Friday, April 10, 2015
Last night in Goldsboro, NC, my boy Kay Dupri took the reigns and led the event with such confidence and poise. He brought his personal story to life in a way that made it feel like it was the first time I'd ever heard it. He touched on where he came from and described where he was going. Powerful message!
As I sat there listening to him, I had such a feeling of pride knowing that he worked on himself everyday to improve on the man that what was already there. Then, he went back and helped someone else do the same.
He has been coachable and teachable since day one and the fruits of his labor are now beginning to show. Is this the end? Oh, no! This is just the beginning. What we did over the past 12 months was just build a foundation for the magnitude of positive change we are going to see in people's lives. Oh man, I get so excited because we've talked about how we are bringing hope, how we are helping people dream again, improving their self-confidence, developing leaders, increasing the fun factor, and all while improving folk's financial futures. Owwwww!
You know what tops it all off, though? Is the overwhelming sense of fulfillment in knowing that you played a role in improving someone's life for the better. It ain't always easy, and there are short-term sacrifices that are being made, but this night was one night that made it all worth it.
My ninja, I'm proud of you, bro! Let's continue to set some fires in people's hearts and go put a dent in the universe. Let's get it!