Posts tagged Legacy Work
The $1,000,000,000 Question everyone should ask

With technologies such as 3D printing, Google's self-driving cars, Oculus Rift's Virtual Reality... heck, even Amazon's 2-Day shipping, we're presented with unparralleled opportunity to disrupt the world. Instead of purchasing a phone case online and waiting at least 24 hours to have it shipped to you, imagine being able to download a file and 3D print it immediately at your desk. We are in the early stages and already the possibilities are limited only by our imagination! Where in the past, the wealth flowed into the hands of Kings and Dictators, just 100 years ago people like John D. Rockefeller were able to become some of the richest people in the world through entrepreneurship. Fast forward to today and basement startups are becoming multi-billion dollar brands that are innovating so quickly that technology is obsolete within 18 months.

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Are you confusing 'urgent' with 'important'?

The past few years or so have been highly impactful on the way that I craft my lifestyle. It started with the book I wrote, ARROWS, which is a primer on missional lifestyle design. As I began developing my thoughts on what a missional lifestyle should look like, I had no choice but to trim the fat. The bare-bones version of missional living meant simplifying life so that you have the flexibility, mobility, resources and time to hit the curve balls life throws at you in a way that does the most for the Kingdom of God. Naturally, my ideas evolve over time. As I come to understand more truths of life I can piece them together to create a new perspective within my old worldview.

Over and over, one theme keeps reoccurring:

Invest in things that matter and let those that don't matter take care of themselves.

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The 2 Keys to Leaving Your Legacy

Have you ever wondered what contribution that person who plays video games all day is making to the world? Or how about this: have you ever wondered what contribution that person who works a tedious 9-5 job, plays golf with his buddies on the weekends, takes his 5 vacation days to go to Disney World once a year, and spends his paycheck paying off a car note and mortgage is making to the world? Yikes. That's like... 80% of America or something.

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What Legacy Will You Leave?

Edmund Morris, in his book "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt", quotes Roosevelt as saying,

“From time to time little men will come along to find fault with what you have done…they will go down the stream like bubbles, they will vanish; but the work you have done will remain for the ages."
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