Everyone has a story. Old or young, everyone’s life story is worth preserving and sharing. We learn from our own stories. Story is a common theme here on #familyhistoryfriday — the benefits of family stories, what your family’s history has to do with your everyday life, using keepsakes to tell family stories, healing from grief through family stories, building self-esteem through family stories, and more. But have you ever thought about recording your kids’ stories? Their stories as kids are the foundation of their life stories.
Homemade cherry pie filling has not always been one of my strong suits. In fact, the first time I tried to make cherry pie, I used fresh cherries and didn’t have any cherry juice so I substituted grape juice… not my finest culinary moment.
When you think of the leaders that you have encountered over the course of your life there are good and bad ones, hopefully some great ones, and almost always some really bad ones. Sometimes the ones that truly stand out in our minds are the bad ones, you know the ones that demand the spotlight, take all the credit, and have no problem throwing everyone under the bus.
I’m sure we can all think of qualities from past leaders that we don’t want to emulate: being self-absorbed, arrogant, and condescending to name a few. These are exactly the things we want to avoid as a leader.
A life story or memoir seems to be something commonly written during retirement years. The power in life stories, however, doesn’t have time restrictions. It may surprise you, but the best time to write your life story is now. Sure, you may update it later, but learning to know yourself through your own story has tremendous potential to increase your own happiness, sense of belonging, self-esteem, and sense of purpose. Here’s why this is true.
When I was just starting to learn how to cook for my family, I wondered who ever came up with the expression easy as pie?? Had they ever actually tried to make pie? I was really good at making a crumbly mess, or something that looked ok but tasted awful. Why was this so hard?
I tried a myriad of different recipes and since I wasn’t a huge fan of pie crust anyway… I probably wasn’t the best judge to begin with. Miss Suzette served her recipe for pie crust with me about 15 years ago, and it was the first time I actually ate the crust instead of leaving it untouched on the side of my plate. Thankfully she shared her recipe.
Have you ever noticed how sometimes our days get filled with things that are unimportant? Sometimes the busyness of life can cause us to focus on all the little things that fill our day instead of the important things we should be doing. Sometimes, it is easy for distractions to divert our attention.
At #familyhistoryfriday here on Evolve, we talk a lot about family stories and what they do for us. We’ve talked about how knowing family stories gives us appreciation and perspective and how kids who know family stories are more resilient, deal better with adversity, and have higher self-esteem. Both kids and adults need these things today more than ever before. But did you know there’s another reason family stories make a difference to kids? Family stories combat teenage entitlement.
One of my very favorite childhood memories is watching my Grandmother make jam. Every year at the end of summer, my Grandma would make several batches of homemade raspberry and strawberry freezer jam. She would collect mountains of fresh berries, wash them, and lovingly fill container after container of full of sweet scrumptiousness for us to enjoy throughout the year.
- Date: Monday November 13, 2017
- Time: 8:50 AM – 4:00 PM
- Riverwoods Conference Center
- 615 Riverwood Parkway Logan, UT 84321
- Sponsorships and Vendor Booth’s Available. E-mail email@example.com or call Krista at 520-343-5630 for more information. Limited quantity!
- Early Bird General Admission $47 (ends Oct. 20)
- Early Bird VIP $67 (ends Oct. 20)
- General Admission $52
- VIP $72
20% discount for groups of 5. 10% USU student discount. 10% military/police/fire discount.
Vendor Booth: $100 + $25 or more raffle prize
- Includes 1 VIP pass to attend the conference
- 6 foot table, with linen and 2 chairs
- Listing on conference vendor slide
- Include your marketing and/or giveaway in the event registration package for attendees
Live2Lead is a leader development experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. You’ll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed day event. Learn from world-class leadership experts in the morning and return to your office ready to implement your new action plan and lead with renewed passion and commitment.
What You’ll Gain
- Renewed Energy: Live2Lead is designed to deliver the very best leadership content that inspires and motivates all who attend.
- New Relationships: Grow your own leadership as you connect with other influencers in your local community. Expand your network with relationships that produce tangible results.
