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  • 00:51

    John Carver Show - Leadership...You've Got It!

    in Self Help

    I’ve met so many people who think Leaders are born or they need to have a title or a position.  I don’t buy that idea.


    Leadership is shown by your actions and not your words.


    Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) – Galileo was willing to challenge the orthodoxy of the church through his own scientific discoveries. This commitment to truth and science came despite personal threats to his well-being.


    Witold Pilecki (1901 –  1948) During WW2 Pilecki joined the underground Polish resistance. In 1943, he volunteered to smuggle himself into Auschwitz concentration camp so he could report on the holocaust to the allies. He then escaped Auschwitz and took part in the Warsaw uprising of 1944. In 1948, he was executed by the Stalinist secret police for retaining loyalty to the non-Communist Polish government.


    I cannot get my head around this method that God chooses.


    The older I get the more I realize more people watch your life than you can imagine.


    “One of the hardest places, in leadership, is what you DO with what you KNOW when you THINK what you KNOW isn’t WORKING.  What you DO, when you’re DOWN, can determine the OUTCOME!”  Me


    Repeating - The older I get the more I realize more people watch your life than you can imagine.


    Job made a choice that I really don’t know if I could have made…22 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.


    Leadership is standing when you feel like falling on your face in anguish and staying there.


    Leadership is NOT a title.


    Leadership is about influencing others in your life with your words, habits and actions.


    “Leadership is an action, not a position.” ~ Donald McGannon

  • 00:32

    John Carver Show - Question Everything (Andy Stanley)

    in Self Help

    NTRODUCTION What if there was a question that would clarify your best option for ninety percent of the decisions you make in life—a question that answers just about everything? It would have the potential to foolproof your relationships, marriage, finances, calendar, pace, and health. It would reduce the complexity of your life. It would save you time, money and tears. You would carry around less regret. And best of all, you wouldn’t have to apologize nearly as much. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If so, what are you going to do to make sure you follow through on them? 2. What are some ways you’ve seen people allow their emotions and desires lead their decisionmaking? 3. Read Ephesians 5:15–17. What are some of the cultural currents that make it difficult for people today to make wise choices? 4. How might your life be different if you made decisions in light of your past experience and current circumstances? 5. During the message, Andy said, “Personal vision is often a catalyst for wise decisions.” Think about your future hopes and dreams. What are some opportunities you’re in danger of missing if you make unwise choices? 6. What is one area of your life about which you need to ask, “What’s the wise thing for me to do?” How can this group support you in asking that question? MOVING FORWARD Of every invitation, opportunity, relationship, or decision, ask “What’s the wise thing to do?” If you were going to do the wise thing, what would it be? By asking that question, even if you don’t follow through, you will discover something about you. You owe it to yourself to know the answer to that question. CHANGING YOUR MIND Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15–16


    Get more info on Andy at http://northpoint.org/

  • 00:31

    John Carver Show - The Law of the Big MO (John Maxwell)

    in Self Help

    John Maxwell has been a teacher of Leaders for many years.  In this show he shares how MOMENTIUM can be your BEST FRIEND!


    In a blog he writes:


    Momentum is the greatest of all change-agents. When a leader has it, organizational change comes easily, for it’s much simpler to steer a company that’s already experiencing success than to jumpstart one that’s stagnant.


    On a team that’s thriving, growing, and delivering results an aura of excitement permeates everything. The momentum is almost tangible. Yet even though we can feel the momentum, it’s hard to define. Let’s take a momentum to pin down where it comes from.


    The attitude of the leader + the atmosphere of the organization + the accomplishments of the people = MOMENTUM


    Leaders who court momentum display a set of attitudes that help them reach new altitudes. First, they take responsibility for outcomes. They don’t blame failures on their people or on forces beyond their control. Second, leaders who generate momentum operate with an empowering sense of hope. They shape their surroundings instead of merely being shaped by them. They believe in the possibility of change instead of complaining about challenges to it. Finally, leaders who drive momentum have unfailing enthusiasm. They’re convinced of the importance of their work, and this sense of purpose propels them forward.


    Leaders build a culture favorable to momentum in the following ways. First, they believe the best about their people—concentrating on developing their strengths rather than on fixing their shortcomings. Second, they provide an inspiring vision that’s contagious. They share it confidently and talk about it continually, until everyone on the team sees it almost as clearly as they do. Third, they remove the fear of failure. They invite risk and affirm innovative ideas—even if they don’t always work.


     

  • 00:52

    John Carver Show - The Next Lane

    in Self Help

    On this show I am sharing a sermon I gave on June 21, 201t called "The Next Lane."  Here is some of what I said...


