In this course, I will help you:
- Identify your true identity
- Identify your life’s purpose (mission)
- Identify and establish your core values to live by
- Establish the key result(s) you want to achieve in life
- Identify the behaviors that will create the key result(s) you desire
- Assess regularly whether you’re living true to your identity and purpose, and if your behaviors are aligned with your desired key result(s)
Why are these things important?
Most people have given up on goals or aspirations. And those few who do set goals or aspirations, lose sight of them almost as quickly as they set them. Too many people live without living. They die having no music left in them. They wake up, work in a job they don’t like but never leave, then come home and do whatever they can to forget the life they wish they could change.
Does this feel like a dire reflection of people’s lives? Maybe. But in my experience, it’s largely true. Consider the high consumption of mind-numbing social media, Netflix, video games, substances like alcohol or opioids, pornography, et al.
- When was the last time you did something significant just for yourself?
- When was the last significant personal goal you set and achieved? A work goal doesn’t count…
- When was the last time you really felt personally fulfilled, that your life is exactly how you want it?
The misalignment (gap) between what you hope for and what you actually do is robbing you of living a full and joyous life and achieving your true, divine potential.”Jared SAsser
Who is this course for?
- You feel like you’re missing something in your life
- You feel that you can achieve more than you are
- You don’t feel fulfilled by work or life
- You feel stagnant
- You want more but aren’t sure how or where to begin
- You’re ready to do something about it
- You’re ready to make a commitment and keep it
I would rather attempt a dream and fail than to live not knowing and to die never having tried.”Jared Sasser
My wife and I and two daughters visited London and the England countryside in May 2018. We fell in love with the history, architecture, culture, and beautiful accent. We visited the University of Oxford and even took a tour of the business school. In the back of my mind I was curious if someone like me could study at one of the world’s best universities. Being honest with myself, I never imagined someone like me being accepted to study at a place like Oxford. Yet, my curiosity was seeded.
After floating by my wife the crazy idea of applying to Oxford and counseling together how we would pay for it let alone manage the heavy school demand with my already heavy work and church responsibilities, I applied. I also applied at CEIBS in Shanghai, China, whose executive MBA program has been ranked in the top 5 in the world for several years now.
Though accepted to both schools, I accepted Oxford’s offer to fulfill my curious dream. Within two months of acceptance, I flew to the UK to begin module #1. Everything happened so fast, and after 17 week-long modules over 24 months flying to the UK every 4-5 weeks and staying there for one week at a time, I completed my degree in 2020 in the midst of COVID-19.
What I Learned
- You and I can do much more than we believe we can
- God is aware of us individually and can and does work miracles in our lives
- There are a lot of good people in the world, each with unique experiences, talents, and perspectives, and that we become better people by interacting and connecting with others
- The spirit of Oxford is a magical place!
More About Me
- Married for 30+ years to the love of my life; four children, six grandchildren
- Managed business in 35+ countries
- Expertise in change leadership, strategy, organizational culture, alignment, continuous learning and improvement, and life and executive coaching
- MBA – University of Oxford; BA Philosophy – Brigham Young University
- Top 100 football player in the Chicago area
- Broke two 52 year old track records in the discus and shot put
- Pitched a no-hitter while striking out 19 of 21 hitters
- Belief in, and faith in God, is foundational in my life, as is my relationship with my wife and children