The OMG Effect with Rev. Chris Lee
With over 100k followers on Instagram and YouTube, Rev. Chris Lee is on Beyond Busy to talk about enriching people’s lives on social media, how identity is one of today’s main sickness and accepting that we are loved. He also talks about his new book [“The OMG Effect”.](https://www.amazon.com/OMG-Effect-60-Second-Sermons-Fuller-ebook/dp/B08571ZT72)
Graham and Chris start the podcast by talking about how he became viral on social media.
>I started this thing called “60 second sermons” and then the 60 second sermons just hit a note with many people and suddenly it had its own growth and momentum.
Chris also talks about how ego is a struggle for many people.
> I think CS Lewis said something like, "To be humble is not to think less of yourself, but to think of yourself less". And the idea to be confident and at peace with who you are, no matter what the situation, I think that’s a really powerful thing, a unique thing and something that I gravitate as a person towards. People who hold that and it’s rare in this world. We either overcompensate or we undersell ourselves, we’re insecure or arrogant, and all those things feed into each other. But, if you can hold a level of humility, I think humility is the mother of all other gifts... And ego and pride are the opposite of that.
Chris also shares why he chose social media as the platform for his 60-second sermons.
> And where young people are is that they are online. So, I want to go there and say “Hey guys” and point away from myself as much as I can and say, you know, "You are beautiful. You are loved. You are precious. God is good, and He loves you and He’s for you".
On sharing his skills and talents as part of his duty, Chris has this to say:
> Duty is a hard word, isn’t it? I think it’s my right and my privilege and based on my faith and understanding of who the character of God is, I want to lean into the gifts that I’ve been given and trust in them. I want to do that.
Graham then asks about how Chris views work-life balance.
> There is also a place to remember that you’re human and you’re more than your work.
On dealing with difficult people, Chris shares this tip:
> I try to remember the core- the deepest them, is love. The deepest them is good. And they’ve just either forgotten it along the way, or it has been beaten out of them in some way. So, I try to keep a soft heart. Just try have the acknowledgement that the first layer is often superficial from people, so they’re going to be angry, defensive, or whatever.
Graham and Chris finish the podcast talking about the playlist that comes with the book.
> We’re more than just our thinking-brain. We’re feeling in our body, it is important to the way we understand everything as well. So, music for me is a powerful embodiment of understanding in a way and sometimes music and art speak to me powerfully. That makes sense that words don’t articulate well. I love music. I love film, I love listening to things and allowing it to speak to me. And so I thought, well, if I’m writing a book about self-help and stuff like that, why not put in music as well?
You can follow Chris on [Korean Englishman](https://www.youtube.com/user/koreanenglishman), [Jolly](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgGAfSUy5LvEyVS_LF5kdw) and on [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/revchris7/).
You can get the book [“The OMG Effect” on Amazon](https://www.amazon.com/OMG-Effect-60-Second-Sermons-Fuller-ebook/dp/B08571ZT72).
Graham Allcott is the founder of time management training company [Think Productive](www.thinkproductive.com).
This podcast is produced and edited by [Rizelle Marie Paredes](https://www.linkedin.com/in/rizelleparedes04/) and is hosted on [Podiant.](www.podiant.co)
Brought to you by Graham Allcott of Beyond Busy