Laurie Kennedy“In Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, on Domino Day, November 13, 2009, Weijers Domino Productions coordinated the world record domino fall by lining up more than 4,491,863 dominoes in a dazzling display. In this instance, a single domino set in motion a domino fall that cumulatively unleashed more than 94,000 joules of energy.” (The One Thing by Gary Keller)

We’ve completed another year. We have all experienced good and challenging days. We are each another year older and a little more experienced. We have also laughed, prayed and cried with friends.

Remember the popular quote? “When a butterfly flutters its wings in one part of the world, it can eventually cause a hurricane in another.” (Edward Lorenz) What an absurd concept. Or is it? Bill Gaither puts it this way, “There is a change a comin let it start in me.” You and I are a significant part of the solution.

Here is my New Year’s challenge for myself, my family, those I coach and the church Boards I’ll consult with this year. Just like the power of the domino, you and I influence and are influenced daily. In the domino example, it only took one domino to start the process. Then, each additional domino got on board and a million others followed. As a leader, look at your life and realize the influence you have on your family, your associates and your church. Then, consider the compound impact we all have. You are significant and a critical factor in our future.

Here’s my New Year’s prayer for 2018. I’ll pray that God will provide a daily opportunity for me to demonstrate God’s love and influence someone for Christ.

Happy New Year, each of you.

Yours in Service,

Laurie D. Kennedy
Leadership Coach
Jethro Group