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In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Ken Coleman, author of The Proximity Principle. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- Breakdown the Proximity Principle
- How do you prevent yourself from becoming an obnoxious networker?
- What does it mean to go through hard noes to get to a yes?
- How does the Proximity Principle relate to being close to God?
- What advice would you give leaders thinking about next step transition?
- Can you talk about the practices that go along with people and places?
“The Proximity Principle says in order to do what I want to do, I have to be around people who are doing it and in places it is happening.”
“Proximity positions us where we need to be and propels us to where we want to be.”
“You need to be audacious enough to ask somebody who can really give you solid information to coffee or lunch.”
“This is about becoming a student and constantly being strategic and intentional to make sure that you are around people who are doing what you want to do so that you can learn for the purpose of growing.”
“You are going to face unknowns on every level and the unknown is our biggest fear.”
“You can spend all the time you want around the right people and in the right places, but you aren’t going to truly have the full benefit of those in your life without the power of the Holy Spirit.”
“When you pray about it in quiet and talk about it in public, God steps in and begins to move things.”
“How do we adopt a proximity mindset so it becomes habitual in our lives?”
“This proximity mindset keeps you in a place where you can be humble and God can continue to teach and mold you.”
“God will not honor my dreams and ambitions if I’m not faithful now.”
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