In 2014, I attended theStoryline Conference hosted by best-selling authorDonald Miller. The three-day event was billed as a workshop to “help you plan a meaningful life.” Miller's book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years quite literally changed my life. It was during the reading of that book that I was finally pushed over the edge to set a course and run full speed ahead with Compete Every Day.
The three-day conference's curriculum helps you evaluate your story (aka, your life), how it is being told, what the true theme is, and how to redeem any negative turns in the story for a higher purpose. In other words, what is your life telling others about who you are, what you stand for, and what you truly believe.
And if it's not in line with what you want it to tell others, how do you correct the path you're on?
How often have you heard the phrase prior to a competition or in regards to a work assignment to "just do your best?"
It's almost society's default "good luck" for any athlete prior to a match. We believe that by reminding someone to do their best, that they'll suddenly flip a switch and leave it all out there on the field. Our words influence their final efforts, and without them, they may forget and hold something back.
In her book Succeed, Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson dives into why many people fail to reach their goals - and most importantly, what her research has shown that can help you avoid the fate of "many people" by actually accomplishing what you set out to.
In one week's time, you rallied to support fellow Competitors who lost so much in the tragic events of last month in Houston and the greater southeast Texas region.'
In one week's time, you bought a Texas Strong t-shirt, shared a social media post, and told your friends about an opportunity to raise funds and support others.
In one week's time,you raised $25,000 to support the hurricane relief efforts!!
Our team was blown away by the outpouring of support for the Texas Strong fundraiser and desire by you, our amazing community members, to support each other. We did a ton of research and had serious conversations before committing the funds to these groups. We feel confident that each donation will be put to the most use in the greater Houston & southeast Texas region to help those who were impacted.