Big News at the Legacy Letter Challenge!
Nathan Gertson has joined our team as our Chief Operating Officer.
Two years ago, when this journey started, my hope was to help parents leave a legacy with their children and grow a business and team along the way. It has meant countless hours, prayers, victories and disappointments to lead to this place where we are today.
A quick bit about Nathan:
Nathan grew up in Houston TX, made his way to Fayetteville, AR for college, and has been living in Springfield MO since 2012. He’s a proud parent to 3 little boys along with his incredible wife, Claire. Since college he has spent time launching and growing organizations in both ministry and business.
Nathan and I became friends in college and then we (along with our wives!) worked together building a college ministry from the ground up. It was such a good experience with so many lessons learned we decided to work together again!
A few takeaways from this 2+ year long journey:
1. Have an Attitude of Gratitude
Even on the hardest days, I was better off when I was able to start each day thanking God for all the good He has done in my life and also thanking Him for all the good that He will do in the future.
2. Don’t Be Afraid of Failure
We’ve tried a lot of different things not knowing what would work and what would not work. Of course a lot of things did not work out…or at least how I thought they would. But with every failure I learned so much. With every failure I was one step closer to figuring it out.
3. Get Over Yourself
It’s not about you or what other people will think of you. It’s about serving other people and helping them solve their problems.
4. Embrace Getting Help
There have been so many people that have helped me the past two years. From official business relationships, to advice I have received, to someone making a connection, to some donating money to get us going, and many giving me encouraging words to keep going. I would not be where we are today without people helping us.
When we started this mission I had no idea how we were going to reach parents to help them write their Legacy Letter and who those parents would be.
I didn't know I would get to help a group of Special Forces write their Legacy Letter or that financial advisors would want to use the Legacy Letter Challenge with their clients, or that I would be leading groups of teams within companies like Wal-Mart and giving them a unique experience that allows the team to bond together. Through it all, I am thankful.
Even with our growth, our vision remains stronger than ever: to help 1 million dads and moms write at least 1 well written, meaningful, lasting Legacy Letter.
The best is yet to come.