Last, the talking smoke alarm went off in our house.
It was just a dead battery, but the chirping definitely woke us all up. I had to get a stepstool and change the battery at 3am.
Why is it that smoke alarm batteries always go dead in the middle of the night? Seriously, in 43 years of life, I can’t remember chirping like that in the daytime.
It’s got to be some kind of conspiracy!
Changing the batteries in the smoke alarm is never convenient. But I never think about it unless I hear that chirping noise.
I think growing as a leader and a person is a lot like that.
We all know development is important, but we rarely think about it unless there’s a big issue. We always mean to get to it, but there are usually more pressing things demanding our attention.
Most of you know my core business is Church Fuel. We provide coaching, resources, and leadership development tools to pastors. And the biggest obstacle we have to overcome in promoting this isn’t the price or the benefits.
Before we can talk about what’s in the product, we first have to convince potential customers that they need to focus on leadership development now.
There’s no alarm going on off at 3am.