I have journeyed through a myriad of situations; at times, some seemed more than my heart could bear. Alcoholism, rape, fatherlessness, unplanned pregnancy, poverty, miscarriage, and betrayal are all very familiar scenarios for me. Whether they were conditions that I could control or ones created by others, they were all potential barriers that could have derailed me from the greater things in life.
Though I have certainly had my share of struggles, I have also been abundantly blessed with a lifetime of victories and adventures! I have had the honor of traversing rice paddies, mountains, and oceans. I have hailed a tuk-tuk, planted crops in Africa, dined in the villages of Colombia, and planned a community Christmas. I have been privileged to meet some of the most powerful people, the poorest people, and the forgotten people.
Reflecting over two decades of public speaking, both nationally and internationally, I am still stunned at how two people meet and incredible things unfold as a result. I hope that as you skim through the pages of Reach, something will grab your heart and you and I will soon have the chance to meet and work together for a greater good. I am humbled that you have taken this time to hear my thoughts and explore the possibilities of reaching for something amazing.
Reaching is a key ingredient to living life on purpose.
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