What is the most important aspect of developing your message as a leader? Is it possible to grow in self-awareness without becoming focused on self? And is it okay to follow people if you don’t agree with them?
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Christy Wright has developed an influential message and platform as a business leader, and she has recently expanded into focusing more on faith and personal development. But she didn’t start out with a large following or a clear message.
In this episode (part 1 of 2), Holly and I chat with Christy about her leadership journey and get a behind-the-scenes look into how she was able to grow and develop her message. We also dive into her new devotional, “Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You”, and we hit on the touchy topic of whether it’s wrong to focus on self-awareness as a Christ follower.
In addition, you’ll hear Christy’s thoughts on why it’s harder to stand in the middle on certain topics and what her thoughts are on following people with whom she disagrees. She also shares what to do when people criticize you or cancel you because they don’t like something you said.
This is part 1 of our conversation with Christy, so make sure you’re subscribed to the show so that you don’t miss part 2!
Key Points Discussed:
- Christy’s life & leadership
- The value of mentoring
- Christy’s transition from focusing on business to expanding her message
- How women can discover what their message is
- What do you want to say?
- Your message will evolve
- Christy’s Book “Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You”
- Is it wrong to focus on ourselves as Christians?
- Can we learn from people with whom we disagree?
- Dealing with criticism and cancel culture
Key Quotes from the Episode:
“Your message will evolve as you experiment in different things to different people in different ways.”
“If the Lord fires you up about something, it’s because he wants to use you there.”
“What we are called to do as leaders is solve problems and add value.”
“It’s very easy to let your season of life define you.”
“There’s nothing practical about our faith.”
“It’s not popular to be level-headed, to have some common sense, to see both sides of things–that is not popular. If you want to make everyone mad, just go to the middle.”
“It is our responsibility to look for the good.”
“Your circumstances don’t determine your attitude; you determine your attitude.”
Connect with Christy Wright:
Christy Wright is a #1 national best-selling author, personal development expert, and host of The Christy Wright Show. She’s been featured on Today Show and Fox News, and in Entrepreneur and Woman’s Day Magazines. Since 2009, Christy has served at Ramsey Solutions, where she teaches on personal development, business, and faith. You can follow Christy on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube or online at www.christywright.com.
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