Your questions are the best questions.

We’re back with another bonus episode of Ask Carey to celebrate the launch of The High Impact Leader Course this month. Scroll down to see what questions I tackle this episode.

Welcome to Ask Carey Part 13.


Ask Carey

Questions Featured in this Episode

1. 04:43: I’ve been enjoying your High Impact Leader course and I am wondering if you have any suggestions, tips, and/or life hacks for applying the material for a leader/pastor with a young family (three kids, ages 6, 3, and 1)?

2. 10:17: After reading your book Leading Change Without Losing It, I’m wondering how you know when you should fight through resistance to change versus knowing when it’s time to jump ship, let go and move on?

3. 16:10: I’m leading a church of around 200 people and I’m not organized or disciplined at all when it comes to administration. I think it’s a good idea to hire an Executive Pastor to delegate take over these duties. How do I make that transition?

4. 21:25: I suffered burnout in the last 4-5 years. How do I get back to normal, at least what I considered normal?

5. 26:35: I’m thinking about starting a blog, but really asking myself “Why do I want to do this?”. I want to make sure I do it with the right motivation and heart. What was your motivation in starting your blog?

6. 34:10: Is it true that it takes 10 hours in order to prepare a sermon without notes?

7. 39:35: I’m a believer and business owner, but not in ministry. Is your course geared more to ministry leaders or is it something I could implement with my staff?

Links Mentioned

The High Impact Leader Course

Leading Change Without Losing It

A 5 Step Method For Delivering A Talk Without Using Notes

How I Recovered from Burnout: 12 Keys To Getting Back

Previous Bonus Episodes

CNLP Bonus Episode #1

CNLP Bonus Episode #2

CNLP Bonus Episode #3

CNLP Bonus Episode #4

CNLP Bonus Episode #5

CNLP Bonus Episode #6

CNLP Bonus Episode #7

CNLP Bonus Episode #8

CNLP Bonus Episode #9

CNLP Bonus Episode #10

CNLP Bonus Episode #11

CNLP Bonus Episode #12

CNLP Bonus Episode #13

Quotes from Carey 

Get Your Life and Leadership Back – Now

The High Impact Leader

Do you ever find yourself struggling to get it all done? Constant interruptions and distractions keep you from getting your most important priorities accomplished. In addition, work keeps bleeding into family time.

What if you didn’t need to live that way anymore? Can you have a much higher impact at work AND get your personal life back on track? Actually, you can.

The High Impact Leader shows you highly practical, proven strategies on how to finally get time, energy and priorities working in your favour. The course includes 10 videos, an online workbook and 10 specific exercises that will help you create a personalized plan to help you get productive and accomplish the things you know are most important, but rarely have time for.


Getting your most important priorities done early in the week, every week.

Discovering time to finally exercise, pursue a hobby,  launch a blog, start a podcast or write that book.

Actually being OFF when you have a day off.

Imagine getting your life and leadership back. That’s what the High Impact Leader is designed to help you do.

The High Impact Leader course is available for four days (until midnight PST on January 19, 2017). Act fast! After January 19th, registration for the High Impact Leader course will be closed until summer 2017. If you purchase it now, you’ll get the course at a discounted price. Learn more or sign up here.

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  1. April Harmon on February 4, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Hi Carey! Thank you for your testimony! I look forward to hearing you speak at the Orange Conference this year!
    Two thousand and sixteen was my burnout year. Of course I didn’t know that’s what it was, until this past December when I happened to stumble across your blog posts on it. Between applying what I’ve learned from your blogs and a goal setting podcast by Michael Hyatt, 2017 is looking up. I wake up more often excited about the day and my ministry. I know I still have a way to go, but I’m already starting to see how God is using it in my life, in finding a healthier normal and for helping others. My question is when it comes to talking about my burnout with my team. I’m the children’s elementary director at my church. When is a good time to actually talk about it with them? Of course I’m assuming that at some point I should talk to them about it. And how and how much does one share?

    • Carey Nieuwhof on February 4, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Hey April…so sorry to hear that! Well, I’m glad you’re more excited every day and finding a healthy normal. I think the key is to open up to a few people who know you well and go from there. It also matters whether your burn out is happening now or whether it’s in the past. If it’s in the past, you can tell more people more easily because you’re getting better. Here are some thoughts on when oversharing is too much:

      • April Harmon on February 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

        This was very helpful, thank you! I am still working through it. The last thing I want to do is make my experience about me, but I do want God to use it to bless others. Although I didn’t have a word for what I was feeling at the time I did find a couple healthy, good friends to open up to as soon as I started feeling off. They have been strong, spiritual, encouraging voices through it all. I’ve learned not to jump in front of God when He is doing a work in me. So I will keep an open dialog with Him and my few that are walking through it with me, and let Him do His work. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

  2. Lucas Ray Branstetter on January 13, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Thank you for answering my question, it was helpful. The past couple of weeks I have been able to find an hour to work in the morning before having breakfast with my family.

    As I type this I am cuddling with my oldest daughter. #dadlife

    • Carey Nieuwhof on January 14, 2017 at 7:18 am

      This is awesome. On all fronts. Thanks Lucas!

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