Stout Advice: Success

Success – Reach Your God Given Potential in Life!Logan speaks about using the potential that God has given you to the fullest. By defining success we understand the basis and foundation of where we are suppose to go from there.

Stout Advice: Passion

“If you’re on fire, people will drive for miles to watch you burn.” – John Wesley
When you look at people who are successful in life, they’re passionate. Passion is the common denominator of success, not money. It’s not a job when you have passion for what you do. The difference between just existing and thriving is having passion for what you do.
Action Items
Look at your life and ask yourself what is burning inside you…what is your passion?
Make a game plan to make your passion your job. Figure out how to get paid for what you love.
Thanks for joining us this week on Stout Advice. We hope you have a blessed week and that you are living a life full of passion!

Stout Advice: Discipline

This week on Stout Advice Logan discusses the role that disciple plays in achieving your goals and success. Discipline is the difference between doing what you are supposed to be doing and not doing what you are supposed to be doing. It’s what separates those who have accomplished their goals and achieved success versus those who have not. Doing the right things repeatedly over an extended period of time will lead you to the results you want; most people don’t have the discipline to do this.
Action Items:
Make a list of all the things in your life where you need to be more disciplined.
Write down the things you need to stop doing. Replace these things with what you are going to do instead.
Make sure you put your list in a visible place where you see it everyday.
Thanks for joining us on Stout Advice. We hope you have a blessed week!

Stout Advice: Expense Vs. Investment

Good afternoon everyone,
This week Logan talks about the difference between expenses and investments. An expense can be an investment. Some expenses are a waste of time and money. There are other expenses that are necessary because they are an investment in your business, your mindset, or future. In order to get ahead in life it’s going to take an expense, whether it’s your money or your time.
Action Items:
Make a written list of all your expenses.
Of these expenses, determine :A. Which are an investment and add value?B. Which are not an investment and can be eliminated?
When you use your expenses wisely, it’s an investment in yourself. It’s critical to invest in yourself in order to have success in life.
Thanks for joining us today and we hope you have a blessed week! God bless!

Stout Advice: Priorities

A powerful word that we all take for granted. We are all guilty of losing track of our priorities at times. Most people give their priorities their leftover time and spend the best time of their lives on the things that should be a lower priority, and many times it’s with good intention. We don’t get time back, so we must keep our priorities in order.

Action Items:
Make a written list of your priorities in order of importance.
Look at your daily allotment to your top priorities. Are you giving them quality time?
We hope you all have a blessed week! God bless!

Stout Advice: Influence

There are three key stages to gain influence which ultimately gives you a platform to go out and change the world for the better.
Stage one: a relationship is formed
Stage two: the relationship turns into a friendship
Stage three: trust is earned
When trust is earned, that’s when you have influence. People of influence lead by permission instead of position. A leader isn’t defined by what they get, it’s defined by the number of lives they impact for the better, and influence is critical for doing so.
Action Items:
Make a written list of the areas of your life. Rate your level of influence for each area using a scale from 1-10, with 10 being the highest.
For each area, write down whether your influence is by permission or position.
The more influence you have, the more successful you will be.

Stout Advice: Transition

Very few people like change, but change is inevitable. If something is inevitable then why don’t we embrace it instead of resist it? It’s important to find the blessings in times of transition because it will ultimately help us to reach new levels of success. Every transition is for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
Action Items:
Think back on the transitions that have happened in your life.
Identify the good things to come from transitions.

Stout Advice: Turbulence

You are going to experience turbulence in life. It’s inevitable. Just like a plane, we are equipped for turbulence. God is not going to give us more than we can handle. Turbulence grounds us because it helps us reflect back on all the things that are important to us.
Action Items:
List any turbulence you have in your life right now.
Remember that you were built for turbulence.

Stout Advice: Fear

This week Logan discusses “fear” and uses an acronym to simply define it: false evidence appearing real. Usually there isn’t anything to fear and it’s just something we create in our mind. When we get a fearful mindset we tend to not respond accordingly.
Action Items:
Think back on times when you feared the worst.
Avoid worry, comparing yourself to others, and assuming.
It’s important to remember that fear ultimately leads to outcomes that we don’t desire. We hope you have a blessed and fearless week!

Stout Advice: Seize the Moment

Every single one of us will have opportunities that will change the course of our life, but very few people will seize the moment. The opportunity never goes away, it goes to someone else. You will miss 100% of the opportunities that you don’t pursue. It’s important to analyze the opportunity so we seize the right moments.
Action Items:
What are some open opportunities in your life?
Seize the moment!
Remember, you are one small defining choice away from changing your life forever!