Posts tagged ‘leadership’
Less than a month ago, when reading @ScottWilliams blog (BigIsTheNewSmall.com), he had posted a video of an interview with Seth Godin and the owner of Chik-fil-A, Dan Cathy. (You can see the interview by clicking here: Watch video.)
In the interview, Godin talks about the importance of writing and it’s connection to effective communication; and he says that he always challenges people to start a blog and then write something everyday. Well, I’ve had a blog for years, whether on xanga.com, or blogspot.com, or now this particular one on wordpress.com. I have never been good with being consistent and committed to blogging, but I have been reading more blogs than ever, and reading them every day. So, I took the challenge by Godin, and starting on this past Monday, I have successfully blogged every day.
Mr. Seth Godin, thank you for your challenge to blog everyday… Consider it accepted.
Now, the next hurdle: longevity.
Here’s goes nothing!
Reggie: You Can’t Change Your Past, But You Can Change Your Future, by Reggie Dabbs (with John Driver), was not at all what I was expecting! Reggie takes you through his life with stories, flashbacks, and lessons he learned (which I did expect). The subtitle, You can’t change your past, but you can change your future, is the message that is driven home through this fascinating autobiography. What I was not expecting (but should have) was the emotional journey that Dabbs takes us on as he uses the experiences of his past to confront us with our past. He eloquently weaves a thread of confrontation and challenge, while offering hope and change.
Having seen Reggie Dabbs in person several times, I approached the book expecting a great autobiography through the art of storytelling; which would naturally read easy. What I didn’t anticipate was the moments I would be brought very near to tears, and the sense of hope that I would feel. I was forced to look at my life—past, present and future—and evaluate what I needed to change in order to be the man that God has called me to be. I found myself not wanting to put this book down! This was a great surprise, and would recommend it to anyone.
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Here we are! New home, new church, new youth ministry, new jobs, new city… time for a new blog! I have been faced with the reality that I don’t have the same accountability here in Pensacola like I had in Detroit. So, I need to make myself accountable to YOU! Yeah, you will help me (if you want to). So, what do you say? I’m up for the challenge… I hope that you join me in this journey as I seek to be stretched – learning and growing as we move forward in God’s plans for our lives. Much love!