WHAT IS YOUR RED RUBBER BALL?

LESSONS FROM KEVIN CARROLL'S BOOK: RULES OF THE RED RUBBER BALL: FIND & SUSTAIN YOUR LIFE'S WORK

Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll takes his childhood passion for play and sport to tell stories that paint a picture of how to live life more effectively. In Rules of the Red Rubber Ball: Find and Sustain Your Life’s Work, Kevin challenges the reader to use their passion and creativity to maximize their potential and live life to the fullest. His simple, playful and insightful little book is full of powerful illustrations from the playgrounds of his youth that paint a beautiful picture of how to live a more enjoyable yet more powerful life.

Kevin has consulted organizations such as the National Hockey League, ESPN, Nike, Starbucks (his words appeared on 17 million Grande cups), The National Basketball Association, Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Hasbro, Procter & Gamble, Discovery Channel, Capital One and many others. With these consulting endeavors, Kevin has helped turn creative ideas into reality.

Here are the highlights of his playful philosophy around taking a red rubber ball view of the world in order to bring your passion to life and unleash your creative self.

DO YOU WANT TO GO HIGHER?

LEADERCAST 2017: TYLER PERRY

 

Recently I had the opportunity to hear Tyler Perry speak on leadership in person at Leadercast Live in Atlanta, Ga. Leadercast Live is the world’s largest one-day leadership event, with more than 100,000 attendees at 500+ locations across 20 different countries around the world.  This simulcast event is targeted at those who desire to learn and grow in their leadership aptitudes.

Below are my notes from Tyler Perry’s talk that day.

WE REMEMBER THE PRICE THAT WAS PAID SO WE CAN CELEBRATE TODAY

1776 BY DAVID MCCULLOUGH

  • What does July 4th, Independence Day mean to you?
  • A holiday spent with family and friends?
  • Cookouts and fireworks?
  • Vacations at the beach or lake?

All of these are great ways to spend your July 4th holiday. My family has done all of these at one time or another during my lifetime. While all of these are enjoyable, I like to pause and reflect on why we get to celebrate such an historic day and what it means for each of us that live in the United States of America. As we continue to celebrate this historic day here in the United States of America I would like to recommend a great book that details the story of the sacrifices that were made so that we can enjoy our freedoms today. David McCullough’s book, 1776, is a tremendous treatment of the military perspective of this pivotal year in our country’s birth. There are many leadership lessons to glean as you work your way through the detailed accounts of the ravages of war. The troops who laid their lives on the line fought not only the opposing troops, but weather, sickness, hunger and other great challenges. These lessons have imprinted a greater appreciation of what this day means to me.

THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM MY 3 FAVORITE MISTAKES

LEADERCAST 2017: SUZY WELCH

 

Leadercast Live is the world’s largest one-day leadership event, with more than 100,000 attendees at 500+ locations across 20 different countries around the world.  This simulcast event is targeted at those who desire to learn and grow in their leadership aptitudes.

I am posting my notes from last month’s Leadercast event I attended with thousands of others in the Atlanta, GA area. Today’s post is my notes from Suzy Welch’s talk.

Sergeant Riley’s Absence

In Memory of Sergeant Mark Herman Riley (Guest Post By Joe Cundiff)

This is a guest post written by my brother Joe Cundiff. You can enjoy more of his great writing at joecundiff.com where he shares his outdoor adventure stories, thoughtful and reflective poems and his observations and thoughts on life. Joe is an author of one children’s book with a second one in the works.
His post this Memorial Day is in honor of the man I am named after, Mark Herman Riley. Joe details the story of how this young man gave his life that we all may enjoy all the freedoms of this great country.