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Growing Big People with PS.

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Growing Big People with Paul Scanlon Podcast is about empowering you to live a bigger more influential life. Paul's unique ability to make complex things simple is a hallmark of his skill as a communicator.His belief that it’s more important to grow people than things combined with his innate abilit… read more

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Emotions are data, not directives

May 29th, 2020

15:54

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Emotions and reason work like a …

6 Rooms Missing From God's House part 2

May 21st, 2020

22:33

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Jesus said ‘In my fathers house …

PS. In conversations with Sleeping At Last - The Creative Process

May 13th, 2020

52:29

Ryan O’Neil A.K.A SLEEPING AT LAST (http://www.sleepingatlast.com/) is a singer/song writer/producer, creative genius. 

You’re going to love this conversation about his creative process, personal development and quirky …

6 Rooms Missing From God's House part 1

May 8th, 2020

20:42

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Jesus said ‘In my fathers house …

Sin Of Certainty part 2

April 27th, 2020

16:54

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Sin of Certainty part 1

April 13th, 2020

21:11

THE GOLDEN CALF WAS THE SIN OF CERTAINTY.

Our golden calves represent our addiction to certainty, our need to have a God that doesn’t move. 

It is …

You can't change the picture but you can change the "frame"

April 3rd, 2020

19:44

I want to share with you my thoughts about how we FRAME the things going on in our lives. 

Stability and resilience

March 27th, 2020

17:03

Some advice for during this isolation season we are all in. I hope it helps!


Gift of Limitations part 2

March 16th, 2020

23:22

There's two kinds of limitations:  Limitations of DESIGN and limitations of DEFAULT.

The gift hidden within the limitations of design is that once …

Gift of Limitations part 1

March 2nd, 2020

22:36

There's two kinds of limitations:  Limitations of DESIGN and limitations of DEFAULT.

The gift hidden within the limitations of design is that once …

Serendipity part 2

February 23rd, 2020

24:53

Serendipity is to find something better by accident than what you were looking for on purpose. The path of our lives owes far more to serendipity than we realise.

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Serendipity part 1

February 9th, 2020

24:32

Serendipity is to find something better by accident than what you were looking for on purpose. The path of our lives owes far more to serendipity than we realise.

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Design Your 2020 part 4

January 26th, 2020

15:30

In this episode Paul gives his strategies 8-12 of DESIGN YOUR 2020! future is your unlived life, it hasn’t yet been given any frame, script or …

Design Your 2020 part 3

January 19th, 2020

16:12

In this episode Paul gives his strategies 4-8 of DESIGN YOUR 2020! future is your unlived life, it hasn’t yet been given any frame, script or pattern.

DESIGN YOUR 2020 PART 2

January 12th, 2020

14:03

Your future is your unlived life, it hasn’t yet been given any frame, script or pattern.

Unless you design your year you will have a default year, …

DESIGN YOUR 2020 PART 1

January 5th, 2020

20:37

Your future is your unlived life, it hasn’t yet been given any frame, script or pattern.

Unless you design your year you will have a default year, …

Commit to being exposed to new things

December 29th, 2019

6:18

Exposure to people, places, ideas and experiences beyond our comfort zone is essential to our continued flourishing. Being out of your depth is good …

Q&A Generational Transition

December 15th, 2019

4:01

The key to healthy generational transition is the willingness to serve the emerging generation.

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Don't stay loyal to an old version of yourself

December 1st, 2019

6:07

Don't stay loyal to an old version of yourself.

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Collateral Grace part 2

November 24th, 2019

18:06

Grace just like love, mercy, kindness and forgiveness were never meant to be stockpiled or warehoused.

It is a requirement of their very nature that they remain in perpetual motion.

Where can you extend grace & …

Blockbuster churches in a Netflix Era

November 21st, 2019

4:00

I had a great time speaking at the ACC NSW state conference recently. I love Q&A and this session with Paul Bartlett the ACC state president was …

Collateral Grace part 1

November 17th, 2019

16:58

Grace just like love, mercy, kindness and forgiveness were never meant to be stockpiled or warehoused.

