Ep. 195 – Necessary Endings and New Beginnings
The end of the year presents us with a great opportunity to reflect and decide what we will take with us into the future.
Dr. Henry Cloud wrote a great book called Necessary Endings. The book helps readers make decisions on businesses, relationships, habits and ventures that must come to a necessary ending. Like a gardener that must prune the rosebuds that are stealing valuable nutrients and resources from the buds with the potential to blossom into the most beautiful flowers, we must prune things in our own lives.
Although pruning doesn’t come easily to me, it’s something I’m always thinking about. When I need to change something, I initially get a gut feeling about it. Then I take it to prayer and meditation and seek wise counsel from people like my wife, spiritual director and priest. I ask them to pray for me and offer practical advice and wisdom.
This has not been an easy decision to make, but this will be the final episode of The Impact Entrepreneur.
I started the podcast in December 2015 to facilitate a higher level of personal growth for myself and serve others. I wanted to learn how others are using the lessons from their lives to have a game-changing impact in the lives of others.
Hundreds of listeners have reached out to me over the last three years to share how the show has impacted you. I’ve had conversations with some of my personal heroes like Lou Holtz. I’ve been able to honor my wife on the podcast and share our journey with you and I’ve been deeply inspired by the strength, courage and resilience of each of my guests. I discovered the concepts that would become my first book, Master the Key: A Story to Free Your Potential, Find Meaning and Live Life on Purpose.
The Impact Entrepreneur will still be my personal brand for my writing, speaking and other media appearances because my mission is still to have a game-changing impact in the lives of others. But in 2020, I am co-creating something that more closely aligns with and encompasses my Catholic faith as well as my role as an entrepreneur. It’s called Catholiceo and will create spaces where Catholic entrepreneurs, executives and evangelists from around the globe can gather to enrich their faith, thrive at home, win well in business and deepen connection.
Thank you so much to everyone who has helped and supported me during this podcast journey, especially you, the listener. I invite you to join me on this next adventure, but thank you for tuning in each week, sharing the message and allowing me to breathe life into your potential. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will certainly be keeping you in my prayers, and I can’t wait to see what you create in the years to come.
One thing is for certain – when you become who God created you to be, you and everyone around you better brace for impact!
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