Well, I am on a roll…second post today. One of the books I am reading at the moment is Wayne Cordeiro’s ‘Leading on Empty’. Those familiar with Willow’s GLS might have heard him speak. He is sharp and simple yet reaches the soul. In this new book he attempts to draw on his own experience of burnout, desiring to help pastors and those who could face similar professional issues.
How do you lead when you don’t feel like leading? And how do you sail through the dead waters when the wind has died and that which was a festival now demands the intentional? When exhilaration turns to perspiration?
The book is ok – not ground-breaking and a bit too ‘self-improvement’ like. On the plus side, I like its practicality. One of the items that ‘arrested’ me was his very practical observations re. good sleep. From Genesis 1:8, he draws the conclusion that the day begins in the evening, and therefore the start of the day is our time snoozing. Apparently the healthiest time to sleep (all to do with REM cycles) is between 9pm-3am. I wonder about doing some adjustments.
He suggests: ‘Learn to sleep on the front side of the clock. Sleep right and double your rest.’