I sometimes get really worried about what you think. I worry about the impressions you have of me, of how I'm doing at work, what kind of dad I am, and what you think of my marriage. I know it's not a healthy thing to do, but the nature of my job has me in front of groups of people just like you.
I believe there are there are certain people in life who always have something to share. They are wired to speak and give their opinions openly with pride. I would put myself into that category. I often find myself wanting to speak out on subjects that I am passionate about, and honestly, I can be passionate about almost anything. Some people just love that about me. On the other hand, I have also alienated, hurt, and put people off because I decided that they were going to hear what I had to say wether they wanted it or not.
For the past three years, I have blogged pretty much once a week. I love blogging. Along the way, I’ve focused on different topics. I’ve focused on relationships, parenting, leadership, and church stuff. I typically write about the stuff that is in my heart, stuff that I see in the world, and whatever is happening in my life.
I think the word “change” might be the single scariest word in the entire English vocabulary. Well, maybe that and “taxes.” When we think about the word change the implication is to think about the pain of giving up what we know for what we do not know.
Several weeks ago, I found out that I won a contest to have a private conversation with Carey Nieuwhof. The conversation was set to take place at ReThink Leadership, and in addition to the conversation, he paid for my ticket to the conference! It was an awesome conference, and if you want to read some of my reflections on ReThink I invite you to check these blogs.