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The 2 Keys To Servant Leadership

By Joshua Jarvis | Leadership

If you’ve read any Christian leadership books you’ve likely encountered several definitions for this term before. In all my research I found that Servant Leadership was referred to often, yet the definitions and expositions never resonated with me. Examples of CEOs cleaning up spills in the conference room or upside down pyramids might make a leader appear more authentic or that they care it – rarely captures what a true servant leader is.

As it turns out this surprisingly simple yet incredibly difficult “trait” was written about so long ago it’s almost silly that there’s very few who get it. Continue reading

God Has Us On Street View

By Joshua Jarvis | God

At this point in life we’re all familiar with the map apps.  While there are other apps out there such as Waze or Mapquest, I think the perennially go to is Google Maps (They bought Waze).  Ultimately they all work similarly.  They use your location and the place you want to go, give you a bird’s eye view then zoom into the street view.   The biggest problem with this is that the street view (particularly Google’s streetview) is almost completely useless unless you have a clear picture of where you want to go.    While it’s cool to see a place before we go (particularly useful in real estate) it’s frankly, the most useless feature of Google Maps in my opinion.  Here’s the thing about God…

God has us on street view

God has us on street view.

If you’ve ever gone to a new place and were rushed and just entered the address and left, it’s a bit maddening.  You go into an unknown area and have to completely trust your map app not to kill you with a left turn or drive you into a lake.  Personally, I like to see the entire map, the turns and the streets ahead of time so that I’m not in the wrong lane when it’s time to turn or I don’t take a route that is always going to be bad.  Unfortunately for me and anyone else wired this way, God has us on street view.Continue reading

Thanksgiving

By Joshua Jarvis | God

I’ve been writing in a paper “journal” and doing affirmations in the morning to “improve my attitude.”  Nothing comes close to intimate time with God.  Here’s what I was writing this morning and thought I would share.

No number of affirmations will correct behavior or attitude without action.  It’ll be fake action – going through the motions – without an unsubmitted heart to Jesus.  Being grateful though is a state of change, however.  It’s easy to complacent in your gratefulness.

This year we’ve had many answered prayers that have gone unnoticed.

  • We now have close Godly friends to challenge us
  • Our bills are paid and we are able to save and give
  • Our kids are healthy and excelling in school – and more importantly are becoming children with integrity
  • Even our jobs have become more purposeful

What is my vision for 5 years from now?  I hate that I don’t have any other answer then a monetary one.  I want what God wants, but I don’t always know what he wants.  There’s a cloud, a mystery that won’t unravel but stays stuck the longer I stay think about it.  The vision, the dream is out there, not here, it’s in giving, not taking, in submitting not conquering.

Bible In 90 Days Lessons

By Joshua Jarvis | God

BibleI recently completed the Bible In 90 Days “plan” from YouVersion.  To be honest it took me 100+ days, but I did finish the entire thing by reading around an hour or two a day.   It was an experience that I will repeat, just not this year.  I recommend every believer do this as soon as possible because…Continue reading

Can You Lead Outside Your Sweet Spot?

By Joshua Jarvis | Leadership

Earlier this year I had the privilege of hosting Heroic Event.  One of the speakers there Kene Iloenyosi discussed Finding Your Sweet Spot, based on the book he wrote with the same name.   My question was, can you lead others when you aren’t in your sweet spot.

The short answer is of course yes, people teach others when they haven’t fully mastered it yet.  In fact, the road to mastery is often found in teaching, oddly enough.  It’s only through teaching that people will put themselves in another’s shoes to see the entire picture of the subject being taught.  If leadership is influence and influence has to do with relationships, then having clarity is more important then just being Passionate, Interested and Talented.  However, when combined with the sweet spot, Leadership can take people to new heights.  John Maxwell is a great example.  A talented, passionate and interested leader was made better when he dived into teaching leadership and actually leading others through leadership.

If you haven’t seen Kene’s Video or talk about “Finding Your Sweet Spot” it’s below, worth the 8 minutes.  If you like his talk, you’ll love his book! 

Millionaire Mindset

By Joshua Jarvis | Leadership

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I recently took a class on Luxury Home Marketing and they spent a great deal covering the clientele that purchases luxury homes (in Atlanta that’s anything over $500K).

What struck me was the interesting facts that was reminiscent of a Dave Ramsey episode or “The Millionaire Next Door.”

The Average Millionaire falls has the following

  • Has a Household income of roughly $145,000
  • Saves around 20%
  • Married for most of their adult life to the same spouse
  • Has 2 children.

After learning this, it hit me.  We should all have a millionaire mindset.  Sure we might not be able to have that kind of income but we can strive to save 20%, stay married and have or adopt children.  When you look at God’s plan for most of our lives, these 3 characteristics are very Godly, they represent being good stewards and the relationship with your spouse and children teach you so much about God’s love for us and our relationship that, hey! Now I want everyone to act like a Millionaire.

Heroic Experience

By Joshua Jarvis | God

HElogoBack in February we had Heroic Event and wanted to share with you the experience.
Not a single person told me it was a good event…
THEY TOLD ME IT WAS LIFE CHANGING!
Are you kidding me? I can’t think of an event outside of a spiritual setting that has received this kind of feedback.
Finally, can I tell you a story?Continue reading

Only Fools Rush In

By Joshua Jarvis | God

jerichoI’d say it’s the story of my life if it weren’t so cliche’ but the honest truth is that I’ve spent a good bit of my adulthood rushing into ideas to get them started.  Sometimes I credited God with the idea especially lately, but it seems that the lesson of “wait on Me” is certainly one that will take a lot of time to learn.

What happens so often is I get an “inkling” of an idea.  I feel like God is leading me here, then I take off and run headfirst into the idea, usually without a plan.   It really wasn’t until Heroic Event that I really waited on Him.   I figure, He says, go and conquer, so I must go and conquer.  Can you imagine if my namesake (Joshua) did this in the battle of Jericho?  What if they only marched once?  Disastrous!  If you know anything about the story of the battle of Jericho, then you know that the walls were so high and thick that it was basically a road around the top of the city.Continue reading

Real Estate Year In Review

By Joshua Jarvis | Real Estate

realestateAs we do at the end of the year it’s time to review the year and from my perspective I’ve learned quite a bit about real estate in general, here’s my year in review for real estate.

Real Estate is Always Mostly A Good Investment with the Right Mindset

Well not always, but if you buy with the investor mindset it’s really hard to do something wrong in real estate.  This basically applies to homes that in the median or below price points (not luxury).Continue reading

Adding Videos To Your LinkedIn Profile

By Joshua Jarvis | Digital Marketing

This year has been one of many changes for LinkedIn, but this latest one is a good one in my opinion.   You now have the ability to “endorse” others and to add a bunch of other information to your profile that you couldn’t otherwise.  However, for the longest time the only way to put a video on your profile was through a “hack” by using the slideshare plugin.

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Now you can add your videos pretty simply.  There is no trick to Adding Videos To Your LinkedIn Profile, in fact, adding youtube videos is very easy.

You simply need to login into Linkedin.

Click on your Profile

Click on Edit

Then click the square with the plus sign

You’ll have an option to: “Add a link to a video, image, document, presentation..”

Paste your Youtube Video Link or other link.

That’s It!

Once done you’ll see your video like the image above.