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Saturday Salutation: Spirited Warrior

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I first really met this spirited warrior, Matt on a (yoga) Mat. Our arms and spirits intertwined as we breathed through warrior poses. That was when I began to understand his powerful and joyful heart and spirit.

Oh sure, we had been working together at church on our “Quest” before that, me as advisor and he as “Quester” trying to figure as much of “it” out as we could. “It” being what we believed. about God, and values, and life. And what he would share about those beliefs with our congregations.

The real deal is, he made a permanent impression on my spiritual journey.

Matt lives with full-on joy. At every minute it oozes from his spirit. His muscles don’t always listen to his spirit, but he never says “I can’t. If he needs help, he asks for just enough, but not an ounce more than is vital.

There is much to be learned from a man like that.

If you attend any of his high-school drama productions, he is lighting up the stage with full on animation, full on spirit giving everything he has to that moment.

I asked him about that joy, “I think that because I am able to do so much more than before, I do not give up”

I think that’s what makes him so wise

‘I will tell anyone to not stop, do whatever you want no matter what/who may stand in your way.”

Amen and Namaste.

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Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt is a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and MBA professor. A former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over two decades of experience in sales, marketing, customer service, and human resources. Named as a top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior, Karin helps leaders improve business results by building deeper trust and connection with their teams. She knows the stillness of a yogi, the reflective road of a marathoner and the joy of being a mom raising emerging leaders. Ultimately, it's about Confident Humility.
 

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Steve Borek   |   18 August 2012   |   Reply

Heartwarming story.

Every day I’m reminded how fortunate I am and the opportunities I’ve been given.

Thanks for today’s reminder.

Chris   |   18 August 2012   |   Reply

Karin, I was privileged to have Matt as a student in an OWL class, and he was such an inspiration to all of us — a thoughtful, insightful, joyous being. I’m just sorry I didn’t get to follow his progress through Quest and YRUU. So thank you for this update!

letsgrowleaders   |   18 August 2012   |   Reply

Thanks so much for sharing. That is great.

Skip Prichard   |   21 August 2012   |   Reply

What a terrific story. Thank you for sharing what you noticed and showing leadership traits can be noticed anywhere.

letsgrowleaders   |   21 August 2012   |   Reply

Thanks, Skip. So glad you joined the conversation. I took a look at your site as well. I look forward to learning more about you and your leadership journey.