January 23, 2016

It's never too late ...

My birthday is less than a month away. I'll be 41. Last year, I complained about turning 40. I worried that I had passed some window of time for creativity. Our culture gives off the impression that the most important accomplishments happen in our 20's and 30's–if you don't do what's important by then, the opportunity is past. I'll be the first to say that we need to develop more young leaders in their 20's and early 30's. We need to do better at supporting them in their efforts to create. But maybe leaders in their 20's and early 30's aren't the only one's who need to be encouraged. In fact, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2013 United States Report establishes that entrepreneurs getting their start in their late 30's have the highest potential of success. While this may be true, we also need creative leaders of all ages to create, start new efforts and offer us their best. This doesn't just apply to entrepreneurs. It also applies to church planters, those that know they have starting a faith community inside of them. We need you.

I'm not done yet (more on that later). I hope you aren't either.

With that in mind, I leave you with this rant from Gary Vaynerchuk. It's not for the light-hearted or easily offended. You've been warned: