I love change. I love helping people. And I love seeing people changed by the love God. But regardless of how much God decides to use me, I alone cannot change people. This is God’s job, not mine.
Two years ago my wife and I had the privilege of being guests on the Steve Harvey show to discuss a recent blog post I had written. We flew out to Chicago, stayed in an incredible hotel, froze our butts off and truly had the time of our lives.
Failure is all around us. It’s the talk of news-headlines, blogs and just about every trending topic. Our society has become infatuated with watching people miserably fail, pointing a finger of judgment, and using their social platforms to publicly shame individuals from the comfort of their mobile devices.
The idea of being great can be defined in many different ways. But while many people might associate greatness with success and fame, I think it boils down to one simple word; Courage.
I’ve always heard the phrase “Leaders are readers,” so this week I will be challenging myself to read 5 books in 7 days. Why you ask? Because I never want to stop learning. And the moment I stop learning is the moment I should probably stop leading.
Other than getting married to my beautiful wife, having our first child has to be one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had the privilege of living through. Words cannot describe how much I love my little boy. And while we’re only about six-weeks into this journey called parenthood, I’ve already begun learning a few…
People think I’m crazy for starting a company that gives away 50% of its profit to charity, but I think it’s pretty awesome. I understand the logistics of what giving away 50% of your companies profits means, but that’s exactly why I’m doing it. I want to make as big of a difference I can….
Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments pledges to implement a plan that will increase his workers’ wages across the board, which includes dropping his own CEO level salary to $70,000 a year in order to help the cause. This is what true leadership is all about. He put’s people over profit and programs.
I’m not perfect. I’ve made plenty of mistakes. I’m pretty sure I’m my own worst enemy. This is me being real, honest and transparent about who I am in light of all the incredible things God is currently doing in my life. I think more pastors and authors should do the same.
“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ―John C. Maxwell