Episode 148: Crystal Stine



Crystal Stine joins me today. She is a mom to a 6 year old little girl and she married her high school sweetheart. Professionally, she is an author, speaker and freelance communications consultant. Her first book Holy Hustle: Embracing a Work Hard, Rest Well Lifestyle came out this summer. So we talk about what a holy hustle is, what it looks like to honor God in both our work and our rest and how manage the tension between both. 

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Takeaways From Our Conversation:

  • I really appreciated her thoughts about success and failure. I don’t know if its just because of my wiring as an enneagram 3, but I have so many thought and feelings around those two words. And those feelings often dictate whether I am over hustling or under resting.

  • It is hard for me to manage the tension between work and rest. But I really appreciated how she said that just how God created each of us differently, we are were created to rest differently. I think its important to figure that out. I’ve found that my day goes better when I have a 30 minute rest time after the kids go off to school. I sit in the quiet, with coffee and usually read something and journal. And that is a form of rest. It gets my mind in a good place before tackling the to do list.

  • Go back to the why - why is it hard to stop working? What are you afraid will happen if you don’t do it?

  • “Honest and authentic means a conversation.”

  • We need to reclaim the word hustle. Stop hustling out of the need to make my worth greater.

Discussion Questions:

  • What would your walk up song be?

  • What season are you currently in? Working more? Resting more?

  • How can you honor God through your work and rest?

  • Read Romans 12:10. What would it look like to out honor each other?

  • Who is someone that models that well?

  • How do you define success?

  • Talk about a time that you failed at something and what did it reveal about yourself?

  • What would resting well look like for you?

  • What would working well look like for you?

  • What is one thing you can do this week?

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