God continues to bless me everyday. Even my setbacks are blessings because it is an opportunity to trust in Him more and learn from my mistakes while gaining wisdom.
Fortunately, I have a lot more good days than bad days. I have a thriving for profit business Diamond Directors that provides the blueprint of success to amateur and professional baseball players across the world. We are among the world leaders in player development for baseball because of our 15 years of experience and a proven training methodology called AT-BATS.
The success of Diamond Directors also allows my wife and I to work together and provide inner city Atlanta at-risk youth males with access to higher education and civic engagement through baseball. This is the mission of our non-profit organization L.E.A.D. (Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct). Through L.E.A.D., we are also a world leader in youth development with respect to our mission. L.E.A.D. is a proud official partner of the Atlanta Public Schools System.
|L.E.A.D. hosting 350+ students from the Atlanta Public School System at the 2012 MLB Civil Rights Weekend at Turner Field|
|Hanging with the Stewart girls in our partner Georgia’s Own Credit Union Suite at Turner Field during the Atlanta Braves game|
I have learned that people support people and not ideas. Why would anyone want to support me?
|2011 L.E.A.D. Middle School Character Development League Pep Rally|
1. I live to serve others. Supporting me allows you to support thousands of additional people. I haven’t always been confident in my God given ability to teach life lessons through baseball but now I am looking for opportunities everyday to empower others. You empower me everyday and I will remain a good steward and empower others.
|The Westminster School baseball players serving with L.E.A.D. at our adopted portion of the Atlanta Belt Line|
3. I’m a fan of great treatment. It is important for me to be treated with respect above all things. I know that if I treat others with respect, I will be respected. I’m aware that we encounter disrespectful people everyday. I will focus on controlling what I can control and keep it moving. If I had the choice to be loved or respected, I would rather be respected. I respect the giving of time, talents and treasures of those that support me.
|L.E.A.D.’s 3rd Annual Middle School Character Development League Signing Day at Walter L. Parks Middle School (Atlanta Public Schools)|
|The L.E.A.D. Ambassadors with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal|