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In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Daniel Im, former cohost of 5LQ, Senior Associate Pastor at Beulah Alliance Church, and author of You Are What You Do. They discuss the following questions:
- What do you mean by the saying that experiences are better than things?
- What’s the shadow side of the lie that you are what you experience?
- Do you address anything about how experience economy has shifted us from ownership-minded to access-minded?
- How are we seeing the idea of experience come into the church?
“Experiences create more memories and for us, as a culture, we are spending more money on experiences than things.”
“Experience is everywhere you look, even in the way our culture is trying to sell products.”
“If you take a photo of a thing, you are never going to get as many likes as if you take a picture of yourself in an experience.”
“Influencer marketing is being driven by narcissism.”
“Envy and jealousy stirs up in our heart when we see an experience, not just when we see a thing.”
“The problem with believing you are what you experience is that the odds are stacked against us because it is impossible not to compare.”
“In the church, you don’t want to fuel comparison and envy the way that marketers do.”
“You want connection, community, and interactions to happen within the church.”
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