We All Need Somebody

We all need somebody

Good morning team. Wednesday Workshop. All right, here we are. July! Amazing, right?

I’m a couple of days from my birthday, and I was thinking about how we all need somebody.  I’m so grateful for our team and for all of you. All the people around me. There is really no such thing as a self-made man or woman. We all need somebody.

Somebody to spur us on, somebody to help us. Somebody to help lift us up.

My longest relationship and friend is my wife. Karen is amazing! We’re celebrating 29 years this year, and oh my goodness, I can’t tell you how much her friendship, her love, her caring, and her sharing time with me means to me.

I was recently on vacation and a couple of weeks ago and I read this cute little story. So, I thought I’d tell you about it. There’s this group, they’re down in Florida at a gator farm. They’re out on this platform. They go out and they’re standing around and there are alligators all over the place. I don’t know if anybody’s been to something like that before, but they’re standing there, and there the owner of the farm, or whatever, he says I’ll give $1,000,000 if anybody in here will jump into the water and swim to shore and make it out alive. Everybody freezes. Nobody moves. Then all of a sudden, a man jumps into the water and swims for his life.

Gators are chasing him and stuff. He makes it to the bank, and he gets up and he stands on the bank, and everything and everybody’s like “WHOA” that’s amazing. Next thing you know, to get back to the hotel, he’s got some money, and the hotel owner says, “I can’t believe you did that man, that you just jumped and just did that!”, and the guy goes “JUMPED!” he says, “Somebody pushed me!”. Standing behind him, his wife has got a big smile on her face.

Let that sink in for a second.

You see, behind every great man sometimes there’s a woman that’s pushing you towards success. OK, I’m grateful that I’m pretty sure that my wife will not push me in the water, and I’m not in a hurry to be chased by gators. But I am super-duper thankful for my wife’s love and appreciation.

I’m also appreciative of our team and the people we have around here.

Each and every one of you that have joined in our leadership. The people that are coming on board, and our leadership team, and the next leadership class that we’ll have. I am certain that there will be more people. I’ve actually had a few team members walk up to me and say I’ve heard about the leadership class; I want to join. I can’t wait to join. It’s not about them coming to me and saying that they want to join that gets me excited. It’s how they heard about it. That’s right, you!

Individuals that work here have been through the leadership class. They have been strengthened and built up, and are excited about what we’re doing. And they are taking on the mantle of leadership and growing the team themselves. They are talking about the opportunity here at Northwest Enforcement, Inc. So, thank you, each and every one of you that is sharing with new team members about the great stuff that we do in our leadership class and how it can benefit them.

Because the leadership class isn’t really just about Northwest Enforcement, Inc. It’s about building up leaders and building up better men and women that have a deeper concept of how to serve their community. That is why I’m so appreciative it so thankful that we are building something great here.

So, until next week, be valuable because nothing less will do. Try not to shove anybody into a pool full of gators.

 All right, I’ll talk to you guys later.

 Bye, see ya!