Have you noticed that the frequency of my posts have diminished from a high of daily, to several a week, to now a few a month? Most of my time and energy has been directed elsewhere. Over the last several months I have been thinking about the possibility of realizing one of my dreams, to start my own business. After 20 years of corporate and government experience, I resigned and began my business exactly three months ago. I started a management consulting firm that helps organizations, particularly their Information Technology group and Service Providers, work with a clear vision and realize that vision. More specifically I facilitate strategy development sessions to help them have a strategy that is clear and actionable. I help them improve their governance so that they can effectively make the decisions that are needed to actually realize their vision. I also help them grow their leadership capability through coaching, team building, conflict management, and diversity training so that they can sustain that momentum. These are the topics I love the most and am the most passionate about.
This also helps me more closely align my life with my personal mission statement. My purpose is to help unleash people's divine potential to live happier, healthier, and more meaningful lives. There is a lot of sadness and anguish in the workplace. There is a lot of people, staff and supervisors, that are lost. There are companies with great ideas, but they can't realize them or their business value. If my work can help them be moved by a compelling vision, if they are better able to relate what they do with a cause greater than themselves, if organizations can actually decide on the things that matter most, and if I can help leaders lead and create a better future, then I'll be living my purpose. This sense of service and purpose really fulfills me and fills me with "passionate peace." Because consulting allows you to work anywhere and at any time (or all the time...), I'm planning to book half day, and then one day a week to do nothing but pastoral coaching and theological work at church, which today I fit in when possible.
Tomorrow's readings talk about Christ the King. Through Him we are able to enjoy the promise of everlasting life in the Kingdom of God, and that kingdom begins here on earth, right now. We are the kingdom and the kingdom is only realized when we live the will of God in our lives daily. When, in the presence of God, we use our gifts and talents to make the world a better place. This is my way of living my journey, at least for now. Follow through and make real your dreams!
So, my dear friends of this blogging community, this is where I have been. I miss all of you dearly and think of you during my prayer time and during the day, as you have been a supportive part of my life. Please feel free to visit the website of my new business or my new business blog.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined." Thoreau