It has been over 4 months since I have meaningfully sat in front of a keyboard and written a training blog. Some of you suspect that I am another “dead blogger” on the Internet.
Anything but true! Linda and I have decided to grow to find and reach new audiences. We think we have a lot more to share than a few written stories that hit the inbox of a few thousand people each month. We needed a better way to answer the question, “how,” so we created a plan and attached it to a new company.
Step 1 was to be rid of my day job. No, I didn’t just quit. Instead, my wife and I sold the business and we asked some folks whom we trust to spend a day with us sorting out answers to the tougher questions about what we really want to do with the remainder of our days. We asked people who had been in our lives whose decision making and guidance we trusted. We made sure to pick folks who we thought had accomplished something both professionally and personally, and we wanted to incorporate their success, either with people or with professions, into our new identity. For one day, we made a forum to merge their thinking into ours.
#1 on the list of things we wanted to do was to reach you more. That meant that I needed to stop blogging for a time. I needed to make an infrastructure to allow for more than what I was doing.
What did that transition look like? It started with a deep dive into our strengths. Here are the action items that exited that exploration
Too often, this “space” called halftime is deemed to be a time when we exit from the need for alarm clocks, retirement planning and child rearing and we focus on us. Visions of beach houses, RVs and random trips to see children and grandchildren canvas the American Dream.
That painting of retirement is not for Linda nor me.
We asked the question, “what are we really good at, and how do we want to use that to make this world a better place than we found it?”
That is the point of Threshold Academy and this training blog.
Behind it all is the story of Jesus. That needs to be told and lived out. Our lessons learned help us teach from experience. Our hunger to keep learning allows us to set the example. Our desire to share what we have learned is directing us.
Stay tuned. More is coming.
First offer is a free one. We are offering our Faith, Food and Fitness class at the end of April. The course centers on two questions.
This course has already impacted a lot of people. For those who can’t come to our class that we teach locally, we shall record it and offer the ability to download it.
This is the last time I will publish on thoughtsintraining.com, my training blog. All the content will be moving over to thresholdacademy.com. For you that follow me, you will get an invitation to join the page.
Peace and Love.
Jeff and Linda