Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I did a podcast on Potential Blog this morning. http://potentialblog.com
The topic was legacy.
You can check it out next Monday, 1/28/08.
My definition for legacy was handing down influence, affect, and encouragement. I know you can go in many directions with this.
My thoughts were...
Influence is a huge responsibility that comes with any role in leadership. This is true for the CEO all the way down to the big brother. The greater the leader the greater the influence.
Affect comes whether we leave a good legacy or bad. What we do now affects those who follow behind us even into the future.
Encouragement is a gift that gives hope, support and approval. Encouragement continues to give when our legacy influences and affects in a positive way.

There are a lot of people that I want to leave a good legacy for.

The idea would be to assist them in the best way that I could in reaching their God-Potential. That would be an awesome legacy.

When I think about it this is what was done for me.

Leading others to live life to it's fullest by "Example and Encouragement"...

Thursday, January 17, 2008


I just got out of an intense two day planning meeting. When I say that it was intense that is not a bad statement. There was a lot to cover in the amount of time that we had. Sometimes it takes intense settings to bring out the best in us.
The word intense means...
American Heritage Dictionary

adj. in·tens·er, in·tens·est

  1. Possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to an extreme degree: the intense sun of the tropics.
  2. Extreme in degree, strength, or size: intense heat.
Effective planning requires intensity, time, energy, creativity, leadership, discipline, attentiveness, and the list can go on and on.
One of the most important parts of planning is team.
I work with a great team. They posses all of the qualities listed above and more. I really believe that over the past day and a half God gave us some great direction.
It will be fun to see a lot of these things come to pass. It will be fun to see which ones we will need to change to be executed well. It will be fun doing this with our team.
After all we are doing this to help people reach their God-Potential!

What are you planning for this year?
Who's on your team?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Today I am going to the doctor to get my yearly physical. I don't consider this being much fun. I like my doctor. He went to the University of Miami "The U". We always talk about football and other sports related to "The U". He is a good guy but I still don't like going. The reason I go is because even though I know it is uncomfortable it is good for me.
That is true with a lot of things in life. I didn't want to go to the gym yesterday but I knew that is was good for me. How am I going to continue to lose weight if I don't go to the gym?
For most of these things it comes down to something most of us don't like and that is discipline. Discipline is not easy, it is not always fun but it is good for us. This is one of those areas that I continue to grow in.
I did like LSU beating Ohio State last night. That was fun to watch!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Happy New Year to everyone.
We are in Branson, Missouri. We have had an awesome time with my family.

My sister rented a cabin for us and it has been wonderful.

It came with an incredible view.

It even came with a deer in it. Our goal and desire on this trip was to have a great time with create memories that will last a lifetime. I had a friend tell me before we came out here that he was praying that this would be the best Christmas we ever had. I know these are the goals of every holiday and vacation but this year has a different perspective for us. We realize that each time we are together could be the last for my dad. He has cancer and has been doing chemo. It has been pretty rough at different times but he is doing well. We are praying that God will heal him through all of this but at the same time understand what we are dealing with. We know that God knows best and we accept that. It has been a great trip and I am thankful and blessed. We brought in the "New Year" together as a family watching some guy jump a football field with his motorcycle. It was the most drawn-out thing I have ever seen on ESPN but we had fun watching it together.

I hope you enjoyed bringing in the New Year and I hope you made made memories that you can cherish.
We did!