Anytime I meet someone, the inevitable question comes up eventually (usually sometime after the discussion about the weather and the latest relevant sporting event to take place) “So, Tommy Lanham, what do you do?” This question is asked in just about any circle of people. Networking events, parties, family gatherings, even just walking through Wal-Mart, it is almost guaranteed that somebody will ask that question. So, what is my answer?
I used to say I was a speaker and life coach. The problem with that answer is that many people have no idea what that means. It is such a vague description of what I do. It is like asking a mechanic what he does and him saying, “I lift hoods and twist wrenches.”
Eventually, I began to answer; “I help people climb to their God-given potential.” This is a more accurate description of what I do. I use coaching and speaking to help churches, companies, ministries, marriages, and individuals climb to their God-given potential.
I was recently working with a coach myself and together we came up with, “I serve those who hunger for their God-given potential.” This better identifies who I work with. People who are not willing to climb to their God-given potential probably have no interest in what I have to offer.
However, those who hunger for their God-given potential are ready to move forward, they are ready to make changes, they are ready to discover what God has in store for them. They are much less likely to get sidetracked when the climb becomes difficult. Because it will get difficult. If you do not have that hunger, all the coaching in the world will not help you.
Just a couple weeks ago I was having a business meeting with my wife. We were talking about this very issue and came to this conclusion; “I am leading a revolution against the mundane.” That was an interesting way of putting it considering these definitions of the word mundane:
- Common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.
- Of or relating to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly. (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/mundane?s=t)
According to Dictionary.com (I checked other sources and they had similar definitions), there is a spiritual component to not living a mundane life. Wow! Who knew? I love the dictionary!
The actual purpose statement of my speaking and coaching ministry/business is: To help you climb to your God-given potential through coaching, leading, instructing, and motivating you to believe that with God’s help you can make the climb.
So, to wrap all this up:
What do I do: I am leading an enthusiastic (that is another word with spiritual connotations) revolution against the mundane.
Who do I work with: churches, companies, ministries, marriages, and individuals who hunger for their God-given potential.
How do I do it: by helping them climb to their God-given potential through coaching, leading, instructing, and motivating them to believe that with God’s help they can make the climb.
So, if you ever wanted to ask me what it is I do, there is your answer.
Are you ready to join the revolution?
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Tommy Lanham is a dynamic, award-winning speaker who has been training individuals and organizations to reach their God-given potential for 25 years. With a unique blend of Ziglar motivation and ragamuffin faith, Tommy delivers powerful, life changing messages filled with humor, hope, and enthusiasm.
Tommy will empower, entertain and energize audiences to achieve extraordinary results and live a life beyond what they ever dreamed possible.
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