    There have been times, when I sat down on the bike at the gym, to glance over and see the guy next to me up to five, six or seven miles.  For a second, I think I can’t catch up until I remember he started peddling about 15 min before I sat down.


    A company chartered a ship for its top sales people. When they arrived at the dock, they swarmed aboard and headed for their cabins. A minute later one salesman was on deck demanding to see the Captain. One of the officers asked if he could help. "My friend has a much better cabin!" the salesman said. "I did as good a job as he did and I want a cabin just like his."


    "Sir," the officer replied, "The cabins are identical."


    "Yeah," said the man, "but his cabin looks out on the ocean and my cabin looks out on this old dock."


    The man had become so absorbed with playing the comparison game that he became blind to the obvious-the ship would soon be on the ocean and all the views would be the same.


    Have you ever noticed that we are perfectly content with what we have-until we compare what we have with what someone else has?


     


    2 Corinthians 10:12 Living Bible (TLB) - 12 Oh, don’t worry, I wouldn’t dare say that I am as wonderful as these other men who tell you how good they are! Their trouble is that they are only comparing themselves with each other and measuring themselves against their own little ideas. What stupidity!


    We, often, forget that the guy or gal in the next lane has their own story and we don’t know the details.


     


    I am the Pastor of


    Faith Outreach Chapel


    1713 Rittenhouse Ave 


    Baltimore MD 21227


    www.johnwcarver.com


     

  • 00:52

    John Carver Show - The Trade

    in Self Help

    A STRONG AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE NEEDS A SOLID FOUNDATION! Whether you are just beginning to lay your foundation in life or you've already built your life but need to shore up some weak spots these broadcasts are designed with YOU in mind! Don't give up on yourself! So many people have gone through struggles and wish they had someone to stand alongside them and give them that little nudge they need to keep going. I want to be that ONE for YOU!


    Have you ever needed a little encouragement? I am leveraging more than twenty five years to LIFT YOU UP to a position of HOPE and COURAGE!! You have more potential inside you than you realize! You were born for GREATNESS!


    DON'T QUIT!! KEEP GOING!


    Let me help you TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE into one of EXPECTATION and PURPOSE!


    CHECK OUT MY NEW BOOK!


    John W. Carver, LUTCF
    P.O. Box 39
    Manchester MD 21102
    443-900-5070 - Office
    410-905-8336 - Direct Line
    johncarver@wildblue.net - Email
    www.johnwcarver.com

    www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/carroll_county/julianas-journey - On the News!


    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/julianacarver


    https://www.youtube.com/user/johnwcarver?feature=mhee


    "I'm not a giver upper!" Juliana Carver (October 4, 2013)



    Read more: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thejohncarvershow/2014/08/04/john-carver-show#ixzz39MCszLPh

  • 01:03

    John Carver Show - Don't Trip (Steve Harvey)

    in Self Help

    A few years ago Steve Harvey recorded "Don't Trip..." It a hilarious journey into his insights on life and faith.  This is just a part of his presentation called "Don't Trip..."


    In this documentary, filmmaker Leslie Small follows comedian Steve Harvey as he visits and performs in MegaFest, a large Christian gathering that features concerts, sermons and faith-minded entertainment from noteworthy religious leaders and celebrities. During his stand-up routine, Harvey sticks tohis least raunchy material as he discusses his own trials as a Christian, the joys of family life and the challenges of marriage, all with his signature brand of insightful humor.

  • 00:49

    John Carver Show - There is no Victory...

    in Christianity

    There is no victory


    …without a team


    Ecclesiastes 4 - 9 Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10 For if [c]either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not [d]another to lift him up. 11 Furthermore, if two lie down together they [e]keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? 12 And if [f]one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. NASB


    Living Bible says - 9 Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one, for the results can be much better. 10 If one falls, the other pulls him up; but if a man falls when he is alone, he’s in trouble.


    11 Also, on a cold night, two under the same blanket gain warmth from each other, but how can one be warm alone? 12 And one standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer; three is even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.


    GREAT leaders understand that they can’t lead well without people who are around them that do their jobs well.


    Real leaders, at every level, doesn’t need to have all the answers and endless levels of strength.


    Have you ever heard of the Aesop Fable, “The Belly and the Members?”


    One day it occurred to The Members (parts) of the Body that they were doing all of the work while the Belly got all of the food. They believed the Belly was lazy and unproductive.


    It was decided that they would hold a meeting that evening to discuss how unfair this seemed. After what was a very long meeting that night it was voted on that The Members of the Body would go on strike until the Belly agreed to take its proper share of the work....

  • 00:27

    John Carver Show - Intentional Living (John Maxwell)

    in Self Help

    John Maxwell has been a Pastor and a Leadership expert for many years.  On this show I am sharing a min-sermon he did called "Intentional Living."  He has a book by the same title.  In it he shares:


    We all have a longing to be significant. We want to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. But many people wrongly believe significance is unattainable. They worry that it's too big for them to achieve. That they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference.


