In the 1991 film City Slickers, Jack Palance plays the gruff but lovable Curly. In this scene, Mitch, a "city slicker" played by Billy Crystal is on a journey of self-discovery. Curly dispenses some sage advice. (small profanity alert)
Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?
[holds up one finger] This.
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don't mean s***.
Mitch: But, what is the "one thing?"
Curly: That's what you're gonna need to figure out.
Just last week, we shared this BLOG with you about the importance of constantly returning to our WHY as we lead our ASA presentations. Dr. Ike's bible study time this morning dove one step deeper than Simon Sinek's famous golden circle.
He pointed out that when you look at Sinek's golden circle, most companies can tell you their "WHAT," some can tell you their "HOW", but very few can tell you their "WHY." At Supreme Lending Southeast, we want to equip you to be able to relay all the way to the core of what we do. However, with apologies to Simon Sinek, that shouldn't stop at our "WHY!"
Today, Dr. Ike share about the core of our "Why", our identity. Maybe it's the musician in me, but I like to call it "The WHO."
You see, the reason we are a team that is able to achieve our mission and will realize our vision is because we are made up of great people like you. However, each one of us can benefit from digger deeper into better understanding our identity.
Those of you who are married will understand that your identity is not just who you are, it's also whose you are. In Dr. Ike's message this morning, he expounded on the importance of building your identity as a child of God.
As Pat transitioned into our Personal & Professional Best coaching, he continued the conversation into our "faith and community service" pillar.
Pat shared about his personal mission statement and how that motivates him in every aspect of becoming his personal and professional best, including his desire to coach all of us to become better each and every day. Finally, we discussed how we become better through our purposeful community service, especially our work with Habitat for Humanity.
Dr. Ike closed our time together by sharing about the work of MUST Ministries, and how each of us can serve those in need in our communities.
My takeaway: It's an absolute privilege to work alongside people that are committed to becoming their personal and professional best. Our faith and community service doesn't just have an impact on those that we serve, it helps shape us to become the people we desire to be; people living extraordinary lives full of lasting purpose.
It's an honor to co-labor in our mission together.