Leadership Development

3 Minutes a Day That Will Boost Your Life and Leadership

Learning and growing your leadership takes time, but it takes longer if you're only consuming information and not applying it. Everyone has 3 minutes.

How long does it take to become good at something - like being a leader? Some say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert. Others site that it takes 60-65 days to develop a habit. Still, others cite that the uber-successful read for 30 minutes every day.

Is it about learning, reading, watching?

Or is it about doing, repetition, action?

I'm inclined to say "yes"! It's a bit of both.


"Why this discussion?" you may ask. Well, I've been largely silent on my blog for the past 2 to 3 years and I want to start writing consistently again.

Why now? Well, in that time I've started a business (that's still growing), started a podcast, and started serving more often and in a greater capacity in my church. All of which required and still require me to grow as a leader.

These activities have also required more of my time - something I realize more and more is something of which people feel they have less and less.

However, I know that we all have 3 minutes. It's time we spend waiting at the doctor's office, at a restaurant, or the moments just before we wake our computer to start the work day.

I want to write about my journey as a young (I'm 29 as of this writing) and growing leader and I want to help those of you who are traveling the same road. It doesn't matter if you're just starting, walking beside me, or are decades into your leadership journey - we can all learn and grow from listening and sharing with one another.


I will share in bite-sized chunks as I live, learn, and lead. I will share my failures, my successes, and my utter confusion and frustration at times in the hopes that 3 minutes of my story will encourage, empower, and inspire you to keep rising in your walk.

I picked 3 minutes because I felt asking you for 3 minutes of your time was reasonable. I also picked it because it's about 500 words for me to write regularly and that seemed reasonable to me. I also picked it because it has a nice ring to it - The 3 Minute Leader - don't you think?!

Learning and growing in anything takes time, but it takes even longer if you're only consuming information and not applying it. I once heard leadership author, Perry Noble, say "Information plus application equals transformation". That phrase rings truer every day.

With that said, my hope is that you'll not just read for 3 minutes and then go on as if nothing happened. No. I want you - I challenge you - to apply just 1 thing that came into your mind while you were reading!

The 3 Minute Leader Plan is more than just a catchy name and short read.

It's a spark!

A jumping off point to get you to your next step!

Leadership is a marathon. Not a sprint. So, take one more step.

Go just a bit further today than you did yesterday.

Be patient just a little bit longer.

Be just a bit more clear in your instruction.

Be just a tad more empathetic with those you lead.

Anyone can become a 3 Minute Leader.

I believe you have what it takes!

Until next time... Keep Rising!

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