It is a requirement of their very nature that they remain in perpetual motion.

Where can you extend grace & …

Wisdom - Difference between emotions and feelings

November 15th, 2019

2:52

We need more border control to stop incoming emotions becoming illegal feelings. Emotions are data feelings are our interpretation of that data and …

Disruptive Leadership - breaking good for great

November 10th, 2019

2:49

For the past few ears I’ve been studying, observing and interviewing leaders and influencers from all walks of life.

I’ve been journaling and forging new insight about the kind of Leadership that I believe is already …

Hierarchy of the Soul part 2

November 4th, 2019

17:00

There are three members of the soul MIND -EMOTIONS AND WILL. Though this is relatively common knowledge what isn’t commonly known is that the soul …

Hierarchy of the Soul part 1

October 28th, 2019

15:41

There are three members of the soul MIND -EMOTIONS AND WILL. Though this is relatively common knowledge what isn’t commonly known is that the soul …

Collaborative Thinking part 2

October 21st, 2019

25:52

One of the first things Jesus taught his disciples was the power of collaboration.

We are built to collaborate and there are people looking for you …

Collaborative Thinking part 1

October 14th, 2019

20:20

One of the first things Jesus taught his disciples was the power of collaboration.

We are built to collaborate and there are people looking for you …

Skin In The Game part two

October 7th, 2019

17:16

If you have NO skin in the game then you’re not in the game.

You may be at the game, believe in the game, know people in the game or even be an expert in the game but if you have no skin in it your a spectator.

Jesus …

Skin In The Game part one

September 30th, 2019

17:26

If you have NO skin in the game then you’re not in the game.

You may be at the game, believe in the game, know people in the game or even be an expert in the game but if you have no skin in it your a spectator.

Jesus …

Leadership - Control your people dosage

September 27th, 2019

3:33

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Diplomatic Immunity part two

September 23rd, 2019

19:47

On only one occasion Paul uses the term AMBASSADOR to describe the nature of his calling.

I believe that this metaphor  more than any other he used …

Wisdom - Stop being so helpful

September 20th, 2019

4:13

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Diplomatic Immunity part one

September 16th, 2019

18:43

On only one occasion Paul uses the term AMBASSADOR to describe the nature of his calling.

I believe that this metaphor  more than any other he used …

Servant Leadership

September 13th, 2019

4:48

I’m thrilled to be releasing my new SERVANT LEADERSHIP video series.
I’ve never known a time at both the macro global level and the micro daily customer service level where an issue has ever been more pervasive.
We are …

Finding Your Peloton part 2

September 9th, 2019

19:58

Peloton is a cycling term that describes the main group of riders who’s role is to escort, chaperone and bodyguard their principle rider to victory.

Wisdom - Hidden Seasons

September 5th, 2019

5:34

Hidden seasons are those times in your life where you can feel isolated and even invisible to others who used to notice you. Hidden seasons are times …

Finding Your Peloton - part one

September 2nd, 2019

24:15

Peloton is a cycling term that describes the main group of riders who’s role is to escort, chaperone and bodyguard their principle rider to victory.

Wisdom - Eat less, move more

August 30th, 2019

4:26

Another strategy tip for a great year! 

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Love is not a gift, it's a baton

August 26th, 2019

37:50

LOVE IS NOT A GIFT IT’S A BATON…based on the parable of the unmerciful servant who received mercy but didn’t pass it on … once batons become owned …

Wisdom - Learn to say no

August 23rd, 2019

7:31

Another strategy tip for having a great year!

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Benefits of Crazy Friends

August 19th, 2019

32:46

We all need some crazy people in our lives, I don’t mean weird or unbalanced but people who think outside the box and when others are saying it can’t be done they say why don’t we try this! Sane is overrated when it …

Leadership - Always bring your A-Game

August 16th, 2019

6:13

Another strategy for a great year!

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The Adjustment Bureau

August 12th, 2019

50:19

The Adjustment Bureau is heavens alterations service. Sometimes the way that we interpret our lives is so inaccurate that God decides to intervene by editing our inner narrative. 

