Donald Miller on Blue Like Jazz, Emotional Intelligence and Avoiding the Performance Trap

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Donald Miller is the best-selling American author of Blue Like Jazz. He writes about Christian spirituality as a “an explanation for beauty, meaning, and the struggle.” Donald Miller discusses the success of Blue Like Jazz, his newest project on emotional intelligence and how leaders can create space for spiritual growth.

Miller is also the founder of Storyline, a life coaching service that connects with its users through conferences, books, and a blog.

Big Questions:

When did you discover you were caught in the performance trap in relationships?

What are warning signs you may be caught in the performance trap?

What does it look like for leaders to create spirituality in there own lives?
What are upcoming projects you are excited about?


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Andrew Hess
Andrew Hess is Senior Editor of He teaches Bible and Psychology classes at Colorado Christian University and is a graduate of Denver Seminary. His writing has appeared on The Gospel Coalition and Leadership Journal. When not working, Andrew is usually enjoying scenic Colorado, teaching Sunday school, or buying a priceless antique at a local garage sale. Connect with Andrew on Twitter @AndrewWHess.