Stop Killing Cockroaches

Everyone that lives in South Carolina just perked up hoping that this post would provide some clues on how to permanently get rid of those little creatures that seem to cover our state this time of year. Sadly, the cockroaches in this post are not those kind of cockroaches. It’s a different kind…an even dirtier, messier, more time-consuming kind.

Everyday, we have countless opportunities to make value decisions with our most precious commodity…our time. We have the choice spend our time on the things that are the most urgent or to invest our time into the things that are most important. If you’re like me, you need all the help you can get to stop spending so much on the urgent and start investing more and more in the important.

In other words, we need to learn how to stop spending so much time rushing after and killing cockroaches.

Don’t call Orkin…they can’t help you with leadership cockroaches. Instead, call on my friend Tony Morgan and read his new book, Killing Cockroaches: And Other Scattered Musings on Leadership. As a former city manager and a current church strategy wonk, Tony has been there done that when it comes to leadership. And this book is the best of the best captured and delivered to help you and me learn how to stop wasting so much time on the mundane and start investing more time using our strengths.

cockroaches_cvr_webRather than being a long book with one or two key points/takeaways, Killing Cockroaches is a collection 142 offbeat, but on-target entries meant to challenge, inspire, and encourage church leaders in their ministry and leadership. And Tony’s voice is not the only voice you hear from…leaders such as Mark Batterson, Steven Furtick, Seth Godin, Penelope Trunk, Guy Kawasaki and many others lend their own killing cockroaches insights.

Killing Cockroaches is a great read for individuals and for teams. You’ll laugh a lot, learn a lot, and lead better as a result of Tony’s ideas/musings/experiences.

You can find Killing Cockroaches on Amazon or anyplace where fine insect killing books are sold. And, you can follow Tony’s daily insight through his blog at

What are you waiting for…buy the book, stop killing cockroaches, and get on with the important work God has uniquely designed and called you to accomplish!


2 Comments on “Stop Killing Cockroaches”

  1. Allen Taylor says:

    Nice writing. You are on my RSS reader now so I can read more from you down the road.

    Allen Taylor

  2. marcuswilliamson says:

    Reading that book right now. Awesome post Jay!

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