Millennial (n):

An abbreviation for the millennial generation; a term used by demographers to describe a segment of the population born between 1980 and 2000. History's most educated, diverse, and determined generation.

The Tension When We Try New Things

If we never try new things we will never discover what is possible. If we never risk failure we never create anything lasting. And the world is less bright for our fear of trying.But we are also suckers for new stuff. It’s easy to get distracted like a kid in a toy store. Everywhere we […]

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Next Up Podcast: Authenticity & Why Being You Is Best

Our generation talks a lot about authenticity. We like being with and around real people. As a leader, authenticity is essential. In this episode, Jonathan Pearson, Dustin Bates, and return guest David Pearson talk about why authenticity is important and how to use it to guide our life and leadership. Relevant Links: Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make Subscribe […]

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Are You Over Committed? A Word to Young Leaders

Ever felt like you just don’t have enough time to give to the things and people in your life who demand it? I find myself at this place of tension often. Being an extrovert, I love spending face-to-face time with people. Nothing brings more joy to my life than just being with the people. Because […]


3 Things The Best Leaders Know

he best leaders know some foundational facts. These facts position them to lead better than the average leader. The three things the best leaders know are that they can only do so much, they are human, and they will not lead forever. Let’s further discuss those three areas:

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Next Up Podcast: How to Gain & Keep Influence

Everyone wants influence, but few actually take the time to earn it. In this episode, Jonathan Pearson and Dustin Bates talk about the temptations that face young and experienced leaders alike to try to lead without having influence first. Influence is earned, in this episode, the guys will talk about what it takes to earn influence and lead the […]

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A Fool Proof Method For Dealing With All People

Always err on the side of love. When you have a tough decision to make. When you’re wondering how to respond to something someone said. When you’re trying to make a relationship last. When you’re in conversation. When you’re leading your family. When someone at the checkout line may have said something rude. When others […]


3 Things Great Young Leaders Forget

As a young leader, there are so many things that I need to learn. I don’t have the life experience or the leadership experience that many have. I’m always seeking to grow in who I am and in my leadership. However, there are some things that I believe myself and all young leaders need to […]

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Next Up Podcast: B Is For Burnout – How to Keep From Burning Out Way Too Soon

Burnout is too often a reality for leaders. Many of us that are young tend to think that it can’t happen to us and fail to realize when we’re in danger. The truth is, none of us are exempt from potential burnout. In this episode, Jonathan Pearson and Dustin Bates remind us that if we’re facing burnout to find […]