Oct

09

2017

courage

This morning I was reminded of courage.  Those who demonstrate courage fill our history.  As I developed the five levels of leading,  I began to reflect on courage in 2017.

character, talent, trust, teams, courage

What does courage look like in 2017?

What does courage look like in the marketplace?

  • thinking forward withtechnology and people
  • leader engagement (development)
  • dealing with inappropriate behavior and inconstant behavior
  • walking the talk

What does courage look like in the face of danger?

Just imagine the scene.  Danger is present.  Shots ring out.  The crowd panics and begins to run away.  First responders are those who run towards danger.  The shots rang out and the first responders ran towards the shots.  These are our hero’s!

 

What does courage look like as we make our world safer?

These Guatemala Naval Officers below are responsible for stopping drugs from entering Guatemala from the sea.  As drugs enter Guatemala, they are transported to the US. I visited these hero’s in August to hear their story.  Each night the boats below travel 200 miles off shore to look for drug shipments trying to enter Guatemala and ultimately the US.  They have been very successful and work closely with our US Navy Seals who are stationed in Guatemala.  Each night these boats capture drugs and runners.  Their ability to confront these heavily armed runners is courageous.  Many nights they run out of fuel and have to float in the water 200 miles off shore as they wait for fuel to be delivered so they can return with the arrested runners and drugs.  Their courage is unbelievable.  Eighty percent of the drugs that enter the US come through Guatemala.  Drug use in Guatemala is very low.  The drugs these boats are blocking are destined for the US and not Guatemala.  I was overwhelmed with gratefulness for these heroes who demonstrate courage each night.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep

11

2017

still processing

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Aug

28

2017

courage

I am beginning the morning looking at a vending machine while getting my car serviced.  I was reminded of making better choices this morning when I weighed.  Not so good progress this week.

My new word for the year is “courage”   Can I demonstrate courage to make better choices?

Went to ride yesterday on my favorite section of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  20 miles of beauty and hills.  40 minutes down and 2 hours to climb back up to my car.  I thought I would die.

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Aug

21

2017

08/21/2017

I promised to post a weekly photo of my scale.  I think it is broken?

Not really.  I am embarrassed to say that I have been in denial about my eating.

The reality is right before my eyes.  I need a “breakthrough” for sure.

 

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Aug

08

2017

breakthrough

August 8, 2017

One morning last week while on the porch at Guana Cay, my friend Pepper began to ask me questions about the next 10 years.

I hate it when he does that.  I love it when he does that.  I made a commitment to have a “breakthrough” in nutrition over the next 24 months.

Before we left the island, I made my public promise to Molly, Pepper, Gwen, Raina and Chip.

My goal is to “eat to live and lead” and loose 40 pounds that would leave me at 205 pounds.  A “breakthrough” indeed!

I will be journaling my progress here.  My first step is to begin the dialog.  I placed this bracelet on my wrist this morning to remind me each day of the promise I have made.

Stay tuned.

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