25 and a lot of times, what they're confusing it with is being passive. The truth is, these are not the same thing,
00:02:34 and at the end of the day there's an expression. Contentment is the key to great gain, and I really believe that that is true,
00:02:44 that the truth is to get gaining in your life. Whether that's financial gain or whether that's other types of gain requires developing the ability to be content at the same time that you're driven.
00:03:01 You know what happens? A lot of times is we think that the only way to get Maur, the only way to get what we want the only way to gain in life is for someone else.
00:03:12 Toe lose out. We have this competitive nature that puts us forward as someone that you know we have to win,
00:03:19 which means others have toe lose. And that that kind of driven mindset is not what I'm talking about when I say driven here,
00:03:29 contentment is about having peace with where you are. It's about looking at what you've got and being happy and satisfied with that.
00:03:40 It's about looking at what's around you and being happy and satisfied by that. It's looking at what other people have and being pleased,
00:03:51 whatever they succeed, being pleased whenever they have things, even if those are things that you don't have,
00:03:59 it's sort of the absence of jealousy, and it's the absence of a sense that you have tohave Maur,
00:04:07 that you have to gain everything. It's kind of moving out of this grasping mode and ironically, as you get out of the mode of holding on and grabbing everything with both fists and striving to get a hold of it and make it happen.
00:04:26 As you begin to develop a sense of peace and contentment. That's when things actually often begin toe flow your way.
00:04:37 Now don't confuse this with being passive. I'm not saying you sit back and you wait for the world to come your way and you wait for everything to happen.
00:04:46 Good for you. I'm asking if instead you don't sit down and and just sit back. But out of that sense of contentment,
00:04:58 you recognize that you can grow your gifts, you can serve more people. You can reach out to more people.
00:05:07 You can help Maur people, and what will happen out of that is you can begin to gain, but not out of a sense of forcing others to have less.
00:05:20 Not out of a sense of grabbing ahold of everything, but instead out of a sense of just being able to serve Maur and doom or for others,
00:05:32 you can focus on being driven by focusing first on serving others and only second on what comes out of yourself.
00:05:43 What you gain out of it. It's interesting. You know, I I sit down with people often and I try toe pour into other people and help them start a business or career.
00:05:55 And even though this is what I do for a business, I don't look at every exchange where I do that and immediately think to myself,
00:06:02 Am I gonna get paid for this? But out of that ends up coming business where if I had this mindset of,
00:06:10 I have toe yo charge for every cup of coffee that doesn't work now that being said, that doesn't mean that anyone can get on my calendar at any time.
00:06:20 And my time is filled up with these free meetings and cups of coffee and a chance to pick your brain,
00:06:28 There has to be some sort of balance there. There has to be boundaries there, But within those boundaries,
00:06:36 I look at it is okay, I can talk to you. I can work with you. And out of that many people end up hiring me as a coach,
00:06:46 and I think some of that is because I'm not desperate. I don't come across as I have to get you as a client.
00:06:53 You have to sign up today. I'm not a high pressure guy. I don't browbeat people in deciding up for coaching.
00:07:01 I know all the psychological tricks. I know how to do sales in those ways. I know all of the manipulative tactics that people use today in marketing and advertising to get people to do what they want.
00:07:14 But I choose not to use them. Instead, I choose to just have an open heart and an open hand,
00:07:21 and because of that, things flow my way. And it's out of that contentment that comes my drive.
00:07:29 My drive is not for me to get Maur. My drive is for me to be able to help more people,
00:07:36 and some of that ends up causing more to flow my direction. Your job, 2020 says, because he knew no quiet within him.
00:07:49 He does not retain anything he desires, And to me, that's a description of a lack of contentment because no matter what you get,
00:07:59 you always have to try to get Maur because no matter what happens, you're always looking at the next thing.
00:08:04 You're always never happy, never satisfied and out of that. Eventually, that house of cards falls. What's interesting is the people that get ahead.
00:08:15 The furthest are the people who are the most generous. Their study after study that shows that generosity over the long haul succeeds the cutthroat mentality that we think of.
00:08:26 That's the the movie TV ideal of the guy who's getting ahead by just cutting everyone else off at the knees.
00:08:33 That may work in the short term, but in the long term it never does. That's the reality of the world that we live in.
00:08:42 But we forget that because we hear about the story of the guy who unethically got ahead. But we forget about the fact that the reason we heard the story because eventually that house of cards fell in around him.
00:08:55 So I ask you, toe, look to your heart. Are you content with what you have today and out of that contentment?
00:09:03 Is there a sense of dr to grow that so that you can serve Maur and help encourage and grow the kingdom of God?
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