Today’s episode is a special one! Actually, I get so many questions about making great decisions during our coaching time, I knew it was time to share one of my favorite episodes. I’m still absolutely giddy that I got to talk to him!
Andy tells us about his most recent book, Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets, and even gives us a peek into the five game-changing questions he believes we should ask ourselves every time we need to make a decision. He also gives us a solid framework for making wise decisions and some guardrails for how to avoid the bad ones.
I hope it’s helpful to hear this one again as we consider how every decision we make matters as we keep moving forward in 2022!
Andy Stanley is a pastor, author, and podcaster who founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries (NPM) in 1995. Today, NPM consists of eight churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 180 churches around the globe that collectively serve over 200,000 people weekly. As host of Your Move with Andy Stanley and author of more than 20 books, he is considered one of the most influential pastors in America. Andy and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.
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We all ask questions. If we are willing to embrace some more penetrating questions. And get in the habit of asking those every time we make even a medium sized decision, we’re just going to make better decisions.
The proof that there’s a relationship between good decisions and good questions is this: when people think about their worst decision, whether it’s a financial decision, business decision, or a relationship decision. On the other side of a bad decision, we always think or even say: I should have asked more questions. Which is true. Because if we ask the right questions on the front end, we generally have fewer regrets on the back end.
To lead ourselves well we have to be honest with ourselves.
The decisions you’re making right now are part of the story that you’re going to tell. So write a good story.
Our greatest regrets are the regrets where we stepped over the moral line, the ethical line, the legal line. Our greatest regrets are always preceded by a series of unwise decisions.
When we live within the realm of wisdom, we stay away from the edge of disaster.
1. Could you give me one tip that would make me a better communicator? (37:46)
2. What’s the difference between religion and a relationship with Jesus? (39:14)
3. How do you know how much to charge for your services? (44:49)
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