I recently had the opportunity to go through a course by Jeff Goins about starting a blog. Other than making me feel totally inadequate, I actually learned some really good things. One of those things was about finding your voice. When I started this blog I was torn between a leadership blog and just a blog about my life. The catch was that I didn’t think my life would be all that interesting to most people, and I was unsure what I had to say about leadership would be of any interest either (you can read that first post here). But I wanted an outlet. I wanted a place to write again whether anyone read it or not. As I worked through what my blog might actually be like, then, it hit me: do both. That’s really where the title of the blog comes from. It’s the idea that we’re all leading life every day. Whether you’re the CEO of a successful company or mother who is the CEO of your home, you are a leader and this blog is for you.
As I began to think about what that would look like from a practical standpoint, I realized that I did not want to only educate my readers on leadership theory or give the impression that I somehow had it all together. I simply want to share my journey: successes and failures. I want us to learn to lead life together. And while my journey may still be a young one, I happen to think that if we only learn from those who have figured it all out, the success they have often seems unattainable. So that’s what I want my voice to be: a guy trying to lead well at home and at work who happens to write about it on the internet.
So here are some things that I want to talk with you about over the coming weeks and months:
- Organizing for Leadership: How to set yourself up for success and productivity.
- Leading at Home: Don’t fall into the mindset of thinking leadership is only valuable in your professional life.
- The Church Life: Fight against letting involvement in church get pushed to the back burner.
- Creating Culture: Not only do we need to be aware of the culture we live in but also of the culture we are creating.
- Get Involved: Making the decision to do something without overextending yourself while doing it.
- My Mentors: Introducing you to some of the people I consider mentors in my life and what I’ve learned from them.
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Thanks for being a part of my little corner of the internet. Can’t wait to see where this goes. #leadlife
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.– Walt Disney