The way that Joseph saw his life was …

Wisdom - Talk less, listen more

August 9th, 2019

5:46

Another strategy tip for a great yea!

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Blind Spots

August 5th, 2019

42:49

There’s three perspectives of you, there’s what lots people know about you or we could say the PUBLIC YOU. There’s what only you know about you or …

Leadership - Change your mind about one thing every day

August 2nd, 2019

7:09

Number 7 of my 10 strategies for a great year!

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I spoke to my parents for the first time in 30 years

July 30th, 2019

6:14

In this episode Paul shares about speaking with his parents for the first time in 30 years. 

Thank you to all those who have commented about how this …

The Centurion Factor

July 28th, 2019

32:04

The Centurion Factor is the kind of faith that gets God to do things nobody knew he could, would, or should do.

Centurion Factor People are outside …

Leadership - It's not you, it's your thinking

July 25th, 2019

7:10

You and your thinking are not the same thing. You are not a hostage to your own trains of thought.

You don’t need to board that train anymore because you don’t live or have any business where that trains going. 

You can …

Who's Pushing Them In?

July 21st, 2019

39:08

“YOU CAN ONLY RESCUE SO MANY DROWNING PEOPLE FROM THE RIVER BEFORE YOU HAVE TO GO UPSTREAM TO FIND OUT WHO’S PUSHING THEM IN”

(Archbishop Desmond Tutu)

This is a message about how the world is waking up to the …

Wisdom - Average to Awesome

July 18th, 2019

3:30

You can’t get to awesome, without going through average!

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The Shibboleths That Divide Us

July 14th, 2019

40:42

THE SHIBBOLETHS THAT DIVIDE US. 

Shibboleths are any custom, belief, principle or even jargon and methodologies that separate us.

In the bible story …

Communication - Beware Stereotyping

July 11th, 2019

3:46

Communication tip - Beware stereotyping!

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Erroneous Transfers

July 7th, 2019

39:45

ERRONEOUS TRANSFER was a term I’d never heard until I called my energy supplier to complain about my consistently high electricity bill. 

They told …

Wisdom - Reduce Drama

July 4th, 2019

5:32

Take a drama break!

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Stand Up Chameleons

June 30th, 2019

36:38

This message is about mastering the art of ADAPTABILITY and BLENDING IN so that we can serve and influence those who don’t share our worldview. The …

Leadership - Good listening can improve poor speaking

June 27th, 2019

16:53



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Leftovers - the miracle of the discarded

June 23rd, 2019

45:25

Following the feeding of the 5000 Jesus instructed the disciples to gather all the LEFTOVERS he was adamant that their should be no waste.

There’s …

Wisdom - Common Enemy Intimacy

June 21st, 2019

5:53

Brene Brown writes about ‘common enemy intimacy’ as a fake connection between humans. 

To gather around what we both hate instead of love is no work at all. It is effortless to bond with fellow haters but that bond is …

The Power Of Imaginary Friends

June 16th, 2019

45:58

God told the 100 year old childless Abram to look up and try to count the stars because his descendants would be that numerous. Those stars became …

Leadership - No Ox, No Achievement

June 13th, 2019

5:00

Solomon tells us in the book of Proverbs that where there’s no OXEN the manger or work place is clean.

I know that’s all a bit too agricultural for …

Tyranny is the deliberate removal of nuance

June 9th, 2019

35:47

TYRANNY IS THE DELIBERATE REMOVAL OF NUANCE. The word NUANCE is from the French word meaning ‘shades’ and in this very divided world we need to appreciate different shades more than ever. Everything has become …

Wisdom - They Devoted Themselves

June 6th, 2019

12:35

If you could take an early church believer and put them into today’s church they’d be shocked at what most leaders spend their time doing.  The book …

Left handed leadership in a right handed world

June 2nd, 2019

48:02

Left handed leadership in a right handed world is about what the 90% right handed world can learn from the 10% left handers.  Left handers despite their tiny minority have had a massive effect on human history.

