As always, it’s good to hear from the men on the topic at hand. On any topic, it’s good to go to the collective wisdom of the men and see what is to be shared and revealed. This month we hear from the men posting on social media, in answer to this question: “What is your biggest success in life?”
Here’s an interesting stat for the real estate minded folks in the crowd. I was #1 (ONE) Remax Realtor for the City of Vancouver in November AND of ALL Remax Realtors, West of Ontario, I was #10 (TEN) – That’s COOL. I know we were busy, but WOW- Many thanks to all the great people I work with. Also for 30 years, the Young Men’s Adventure Weekend. PS: the fam!
Getting a second Master’s Degree at the age of 75, with the support of my Men’s Team.
Getting my bachelor’s degree.
At 18 I was lost, in and out of jail, no hope or vision for a future. Owning my own car was a dream that seemed out of reach. My Uncle Bob Walker took me in, showed me what it meant to be a man, and took me to a Legacy Discovery Weekend. After that I set my sights on owning a roofing company. At 22, my own father laughed at me when I told him I wanted to start my own company. “Owning a business is hard son; why don’t you get a factory job with a pension and good health benefits?” Now I am 34, in my sixth year of business, and I have five trucks. I am living my purpose every day and bringing the teachings of MDI to my employees, making a difference in the lives of young men.
For me success comes when someone else calls me up and says “So and so said I needed to call you to get XYZ done.” I also think hundreds of small successes are more valuable than a single big one…
Tom McCarter (Part I)
I put together the first Las Vegas convention for MDI. While I was the International Membership Manager. While I was President of the Green Meetings Industry Council Northern California Chapter. While I was married. While I was holding down a full-time job. Busy year!
Tom McCarter (Part II)
I’d been sober six years but had no direction. I did the Men’s Weekend in 1994. It was the springboard to creating a life I never dreamed of. I joined a men’s division and immediately got into leadership. My life didn’t transform overnight. I delivered pizza for four years. But I had a vision and, eventually, I started a career as a meeting planner. I bought a house at the urging of my team. I got married again to a wonderful woman. We’ve been together 15 years and have never had an argument for longer than a minute. Now I am on the verge of retiring.
Becoming a husband and father, in that order.