Honestly, I just let the time fly by. So much has happened in the past year. I got married to lovely lady, Gretchen. My son graduated from High School and has gone onto Murray University. He’s doing well and it’s been an interesting change for the family. But, a good change. My daughter is working full-time and is getting ready to move out on her own.
But why has it been so long? A combination of things distracted me to say the least. The biggest situation has been the diagnosis on my father; Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Sadly, it’s hit him pretty hard and it’s been my job to take care of him. I don’t mind, but it does require me to change some priorities. Such is life. He’s staying positive and does his treatments a couple of times a month and it’s noticeably taking it’s toll on his body.
What I ran into felt like a waking dream. I just didn’t realize how much time was passing from my last post to now. I would check my site and just didn’t notice it had been Sept of 2016 for my last post. However, things are back in motion.
This has been a big change. How big? Recently, my wife has moved to Pennsylvania and I’ve been spending time up there. This has caused me to separate from my full time job to help take care of Dad and be able to spend time up there with her. I’ve been fortunate in this change and I’m excited to see what the future holds.
It’s the compound effect of helping. The more people you help, the more people they can help, and the more people they can help help. Think this way; you help one. That makes 2 helping, then that becomes 4 helping, then 8 helping, then 16 helping, then 32 and more and more. You don’t know who all will be helped, but you can change the world.
Events help make life changing decisions. People will see more and they can grow more at an event by seeing and feeling the passion and with that passion their belief grows and with belief comes change.
One of my favorite writers on Entrepreneurship is Richard Bliss Brooke. He spoke at Eric Worre’s GoPro Recruiting Mastery Event last week and here is a quick overview of what he said. It’s tough to cram all my notes into a few minutes, but he was worth seeing.
We can talk ourselves out doing what we need to better ourselves. We do it all the time by making up little stories in our heads and by letting life distract us from doing what really matters. Don’t let our selfishness keep us from helping and saving others. Go out and do what you must do to build your future.
Become the person you want to be. Go out and make it happen.
Tonight at Toastmasters, I gave a speech on Building Confidence in Speaking. This can used for any speaking, from meetings to a friendly neighbor or someone on your “Chicken List”. We all can be confident.
I admit, it’s weird to post twice in one day, but I had so much happen in my life.
Don’t play small. That’s not helping your or anyone. Your family isn’t better, your friends aren’t growing, your life isn’t shining for others when you play small, when you play average. Play BIG. Go out and live Large and be the light to shine for all to see.
Don’t shrink from your future. Rise up and help others be greater.
This is the Toastmasters Speech I gave on August 25th. The topic is “How We Say It” and titled “Sharing Knowledge”.
I enjoyed the speech and had numerous people brag on it, but I feel I was a bit convoluted and not focused at the beginning. I love speaking and sharing my ideas so I won’t give up and that’s the point of Toastmasters; to help us learn and grow as public speakers.