Success can bring many things: power, privilege, fame, wealth. How we use those options reveals our character. Wealthy people can use their resources to benefit others or only themselves. Famous people can use their notoriety to model good character or to selfishly serve themselves. Leaders can make decisions that affect others positively or negatively. It is up to them.
At the heart of the matter is whether people desire to use their power to put others in their place or to put themselves in others’ place. George Washington Carver made a great observation: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” Our treatment of others results from our perspective of them!
Put yourself in someone else’s place before leading him or her.
I'm a husband, father, papaw, Christ follower, pastor, businessman, insurance consultant, entrepreneur coach, and photographer.
Primarily, I'm just guy who realizes more and more that life is about relationships - life is about people! Therefore I strive to live out the Great Commandment, which Jesus said was to “love God and love others!” (Matthew 22:35-40).
I have been married to Debbie, my high school sweetheart since 1984! We are blessed with a wonderful family: my son Tyler, his wife Megan and our granddaughters Quincy and Marlow; my daughter Kristen and her husband Will.
If I can be of assistance to you in anyway, please reach out to me. I love what the late Zig Ziglar said, "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want." My life goal is to serve others, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve you!
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