Yesterday I posted Part 1 of the Lessons I learned from being in the room of some of the wealthiest men in the world. Today I will continue by sharing my notes with you of another two great speakers who have challenged my thinking and application of it. However before I do this, let me share some personal thoughts I generated throughout the summit.
Listening to the various speakers doing their thing, I noticed a very common trend applied by all. It was not mentioned by anyone as a skill or something we all need to do, but they certainly portrait it as a habit; either intentionally or unintentionally.
Besides all the talking as to what they have accomplished in life, mistakes they have made, and lessons they have learned, they all had examples of people whom they have taken for the last year and helped to experience what they are experiencing. Some of the testimonies shared by normal South African who met these men only a year ago, blew my mind. Firstly it is amazing to hear what they have accomplished in just one year through the application of the input received by these men. But what really forced me to think again is the openness of these men to annually allow a few people in their life with whom they intentionally share all their wisdom, knowledge, and connections; creating a platform from which they can mentor, coach and equip them to do what they are doing.
“A leader is a person who has mastered the understanding to live a life with purpose beyond himself and his generation, someone who is building a legacy that other people can learn from and build upon”.
So my question for thought and discussion will be; “Are we as the church doing the same? Are we willing to give everything we have for the sake of equipping someone else to do exactly, and even better, what we are doing?” It was a lesson learned through example worth applying…