- New Ideas: Live2Lead is a world-class leadership experience packed into a short amount of time, full of rich content, key takeaways and easy-to-implement action plans.
Schedule of Events
Registration opens at 8:00am. The event begins at 8:50am.
General Admission: 8:50am-2:00pm
- Broadcast: John C. Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Warrick Dunn, & Cheryl Bachelder
VIP Passes: 8:50am-4:00pm
- Broadcast: John C. Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Warrick Dunn, & Cheryl Bachelder
- Networking Lunch
- Executive Leadership Discussion + 2 local keynote speakers
CEUs for the Live2Lead event are provided by the University of North Georgia and are internationally accepted. Details for how to obtain your credits will be provided at the event.
John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazines in 2014. In that year, Maxwell also received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations—The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP—have trained more than 6 million leaders around the world.
Cheryl Bachelder, is a passionate restaurant industry executive who most recently served as the CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Cheryl inspired a servant leader culture that is expressed in Popeyes six guiding principles. These principles and the company purpose—food that ignites our desire to serve—informed how everyone worked together. In 2016, Bachelder received the Outstanding Woman in Business Award by Independent Women’s Forum and On Board presented her with the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award for exemplary board service. She has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and was named by CNBC’s Jim Cramer as one of his “21 Bankable CEOs” for 2014.
Dave Ramsey, America’s trusted voice on money and business. Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. His seven best-selling books – Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, The Complete Guide to Money, Legacy Journey and Smart Money Smart Kids – have sold more than 10 million copies combined. His company Ramsey Solutions, offers a message of hope, to anyone who wants to better understand the principles of proper money management, the importance of strong leadership, and focused intensity on setting and reaching individual goals. Although it is a multi-million dollar company, Ramsey defines success by the number of lives changed and legacies built.
Warrick Dunn, a former NFL running back and a three-time Pro Bowl selection, known for his success both on and off the field. After a 12-year career, Dunn retired and in 2009 was approved by the NFL owners to become a limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons. Through his charity work, Dunn honors his mother who was a Baton Rouge police officer. She was also a single-mother of six who strived for the American dream of homeownership. During Dunn’s senior year of high school, she was killed and was never able to realize that dream. His program has assisted over 152 single parents and 409 dependents nationwide with achieving first-time homeownership. In 2002, Dunn founded Warrick Dunn Charities to improve lives through innovative programming inspired by his journey.
- 8:00 AM Registration Begins
- 8:50 AM Welcome, Sponsor Recognition, Door Prizes
- 9:00 AM Broadcast Begins (Traci Morrow, John C. Maxwell & Dave Ramsey)
- 10:15 AM Break
- 10:45 AM Second Broadcast Session (Cheryl Bachelder, Don Yaeger, Warrick Dunn, & John C. Maxwell)
- 12:35 PM Broadcast Event Ends
- 12:35 – 2:00 PM Interaction with Vendors and Sponsors, VIP Networking Lunch, Raffle Prizes
- 2:00 PM Executive Leadership Discussion from John C. Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
- 3:00 PM Local Keynote Speaker #1: David Smith
- 3:30 PM Local Keynote Speaker #2:
- 4:00 PM Sponsor Recognition, Event Concludes
VIP Lunch Menu
- Elements Chicken
- Slow Roasted Choice Beef
- Mixed Greens Salad with Dressings
- Fresh Fruit Salad
- Fresh Steamed Broccoli
- Roasted Red Potatoes
- Apple Pie with Candied Pecans and Caramel
- Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
- Raspberry Lemonade
For more information or to request a Sponsorship packet, please contact Krista:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-343-5630
Official Live2Lead: Logan website
Register to attend: Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live2lead-logan-tickets-38259499192
To schedule a private viewing between October 13th 2017 & March 31st 2018 please contact Krista.
So many things vie for our attention these days. It seems like we hardly have a minute to sit still. We’ve got soccer games and piano lessons and grocery shopping and laundry and (ahem) blog posts to write. And we take pictures of everything these days. Preserving those photos and the memories that go with them tend to sit on the to-do list for long periods of time for most people. But not me! And I’ll tell you why.