Leadership - Struggles & Strength

May 31st, 2019

6:16

IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND MY STRUGGLE YOU WILL MISUNDERSTAND MY STRENGTH

A persons strength is governed by the struggle they're in. Because we are more aware of the strength than we are of the struggle behind it we often …

Bricks Without Straw

May 27th, 2019

29:47

he difference between liberation and freedom is an enemy not a friend. Friends create comfort but enemies create movement. Without an enemy your present is permanent.

God used Pharaoh and the bricks without straw …

Wisdom - Prison run by friends

May 24th, 2019

5:39

Maybe you keep choosing to live in jail but don’t realise it. You don’t realise it because you feel ‘free’ in the company of friendly jailers.

It feels safer living inside the cell of certain people’s acceptance and …

Step Out of Stuck

May 20th, 2019

38:37

STEP OUT OF STUCK based on the encounter Jesus had with the severely disabled man waiting for a miracle at the pool of Bethesda in John 5. This poor …

Wisdom - Keep 2% of you back

May 16th, 2019

8:57

John tells us that Jesus wouldn’t entrust himself to people because he knew what people were like. (John 2v24)

I call this always keeping a little 2% …

Transition Generation

May 13th, 2019

45:35

A ‘Transition Generation’ is one who has to be the bridge of continuity between the past and future.  In any war the enemy always targets the bridges first because bridges connect, supply and bring together. The …

Leadership - 5 insights for creative people

May 10th, 2019

8:15

Five insights about leading creatives and being creative
1: Drill sergeant, fan club president and therapist.
2: Tranquility breeds creativity
3: Creativity is the opposite of helplessness
4: we are all creative
5: …

Imposter Syndrome - 5 strategies to overcome it

May 6th, 2019

38:28

Discover 5 strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome and share with those in your world!

As many as 70% of us suffer from Imposter syndrome, many …

Don't Despise the Day of Small Beginnings

April 29th, 2019

37:53

God told Zachariah not to despise small beginnings, because small, fragile, unstable, and unsupported beginnings can be so despicable.

If God warns …

Meaning is Forged not Found

April 22nd, 2019

38:10

Meaning isn’t found its forged and yet there are so many people who offer meanings to explain and tidy up life.

Destiny and meaning are two different things God decides destiny but you decide meaning. A flawed meaning …

Leadership - Strategic Quitting

April 19th, 2019

7:53

Winners keep winning because they regularly quit.

The difference between quitters and winners isn’t that one quits and the others don’t, it’s that …

The Agony of Divine Delay

April 15th, 2019

33:54

This message is for anyone living in the agonising delay between tragedy striking and God intervening. It’s about the times in our lives when God seems absent, invisible, deaf, silent and indifferent to our pain and …

Acceptance Precedes Change

April 8th, 2019

35:44

This was ‘THE’ defining issue in the early church and in my opinion it’s still a huge issue for us.  God accepts us without first requiring any change from us, because his acceptance can’t be earned, it’s a grace gift.

Wisdom - Improve your taste in people

April 5th, 2019

4:30

Your taste in people will improve the more you appreciate you!

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The Millionaire Next Door

April 1st, 2019

45:36

Based on the book by the same title, this looks at how to become long term financially strong.

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Wisdom - Fan Clubs & Fight Clubs

March 29th, 2019

8:44

Recently I was in a community centre and the complex and contradictory range of groups listed in the lobby who used the venue was vast and reminded me of something I once heard @bishopjakes say about the mixture in us …

Individual Brilliance

March 25th, 2019

39:06

There is no I in team…but there are 5 in Individual Brilliance.

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Leadership - Opinions come with energies

March 22nd, 2019

3:48

Opinions come with energies attached, in fact the energy is often far stronger than the opinion.

An opinion fades in the memory but its energy …

The Cathedral In Your Heart

March 18th, 2019

56:53

Cathedrals took over 200 years to build. The cathedral in your heart is about committing to dreams and visions that we know we will never live to see finished.

It’s about planting trees under whose shade you will never …

I am your problem, but my surname is solution part 2

March 11th, 2019

44:45

Every problem has within it a solution, and we are hardwired for solutions, you are a problem-solving machine.

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Wisdom - Toxic People

March 7th, 2019

3:17

Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you have to rebuild the relationship as if to prove how forgiving you really are.

