10 Things I’m Learning

Some things I’m learning…

  • Sometimes, in order to go forward you have to go backwards.
  • Proper communication is vital. Too often we rush communications, and when we do that we create confusion and chaos.
  • Leaders will always take the shots. Be prepared, stay humble and move forward.
  • If someone is not criticizing you, then you’re not taking enough risks and you’re not creating the necessary change that is needed.
  • Criticism is needed, it helps keep us centered. Live in the tension.
  • I say it all the time, sideways energy is a death blow to start-ups.
  • Systems and procedures can either hurt or help. A leader’s job is to ensure they’re helping!
  • Rest and fun are essential and vital. It’s the fuel for great work.
  • Not everyone will “get it.” Your vision needs a tribe that “gets it.” Focus on building that tribe and drown out the non-sayers!
  • Everything is messy. Just because it looks good on the outside, does not mean it’s perfect on the inside. Life is messy, church is messy and non-profit work is messy. Embrace the mess!


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I’m the Founder/CEO of Help One Now. I live in downtown Raleigh with my family. I’m a justice advocate, who loves empowering leaders (and tribes) to launch movements for doing good.

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