|I remember driving away from the Chick-fil-A headquarters in January of 2003, my last day as a staff member. My office was packed up in my back seat and there was a lot of uncertainty in the driver’s seat.
I was leaving to join the early days of Buckhead Church — an experiment where the preaching was on video. It was one of the first, video multi-site churches in the country.
I was exchanging a lot of certainty (and chicken sandwiches) for a lot of uncertainty and an unproven idea. The fear within me kept asking, “Should I stay or should I go?” and the doubt inside me asked “How do I know?”
At some point, this is a part of all of our stories. Chances are you know someone who is there right now. They are trying to figure out what to do next. (That someone might actually be you.)
One of the strategies I employed during this decision came from a verse in the Bible, Proverbs 15:22, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”
One of the best actions you can take to figure out what’s next is to surround yourself with advisers.
On Tuesday, August 23rd, you’ll have a moment to do just that. At 11 am EDT, John Maxwell, Valorie Burton, Mark Cole and I are hosting an online conversation called Now to Next. You’ll hear how they have navigated decisions like this and we will also have some time to take questions.
The event is free but we do want you to sign up because we will follow up with some bonus content afterwards.