Are you consumed and overwhelmed with the pace of life or have you discovered the way of the unhurried life? Today’s guest is Alan Fadling. He is the Founder and President of Unhurried Living, Inc. Additionally, he is the author of An Unhurried Life and An Unhurried Leader. In this important conversation, Alan helps us slow down to recognize the negative impact that the challenge of hurry can have on our souls. Alan recognizes the challenge of the hurry that we are confronted with on a daily basis, yet shows us another way forward, the way of unhurriedness.
Looking to the example of Jesus, we are reminded that “he didn’t let busy fill every waking minute of his life.” Furthermore, Alan invites us to re-evaluate what matters most, loving God and loving people. Unfortunately, if we lose sight of this, hurry can consume us and we will find ourselves missing the mark. We are presented with the important reminder that “you can’t love people in a hurry and you can’t love God in a hurry.” By embracing the way of unhurriedness, we can experience a deeper connection with God. Therefore we can re-establish our identity in our relationship with God instead of our performance or accomplishments. Finally, the way of unhurriedness sets the stage for the profound kingdom impact that we can cultivate in our lives and in the people around us.
In this conversation, you will hear Alan and Bobby discuss the following:
- Focusing on the things that matter most.
- The challenge of hurry vs. the challenge of busyness.
- The patient process of developing people.
- Developing personal habits and rhythms.
About the guest:
Alan Fadling (M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary) is President and Founder of Unhurried Living, Inc. in Mission Viejo, CA. He works toward inspiring people to rest deeper, live fuller, and lead better. He speaks and consults internationally. As well as nationally with organizations such as Saddleback Church, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Cru, Halftime Institute, Apprentice Institute, and Open Doors International. He is the award-winning author of An Unhurried Life (IVP 2013). Honored with a Christianity Today Award of Merit in spirituality, An Unhurried Leader (IVP 2017), and What Does Your Soul Love? Eight Questions That Reveal God’s Work in You (IVP 2019). He is a trained spiritual director. He lives in Mission Viejo, California with his wife, Gem, and their family.
About the host:
Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his “second half of life,” Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders.
Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog, the True North Leader podcast, and through three books he has authored:
- Principled Profits: Outward Success Is an Inside Job
- True North Business: A Leader’s Guide to Extraordinary Growth and Impact
- The Freedom Paradox: Is Unbridled Freedom Dividing America?
Pause and Reflect: The Way of the Unhurried Life
- How are you developing personal habits and rhythms to challenge the busyness of life?