My good friend Paul Sohn is a leadership consultant, blogger, speaker, and author. He has spent most of his career building leaders worth following and creating good-to-great organizations. He has worked for both a Fortune 50 company and a Top 100 Great Place to Work Company.
Today’s blog post was written by guest blogger Joseph Lalonde, godly mentor, author, and leader, who inspires young men and women to grow to their potential.
Paul works for a global leadership consultancy, GiANT Worldwide, as a leadership transformation consultant. They own and operate the global brands and events, Catalyst and Leadercast. They have offices in London, Atlanta, and Oklahoma City, and are now expanding into Asia. Joe interviewed Paul a few days ago. Listen to their inspiring podcast here.
Below are some fun excerpts of the podcast:
Q. Who is Paul Sohn?
A. Paul is an author, blogger, speaker. Leadership coach. His heart and vision is to raise us the next generation of godly leaders in the 7 spheres of influence.He loves to connect with people. He’s an ENFJ at heart. Loves to travel. And having great meals and conversations.
Q. What is an ENFJ?
A. An ENFJ is a personality type from the Myers-Briggs personality test. His personality type is Extrovert, Intuitive, Feeler, and Judger.
Q. What’s the big deal with calling?
A. Finding your calling leads you to your God-given purpose.Not knowing your calling leaves you restless.
Q. How can someone discover their calling?
A. You discover your calling by looking at your sweet spot.
Q. What effective habits should a leader learn?
A. Practice a stop-doing list.
Q. What leadership lesson do you wish you knew 10 years ago?
A. Be interested before being interesting.
- Know that there’s a purpose behind what you’re going through.
- You were created to be a masterpiece by the Creator.
- Once you know that you are called to someone, being called to something makes a lot more sense.
Quarter-Life Calling: How to Find Your Sweet Spot in Your Twenties ($12.59) is Paul’s new book that launches today! A must-have for leaders, old and young.
This book is in the top three I’ve read in the last ten years! The tools, stories, Scripture, statistics, and God-truths apply to my generation, Baby Boomers, and Millennials. As I read, it affirmed and challenged my own sense of Kingdom assignment. Paul’s genuine perspectives on his own journey to find his callings and purposes ring through with HD clarity.
The book compares happiness with godly fulfillment; calling versus career; and your “sweet spot”—the intersection of your personality, gifts, passions, and life experiences. It describes practical tools, like personality assessments, that will help you identify your personal profile and improve your interactions with others. Paul guides you through questions to determine your passions and how you’re wired. He provides the framework for seeing, hearing, and sensing God’s presence in the process. The questions for discussion at the end of each chapter are outstanding.
Friend, do you know what your calling is? If so, what is it? If not, what’s holding you back?