Anxiety. Depression. Simply feeling overwhelmed.
Ever been there as a leader?
Welcome to Episode 2 of the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. In this episode, I interview Perry Noble, Lead Pastor of NewSpring Church.
Perry Noble had all the markings of success—one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America and a great family—but as his inner world crumbled, he ending up feeling like he wanted to kill himself.
He tells an amazing story of how he overcame anxiety and depression to keep leading.
Perry is the Lead and Founding Pastor of NewSpring Church in Anderson South Carolina. Launch in 2000 with 15 people, it now reaches over 35,000 people on the weekend at 11 campuses.
Perry is a husband, father, author, frequent conference speaker and blogs at PerryNoble.com.
Guest Links: Perry Noble
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Perry on Twitter
Perry on Facebook
Perry on Instagram
People and Resources Mentioned in This Episode
The links, people and resources mentioned in this episode include:
Book: Overwhelmed by Perry Noble
Overwhelmed Sermon Series 2014 (5 week series)
Spanx, Sickness and Suicide Message.
9 Signs You’re Burning Out In Leadership by Carey Nieuwhof
How I Recovered From Burnout: 12 Keys to Getting Back by Carey Nieuwhof
Here’s a list of Perry’s blog posts on anxiety, depression and suicide:
Here are my (Carey’s) posts on my personal burnout:
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3 Things You Can Do Right Away
Perry’s interview was full of great advice.
While there’s so much you could do after listening to Perry’s story, here are 3 things you can do this week:
1. Tell Someone. Telling someone you’re struggling with being overwhelmed, or with anxiety, depression or suicide is the first step toward breaking the power those emotions have over you. You don’t need to be ashamed. Telling someone is the first step to breaking the power of depression.
2. See a Doctor and Biblical Counsellor. Getting professional help will help you get better. Both Perry and Carey have both seen Christian counselors over the years who have helped them stay healthy in leadership over the long run. Please know neither Perry or Carey are trained counsellors. I strongly recommend you talk to your medical doctor and a trained biblical counsellor.
3. Be Transparent. People identify more with your struggles than your victories. If you let them know that you struggle, it will help them in their struggles.
Quotes From Perry
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