A couple of weeks ago I had a friend suggest that I read the book On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life by John O’Leary. It’s a great book that I didn’t want to put down. I was amazed and inspired by O’Leary’s story which really makes the reader think and reflect on their own lives and what drives them.
When John O’Leary was nine years old he was nearly killed in a devastating house fire that he had caused. With burns on 100% of his body he should not have survived. He tells his unimaginable story and the impact others had on him that gave him the desire to fight for his life.
We all have our challenges in life, some are a lot tougher than others. How we face those challenges and the decisions we make will direct the outcome of your life. Some just want to give up and quit rather than face their problem.
Read On Fire. O’Leary helps us to see that we can choose our path and decide the direction of our life regardless of the challenges we face.
The header of my blog says, The Life of a Father, Husband and Entrepreneur. I use that because my post may jump around a bit. I enjoy writing about the business side of life but the father and husband part of my life are by far the most important to me. That’s why one of my categories is Heggie Life. This is the category that is more focused on family and events than business.
I enjoy the fact that we do a lot together as a family and when one person in our family has an opportunity to do something we can usually find a way to make it a family event. My kids are active and involved in a lot of things. My oldest two, Tia and Daxon, are the most active and I love following them around.
We recently moved from Alberta, Canada to Queen Creek, Arizona for business reasons. My daughter had a basketball coach a few years ago at the Michael Jordan Flight School basketball camp that heard we had moved and he invited her to come to California to play on his basketball team, the Candace Parker GBL Rebels, for the West Coast Fall Exposure Tournament.
It turned out to be a great weekend for the whole family. We were able to spend a day at Corona del Mar, Newport Beach and then two days in the gym watching Tia play basketball.
School basketball will be starting soon for Tia and Daxon. They attend American Leadership Academy in Queen Creek, CAN’T WAIT!
My greatest love is my family. Along with that, something else I love is basketball. Fortunately, I have the opportunity that I can enjoy both of them together quite often. My son, Daxon, just started organized basketball and I am able to spend some quality time with him in that setting. My oldest daughter, Tia, caught the basketball bug a while ago. She’s only in the eighth grade right now, but I have had the opportunity to be involved with coaching her for four years now, whether it has been in the club ball setting or the school setting.
Over the past few days I’ve been able to see where Tia’s love and dedication to the game have brought her. She made the final cut that qualified her to tryout for Team Alberta this weekend and I am very proud that she made the team. The coaching staff and the team are great. This is another opportunity for her to push herself and take her skills to another level.
We will be traveling to Africa very soon to get our son. I’m so proud of what my daughter has done to raise money so that we can help out the orphanage when we get there. The generosity I have seen has been amazing. Check out her blog at www.MyJourneyToAfrica.com and if you would like to help her make some children very happy, click the “make a donation” button. Thank you!