I had a wonderful opportunity to attend an event where an inspiring young man by the name of Kevin Carroll was speaking. He was funny, challenging, kind, and smart. I sat there fully engaged to his positive and empowering ideas and stories. Kevin, as he shares his life story, expresses that he came from a truly rough upbringing that was not full of promise; his parents were both drug addicts and disinterested in who he would grow up to be.
However, at the neighborhood park (where his focus on the red rubber ball began) he had others in the poor neighborhood who would speak life and promise into his young and impressive heart. He chose to believe it and has become a passionate influence on thousand of lives; young and old. His passion is that we all “find OUR red rubber ball” and thrive!!
“Finding your own ‘red rubber ball’ and chasing it to your heart’s content, he argues, is the surest route to peace, prosperity, and happiness. Over the years as an athletic trainer, creative catalyst for business and public speaker, Kevin has transformed his philosophy into seven simple rules that any successful leader will endorse:
1) Commit to it; 2) Seek out encouragers; 3) Work out your creative muscle; 4) Prepare to shine; 5) Speak up; 6) Expect the unexpected; 7) Maximize the day!!! ”
In a knowing voice Kevin also shared a few key elements for moving forward with the dream in your heart: Have a humble and grateful attitude, surround yourself with people who breathe life into your dreams, find one or two people to become accountable to, people who will spur you on past IDEA to ACTION!
Do you know what your passion is? (Your Red rubber ball?) If so, have you committed to it? surrounded yourself with collaborators? Sought to be relentlessly creative? Have you verbalized your passion to anyone? Been surprized by the unexpected?
Isn’t it time to discover your inspiration and chase it for a lifetime? (Kevin Carroll) Let’s get at it!!