Chase Two Rabbits

Chasing Rabbits

Hey team. So here we are. It is Wednesday, and we are here for the Wednesday Workshop. My boys wanted to join me; they had a couple of things they wanted to say to everybody.

So, David, what did you want to say? “I love playing with my toys and everything is awesome.” How do you spell awesome? A-w-e-s-o-m-e. That’s right. It’s awesome from the Lego movie. That’s right; it came up like two years ago, three years ago. So a lot of people probably have it; it’s one of the best movies I’ve seen. Very cool.

Alright, guys, it is Wednesday; it is the Wednesday after the Fourth of July, and we had a lot of awesome fun with the fireworks. It was very loud and sparkly last night. And we had our friends over. We had our friends over, and it was really nice for them. Last day here because they’re flying to Ethiopia for a whole month, so that will be really cool. Yeah, they’re going to their Grandma’s house in Ethiopia; that should be a lot of fun.

So guys, real quick, just before we go, I wanted to say that there’s this old proverb that says if you chase two rabbits, both will get free. I’ve been doing a lot of walking in our neighborhood and stuff, and we have a lot of rabbits in our neighborhood, don’t we?

We have a lot of bunnies. Easily 30, maybe 40, or 50 bunnies. I think that at some point here in the next year or two, we’ll probably have 150 to 200 bunnies in our neighborhood. So we might just have a rabbit for dinner soon, who knows? So my boys don’t like that idea, but I’m kind of liking the idea of eating some rabbit.

Anyway, chasing two rabbits. Well, what does that mean for us? Well, if you chase two things, you’ll never be really great at any one thing. I think it’s really important for all of us; it’s great to have multiple interests in life and stuff. But it is also very powerful to hone in and focus on the thing that you were really built for. And I have come to realize that I spent a lot of time chasing, well, it felt like a lot more than two rabbits sometimes.

I was chasing; it felt like 20 or 30 rabbits running around. I’m talking about work. I’m talking about at Northwest Enforcement. I felt very much like I was chasing multiple different things. And I wasn’t being very good at or catching any one of those things at any given time.

But as the years have gone on, I have realized that what I’m really good at, and part of that is inspiring our team, a big piece of that is loving and caring for all of you. What has afforded me the ability to not chase those other rabbits is I have brought on great men and women like Sonja, Greg, Codie, Windee, and my wife Karen is a part of this great growth, and Kate, right? Absolutely, and James.

We could go on and on with Christina, and Jimmy, and Ryan, and Miller, and Caleb Haggard, and Christian, and Sean, and we could go on and on and on. There are so many people on our team, and our leadership team especially, that have taken on a lot of those rabbit chasing because it is their specialty. It is what they are especially good at, and that gives me the ability to focus on one rabbit and to kill it.

Well, maybe not the rabbit, but you get my point. To really hone in on the thing that I’m really good at. So on this beautiful Wednesday, God bless you. Have a wonderful rest of your week. I’ll see you next week, and remember, be valuable because nothing less will do. We’ll see you guys next week.