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Do you ever struggle with dealing with critical or cynical people in your life? Or do you sense that you might be nearing burnout? How do you deal with an overloaded schedule and a busy family life? What do you do when the unexpected happens in life and leadership?

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What are the unexpected challenges?

In this special bonus episode to end our Purpose Series, you’ll hear a conversation that I was able to be a part of with Carey Nieuwhof. I have been part of the book launch team for Carey’s new book, Didn’t See it Coming*. As part of the launch team, I had the opportunity to be on a podcast episode to discuss the book and ask Carey questions.

In this conversation, you’ll hear us ask Carey questions about the topics in his book and more. We chat about cynicism, dealing with overwhelm in ministry, feeling alone in leadership, creating a healthy culture within churches, and much more.

While this is not a typical Christian Woman Leadership Podcast episode where I am interviewing a guest, I am excited to share it with you to cap off our Purpose Series. Many of the issues Carey dives into in this discussion relate to how we as leaders can walk in our purpose, stay healthy, and avoid potential unexpected dangers.

Favorite quotes from the episode:

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“The primary purpose of life is centered on relationship. It’s love God with everything you got, and love your neighbor as yourself.”- Carey NieuwhofClick To Tweet

How can we address the unexpected?

Carey’s most recent book, Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences*, addresses some of the most relevant issues that each of us will face throughout our lives. I found this book to be both encouraging and challenging, as I found areas of concern to address for myself, as well as ways to avoid other potential pitfalls in the future.

Carey Nieuwhof's book Didn't See it Coming

This book shares not just the problems, but also provides you with practical solutions to help you avoid or overcome the 7 challenges discussed. Carey’s writing style is down to earth and friendly, even while addressing some difficult topics.

I highly recommend this book to anyone in leadership and/or anyone who wants to develop personally.

Carey Nieuwhof is former lawyer, founding pastor of Connexus Church, and host of The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. Check out Carey’s resources and his blog and podcast here.

I want to thank Carey and his team for allowing me to share this podcast episode with the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast audience. This episode originally aired on Carey’s Podcast episode 216.

Quote card from Carey Nieuwhof's book Didn't See It Coming

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