#278: Life at 36

By June 7, 2021Podcast, Blog, Leadership

In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, you’ll hear Doug share a lesson entitled, “Life at 36.” Each year, around his birthday, Doug spends some time reflecting on where he is and what he’s learning at that age and then he shares his takeaways with you. Regardless of your ages, we’d encourage you to do the same exercise. Remember, the best experience isn’t experience, it’s evaluated experience.

Key Take-Aways From Episode 278:

In the episode, Doug shares 8 key insights into what he’s learning at 36. Here are the lessons he shares in this episode: 

  1. At 36, I am more Grateful for Life than I ever have been 
  2. At 36, I’m focused on Leading my Family Team 
  3. At 36, God is giving me something to say 
  4. At 36, I’m focused on Listening and Learning from Others Experiences 
  5. At 36, I have the opportunity to live out my passion and purpose daily: 
  6. At 36, I’m more convinced than ever that consistency compounds 
  7. At 36, I’m focused on developing deep friendships 
  8. At 36, I’m more convinced than ever that living for God is all that matters.


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 is the host of the L3 Leadership podcast and he is a sought after public speaker.  

He is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, who currently works as the Head of Manufacturing at Ivalua. Together, they love family, personal growth, travel, working out, and serving others.





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Children are a temporary assignment. - Jimmy EvansClick To Tweet
Everything is a once in a lifetime experience. Click To Tweet
Thank you God for another day on planet earth.Click To Tweet
You think the only people who are people, are people who look and think like you, but if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew. - PocahontasClick To Tweet
When was the last time you had a conversation with someone that you wasn’t like you?Click To Tweet
The secret of your success is always found in your daily agenda. - MaxwellClick To Tweet
Day to day intensity, week to week consistency, builds champions. -Jim RankinClick To Tweet
What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ. -Philippians 3:8Click To Tweet
You could live 1,000 lives with your own plans and in your own strength and it would never compare with the one life that God has for you.Click To Tweet



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