The First Mission

My visit to San Miguel Mission Santa Fe, New Mexico in March 2017.

Recently, I took a long weekend trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and I stumbled upon the San Miguel Mission. The visit made me think about my own personal mission and I thought it would be the perfect way to start my blog.

The San Miguel mission was built in the early 1600’s and recognized as the oldest church in the United States. Oral history suggests it was built by the Tlaxcalan Indians whom reportedly aided the Spaniard conquest of the Aztec empire. Over the next 400 years, the San Miguel Mission survived rebellions, fires, battles, and multiple remodels but always remained a sanctuary for spiritual growth.

Over the past years, I have been blessed with opportunities to positively impact lives as a sales leader for several technology start-ups, but it wasn’t always easy. Much like the San Miguel Mission history, a tech start-up leader can also experience rebellions, battles, fires, and remodels. And through all of these challenges, a good leader must exemplify the experienced advisor, trusted protector, and steadfast navigator to create more leaders over time. Which brings me to a reclamation of my personal mission statement:

“I am committed to being a life-long student and teacher, in order to obtain and share valuable skills with those around me. I am committed to leading with humility and integrity to honor my family and friends. I will bring my best self everyday to inspire others to make the world a better place to experience”

This blog will be about those skills, experiences, challenges, and discoveries that are valuable and should be shared. My intentions are to always provide my best work and writing but I expect to get things wrong and learn for those mistakes. I look forward to sharing with you all!

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