What are the habits and disciplines that make high capacity leaders, high capacity? I interview Elevation Church’s Frank Bealer, who became President of an Insurance Company at age 23 and has continued to be promoted into positions of high influence and responsibility at a young age. Frank shares his strategy, approach and schedule in detail with a view to helping you get better at what you do.
Welcome to Episode 98 of the Podcast.
Guest Links: Frank Bealer
3 Things You Can Do Right Away
Frank is a high-capacity leader whose ambitions weren’t always easy to maintain. Though he was driven by his incredible work ethic, he was quick to discover that there is no such thing as “balance” when it came to leading a career and leading a family. Here’s how he learned to integrate both.
- Don’t over-promise. Frank was pouring himself into an industry he wanted to excel at and didn’t have the self-awareness to see how it affected his marriage. He got tired of apologizing to his wife because he really wasn’t “sorry.” He kept breaking the same promises that he’d be home by a certain time or be around for every family dinner. “Communicate and don’t over-promise.” Frank says. “I wasn’t over-promising at work. I had no reason to do it at home.”
- Clarify expectations. What you think is important can turn a routine sideways. Talk to your boss, talk to your spouse and set standards for what communication looks like. When you have unreasonable expectations, it sets you up to be over-whelmed, and you’ll under-deliver.
- Be intentional with your time. The best way to say “no” is to schedule your time strategically. Frank scheduled everything he did, from writing e-mails to running errands. It allowed him to set boundaries but also gave him the freedom to be flexible. By being intentional with his time, it was easier for Frank to manage his priorities at work and home.
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