    The good news is that none of those things is necessary for you to achieve significance and create a lasting legacy. The only thing you need to achieve significance is to be intentional. And to do that, all you need to do is start. You can't make an impact sitting still and doing nothing. Every major accomplishment that's ever been achieved started with a first step. Sometimes it's hard; other times it's easy, but no matter what, you have to do it if you want to get anywhere in life.


    In INTENTIONAL LIVING, John Maxwell will help you take that first step, and the ones that follow, on your personal path through a life that matters.


    http://www.amazon.com/Intentional-Living-Your-Pathway-Matters/dp/1455548170


    I am sure you will find ideas you can use in your own life.

  • 00:54

    John Carver Show - In Spite of It

    in Self Help

    "In Spite of It" is a sermon I shared that illustrates, in many ways, how important it is to stay focused even in your most frustrating times.  It's NOT easy but it's essential if you want to achieve great things in your life.


    “Strength is gathered on the journey, not granted at the outset.”  ? Jared Brock


    Jesus, even in his last hours, cared for one that society didn’t value.


    You would think that the people who were there to arrest Jesus would have paused and reconsidered.  They had an agenda.  They were being threatened.


    Jesus didn’t allow the moment to distract His momentum!


    John 6:38 - "For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.


    Either you run the day or the day runs you.  — Jim Rohn


    The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.  — Mark Caine


    Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing  -  “Every time we look at the clock, we must learn to feel a sense of urgency. We must learn to realize that “now” is happening and will very soon be gone. We must look at the digits on the display and be overcome with an urge to do something before those digits change. Before “now” slips through our fingers. We must look at the ink on the calendar and see an immediate opportunity to do something wonderful, incredible, or beautiful.


    It’s that simple. We need to change our thinking from “when the number changes” to “before the number changes”.


    “Chances are no matter how bad your troubles seem to be, someone somewhere, with less resilience, has successfully conquered a more severe version of your problems.” ? Gary Hopkins


     


     

  • 00:56

    John Carver Show - It's ALL Perspective

    in Self Help

    One of the most difficult things, in life, to grasp is perspective.  That is, to look at your situations from multiple angles.  In this show that is what I will be discussing.  Some of what I will be sharing includes:


    Perspective is not what we see, but the way we see it. [Kent Crockett, I Once Was Blind, But Now I Squint, Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2004, 14]


    “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ? John Lubbock


    “The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people's perception of you rather than people's perception of you.” ? Criss Jami


    “Remember, you see in any situation what you expect to see.” ? David J. Schwartz


    Attitude


    William James said: “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind.”


    Dear Friend:


    As I circle overhead, I can see that you are about to give up. It looks to you as though there is no way up and no way out. You feel trapped, with no place to turn. I understand. You see, I have been there. I also, walked where you walk, and I, too, experienced the feelings you are experiencing now. I have dropped this letter and this map to encourage you. There IS a way of escape. What I can see from MY vantage point you cannot see from yours.


    To you, that boulder is immovable and unscalable. From down there it would appear that way. But flying overhead, it becomes apparent that just to your right, at the edge, what appears to be a massive crack in that rock, is, in effect, a passage way. You see, someone has been there before you, and made the way for you...


    ...and much more

  • 00:28

    John Carver Show - They are EVERYWHERE!

    in Self Help

    A STRONG AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE NEEDS A SOLID FOUNDATION! Whether you are just beginning to lay your foundation in life or you've already built your life but need to shore up some weak spots these broadcasts are designed with YOU in mind! Don't give up on yourself! So many people have gone through struggles and wish they had someone to stand alongside them and give them that little nudge they need to keep going. I want to be that ONE for YOU!


    Have you ever needed a little encouragement? I am leveraging more than twenty five years to LIFT YOU UP to a position of HOPE and COURAGE!! You have more potential inside you than you realize! You were born for GREATNESS!


    DON'T QUIT!! KEEP GOING!


    Let me help you TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE into one of EXPECTATION and PURPOSE!


    CHECK OUT MY NEW BOOK!


    John W. Carver, LUTCF
    P.O. Box 39
    Manchester MD 21102
    443-900-5070 - Office
    410-905-8336 - Direct Line
    johncarver@wildblue.net - Email
    www.johnwcarver.com

    www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/carroll_county/julianas-journey - On the News!


    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/julianacarver


    https://www.youtube.com/user/johnwcarver?feature=mhee


    "I'm not a giver upper!" Juliana Carver (October 4, 2013)



    Read more: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thejohncarvershow/2014/08/04/john-carver-show#ixzz39MCszLPh