My Cousin the Author

I’m very excited to share a very special blog post by someone who’s known me literally my whole life: my cousin, author Christine Marie Eberle. Her book, Finding God in Ordinary Time, is on my nightstand, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a little spiritual sustenance in these crazy times. Christine is also is a freelance retreat facilitator (virtual + live), so if you know a church or other group who could use some inspiration for the road ahead, check her out! Thanks Christine Eberle 🙂

Here’s an excerpt from her post…

So, what takes a person from juggling for spare change at the Inner Harbor to running a national non-profit and performing around the world?  That feels like such an amazing leap, one that can’t be accounted for by the simple passage of time.  Here’s the secret: it wasn’t a leap at all.  Instead, Jeff credits what he calls The Power of the Pivot.

In a keynote address by the same title, he explains it this way: “A pivot is a small change, made with one foot on the ground, that forces you to focus on your next step.”  This is a perfect description of what Jeff has done in his career.  He has made a series of pivots:

  • Living room to Inner Harbor to Busch Gardens to Disney World to Vegas
  • Juggling to clean comedy to keynote speeches to emcee work
  • Volunteering personally to match-making local volunteers to establishing a national volunteer network

A PIVOT IS A SMALL CHANGE, MADE WITH ONE FOOT ON THE GROUND, THAT FORCES YOU TO FOCUS ON YOUR NEXT STEP.

Through each change, Jeff has kept one foot on the ground and intentionally pivoted in the direction he wanted to go.

Learn more about Jeff’s keynotes.

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