About REFUSING TO DRIFT!
About my blog…
I believe that when we engage our brains and think, I mean really think about the things that matter and about how we live, we unlock our potential for greatness. When we fail to think we begin to drift, and drifting leads to all kinds of evil, frustration, and disappointment in our lives.
I’m determined not to drift. I’m REFUSING TO DRIFT! I’m choosing to live life on purpose.
This blog serves as an accountability partner to me, to keep me thinking, ruminating, and pondering, and to remind me to lean heavily into the challenge of living on purpose. It also serves as an opportunity to involve you with me in the act of thinking and pursuing a life lived on purpose.
Who am I?
I must admit, this is a question I have asked myself for years. I suppose that means I am somewhat introspective. I have always been a little bit that way I guess. From the time I was in grade-school I was full of challenging and interesting questions… questions that drove my parents a little batty.
In the last few years I’ve become increasingly self-aware. It’s as though I’ve been, at last, getting to know myself and becoming increasingly comfortable with who I am.
So who am I?
I am a family man: I am happily married to my best friend and dream girl, and I’m the father of four beautiful little girls.
My faith, my spirituality, and my questions are a big part of who I am.
I am a curious Christian with more questions than answers (I think that’s the way it should be).
I graduated Bible College and started my adult career as a pastor before getting into business. I view my “ministry” now as actively and honestly asking good questions and simply seeking truth with the people around me.
I am an entrepreneur turned technology executive through the sale of my software company.
I am a budding investor, experimenting with a handful of opportunities and always looking for more.
I am passionately curious and inquisitive by nature.
I am extremely entrepreneurial and strategic. I spew ideas like sunshine… and occasionally I generate some good ones.
I am unusually transparent and open. Like many traits this can be a strength as well as a weakness.
I am a natural leader. I’m learning to embrace that and leverage my other strengths to become a better, more intentional leader.
Strengths Finder (great book bt-dubs) says my top strengths are WOO (Winning Others Over), Ideation, Strategy and Communication. I concur, as I’ve seen these strengths surface in just about all I do.
I am significantly less structured and organized than the average bear. I have learned to force some of this and, more importantly surround myself with people, like my wife, who are naturally strong in these areas.
I am a conservative risk taker (some would remove the word conservative)… optimistic to a fault.
I love adventure.
I am convinced that who I am and everything I have been given ought to be leveraged for a purpose. I am responsible to determine that purpose and align my time, talents and resources. This is the ever-important, ongoing journey and the theme of my writing… REFUSING TO DRIFT!