Episode 225: Pursuing The Big Next That’s On Your Heart & The Power of a Bold Vision

June 3, 2024

In this episode of Luminary Leadership, I want to share with you a profound experience that has reshaped my understanding of what it means to embrace the “big next” in our lives and careers.

 A Surprising Source of Inspiration: Oklahoma’s Hidden Gem

My recent journey took me to a place I least expected to find inspiration—Oklahoma. Initially, my perceptions of the state were limited, but I was soon to discover a wellspring of possibility and inspiration. It was my dear friend Monica who nudged me to attend a mastermind event there, a decision that would lead to a pivotal business partnership with the renowned John Maxwell. This experience laid the groundwork for today’s theme: the pursuit of one’s “big next” and the significance of seizing bold opportunities when they arise.

Visionaries Transforming
the Old into the New

Allow me to introduce you to Jeff and Monica, a couple whose story epitomizes the essence of visionary entrepreneurship. Together, they embarked on an audacious project, breathing new life into a historic church building in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, by transforming it into a state-of-the-art film studio and school. Jeff’s exceptional business acumen and Monica’s unwavering support have not only impacted their community but also left an indelible mark on my entrepreneurial journey.

The Courage to Step into the Unknown

Their story is a testament to the courage required to step into the unknown and pursue a “big next.” It’s about acknowledging a calling that may seem daunting and trusting in the divine orchestration of our paths. Jeff and Monica’s venture demonstrates the incredible growth and impact that await those who dare to take bold steps toward their aspirations.

It’s crucial to recognize that life is a series of opportunities and transformations. Having the courage to pursue your calling means being open to change and growth. Jeff and Monica’s leap of faith in converting a church into a hub of creativity and learning is a powerful illustration of what it means to embrace your “big next.”

The Role of Divine Intervention
and Elevated Focus

In our quest for success, we must be receptive to divine intervention and make space for new opportunities. It’s about having an elevated focus, examining our leadership, and being willing to implement the necessary tweaks and changes to achieve victory in our endeavors.

A Challenge to You: Share and Believe

I challenge you, my dear listeners, to share this episode with someone who might need a nudge to explore their own “big next.” Let’s pay it forward and build a community of courageous souls ready to chase their callings. Your stories and the steps you take can inspire others to do the same.

To aid you on your journey, I’m offering a resource—the “Focused Entrepreneur Guide.” This guide is designed to help you strip away distractions and concentrate on what’s truly important as you chase your “big next.”

I am immensely grateful for your support and listenership. I encourage you to leave a review and connect with me on social media. Your feedback is invaluable, and it helps us continue to serve and grow our community.

In closing, remember that pursuing your “big next” is a path filled with growth and transformation. It’s about believing in your potential and having the courage to take that leap of faith. Keep pushing forward, keep dreaming big, and let’s make those bold visions a reality together.

Thank you for joining me on this journey, and until next time, keep leading luminously!


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