Brigitte Sire Blake Mycoskie doesn't like to sit still. A serial entrepreneur, Mycoskie got the idea for his latest company, Toms Shoes, while on vacation in Argentina.
I drove from Houston to Austin with Josh, which was a great time by the way, and then we arrived in Austin in time to have supper with Ashley and some her friends from both high school and university.
I then had the opportunity to travel back to Cypress from Austin with Mom which also was an amazing time. We had a great chance to talk about many things and one of the topics we talked about was how a couple of the guys and girls in the group seemed to be emotionally sad because of negative experiences with their Dad, or Moms, that were still having an impact on their own lives and happiness.
It is amazing how profoundly what we experience in love and relationships at home can influence our view on what things are going to be like in our own lives. One of the things that I continue to learn about as a parent is just how awesome a responsibility it is to be a parent.
Now I know some of you may be thinking that this particular revelation comes a little late for someone who has been a parent for a little more than 26 years, but I think the learning as a parent never really stops. I see the significant impact the parents have on their kids by the way they respond to relationship issues, difficult times in life and matters of trust and honesty.
Failing to live up to God expectations in any of these areas not only can seriously impact and damage relationships for parents, but it has a trickledown effect that also has a negative influence on the kids. When a mom fails to be faithful to her marriage relationship I am absolutely sure she never considers the long term effect that decision will have on her kids but there in unquestionable evidence the impact can actually be greater on the children.
The same holds true for the Dad that fails to be truthful and honest in his relationships all because of what He believes is right for him, but that has fall out for generations to come.
The unfortunate truth is that the indiscretions of the parents often only get magnified by what their kids end up facing in their own relationships. It is encouraging knowing that God can make all things new, but disheartening when you see how much pain and destruction the world is facing due to parents who fail to live love and commitment in their daily lives and end up multiplying issues in the lives of their kids.
It was great to read the following verses from Romans after dealing with the topics above because Christ does give us real hope. Fortunately we do have great hope. We have hope because we each know that no matter what we do have a Father who loves us just the way we are.
During the previews it showed the latest Curious George movie that was coming out. You all know the story about Curious George. Basically Curious George is a monkey that gets into trouble wherever he goes based on always being curious and the man in the yellow hat always comes long to rescue George just in time.
Before he leaves, he gives him his standard plea: In a matter of minutes, he opens a few cages, and puppies end up running all over the place, barking up a storm. OK, so why am I piling up on a cartoon monkey? The Curious George types think little about consequences.
The destination they want is thousands of miles away from the road they are traveling. Or to put it another way, they are dreaming about enjoying a crop of fresh strawberries while planting some serious weed seed.
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up Galatians 6: This passage makes it very clear that how you live now will be the basis for the life ahead of you especially when it comes to important stuff like work, faith, marriage and family.
Just having good intentions is not the same as living with intentionality. Each season builds on the last. In your 20s, you reap what you sowed in your teens; in your 30s, you reap what you sow in your 20s.
Fruitfulness now leads to fruitfulness later. Of course, the opposite of that is also true. No man with a yellow hat can fix the messes some of us have made.
God and His great mercy is our only hope. Fruitfulness is one of the most consistent themes throughout Scripture. Fruitfulness is the opposite of our consumer-driven culture.
It requires cultivating the soil, planting, fertilizing, weeding, being on guard for insects and predators, pruning and then harvesting. While all that work is essential and requires intentionality, it would be in vain without God.
He is generous and faithful to bring a harvest when we sow — not because He owes us for our good deeds, but because He puts natural laws into place that He then faithfully carries out.Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One®, a business model that helps a person in need with every product purchased.
A simple idea has grown into a global movement: TOMS Shoes has provided over 60 million pairs of shoes to children.
Aug 25, · We profile Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, and find out about his leadership style, what makes his company successful & why he believes to give is to live.
Toms (stylized as TOMS) is a for-profit company based in Playa Del Rey, California. The company was founded in by Blake Mycoskie, an entrepreneur from Arlington, Texas. The company designs and sells shoes based on the Argentine alpargata design, eyewear, coffee, apparel, and handbags.
When Toms sells a pair of shoes, a new pair of shoes is given to an impoverished child, when Toms sells. The Challenge of Authentic Leadership. Oct 5, Blake Mycoskie, It is a leadership driven by one’s belief that sustainable business success is built by wanting to deserve and bring about trust, knowing the impact that trust has on the relationships and value created.
Jul 20, · Currently, executive women hold about % of CEO positions in S&P Companies. The list includes famous names such as General Motors' Mary Barra. The TOMS ® Story. While traveling in Argentina in , TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes.
Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need.