Join us today for the Saturday Night Special about why normal may not be what you want to return to...

In tonight’s 39th Saturday Night Special I talk with you about why normal may not be all it’s cracked up to be, why now is a really good chance to reset your normal, and why when things return to normal, you can change your normal.

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00:00:00 Welcome to tonight's Saturday night special episode 39 I'm Scott Brookens from Scott Brooklyn's dot com I encourage you to find the way to be inspired to start your dream business and find freedom. And one way to do that is to be inspired by this, the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend Scott Mader. You get the choice to change what that means to have yourself return to a different state than the way things were. To have yourself get back to a place that you want to be instead of where you're just stuck.
00:00:45 You have the chance to turn your life around and no longer just survive, but thrive. You have the chance to set the things up so that you can transition. Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcasts. 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 and the inspired stewardship podcast. We'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others, and develop your influence so that you can impact.
00:01:24 And tonight, Saturday night special, I talk with you about why normal may not be all it's cracked up to be. Why now is a really good chance to reset your normal and why when things do return to normal, you can actually change what that means. You know one area that a lot of folks need some help with is around the area of productivity. Getting not just more things done, but actually getting the right things done can be really, really tough. I've got a course called productivity for your passion that's designed to help you do this and then to hold you accountable and walk with you so that you can tailor productivity,
00:02:09 not just to be getting more done, but actually getting the right things done. What's more, we take the approach of looking at your personality and how you actually look at things in the world and tailor the productivity system to your personality.
00:02:26 Because the truth is a lot of the systems that are out there are written really well for somebody with a particular personality type,
00:02:33 but if you have a different approach to things, they just don't work. But there's tools and techniques and approaches that you can take that will work for anyone and we help you do that.
00:02:44 And productivity for your passion. Check it out over@inspiredstewardship.com slash launch a normal. You know, we talk about things being normal all the time.
00:02:59 Right now you hear a lot of people talking about how they want things to just return to normal. Everything should get back to normal,
00:03:08 whatever that actually means. You know, the funny thing is that a lot of the stuff that I look around and I see as normal six months ago or last year aren't necessarily all that they're really cracked up to be.
00:03:27 I mean, during this time you may have a chance to step back and reset and refocus on what's really important to you.
00:03:34 Like we've been talking about all week and in the previous weeks and really it's a theme that you hear over and over again on this podcast and maybe maybe this challenging time has finally caused you to actually do that.
00:03:50 You know, the, the truth is normal isn't always what we want to aim for. Instead of that,
00:03:58 what I would encourage you to do is recognize that sometimes what you want to actually aim for is a little different than normal.
00:04:07 If you take normal to be what everyone is doing, that it's very normal in most places in the world right now to be in debt up to your eyeballs.
00:04:18 It's really normal to live a life wherever. You're not really focused on doing what's important to you, but instead you're just focused on survival where you're just moving from thing to thing from day to day and instead of thriving in your life,
00:04:35 you're really just surviving. It's really normal to be not working in a job that you love, to be frustrated and angry about what's going on in your life.
00:04:46 It's really normal to just spend a lot of time vegging in front of the television and laying back and not really doing the things that are important to you,
00:04:56 but instead just passively moving through life. It's really normal to have more time spent watching Netflix than you do building your own mind or business or sitting and relating to other people.
00:05:14 It's really normal to not be doing things that you say are the things that are the most important to you,
00:05:22 that you really value the most. It's really normal to have your calendar and your checkbook show a different set of priorities than the ones that you talk about.
00:05:35 And right now is the perfect chance to reset your normal right now is the perfect time to stop and think,
00:05:45 what is it that I really value? What is my core values? What are the things that I really think are most important?
00:05:54 And then how do I actually rejigger my, so those things are at the forefront and everything else comes second.
00:06:04 You know when things quote returned to normal, you get the choice to change what that means to have yourself return to a different state than the way things were.
00:06:19 To have yourself get back to a place that you want to be instead of where you're just stuck. You have the chance to turn your life around and no longer just survive,
00:06:29 but thrive. You have the chance to set the things up so that you can transition from a job you hate,
00:06:36 to something that you love. You have the chance to reengage with your family and your friends and have authentic,
00:06:45 real relationships. You have a chance to put God at the forefront in a way that was never true before.
00:06:53 You have a chance to reset how you deal with your money, how you deal with your time. You have a chance to create not just a return to the old normal,
00:07:05 but to step out into a new normal, something that's better than it's ever been before. And what's more,
00:07:14 you have the chance to start doing that now before things are over. Yeah, believe it or not,
00:07:22 you can actually start laying the foundation now for a new normal, and I'm not talking about, Hey,
00:07:27 you've got to learn seven new languages and 14 new skills while this is going on, or else you're a slacker.
00:07:34 I'm talking about you figuring out what are the things that you want to say yes to, and even more importantly,
00:07:41 what then do you need to say no to? Because remember, every single yes is defended by a thousand nos.
00:07:51 You've got to stop letting everything into your life. You've got to stop letting your life dictate you and you begin to live your life,
00:08:00 and if you do that, that right now, you can begin to change from normal to extraordinary. You can make your life something that you feel is the best that it ever could be.
00:08:17 Now, don't get me wrong, it's not an instantaneous fix. It's not like you can turn on a dime.
00:08:22 I'm not suggesting you go quit your job today and launch out into a new thing with no financial safety net with no plan,
00:08:30 and you'll just wing it. It'll happen. God will provide. I'm actually asking for you to do the hard work that it takes to do that change and do it in a way where you actually can succeed.
00:08:42 But what I can tell you is I've seen tons of people do that because when you make a decision to change your life,
00:08:51 then your life can change. Thanks for listening. Thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship podcast.
00:09:04 As a subscriber and listener, we challenge you to not just sit back and passively listen, but act on what you've heard and find a way to live your calling.
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00:09:43 Until next time, invest your time, your talent, and your treasures. Develop your influence and impact the world.


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