Pastor And World-Class Coach, Tim Storey, Shatters The Source Of Your Anxious Desires With One Simple Truth
A Conversation with Joseph Warren and Tim Storey
Tim Storey is known as the “Pastor to the Stars.” He works with celebrities like Oprah, Robert Downey Jr., and Kanye West. He’s one of the most thoughtful, genuine men I know.
Recently, he shared a lifechanging lesson about slowing down and overcoming anxiety. A stranger taught him this lesson, and it has been so inspirational to him that he thinks about this person every week.
I can promise you, Startup Nation, this person is not who you’d expect.
Years ago at the start of his career, Tim had wrapped up a seminar and was rushing through the Las Vegas airport to catch his next flight. He wanted to reach his gate early to review notes for his next keynote. Like a true entrepreneur, he was focused and on to the next task.
But as Tim beelined to his gate, a woman called out and asked if he wanted a shoeshine.
Most days Tim would have said, “No.” He didn’t wear dress shoes. Tennis shoes were more his style. But that day he happened to be wearing a pair of luxury, leather shoes. Funny how God works!
So, Tim sat down in the chair. The two got to talking. He told the woman all about his speaking and coaching business. The woman listened. She said was from Kenya and used to be a missionary.
At the end of the shoeshine, she asked, “Do you mind that I pray over your feet?”
Tim said yes, and as the woman prayed for him, he felt the presence of the Holy Spirit deeply and personally.
She said, “Don’t ever forget, young man, that in the midst of this pace – I saw you walking fast – stop and remember who is your source.”
Stop and remember your source.
It’s been years since this holy shoeshine, but Tim recalls it like it was yesterday. “At that time in my life I was so, so busy. But she helped me to remember to stop and remember the source of your life. I was able to see the benefits of stopping by looking at her countenance.”
“Angelic” is the word he uses to describe the woman’s face. He thinks about her at least once a week, and the memory encourages him to stop, slow down, and remember God.
Entrepreneurs like you are overwhelmed by anxious desires
How much would you pay for just one moment of overwhelming peace? $100? $1000? $50,000?
What about a moment where you feel pure joy in your work?
I’m coaching a young client right now. As a business owner, he’s killing it. He’s scaled his company to 20 employees and the future looks bright.
But he’s stressed and anxious over money, success, and girls. He doesn’t enjoy these things like he used to. Just the other day, he told me he watched a Youtube video by a favorite entrepreneur guru.
“When this guy talks about his business, his eyes glaze over,” my client said. “It doesn’t seem like he cares. Joseph, he’s the best in his industry. What does that mean for me?”
What my client recognized is that ENTREPRENEURS GET BURNED OUT BY THE CHASE. They’re barreling full speed ahead without any thought to what they truly want or need.
Thankfully, my friend Tim Storey has a mindset shift that can root out your anxieties.
Tim says, “I don’t believe in chasing dreams. I believe in cooperating with what heaven has already said.”
Do you hear this, Startup Nation? Tim Storey isn’t about chasing dreams. This is coming from the guy who mentors stars like Robert Downey Jr. and Kanye West.
He believes in COOPERATING WITH WHAT HEAVEN HAS ALREADY SAID.
Your desires aren’t wrong. But anxious desires aren’t from God. You can overcome anxiety by aligning yourself with God’s plan.
3 Steps to realign with God’s Plan: Stop, Look, Listen
Tim is a busy guy. He pastors a church, mentors celebrities, and performs charity work in his community. He knows what a season of anxiety feels like.
But he also has a deep sense of everyday peace. This peace begins with an important truth about who God is.
God is the potter and you are the clay. The Bible says that God has already destined good works for you to do. Align yourself with what he is doing.
Let me repeat. GOD LOVES YOU AND GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU. I know it’s hard to believe when things aren’t going the way you want them to. Your business partner just stabbed you in the back. Your spouse just moved to a separate apartment while you figure out what’s next. Your child has a serious chronic illness that isn’t getting any better.
But God still has a plan for you. To figure out what that plan is, follow Tim’s three steps.
Stop. Look. Listen. It almost seems too simple. But it’s worked for Tim Storey and the millions of people he’s been able to bless through his ministry. I know it’s difficult being an entrepreneur. But you’ll never find true peace doing it all on your own. You need God.
Tim sums it up well. “My mind is filled by my relationship with God that is bringing me more fulfillment, more answers, more directions to tough situations in my life. It’s an ongoing process, but one day I will step over to the other side and have more answers. But until then, what a privilege it is to know him the way we get to know him even while we’re on the earth.”
Startup Nation, anxiety = confusion. But I can promise that clarity = peace. If you’re an entrepreneur who resonates with Tim’s wisdom, if anxious desires paralyze you, then you would benefit from a Spiritual Clarity Call with me, Joseph Warren.
It’s simple. You and I will jump on a no-cost, 45-minute Zoom call. We will find a time that’s convenient for you.
Typically, a coaching call like this would run about $500. For you, it’s free.
Obviously, the benefits of a Spiritual Clarity Call go much deeper. On our call, we can discuss one or two actionable steps for realigning your personal life with your business life.
After a full coaching boot camp, my clients have avoided devastating divorces, escaped long-term addictions, and overcome serious depression. My clients have also negotiated raises at work, rediscovered their life purposes, and reconnected with their kids. Over time, these positive changes could save you $1,000s.
But both you and I know that your life isn’t measured by a price tag. Your life is about the people you love and the purpose for which you were created. If you feel like you’re missing out in either of these areas, we need to talk.
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About Joseph Warren
Joseph Warren is a Christian Speaker, Podcast Host and Spiritual Coach. Joseph Warren offers Spiritual Coaching to Christian Business Owners who somehow find themselves in a spiritual rut. In just 90 days, he helps them avoid expensive divorces, break free from addiction, restore broken family relationships, and start living their Higher Purpose!