Bring On The Pain!

We’re all going to experience pain.

It’s not a question of “if,” but a question of “when.” It’s been said before that every person on earth is either going through something tough, about to go through something tough, or just got out of something tough.

Pain looks different for everybody. Maybe it’s ridicule, bullying, divorce, abuse, or heartbreak.

Whatever it is, when you’re experiencing it, it’s the worst thing you can go through.

Where are you going?

Where are you going?

In our latest episode, Mackey asks a very important question: Where are you going? 

Mackey talks about the recent passing of Billy Graham, and regardless of religion, Billy Graham was an important figure in our nation's history. Throughout his lifetime, Billy Graham stood in the gap for us in ways that hadn't been done before, in ways that no one else could. As we look back at his life, we can easily notice that he lived his life with purpose. He had a vision and a purpose in his life that he followed throughout his whole life. 

The importance of begging the question, where are you going, is understanding that if we don't know where we are going, we don't know what we are doing in the moment. It is what we are doing in the moment, the decisions we are making now that will determine where we will be tomorrow. 

QOTD: We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will therefore draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the centre: rather in a world where every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork, you must make a decision.
C.S. Lewis

Luck and Leverage

Luck and Leverage

In our latest episode, Mackey joins us live from Crandall America teasing us just a little bit more about the upcoming rebranding to the Mackey Speaks Leadership Podcast. 

Mackey goes on to talk about NPR'S How I Built This podcast and how at the end of every episode, Guy Raz asks to whom ever he is interviewing how much would they attribute their success to luck. 

How would you answer the question- how much of my success would I attribute to luck? Mackey answers this question himself and goes on to talk about the idea that we should go one step further and look at how we have HANDLED the luck we have given. Success isn't attributed to your start line, success is attained and chased after by those we make the best plays with the hands they have been given in life.