I am sitting in my hotel room at the Westin La Cantera Resort. This is the location of our EntreLeadership Master Series San Antonio event. As I sit at the desk, I am beyond exhausted from the countless hours of one-on-one coaching, roundtable coaching, and speaking.
Sunday I ran the Rock and Roll half marathon, and then Sunday night we kicked off EntreLeadership, and it’s been a marathon since. This, however, is a different kind of exhausted. This has been one of the most amazing weeks of counseling that I’ve ever done. At least 50% of the sessions involved tears. Not something that an entrepreneur is expecting when they come to see me about business questions.
Each time I hear the same thing – I didn’t expect to be crying! And each time I say the same thing – you’re not the first. For the past four days I have been blessed to be a part of the lives of some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. While they walk away telling me thank you, I look up to my Lord and say thank you.
It has made me believe that everyone should have someone that they can sit down with and unpack their business, and perhaps their life. It has been said that entrepreneurs can go from sheer exhilaration to sheer terror and back in the same 24 hours. Add family, spouses, kids, and people who judge you, and life becomes even more interesting…or should I say, painful.
The great thing is these folks are not just survivors, they are thrivers. People who have created businesses in spite of all the weight the world has put on them. People who, in spite of their past, have made a difference in the futures of so many. Whether they understood before this week, what was causing them so much conflict or not, they stared adversity in the face and said – you will not win!
The Bible says that before the foundations of the earth were laid, the Lamb was slain. That means God knew the beginning from the end. Therefore, thousands of years ago, He knew exactly who would be here, and exactly what we would talk about. Just another example of how much God loves the one! That kind of love is beyond measure. How can He have planned this so well?
I guess that’s what makes Him God. I am so honored to have been a part of the lives of these amazing men and women…if for only one hour.
Question: When have you experienced God’s Divine appointments?
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