L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #143: Pay the Price – Part 1

By April 13, 2017Blog, Leadership, Podcast

In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Doug Smith shares some of the prices he believes leaders need to pay in order to reach their maximum potential. The question is, will you pay the price?

L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #143: Pay the Price – Part 1

L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #143: Pay the Price - Part 1

L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #143: Pay the Price – Part 1

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“Pay now, play later or play now and pay later, either way, you will pay” -Maxwell’s Dad


The Progression of Paying the Price:

  • God will give you a dream
  • You’ll discover the price to pay
  • You need to decide if you’ll pay the price

25 A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them, 26 “If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. 27 And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple.

28 “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? 29 Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. 30 They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’ -Luke 14:25-30

Dream: Be a disciple

Price to Pay: Hate everything else in comparison with following God

Your Choice: Count the Cost


The bigger the dream, the bigger the price! Big dreams, big prices, small dreams, small prices.

1.) The Price of Following God

If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. Matthew 16:25


10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. –Ephesians 2:10

2.) The Price of Intentionality

“Most people don’t lead their lives, they accept them” -John Kotter


Everyday you’re not living out your purpose, you’re ripping off the planet! -Rick Sapio

Book: Living Forward, Creating Your Life Plan + The 15 Laws of Growth by John Maxwell

3.) The Price of Showing Up when You Don’t Feel Like It

“Show up, shut up, and shovel!” -Larry Bettencourt

4.) The Price of Consistency and Faithfulness

Faithfulness: Doing the best you can with what’s in your hand.

Day to day intensity, week to week consistency, builds champions! -Jim Rankin

5.) The Price of Teachability and Humility

Who can tell you no that you’ll actually listen to?

6.) The Price of Responsibility

You’re responsible for your work, your finances, the shape you’re in, your choices, you’re attitude. You’re in charge of your life. Nobody else is. Stop looking to other people to take responsibility for your growth, your career path, your promotions, your salary, your marriage, your finances, etc.

Develop the attitude, If it’s to be, it’s up to me!

Don’t allow yourself to blame others! Nobody cares! Do something about it! Develop responsibility for your life!



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