Small Sacrifices, Long Term Gains
In this week’s episode of the Follower of One podcast, Mike speaks with Bobby Albert. Bobby is the CEO and President of the Values-Driven Leadership company where they are focused on teaching others the growth enabling the potential of building foundational values into the company culture. Bobby has over 45 years of business ownership experience and it all started with living each day at work through Christ! Please welcome Bobby to our community.
- 1:15 – Meet Bobby Albert
- 4:55 – Discover Your Purpose with Bobby
- 8:50 – Free Worksheet to Discover Your Life Purpose
- 11:10 – Bobby’s books
- 12:40 – Principle vs. Expedience
- 18:55 – Pay Attention to Who You Are Becoming
- 22:05 – Work for the Lord First, Always
- 26:40 – Bobby’s advice for Monday
Pay Now and Play Later
One of the key topics Bobby and Mike discuss is “Principle vs. Expediency”. Through Bobby’s research, he found that people are often driven by quick success and not by long term success. I am guilty of this as well, but it is a very common theme in today’s world. Most of us seem to not want to sacrifice in the now to have a better tomorrow and that effect will snowball over time. Making the short term sacrifice is necessary for long term gain. What have you sacrificed to reach a goal of yours? Our lives are built up of little moments that lead to one big one. Is that big moment a downhill slide or a giant leap upward?
In the Follower of One’s Marketplace Mission trip, we want to start and end your day with a focus on God and your duties. The goal is to think introspectively about yourself, God, where you are, and who you want to become. This rings true with how you should go to work every day as well. Bobby talks about how his Company’s culture started and ended with God. His employees knew it, leadership knew it, Bobby knew it, and that help build a successful business. Consistently thinking about how you are walking with Christ is essential in your success in the workplace. “In whatever you do, do it with all your heart”. How many times have you thought about where you are with God to yourself today?
“When you reap your short-term sacrifices for long-term gain, you have reached a successful life. To me, living a successful life is the fruit of the spirit.”
Connect with Bobby
- Bobby’s LinkedIn
- Values-Driven Leadership Website
- The Freedom Paradox – Free Resources (Including the Life Purpose Worksheet)
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