Beginning A New Chapter

by Step on August 3, 2011

Yesterday marked the third anniversary of the end of a chapter for me. Three years ago my family loaded a moving van and said goodbye to Mississippi. I also said goodbye to what I had once thought was my dream job and the industry in which I expected to spend my entire career.

That day also marked the beginning of a new chapter. We were starting a new life, in a new house, in a new town, in a new state, with a new job, in a new industry. Like any good story this chapter has had it’s ups and downs. We’ve celebrated the arrival of our fourth child. We’ve enjoyed increased time together as a family. We’ve made friendships that are dear to us. We also struggled with sickness. We mourned the death of a friend. We wrestled with the disappointment of unmet expectations. This chapter has been about transition and transitions can be hard.

Nevertheless, transition continues and with it come new lessons, new insight and new opportunities. The past three years have helped me better understand my strengths and desires. Benefiting from the wisdom of others, my understanding of the principles of business and human relationships has grown significantly. Along the way I’ve had the privilege of applying the things I’m learning. I served on the team of a restaurant whose performance ranked at the top of their national chain last year. I also worked as a consultant to the county’s largest employer, a hospital whose staff work selflessly to bring the healing ministry of Jesus to life through compassionate care and exceptional service.

Now I have the opportunity to share the things I’ve learned. I have developed a seminar titled “Work Story: The Surprising Method To Improving Motivation, Effectiveness and Satisfaction”. This event is meant for people who believe that work can be both meaningful and profitable.

To learn more about the seminar and view upcoming dates, visit

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