Thanks to Mrs. Giles, my kindergarten teacher at South Christian Elementary School, I have a solid grasp on the use of the alphabet. I’m grateful for Mrs. Augusta, my third grade teacher, for now I can write in complete sentences. Much appreciation goes out to Mrs. Wilson, my high school English teacher at Trigg County High School, for teaching me sentence structure and how grammar plays an important role in writing. Today I am indebted to Jeff Goins who writes at http://goinswriter.com for the audacious challenge to declare myself a legitimate writer. I have no endorsements offering raving reviews for my literary genius. I’ve never been published. My written words have not generated a single dollar of income. And frankly, that doesn’t matter. Today, I am calling myself, above all excuses, to write.
I am joining a group of self-declared authors on a 15 day journey to state the obvious, articulate my thoughts, and initiate influence through words on a page (and then to the screen) by writing here on my blog. My focus and passion resides in a conversation related to intentional, influential leadership. My deepest desire is that what I’ve discovered about influence and leadership will stir the leader inside of you to become more intentional with those whom you have the greatest influence.
I’m pumped beyond words for this journey. Let’s go!