Sunday, September 11, 2011

Help the Ones You Love Find Their Life's Work

A birthday gift for Dad~
I want to be "just like you!"
When Austin was 8 years old, he dressed up in Mr. Wonderful's clothes and said, 
"When I grow up, I want to be a business man like Daddy."    

Mr. Wonderful is a great business man.  
He rises early {around 4:30 am} and leaves before the rooster crows every morning; 
he's been doing this for 27 years.  He tells the kids, "It is a great privilege to work!"  
And he truly does find JOY in his work.

Several years ago, however, he found himself in a job that drained him {he said that every day felt like he was pressing head-first into the wind}.  I had seen him tired before, but this was different.  A "good days work" can make you tired,  but this situation was sucking the life out of him.  That's when he made an appointment to see Bill Hendricks at The Giftedness Center

Bill Hendricks of
the Giftedness Center
Bill helps you "identify your unique giftedness and helps you use that information to make meaningful choices for your life and work."  His advice will change the way you filter your decisions regarding your "calling" and "career."

An evaluation at the Giftedness Center is quite expensive, but Mr. Wonderful would tell you that it's worth it. The information he gained from his experience, helped him find the next job opportunity where he regained his stride~ and the wind is now at his back!  

Austin saw how much his dad loved his work and wanted to be like him.  It's a great compliment, but the danger of "becoming your dad" means you may miss the unique way God has gifted you to work.  As parents, we love our kids by helping them find their personal calling.  Our oldest, Blake, has gone to see Bill because he graduates from UT in December. It was so meaningful for him, he is bringing a carload of his friends from Austin to Dallas for Bill's (very affordable) seminar.  Emily, our middle child, is traveling from Oklahoma State to attend.  Why don't you join them?  Or send your adult children and help them discover their unique gifts and how to use them!

Find Your Career and Calling
Irving Bible Church, September 24th from 8:30-4:30.   
The cost is only $25.00 and includes lunch. 
Find out more information HERE. 

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