Every Sunday at 7:30 AM, I teach an optional class for teens willing to forfeit sleep for learning.
It’s not part of the usual worship schedule but operates in its own unique time slot—a time often criticized for being too early.
Yet, it’s a time that, by default, surprisingly works, drawing an average of 11-20 eager (or at least semi-conscious) faces each week.
The Secret Sauce
The attendees are often motivated by two factors: devoted leaders who escort them, and the scrumptious breakfast served by my wife, Tami.
Why bring this up on The Promise Blog?
It’s the epitome of commitment, requiring 5-10 hours of preparation each week.
The Thrill and Terror of Uncertainty
And here’s the real kicker: you never know who’s going to show up.
The stakes are always high because each class is like a weekly audition –
One dull class, and I may lose them.
One amazing class, and, well, I still may lose them to the lure of sleep or weekend activities.
Even if I received a Saturday night standing ovation from thousands of people, and hefty amount of money the day before at a convention in Vegas, come Sunday morning, it’s a new audition for a non-paying audience!
Are you ready for the real reason I keep doing it? Here’s where things get interesting…
The Underlying Motives
- Divine Assignment: I feel spiritually called to this role.
- Personal Belief: I am convinced I’m the right person to educate them.
- Professionalism: I prepare as if it’s a paid gig.
- Compassion: My love for the kids is unconditional, show up or not.
- Challenge: I enjoy pushing my limits, even risking failure.
Each Sunday, regardless of my challenging schedule and late Saturday nights, I’m there by 6:30 AM.
I set up the chairs, prep the tech, and ensure everything is perfect for the students.
It’s an exhausting day, but it’s my Promise. And I am ALL IN.
The Universal Audition
How does this relate to your Promise?
Think about the situations where you’re constantly on audition—be it a crucial sales pitch, a Zoom call that could define your career, or simply trying to win your children’s attention during a busy week.
These are your moments of commitment, your own Sunday mornings.
So, how are you faring in your weekly auditions?
I want you to think about that as you prepare for the week ahead. Because, trust me, I’ve got some incredible insights to share on how to nail these auditions every time! Between us, I teach quite a bit of that on my new YouTube Channel! I hope you’ll give it a chance.
Enjoy SUBSCRIBING to my NEW YouTube Channel when you’re ready to improve upon Your Leadership Promise!
~ Jason Hewlett
Husband, Father, Writer, Mentor, Hiker
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