Yesterday we celebrated 300 BTL team practices at Choice. We watched a clip, shared some worldviews, and drank an adult beverage while telling stories of how far we’ve come and where we’re headed. I almost cried a couple times as my body shook with emotion thinking about the changed lives in the room. BTL team practice has a beginning. It begins when some leader combines caring with courage and gives the gift to his/her team. There is no designated halftime and there is no end game. The aim is to continue failing and learning, loving and learning, winning and learning, falling and learning, for as long as our brain and body are working.
You see, friend, the aim of my opus is to grow old but tired with a few like minded souls who love ourselves, love each other, love becoming BTL, and love our teams. Together we awaken, challenge, and transform from a lone toward all one. Together we are becoming distinctly who we are and deeply connecting with souls very different from our own. This is the oneness we are building, slowly but surely in one tiring team practice after another. Together we transform. Always together.
Yesterday my soul celebrated 7 such practices. I was tired at the end of the opus day and it was a good tired. I had been in hard practices, fun practices, loving practices, practices that went personal and practices that got spiritual, practices that were in the business and ones that were way above it. BTL team practice is for the few. It took this team ten years to hit 300 team practices. Thanks for all the hard opus, Durp. You have done the work within and toward your aims. You have gone through hard labor on your way to hard opus. You have carried your smile with grace and goodness through good and not so good. You’ve inspired me and many others, my friend. Btw, I think we will have a few bottles of Opus One for 600. I’ll be 70 and smiling. We’ll be a bit older, my friend, but we won’t be tired.Good.
Live hard. Love harder (Thanks, Teeks)…