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What I Want

September 5, 2014 — 14 Comments

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.

What I want

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

What’s Your Secret Life?

February 14, 2014 — 26 Comments

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.

Where do you want to go?

Image by Guy Sie

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.

Your Gift Is A Gift

November 30, 2012 — 23 Comments

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.

Superman Holding Gift

Image By JD Hancock

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.

We like to believe that we’re on the right path when things are going well. Doors are opening. And the path is clear.

When we come to a brick wall and hit it full speed, we like to think we’re doing something wrong.

But are we really doing something wrong?

Brick Wall

Image by Claus Rebler

Now, I’ve never run into a brick wall. At least that I can remember.

Though I have run into roadblocks in my life. Events and circumstances which caused me to think I was going in the wrong direction.

These experiences have taught me it’s not always the case. There will be times when we run smack-dab into a wall.

In an interview, the great skateboarder Tony Hawk recalled his first time on a skateboard.

Tony way 10 years old. His brother had a sick skateboard.

As a leader you probably love to dream big. You have grand dreams of where your ministry or business will end up.

The creation of these ideas are exhilarating. They bring you to life.

You’re a big picture thinker.

What is big picture thinking? It’s when you are able to formulate an image of the end result. You can see where you want to go. The image is crystal clear.

Thinking big is a great skill to have. It allows us to get creative and give a great vision to our team.

Yet we’re often prone to being blindsided by the details. I know I am.

I love to have grandiose plans. A master vision of where I want to be. It comes easy to me.

The problem is I can’t see the small details. The individual steps that must be taken.