We are men and we want to be great men, honorable men, great husbands and fathers; great business leaders within our cities, states, nation and the world. To be great men we ultimately have a great father. Unfortunately, we live for big wins and that comes with big losses, big hurts, and it can be a train wreck to a great celebration. Instead, our focus must be on what we do have. Re-energizing the #ManUp movement makes it possible for us, as men, to Lead Elegantly.
Elegant is defined as dignified, graceful, refined and polished. Leadership is guiding, inspiring, showing direction, serving, listening and learning. When putting the adjective and adverb together, what appears is an inspirational model to guide and serve people, teams, families and organizations in a simple, powerful, practical and graceful manner. It’s time to Lead Elegantly! We are men after God’s own heart. This is what it means to #ManUp
If you’re sick and tired of the rut you’re in, then be a part of a community of like-minded guys in a safe environment where we actually trust each other and can talk honestly and directly with each other, develop friendships, encourage each other and be accountable to one another – just as warriors are with one another. We’re hosting a #ManUp group of guys virtually beginning Monday, August 13th. For those of you in Birmingham, Alabama, the #ManUp group will be LIVE on Wednesday’s beginning August 15th. Stay tuned for more info – feel free to email me, call/text 205-482-2177. You can find the group here on Facebook. We will host weekly discussions and monthly Facebook LIVE events for the group and all men of all ages are welcome. You, we, are all in a battle and it’s time to #ManUp
Why We Don’t #ManUp?
Because we isolate and insulate ourselves from one another. Why? Because we’ve not been able to trust anyone in a long time, if ever. Or, we trusted several or many times before and got burned. So we drift towards both – isolate and insulate ourselves from other guys. Maybe your reason is different. Maybe you’re like me and your best buds are scattered all over the country and we get together for golf events, fishing in the Gulf, hunting our west or wherever. You know.
You’re better than this. You got this! You don’t need ‘nobody.’ How’s that working for you? We insulate ourselves and think we’re protecting our insides and outsides. We’re not supposed to expose our heart or who we really are and quite frankly that’s a lonely place to be. I didn’t say you were lonely, because maybe you’re not and being alone is one heckuva lot different than lonely. We keep to ourselves and steer away from things involving our heart. We got this! Hey man. You got one job to do and that’s to be a man. Link up with some like-minded guys who have your back – even if you don’t have ours yet, that’s ok. Let’s us prove our trustworthiness. Let us prove our value to one another. #LLTB Many of you military guys get this. How else did we take a 1,000 men, total strangers and turn them into a group who would die for each other.
When we #ManUp we ‘got this’ together.
Remember the warrior statement? You’re in a real live battle and it’s up to you to be prepared for the good fight. We are a group of guys who have one another’s backs – even if we haven’t demonstrated our trustworthiness yet – know that we have your back until a time we’ve earned yours. Let us prove it to you. Here’s what we’re going to do over the next 13 weeks. There are 4 arenas where your battle takes place:
A fight for your walk,
A fight for your heart and character,
A fight for your families, and
A fight for your brothers.
You may think you can do it alone. It’s a heckuva lot easier to link up in a brotherhood and #ManUp.
Evil’s plan is to isolate you and insulate you so you won’t deal with these important issues
You can jump in anytime, come and go, bring a friend as you like. Remember, if you ignore what’s going on nothing will happen to you. Not quite. You could live a long life and die in your sleep one day wondering what contribution did you ever make. Some of you are all over this concept having a breakfast club, lunch meet, fight club, whatever group you’re plugged in to – congratulations for manning up! We’d love for you to be a part of the movement, too! No costs, no obligation, just men linking up with other men to be the best fathers, sons, grandfathers, men we can be together. We’re offering an opportunity to guide you to lead elegantly as you walk out in life and be a part of the #ManUp movement. It’s a gamechanger for every life you touch and thus for your own!
You become a great father by recognizing your have a great Father