Sometimes the best you can do and all …

I am your problem, but my surname is solution part 1

March 4th, 2019

37:06

Every problem has within it a solution, and we are hardwired for solutions, you are a problem-solving machine.

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iChurch

February 23rd, 2019

48:16

iChurch is a lesson about generational interface from my experience of trying to get my new iPad and older laptop to connect and communicate.

Thank …

Leadership - Opinions come with energies

February 21st, 2019

3:48

Opinions come with energies attached, in fact the energy is often far stronger than the opinion.

An opinion fades in the memory but its energy …

Enlarging your circle of love

February 16th, 2019

41:56

Living with an ever enlarging circle of love.

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Ep. 2 - Top 10 strategies for 2019 part 2

February 10th, 2019

27:38

These ten strategies are not willpower based New Year’s resolutions or goals they are intentional actions that will strengthen your body, soul and …

Wisdom - Jesus was not a Christian

February 7th, 2019

6:51

What we call Christianity was created by people not God.

Jesus is bigger than Christianity, he’s not a joiner of groups or the head of a denomination. He’s not a fan of religion which Christianity has often been reduced …

Ep. 1 - Top 10 strategies for 2019 part 1

February 3rd, 2019

26:54

These ten strategies are not willpower based New Year’s resolutions or goals they are intentional actions that will strengthen your body, soul and …

Simplify Your Life

January 31st, 2019

44:31

Do you need to simplify your life?

Complexity is costly on many fronts mentally, emotionally, relationally and financially and we really can’t afford it.

Here’s 7 ways to simplify your life. 

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The Importance of PLAY

January 29th, 2019

35:25

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

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Wisdom - Common Ground

January 29th, 2019

3:59

In this divided world commit to finding common ground with people who see things differently to you.
Unlike uncommon ground common ground has to be …

Image of Self - part 3

January 29th, 2019

36:14

We were all created in the image of God; therefore God has a self image. We are like God and God is like us. Often our self image is unrealistic, we think ourselves capable of or ready for something we aren’t.

Like …

Image of Self - part 2

January 29th, 2019

39:14

We were all created in the image of God; therefore God has a self image. We are like God and God is like us. Often our self image is unrealistic, we think ourselves capable of or ready for something we aren’t.

Like …

Image of Self - part 1

January 29th, 2019

42:18

We were all created in the image of God; therefore God has a self image. We are like God and God is like us. Often our self image is unrealistic, we think ourselves capable of or ready for something we aren’t.

Like …

Leadership - Changed focus

January 29th, 2019

3:51

Be intentional about endings because a weak finish can hinder a strong start. Endings don’t have to be pretty or tidy some are like tying down a tent rope in a storm at night.

The environment is often too hostile and …

Excellence - Q&A Interview

January 26th, 2019

34:36

Excellence is the Cinderella of Church life.
One of my greatest challenges as a pastor here in the north of England was to create a culture of …

Communication - Q&A interview

January 26th, 2019

34:14

In this interview Tom and I speak on the topic of Communication, for all communication fields from public speaking, one on one, small groups, to …

Self Awareness part 2 - Q&A interview

January 26th, 2019

13:15

In this part we talk about the importance of creating margin in your life, an inner space between your sweet spot and burn out.
We talk about the importance of doing more of what you love.
The self awareness of Jesus …

Self Awareness part 1 - Q&A interview

January 26th, 2019

14:59

In this edition Tom and I discuss the importance of developing Self Awareness.
We talk about developing a relationship with yourself, learning to live from the inside out rather than from outside in.
We are not …

Young Professionals part 2 - Q&A Interview

January 26th, 2019

21:17

In this interview, Tom asks me questions that I often get asked by young professionals around the world like.

Calling vs career, work/life balance and how to be entrepreneurial when surrounded by employed people. 

How …

Young Professionals part 1 - Q&A Interview

January 26th, 2019

22:09

In this interview, Tom asks me questions that I often get asked by young professionals around the world like.

Calling vs career, work/life balance and how to be entrepreneurial when surrounded by employed people. 

How …

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