As some of you may have heard, I’m leaving RevBuilders. I have to admit, it’s been a sort of bittersweet situation. I am looking forward to helping this organization, but I am disappointed to be leaving a great team of talent and ideas. Scot has taught me quite a bit, as have many of our customers, as well as my fellow team members. I’ve made leaps and bounds in terms of my skills and knowledge. There have been ups and downs, but when you’re constantly learning, it’s a lot more up than down.
Lessons learned tend to come in waves for me. I don’t know about you, but when I learn something new or see an idea presented in a neat way, I tend to get bombarded with follow-up messages and ideas with this overarching theme. Maybe it’s the whole idea that if you are looking for something you tend to spot it easier. Not sure. However, this week’s theme has been: Be Intentional.
Something I learned recently (and feel rather silly for not knowing beforehand) is the Paralympic Games. It shouldn’t have surprised me, really. I’m aware of competitions for those that are disabled on a smaller scale. I’ve heard of events like this before. Yet it just never dawned on me that there would be an Olympics for such folks. Why? I couldn’t really tell you. Probably the most logical explanation is the “out of sight, out of mind” aspect: I don’t know of anyone that’s disabled, and so wouldn’t think of Olympic competitions for them.
One question that came up in my mind multiple times was “I’ve never heard of this country.” Looking down the list of participating countries, I recognized maybe a quarter of the countries listed, a half at most. So I started investigating.
The following was provided to a young basketball team that Scot Small was coaching; however, we feel that the following applies to not just basketball, but everything in life. Enjoy!