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How to replace inner chaos with an emotional awareness that will maximize your influence and result in a calmer, less stressful, and more fulfilling life.

While many leaders train themselves on how to tune out external distractions that keep them from being productive, they remain deaf to the inner desires and emotions churning beneath the surface. Pastor and author Clay Scroggins describes spiritual disciplines and tangible daily steps to help you incorporate four noise-cancelling habits into your daily life:

  • Finding simplicity - how does simplicity bring clarity?
  • Speaking to yourself - you're not crazy. Many of us do it; and there are real benefits!
  • Getting quiet - silence is difficult. Why emotionally healthy leaders make time for it.
  • Pressing pause - what does the word sabbath even mean, and why is it so important - on both a practical and a spiritual level?

By embracing these habits, business, church, and ministry leaders will be able to identify and understand their emotions and develop a calm and effective leadership style.

In this follow-up to his best-selling book How to Lead When You're Not in Charge, Clay Scroggins focuses on the real dangers of distraction and how to create space for personal evaluation and exploration.

"This book is such a valuable resource - not just for leaders but for anyone longing to make a difference in the world." (Dave Ramsey)

"Clay helps you move beyond the distractions to a moment-by-moment awareness that will help you regulate the way you think, act, and feel." (Ian Morgan Cron)

"In this book Clay provides leaders with practical ways to turn down the noise personally and organizationally." (Andy Stanley)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Clay Scroggins (P)2019 Zondervan

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Turn Down for WHAT?!?

This book was actually very different than I expected. I thought this would be about leading folks who were easily distracted. Not so much. Instead Clay focuses on how leaders need to turn down the white noise in their own lives in order to lead more effectively. Pretty sure this will be a re-read in the near future. I had the pleasure of listening to the audio book. Clay actually reads this one himself. This is easily THE BEST performance of an audio book I’ve ever heard.

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Great complement to Clay’s sermons and leadership series

Clay’s assessment of the “noise” that holds us all back in life is a timely message we all need to hear.

The book identifies different distractions and missed opportunities because we are anchored to the urgent instead of the important. Clay shared practical and applicable ways to find the signal in the noise of your life and I’ll certainly be putting these techniques to use in mine.

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Leaders take notes

Insightful & helpful for me, I’ve run my business for 22 years & though I use some of the tools already- it simplified why I do & gave me new tools, I’m more confident going forward. Thanks so much!

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Turn up your leadership turn down the distractions

Clay’s book How to Lead in a World of Distraction has a modern approach to the distractions that plague our leadership. Clay’s own voice comes through loud and clear sharing his passion to see current day leaders pay closer attention to what they allow to consume their time. The wisdom from Clay’s thoughts are often only lessons learned by experience and this book offers insights for leaders to adopt earlier in their growth. His four main habits of simplicity, speaking to yourself, getting quiet, and pressing pause are overlooked by todays leaders as they allow their leadership to be attacked by the distraction’s leaders are not attending to. Yes, as leaders we must be emotionally healthy enough to “turn down the noise low enough and long enough to allow space for curiosity.” - Dr. Troy Robertson, Leadership Coach

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Great Book on Leadership in the midst of Distractions

Great Book on Leadership in the midst of Distractions. Would Highly Recommend reading the book to become a better leader.

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Great book

I really enjoy the books from clay. The way he reads them and writes them connects with me. This is a great book.

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Brilliant

Loved everything about this book especially the bit about surrendering. Funny too. I want to start to secure the sabbath as my me day and trust God will work it all out for my good.
Cheers Clay!

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🔥wow🔥

The title seems straightforward. It’s not. Clay dissects this and contextualizes it for us. Clear application and authentic examples throughout. I walk away knowing I need to change and I thought I had this mastered. Chapter 9 is going on repeat for me in this next season.

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Truth

Clay Scroggins has officially spoken truth into my life. Wow, great book and so true. Time to not be oblivious so I can be emotionally healthy.😅

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