Those who know me and “Coach Jeff” will affirm that I see the glass half full. Many of you would go further and suggest that my glass is overflowing with optimism. I often say, “I have pitched my tent in the land of hope.” Acts 2:26. But in the year of 2020, even I have wondered how we keep up that optimism.
When I became a coach, I taught my youth soccer team the same concept. Spread the field. Keep your spacing. Don’t get too close to each other. Spacing is critical to success in basketball, as well – on both ends of the court.
As we look forward to 2020, Be There Dad understands that our success depends on our willingness to believe. We will continue to believe what the data, research and our own experiences have shown us – that the power of presence works.
The holidays are approaching, so soon most of us will gather with family and friends around dinner tables where we have gathered many times before. As I look forward to our own traditions, I am reminded of the impact those gatherings can have.
Fifty years later, it is time to look for another challenge. Another “possibility” that can make us the best. In Charlotte, one of those challenges is literacy.
Recently I attended a meeting with a large group of employees at a new client. When I was introduced, I was informed about a company tradition.