Do you help others live out their passions and be their best? I know someone who does an incredible job at doing just that and I’m having the privilege of working with him on a special project right now. His name is Hal Samples and he’s in the middle of producing a film that will be launching April 1st. You can see more information about it on his blog that he posted yesterday: http://halsamples.com/blog
Throughout coaching him and assisting him with the film, I have learned so much through watching video footage that he has filmed over the past 10 years, along with interviewing people that he has known throughout the years that know him very well and that he has greatly influenced.
I had an epiphany the other night because it hit me that we are both actually trying to accomplish the same goal, we just do it in different ways. I say that my greatest passion is helping people live their life to their fullest potential. I’m learning that one of his many passions is getting people in touch with their passions and through speaking the truth in love, he inspires them to go and live them out. My work is through coaching others. His work is portrayed through his art whether it be photography or film or through just having conversations with others or having people witness his life and actions.
The funny thing I realized the other day is that I’m doing for him what he does for others. I’m helping him live out his dream and passion by being there to speak the truth in love, while holding him accountable (see photo of project map above :)). Considering I think he’s a genius, it’s a great reminder for me that sometimes in order for us to be the best us we can be (even for a genius!), we need someone there to speak the truth in love and challenge us to do things differently every once in a while. I know I’ve had many years worth of a couple of coaches working with me in the past to do the same for me and I feel like I literally owe them my life. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be living out my dreams today, including being a part of this amazing project. Did I mention I’m having the time of my life?
What dreams can you challenge yourself to take a step towards today? Do you have someone who can lovingly speak the truth to you in your life? If not, would you be willing to find someone?