Blog Launch: The First Step on This Trail

I’m on a quest to find my purpose.

My calling is to serve- people, communities, mankind, and our planet. My passion is to enable the success of the people around me.

I’m the kind of idealist that expects to be able to change the world, and one way or another I intend to leave it better than I found it.

After 10 years of military service, the latter half of which was leading Green Berets of the US Army Special Forces, followed by an immersion in the private sector, I’ve seen and experienced things that I am compelled to share. This space will give us an opportunity to exchange lessons on life and leadership.

It is not without some reluctance that I launch this blog. I’m terrified of being perceived as a “chest beater,” or someone who emphatically and irritatingly presents their own point of view as the righteous path. In fact, this may be my greatest fear. Humility is something I value greatly and hope that my actions and behavior reflect this closely held belief. I recently completed Brené Brown’s Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, which inspired me to collect the courage to make myself vulnerable and share myself with the world. It’s not something that comes naturally, but I am realizing this type of vulnerability is important and necessary to more deeply connect with the world and allow for unforeseen opportunities and relationships.

Thanks for contributing to this journey.

Please share!

3 thoughts on “Blog Launch: The First Step on This Trail”

  1. I’m honored Jamie. Thank you! I hope that you will continue to make yourself available as a mentor, as you do for so many.

  2. Keep on getting after it Joe! The sooner we all, myself included, learn to fully live as ourselves without influence of society or others the sooner we will be able to excel in serving our communities, being great husbands/spouses, and connecting with people as effective leaders and submissive servants. I thinks this is awesome and I look forward to the journey…


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