Mission, Vision, Values, and Personal Beliefs

Mission

To facilitate positive change of people and organizations with empowering leadership

Vision

Every person will live a joyful and fulfilled life.

Values

Growth

Intentional actions designed to develop my intellect, physical fitness, and emotional health.  Also, intentional actions designed to help other individuals and organizations fulfill their/its purpose.  

Excellence

Achieving the best I am capable of in whatever endeavor I choose to partake in.  Excellence is marked by ambition, leadership, competition, and teamwork.

Love

Genuinely caring for others.  Love is marked by compassion, vulnerability, and selfless service.

Integrity

Making decisions in congruence with the values listed here.

Personal Beliefs

To those whom much has been given, much is expected.  I see it as my duty to improve the world in ways that justify the privileged position I’ve been given.

To do this I must:
First, seek to understand myself and strengthen the relationship with myself above all others, for this is the foundation all achievements are based on.

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” – Aristotle 

Second, I strive to learn as much as I can, actively engaging in intellectual pursuits, so I have the knowledge to impact those around me in the ways that will lead to positive change.  

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela

Third, I seek to develop my leadership skills because no change in the world occurs by one person’s efforts. Leaders are not defined by themselves but by those who are proud to follow them.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Fourth, I fear not trying more than failure, as failures are the building blocks of success.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Fifth, I pursue excellence by remaining idealistic and challenging the status quo of conventional thinking.

 “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw