Every leader wants to see their organizations become successful. There’s a problem that comes along with success:
That’s when you reach a level of self-satisfaction accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies. You no longer feel that urgent need to be on top of things.
This is a scary place to be. You’re satisfied with where you are. You no longer pay attention to the dangers surrounding you. You’re vulnerable and don’t even know it.
How do I know this? Because I was there. Recently in fact.
One of my responsibilities is to maintain our system network and it’s backups. I’d checked and rechecked our system backups. They were good.
Then I stopped checking. That’s when things got bad. A perfect storm hit.
First, I was told we may have been infected with a virus. I checked and confirmed this. We were hit with the Locky ransomware. Read more...
The latest health warning has been that sitting all day is bad for you. So bad, that they’re saying sitting may be killing you!
That’s a tough pill to swallow as most people spend a large amount of their day sitting behind a desk at work or driving back and forth to different work locations.
But that’s not the sitting I want to talk about today. There’s another type of sitting that is killing you (and your dreams).
From birth, we don’t really live but we are slowly dying. Every day we step closer to death. It’s a fact of life.
Death is chasing us. And we’re sitting there, waiting for death to catch us most days.
Instead of pursuing God’s design for our lives and living a life of purpose, we find ways to hide. Read more...
You guys are special. You constantly amaze me with the insights you share in the comments and your thirst to grow as leaders.
It makes me glow with pride, not for myself but for you! You guys are rocking it.
That’s why I want to share what I want for each and every one of you who reads my blog.
I want you to reach a level of success that balances work and play
I want you to discover friends who are willing to hold you accountable
I want you to go hard after your dreams
I want you to have a family that loves and cares for you
I want you to love and care for others
I want you to live a life worth living
I want you to be a positive influence on those around you Read more...
The movie, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty really got me thinking. My wife and I decided to make it a date night Tuesday and check out a movie at the cheap theater.
We had the choice of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Having seen Catching Fire (and it’s a fantastic movie if you’re wondering) and knowing Pam wouldn’t watch it, we decided on The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.
Walter Mitty has a simplistic storyline. One, I believe, most of us can relate to.
IMDB begins to describe the movie as the story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. Read more...
It’s true. We’ve all been given something. Yes, even you.
I know what you’re thinking though…oh great, another lame post about following my dream.
Well, sorta. But mostly it’s about recognizing what has been given to you. Whether you decide to use it not, that’s (sort of) up to you.
When I was younger, I went through some medical problems and while I won’t dig into the details here, I learned something tremendously awesome from it.
1. The course we have planned for our lives could change at any moment.
2. The gift we get from these situations should never be wasted.
I’ll start with point one. I thought I was on the course to play sports in high school and college. You know, dreams of being a pro athlete…all that crazy stuff. And then came an unexpected heart condition that forced me to stop. But through that, a different plan was laid out before me. Read more...