If you’re like me…you want to LEAD! From early on everything came fairly easy. Growing up in a small midwest farming community, I excelled in sports, theater, school, and just about anything I put my mind to…Went to college to play football, get a degree and launch a fast tracked career because…well, success had always been right around the corner!
After college, my wife and I moved to Dallas and I was determined to take it by storm! That’s what Leaders like you and I do, right? Move on and move up! And then, HUMILITY and REALITY set in. Within five months (and because I didn’t understand how the real world worked), I was given a 30 day notice to “Get on Track or Find Another Job”.
In hindsight, this was absolutely the BEST thing that ever happened in my career as a leader. After the harsh ultimatum, I went back to my small apartment, buried my head (shed a few tears) and came to this conclusion:
I WILL NEVER ALLOW OTHERS TO DICTATE MY FUTURE…MY SUCCESS BELONGS TO ME!
That afternoon I wrote several goals on the back of an envelope. I listed courses, certifications, goals, and the work ethic I would adhere to over the next 36 months. I made a decision to seek business contacts and leaders that could give me wise advice and counsel that I couldn’t get on my own. Within three years, with total humility and a strong faith, I met every goal on that envelope and have been fortunate enough to survive 35 years in the corporate world as both an entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive. I’m also an author, keynote speaker, and consultant/coach to many organizations and leaders.
HOWEVER, to be successful you MUST have a PLAN! In fact, after 35 years in the corporate real estate industry, I found myself again on the “outside looking in”. The company was looking to shed 30-50K employees and the All Star team I was blessed to have assembled and coached could be downsized with an opportunity for me to leave earlier than anticipated. How did it affect me this time?
NOT AT ALL! I ALREADY KNEW MY PURPOSE, STRENGTHS, AMBITIONS. I HAD A PLAN B IN PLACE AND WAS LIVING A RICH AND INTENTIONAL LIFE!!
In fact, I had been researching the physiological, psychological, and neurological effects of leaders for over 10 years. I had been speaking across the country and wrote a book titled “Living a Rich and Intentional Life”. Little did I know that my “life lesson” right out of college reinforced my mantra “MY SUCCESS BELONGS TO ME”!
As a Consultant and Executive Coach, I’m committed to helping Leaders like you expand, grow, and “Live a Rich and Intentional LIfe! If you’re not good at home…you’re not good at work. And if you’re not good at work, you’re not good at home. I work with Leaders and teams helping them excel “on and off the field”! What is your passion? What passion and purpose have you been gifted with? What areas in your career and “at home” are keeping you from reaching the next level? I would love to connect (no obligations or expectations) and listen to your story. My best testimonies are the clients I’ve served and the referrals they gifted me. I look forward to helping you “LIve a Rich and Intentional Life”!