The Mission Specialist
Over the years I’ve had a lot of people ask me: “Are you in Radio?”
Or tell me: “You should be in Radio!”
And over the years I considered Albert Schweitzer to be a mentor: and I liked what he had to say about happiness and success. A couple of my “most favorite” quotes: “Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success” and “The only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found a way to serve others.”
I share that idea with pretty much every group I speak too. And I’ve spoken to a lot of youth groups. And young people often are still figuring out what to do with their lives, what to go for!
I’ll also share a thought from Howard Thurman who advised us: “Don’t ask ‘what does the world need?’ Instead ask ‘what makes me come alive?’ then go do that!”
See I reckon that what the world needs is people who have come alive! Who are doing what they love to do.
Now I should let you know that I said I speak to youth groups, and I recently had an idea about that that I’d like to share with you. In fact, if there’s anything you get out of today’s show I hope you’ll remember this:
“Youth is not an age, not a number, it’s a state of mind, and perhaps even more than that, it’s a state of having passion for ideals.”
And a friend recently shared this idea:
To really grow we need to get out of our comfort zone. And she said that means: Do something that excites you, and maybe even scares you a little bit.

I recently started reading a book by Rich Karlgaard called Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a world obsessed with early achievement.

So many of us are taking the chance on something new.
Sherry told me the other day that she loves to see me doing what I love to do. This lights me up!
And it scares me a little too.
I’ve been on the Radio, quite a lot over the years. As a guest of Al MacIntyre, EdSchultz, and even Marlo Anderson on their Radio shows. But I’ve never been the host before!
You know, everything reminds me of a story: and this is an example.
That reminds me of the time when I gave my first speech at a Toastmasters club. Now, many of you probably know that speaking in public is one of the greatest fears that people have. Well, I was giving my first speech. I said the opening line, and forgot what I was to say next. I just stood there, then I remembered what to say next and went on with the speech. Well Tony Livernois was my evaluator, and he started his speech evaluation by saying “you’ve got the pause down!”
It was then that I realized: Hey I can’t make a mistake up here. No one knows what I’m going to say next. (Heck, Most the time I don’t even know myself what I’m going to say next!) Join me Mondays at 4pm Eastern, 1 Pacific to find out! BraveHearts Radio, on the Voice America Variety Channel.


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