Bro. George L. Davis, a holiness preacher from Oklahoma, used to say, “Success is spelled with four D’s!” I learned a lot about leadership from Bro. Davis when he was my mentor at the Lighthouse Tabernacle in Modesto twenty years ago. Much of what I learned during that team I have held on to and in one way or another has seeped into my personal moral code over the years. These four foundations of success are definitely part of that cannon.
This has probably got to be one of my favorite pics of all time! It was 2008 and I was doing Leadership Development Training for FedEx Office. I was in Seattle for a class I was teaching and we took a field to the Word Famous Pike Place Fish Market. I this pig statue thing and it beckoned to me. So I hoped on and did my classic California surf pose. It was awesome and I wanted to give it a shout out for Throwback Thursday.
I’ve always had a soft spot for bona fide non-profit organizations. Some of them do some really good work, like The Trevor Project, or the Matthew Shepard Foundation. I think gay and gay-friendly churches also rock. The sad thing is so many of them might have a website and but no branded organizational email. This impacts credibility online and does impact how quickly or to what extent donors might support you.
McDonald’s is running a free coffee promotion starting this morning! You can get a free, small, McCafe during breakfast hours from today, September 16th, to September 29th. I have extoled the virtues of McDonald’s coffee before here on MDB and I’m telling you, if you have never tried it you should!
According to the National Safety Council, 26% of traffic accidents in the U.S. are cause by drivers who are texting while driving. One in four accidents is an epidemic of distracted driving that costs people their lives. I’d hazard a guess that a good majority of these drivers are in the 18-26 age bracket and their fatality rates are probably inordinately higher as well. There is nothing so important on your phone that is worth your life, or worse, the lives of the others in your car and on the road. It can wait.