Apr 11

Leadership at its Core – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

One of my favorite leadership quotes comes from my primary leadership mentor – John C. Maxwell. Maxwell teaches us that “Leadership is about influence…nothing more, nothing less.”

Influence is best achieved through relationships. When we take the time to develop and nurture them, we are allowed in for a conversation and open communication…then the relationship is formed cultivated.

Your influence is a direct feed into one’s life based upon your relationship with them. Invest in someone today!

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Apr 04

The Service of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – A 50 Year Remembrance

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Uncategorized

Let’s not forget the significant contributions of a man that stood in the face of bigotry, racism, oppression and evil. On this day, 50 years ago, he was assassinated for standing for what was RIGHT. His service to others is a shining memory of our charge in 2018 and beyond – “So in everything, do to others what you would have them to do to you…” (Matthew 7:12 – NIV).

As you move about your day, remember the lessons that Dr. King taught us through his service to the poor, down trodden, helpless, children, illiterate and impoverished. Make a difference – stand up when you see wrong and praise what is right.

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Mar 28

Enjoy!! – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Uncategorized

ENJOY the experience and the ride!

That is, learn, grow and develop from your experiences in this life. Each one is intended to stretch you, serve others and appreciate what you have and who you are. When we discover our unique gifts, and put them into practice, we cannot delay our capability and capacity to become all that we were created to be. To this end, fulfillment is realized and we close in on our purpose.

We can’t go wrong when you enjoy the experience. You are now one step closer to your goals, aspirations and dreams. Well done…

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dream 2017

Feb 28

Remembering Rev. and Evangelism Billy Graham (continued) – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

This past week during our Sunday worship services, I honored Rev. Billy Graham by sharing this video of his life. It is powerful and impactful. I really hope that it caused us all to STOP, THINK, REFLECT and INTROSPECT.

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Feb 21

RIP – Rev. Billy Graham – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Today, we celebrate and mourn the life of perhaps the world’s greatest leader and preacher – Reverend Billy Graham. A great man of God who traveled the world offering salvation to all who need it. His uncompromising ability to avail himself where needed is unprecedented indeed.

I love the man and his message. I studied his life for years, read his books, watched his videos and recordings and visited his birthplace near Charlotte, NC. His life speaks volumes to me each and everyday.

Rest in peace sir…you will be missed.

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Feb 07

Change – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Would you agree that “change” is inevitable?? Me too.

Everything around us changes constantly – people, seasons, clothes, hair, stock market, habits etc.

Point is…we NEED to change and modify our behavior as well. It is what facilitates growth. If we choose NOT to change, life will pass us by.

Over time, we MUST adjust to the current times and trends to remain relevant. Then, we can be the catalyst to promote growth and change in others.

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Jan 31

Expand Your Horizons – Wednesday Word of Wisdom

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

As you already know, I recently retired from the federal government after 34 years of total service. My primary field of expertise was acquisition and procurement. My career was marvelous as I was well supported by a large number of colleagues, professionals and bosses as I worked in numerous positions.

That said, I am now being tapped to share my expertise with others. Today, I get the opportunity to speak to a large group of senior level officials to give them insights into the federal acquisition process. I can remember back in 1990’s and 2000’s some of the many experiences that resonate as if they just happened on yesterday. In exchange for being available to share what I know. I will earn $1,000 for a 45-minute talk.

While I have transitioned into other areas of expertise in my life: Author, minister and pastor, leadership development, business owner, certified John Maxwell team coach and mentor, professional speaker – my core expertise lies in what I did for most of my professional life. Never let that go!!

So…expand your horizons, be marketable, trust your instincts and go for it! You’ll be glad you did.

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Jan 24

Hope – Wednesday Word of Wisdom

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

You’ve heard the expression – “Keep HOPE alive!” Well…HOPE is a positive affirmation that gives us belief that something that we REALLY desire  (that has not yet come to pass) actually will (in due time). It gives us the faith to continue to march forward in order to accomplish our dream, goal and aspiration.

So…never give up on HOPE. It keeps us going and breathes a sign of relief into our overall planning, execution and ultimate achievement. This, in turn, gives us confidence when we face the next challenge (because we will).

HOPE – keep it alive!!

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Jan 17

Excellence – Wednesday Word of Wisdom

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Excellence is defined as “the state of being excellent.” Thus, “excellent” means:

  • Superior
  • Very good of its kind
  • Eminently good.

We should therefore ALWAYS strive towards excellence with every opportunity that presents itself. We DO NOT get a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression…so, deliver excellent content, have an excellent personality and represent ourselves in an excellent fashion at all times.

It’s that simple, excellence is the standard. Nothing more…nothing less.

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Jan 10

Persistence – Wednesday Word of Wisdom

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

I happen to be entering into a season of “reflection.” At 57 years young, I just completed 34 years of total service with the federal government and retired, 18 years as a best-selling and multiple-award winning author, 20 years in active ministry work, and finally, beginning my 5th year as the senior pastor at a local church – a small, yet impactful local church. This year marks the end of the 5-year strategic plan that I presented to my church in lat 2013. The overwhelming majority of the goals and objectives have been accomplished over the last year or two.

I am not done. Now, I enter into an area that is desperately needed worldwide: LEADERSHIP TRAINING. In the footsteps of John C. Maxwell, I, too, am on a rampage to help to develop the current and next generation of leaders. The number of mentors, coaches, speakers and trainers is grossly lacking and I hope to fill this void in my own unique way.

At this point, “persistence” is the word that resonates with me the most. Here is what I have learned through the experience of being “persistent”:

Patience with others who do not quite your goals and aspirations

Gratefulness for the manifold blessings and learning along the way

Humility as a result of being too selfish and /or self-centered

Boldness to continue to work hard toward your individual and collective (on behalf of others) dreams

Focus on the issue at hand, bringing in others to assist and never stopping to achieve the desired outcome.

Your persistence will pay off in the end, but DO NOT STOP. There’s work to do…

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