Join us today for an episode about the need to understand how interest, importance, and priority work on your relationships...

Today's episode is focused on using these ideas to be more intentional in your relationships.

In today’s episode about investing in yourself through stewarding your talent, I talk with you about how the three prongs of interest, importance, and priority help make decisions about relationships.  I talk about what each of these means and doesn’t mean.  I also talk about how understanding how your relationships are governed by these helps you reflect and plan accordingly.

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Episode 1179: Interest, Importance, and Priorities - Talent

[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Thanks for joining me on episode 1,179 of the inspired stewardship podcast.

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[00:00:36] Scott Maderer: And are you making sure that through that you're being authentic and stewarding? Your talents and your relationships, your leadership, all of those things that you put out into the world, are you influencing others for good and putting that out into the world. Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast.[00:01:00]

[00:01:00] 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 stewardship podcast, you will learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world.

[00:01:21] In today's episode about investing in yourself through stewarding your talent. I talk with you about how the three prongs of interest importance and priority. Help make decisions about our relationships. I talk about what each of those means and doesn't mean. And I also talk about how understanding your relationships are governed by these helps you reflect and plan accordingly.

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[00:02:07] There's over 180,000 titles to choose from. And you can pick one and listen your way to developing your talents via. That's inspired stewardship.com/audible to get your free trial and listen to great books the same way you're listening to this podcast. yesterday. I talked about these ideas of interest, importance, and priorities, and how it applied to your time.

[00:02:33] And tomorrow I'm gonna talk specifically about how it applies to your money. But today I wanted to talk a little bit about how these affect your mindset around. Relationship around the idea of actually building relationships with others and why that intersects with our time and our treasures outlook.

[00:02:56] One of the things I talk about a lot is. The idea that [00:03:00] really managing our time and managing our money is all about how we manage ourselves. And so this idea of interest, importance and priority has a lot to do with how we manage ourselves. It has a lot to do with being intentional in the decision making we have around how we relate to ourselves and how we relate to others.

[00:03:23] see the truth is our interest in others. Our interest in building a relationship with others comes about in part, just from likability. Do we gel with that person? Does our personality does our way of viewing the world, do our values and our priorities. Do they overlap in some way? Think about it.

[00:03:48] There are people that you just naturally get along with better than others. But one of the things you have to understand is just because you have a natural interest or natural inclination or [00:04:00] natural, like for certain people, that doesn't mean those people are automatically more important. That doesn't mean automatically that you should put those relationships into a higher priority.

[00:04:14] In fact, I think going deeper is understanding. Even though we may not have a natural interest or overlap in some, with someone we could decide that it's important that we learn to understand and communicate and develop a relationship with that person. We could put that into a priority kind of position.

[00:04:38] That's part of why I teach and learn about disk is because understanding other people and understanding ourselves allows us to choose to build relationships in a way that doesn't always have to do with just our natural interest or inclination. I think the person that understands it has a [00:05:00] requirement.

[00:05:01] To actually use that to help develop and make that relationship easier. Even if that natural interest is not there. and importance can be a number of levels as well. It could be important because this is someone that you're developing a strong relationship with. It could be importance because there's a benefit to you or to the other person.

[00:05:23] It could be importance because for instance, it's your spouse or your child or someone that you put in a position of priority. All of these things that affect the importance of those relationships as well. but again, notice none of this just happens by accident. It, there is a part of this that has to do with decision making with intentionality, because this is what allows you to recognize what's going on.

[00:05:52] This is what allows you to make decisions about your time, your money and your other resources that you're blessed with and [00:06:00] say, this is what I'm deliberately going to do or not. And through reflecting about this, you can begin to decide, are you really investing in the relationships that are most important to you?

[00:06:14] Important for whatever reason are you deliberately making choices that allow you to set up and benefit those other people that are important in your life? Are you putting the priorities? In the right places or instead are you just allowing things to happen? This is all about, are you happening to your life or is your life happening to you?

[00:06:42] Are you being intentional and deliberate in your decision making? Are you looking at your relationships and thinking about them through these and other filters to reflect and plan accordingly? And are you making sure that through that you're being [00:07:00] authentic in stewarding your talents and your relationships, your leadership, all of those things that you put out into the world, are you influencing others for good and putting that out into the world so that.

[00:07:16] that feeds back on itself. See, the interesting thing is if we put out and put priority into relationships, if we make them important, if we learn how to be interested in people both naturally and through effort and will we get better at it, then our relationships get better. And as our relationships get better, then everything else gets better too.

[00:07:42] It becomes easier. Even when we're not able to live in the ideal, even when money is tied or when time isn't maybe working exactly the way I want it to, you can still keep your relationships healthy because you're able to communicate and focus on this for a period of [00:08:00] time. And you can have that ebb and flow in things without having to worry about what's going to be the result.

[00:08:09] Thanks for listening.

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In today's episode, I talk with you about:

  • How the three prongs of interest, importance, and priority help make decisions about relationships...
  • What each of these means and doesn’t mean...
  • How understanding how your relationships are governed by these helps you reflect and plan accordingly...
  • and more.....

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

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