On the day I got fired I called my dad, in tears, and asked him if he was proud of me. He said, “you know I’m proud of you.” Through sobbing I asked him, “what are you proud of?” He said, “You’re a great dad, you’re a great husband, you work hard… there’s nothing I’m not proud of.” That is my favorite memory of being your son, dad. I will remember that moment forever.
In an earlier post I wrote about the danger we face when dreaming. I didn’t realize it when I initially wrote it, but this is a topic that I am apparently pretty passionate about.
[Tweet “Dreaming is dangerous but dreaming is worth it.”]
I host a entrepreneur Google Hangout every other week with my co-host Charissa Moore and the topic of danger in selling came up. I took the opportunity to elaborate on the danger of dreaming.
What is the dream you have for your life? I don’t care how old you are or unprepared you are or unable you are… please share below what dream you currently have for your life. There is great power in committing a dream to words so…
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM TODAY?
It’s been a year since the conversation that helped me launch the Church Marketing Podcast. It’s amazing how one moment can impact so many others, but I have to say that it happens and it’s powerful.
One call from Chuck Scoggins and that moment changed all my other moments. Guess way, you have a moment waiting for you.
Bring on the Thanksgiving posts! This year I have a lot to be grateful for. After suddenly being released from my job of six years with no warning, I hit the ground running in this new episode of life. I did so with the support of my friends and family… and an amazing community of people who wanted to see me succeed.
Today I kick off a series of posts about how thankful I am for my community of Twitter friends who not only are all about helping people, but came along side to help me specifically. There’s no one better to start with than my friend Jonathan Milligan… and as you read you’ll see why.
Thankful for the Blogger Who Helps People
When you’re a dreamer, pursuing your dreams can be a lonely pursuit because dreaming is dangerous. Dreaming leads you to do crazy things like quit your job, turn down promotions, sell your house, try and write a book… all sorts of goofy stuff. Unfortunately, too many have been spurned by dreams not becoming reality and thus give up on dreaming altogether.
In April of 2014 I began to consider what dreams I might want to accomplish. Because living the life of a dreamer is dangerous and lonely, I started looking for other dreamers who might want some company. There’s actually a term for this called mastermind. A mastermind is a group of individuals who have enough life in common to understand one another but are diverse enough in experiences to be able to help and encourage one another. While I was looking for my mastermind, Jonathan Milligan wrote an article talking about a mastermind he was a part of. I was intrigued.
I Reached Out to This Guy with 56K Twitter Followers
Imagine being in a stadium with 56K people all to see one person! That’s how many followers Jonathan has on Twitter. I reached out to Jonathan by sending him an email through his website. He emailed me back inviting me to do a Skype video to hear more about my story. I’m not sure what Jonathan saw in me that would compel him to spend an hour of time with me. Whatever he saw he found through my Twitter profile and my website.
Since that initial Skype call Jonathan and I have kept a good relationship. I’ve been privileged to attend some of his webinars and even purchased a product he created to teach others how create their own masterminds, the very reason why I reached out to Jonathan in the first place.
There’s Much Wisdom to Gain
Jonathan calls himself the Blogger that Helps People and it’s true. I’ve seen his Twitter profile and he is constantly communicating with his followers offering advise or resources. I see a lot in Jonathan that I’d like to see in myself one day. I continue to read his blog and attend his webinars because I know his wisdom and insight into helping people will drip down to me.
When I was compiling my list of handpicked Twitter experts, Jonathan’s name had to be on that list. “The Blogger Who Helps People” agreed to participate and I am pleased to include our conversation in the guide! What Jonathan share is absolutely invaluable to anyone who is willing to dream and stare into the face of danger and then say, “let’s do this.”
Though I’ve never been able to identify the best way to honor veteran’s on Veteran’s Day, I do know one thing… being able to answer the very basics about Veteran’s Day like knowing the answer to the question, “Where did Veteran’s Day Come From?” is the first step to knowing how to truly show my appreciation.
I found a great video that shares a little bit of the history and little know facts about Veteran’s Day that I think we would all do well to watch.
My two boys were sitting on the bed giggling. A million dollar moment, right? The younger one, Isaac, was watching his brother Isaiah move his hands when Isaac started to mimic his big brother. Isaiah got a little annoyed and pushed Isaac’s hands away.
I stepped in and said, “Isaiah, you have to show Isaac how to do things. He doesn’t know; he’s looking to you to show him how to act.”
Then it occurred to me, Isaiah doesn’t know much more than Isaac does. Yet Isaiah has the responsibility to set an example for his younger brother.
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