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Posts Tagged: NFL

Lessons from the Gridiron

Posted: August 18, 2014 by . Tagged , ,

How does playing football prepare you for running a construction firm? It’s a topic I was asked to speak on at a recent Carolina AGC conference in Charlotte. The lessons are similar because, simply put, construction is a team sport. Construction is about teamwork, focus and determination – the same skills needed to succeed on… Read more »

The Kids Energize Me

Posted: August 4, 2014 by . Tagged , , , ,

When we were kids, we played football in the yard…well, pretty much anywhere there was room to toss and catch a ball. That’s where Terrence and I got our start. We were always goofing around, saying we were going to be these famous football players. But that’s where dreams begin. We see kids at our… Read more »

A Trip That Opened My Eyes – And My Heart

Posted: October 20, 2013 by . Tagged , , ,

When I was asked by my friend, Dré Bly, if I wanted to represent the NFL on a mission to Djibouti, Africa, to visit our troops, I didn’t even have to think. The answer was YES. And so began the voyage. It required preparation. Updated immunizations and anti-malaria medicine for starters. And then the mental… Read more »

Visiting the Troops in Djibouti

Posted: September 26, 2013 by . Tagged , , ,

When I got a phone call from Dré Bly (I know, Carolina guy but he’s still my and Torry’s best friend), I had no idea we’d be leaving on an adventure together. We’ll be on a plane today for 20 hours, heading to Djibouti, Africa to visit US troops stationed there.  The program, run by… Read more »