Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Brightburn

The best way to describe the movie Brightburn is this: Imagine a world where Clark Kent didn’t choose a path of good and becomes Superman. Instead, he chooses a path of selfishness. He chooses to use his powers to get what he wants.

The story is similar to Superman. A young couple, Tori (Elizabeth Banks) and Kyle Breyer (David Denman), are struggling with infertility. They long to have a child. Their house is filled with infertility books.

Jackson A. Dunn as Brandon Breyer in Brightburn

One night, Tori hears a loud crash outside of their home. The couple discovers a crashed spacecraft with a young baby inside (sounds a lot like Superman, right?). They raise the baby like he was their own child.

This child, Brandon (Jackson A. Dunn), feels a pull to the spacecraft hidden in the Breyer’s barn. Soon, Brandon realizes he’s not like other people. He has superhuman strength, eyes that can shoot lasers, and he can fly.

5 Ways To Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Can you believe 2019 is just a few, short days away? Neither can I! This past year has flown by and I’m still trying to figure out where it went.

While 2018 was great for Pam and me, we never want to sit on our laurels. We always want to see bigger and better things for our lives and the lives of those we serve. That’s why I’ve been looking at ways to make 2019 my best year ever.

Man diving from a cliff into water

Photo by Carl Cerstrand

What does that look like? Last year was already pretty epic. Some of the highlights from 2018 were:

  • We had our first trip to California
  • A job change increased my job satisfaction¬†and take-home income
  • I ran my first marathon
  • We celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary

Get Rid Of The Worry

Our lives are filled with numerous choices. And every choice has multiple outcomes.

With all the possible outcomes, have you found yourself worrying? Wondering whether or not you’ve made the right choice or maximized the potential of the situation?

Worry has a funny way of doing that to us. Making us doubt our decisions and the direction we’re going.

I hope you’re ready to get rid of the worry, because that’s where we’re heading today.

Woman with a worried look on her face

Image by Francesco

The Problem With Worry

Worry is a powerful emotion. It can quickly grab control of us and spin our lives out of control.

Worry is a destroyer of dreams. Worry is a destroyer of potential. Worry is a destroyer of life.

According to WebMD, worry even has a negative effect on your body.

Worry often gives a small thing a great shadow.
— Swedish Proverb