30 min

Avoiding the 'Home-Run Syndrome' and the Paralysis of Fear The Corporate Minister

    • Christianity

The fear of failure may become a monster that can devour. It can force one into a state of ‘Perfection Paralysis’ that can convince Black men in corporate spaces that they must achieve 100% perfection – to hit a home run every time they come up to bat. In this episode, we discuss these fears and how to take a healthier approach to them, freeing ourselves to grow, thrive, and be whole.
Scriptural Reference: 2 Timothy 1:7 - “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
Guest: https://drfrankathomas.com (Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas), Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics and https://www.cts.edu/preaching/people/frank-a-thomas/ (Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration), Christian Theological Seminary
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Dr. Thomas’ Bookshelf: https://www.amazon.com/Frank-A.-Thomas/e/B001KIBLNQ?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000 (A collection of his writings and reflections)
Video: https://youtu.be/KjwD-kzB084 (Dr. Thomas at the Hampton Preachers Conference)

The fear of failure may become a monster that can devour. It can force one into a state of ‘Perfection Paralysis’ that can convince Black men in corporate spaces that they must achieve 100% perfection – to hit a home run every time they come up to bat. In this episode, we discuss these fears and how to take a healthier approach to them, freeing ourselves to grow, thrive, and be whole.
Scriptural Reference: 2 Timothy 1:7 - “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
Guest: https://drfrankathomas.com (Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas), Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics and https://www.cts.edu/preaching/people/frank-a-thomas/ (Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration), Christian Theological Seminary
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Dr. Thomas’ Bookshelf: https://www.amazon.com/Frank-A.-Thomas/e/B001KIBLNQ?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000 (A collection of his writings and reflections)
Video: https://youtu.be/KjwD-kzB084 (Dr. Thomas at the Hampton Preachers Conference)

30 min