In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Sam Collier shares his remarkable story of finding his biological family on the Steve Harvey Show and teaching us how we can live a greater story. Sam Collier is a pastor, author, speaker, and host of A Greater Story Podcast.
ABOUT SAM COLLIER
Sam Collier is a pastor, speaker, writer, and host of the A Greater Story with Sam Collier TV show and radio podcast that currently airs in 100 Million Homes. He also communicates nationally and internationally as a speaker and contributor regularly at North Point Ministries (Founded by Andy Stanley), the ReThink Group (Founded by Reggie Joiner), Orange Network, Orange Tour, Alpha International Leadership Conference, Global Leadership Summit, and more. He has also been interviewed on numerous TV shows, podcasts, and radio programs. Collier lives with his wife, Toni, and their daughter in Atlanta, Georgia.
KEY TAKE-AWAYS FROM EPISODE 265:
Sam shares his remarkable story of being reunited with his biological mother on the Steve Harvey Show.
The Greater story that God has for us doesn’t just happen… We have a part to play in it.
We are the sum total of our influences. The reality that we experience today is more a product of those who influenced us than we think.
On the topic of stewarding influence, Sam quotes Andy Stanley: “Influence is hard to gain and easy to lose.”
Influence puts limitations on you. Whenever you become an influencer, you’ll be limited by your influence.
Sam discusses racial reconciliation:
“The only way forward is conversation.” -Sam Collier
“The goal of a protest is to attract attention for conversation & dialog.” -Sam Collier
Sam talks about the racial problem in America being a conversation problem, which leads to a misunderstanding problem.
Two important questions that are a preface to racial reconciliation:
- Do people feel like they can be 100% themselves?
- How do you react when someone says something that you vehemently disagree with?
LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE 265:
- Sam’s brand new book: A Greater Story
- Sam’s reunion with his biological mother on the Steve Harvey Show
- A Greater Story Podcast with Sam Collier
- Find Your Voice: Capturing the Power of Influence to Live a Greater Story by Sam Collier
QUOTES FROM EPISODE 265:“What you don’t kill in your 20s will destroy you in your 40s.” -Andy StanleyClick To Tweet “We have to hear each other.' -Sam CollierClick To Tweet “The only way forward is conversation.” -Sam CollierClick To Tweet “The goal of a protest is to attract attention for conversation & dialog.” -Sam CollierClick To Tweet
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Doug is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission and Founder and CEO of L3 Leadership. He is the author of his eBook, “Making the Most of Mentoring”, a step by step guide to help you build and cultivate relationships with mentors. He blogs at dougsmithlive.com, he is the host of the L3 Leadership podcast, and he is sought after public speaker. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, who currently works as an Account Executive at Ivalua. Together, they love family, personal growth, travel, working out, and serving others.
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