Doing what comes naturally
Since I was young, I have been gifted
in certain aspects of my life. I was a good student, never having to
put in extra effort to get a good grade. I was physically gifted, I
played soccer on club and traveling teams, everywhere from Germany,
Holland, and England, all the way back to British Columbia,
Washington, and California. I picked up Track and Field in High
School and by the end of my freshman year in college, I was all
I left college after my freshman year
to spend 2 years as a missionary in South Africa. Those were the two
of the most important years of my life. Those two years helped me
make the transition from a snot nosed kids, to an independent young
man. I returned more focused on my studies and on moving forward in
my life. Shortly after returning from Africa, I met the woman who
would eventually become my wife. We were married and shortly before
graduation, we welcomed our first of our four children into the
Once I got into the business world, I
climbed the corporate ladder quickly. I was hired as an accountant
and became the controller of a $100 million company within 5 years.
Within 4 years after that, I was CFO at a large residential HVAC
company in Portland, Oregon. All that time I was doing things that
came naturally to me. I never much bothered with the things that
didnít, things that were difficult, things that were hard.
Over time, I realized that only doing what comes naturally gets boring. I was really good with numbers and at interacting with people either one on one or in small group settings, that is how I got promoted, I came across as bright and the people who worked for me enjoyed me as a boss. However, that wasnít satisfying enough. There was always an uneasiness about each position, there was something missing.
I realized that I needed a challenge. I needed to do something with my life that would require me to step outside my comfort zone and do things that made me nervous, and maybe a little bit scared. That is when I decided to start Moving Boulders. I not only want to change myself, but I want to help others change as well. Even if that change is just a little change, it will affect so many different aspects of life. Improvement is contagious, it is inspirational and motivational. Improvement snowballs.
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