Keep Your ‘Why’ Alive 

As the days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years we all find ourselves in a constant state of evolution and hopefully growth for the better. Most days I rise early, find myself going about my business and contemplating things in life that I have typically pondered before. One thing that I humbly accept as part of my life is that I am in a position where people ask for my ‘advice’. This isn’t a position in life that I take lightly. I truly always want to help better people’s paths, ease their burdens, and hopefully somewhere in the crossroads there is something from my experience that they can learn from and assist them in their journey.

A particular subject comes to me more frequently than others for whatever reason, whether it be destiny or just plain old common sense, I often find myself pondering purpose, passion and reason…or better known as a ‘why’. My why has served me throughout my life and continues to be the reason I strive to be a better father, husband, brother, and friend. It is my why that has propelled me forward when nothing else held the power to do so; which is the reason I want to help you find your hearts desire or your why. I have had people seek advice around a “why” and I want to share some thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head. As I continue to grow I hope that I can help you navigate finding your why, so that it becomes such a force nothing can stop you from achieving your goals. It’s easy to say things like, “write it down”, “place it in spots that are constant reminders”, and these things are valuable, but I want your why to be something so big that it becomes a feeling within you, that it defines you.

Your why should be worth fighting for and allow you to have fearlessness to explore new territory. Envision yourself on the most amazing destination family vacation then times it by one hundred, fuel your why with a monsoon of visualization. Let your why be powerful enough that it allows you to help others feel safe, that you literally remove fear from their life and let your why shine through helping to light their way. Let your why be even bigger than a dream, and have fun doing it. The power of your why should fill you with joy. And remember everyone is watching you so let them see you filled with a sense of purpose that exposes your intellectual muscle that is building the brand that you are selling the world. Consider that your why should be able to overpower any insecurities that might be holding you back. Those people that you feel like are judging you really shouldn’t matter, don’t forget that no one is thinking about your insecurities as much as you are, and if they should be thinking about your insecurities—their thoughts are really none of your business. Really ponder your why and plant it in fertile soil where it will continue to grow, develop and drive you. 

This little exercise for continuing to fight for your why is what I continue to do to this day. It may evolve and experience some periods of metamorphosis, but it still compels me to move forward in the world doing my best to do good; and that is exactly what I want for you. A purpose and reason so strong that nothing can rob you of your why. For most of you a why is maybe something you have always known, for many of you it might be something you are working on. No matter where you are at in the evolution of your why don’t stop short of letting it propel you forward, with gratitude in your heart and a good reason why it is there. This debt-free, stay-at-home dad has come a long way on this journey to let you know that your WHY is worth it, hold it tightly in your grasp and near your heart

Jeremy Fouts Faith Over Fear
By |2020-10-09T02:28:21+00:00September 24th, 2020|Corvive, General, Jeremy Fouts, Jeremy Fouts Corvive, Leadership|0 Comments

Change – Jeremy Fouts

Change is constant
As we take the time to acknowledge the world around us, we can clearly see how things have been changing over the past few months. It seems as though 2020 has brought more change than many of us have experienced in a long time. Although these changes can seem intimidating, they will inevitably bring about good outcomes.
One thing I know to be a fact is that change is constant – it is something we can always count on. When faced with change we have two options; see the positive and roll with it or get caught up in the fear and negativity of it all. Oftentimes, I notice individuals tend to deal with the latter.
People tend to look over all the benefits change can bring about. The main benefit being personal growth. Anytime I have dealt with change, big or small, I always notice personal growth. However, the benefits don’t stop here – change also brings about new opportunities, new people, new environments, and fresh perspectives.
Many of us like to try and have everything figured out and be in perfect control of our lives, but the reality of it is, we can’t – no matter how hard we try. Change doesn’t care what our plans are or how in control we wish to be, it’s coming and it’s probably going to be beyond our control. Our mindset and how we view change will determine how we respond to it, and our response will be what makes or breaks us.
A quote I would like to leave you with is by Dan Millman. He said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”  I want to encourage you all to be present, embrace change, and then build upon it.
Jeremy Fouts Faith Over Fear
By |2020-06-08T21:56:08+00:00June 8th, 2020|Corvive, General, Jeremy Fouts, Leadership, Legislation|0 Comments

Doubt

We have all experienced it, that feeling of uncertainty, especially in the form of self-doubt. As we grow as leaders, how we overcome doubt is one of the most fundamental truths that I want everyone to experience. It is natural to not believe everything we hear, see or read as we were made to be truth seekers and ask questions.  However, it’s when we allow uncertainty to take over our decision-making processes that it becomes an issue. Life would be so easy if we always knew the outcome of our actions, but there would be no risk, which yields no reward. It would be a humdrum way of living to never experience the satisfaction of growth, development, and progress. 

We all have struggles in life that can lead us down a road of doubt. It can be especially daunting to go through a losing streak and be left with the inner fear of not knowing what to do next. This is where you can begin to look at the path of growth and development to project your breakthrough. To overcome the hurdle of doubt and remind yourself that your next move can be the most rewarding move of your life. 

I love being around optimistic people.  These are the people who fight inner struggles daily, and realize the importance of continuing to look up and towards the future. The most interesting, influential, and inspiring people I know are those that face doubt every day, stare it down with determination and keep traveling their road.  It all goes back to choice. Can you bet on yourself every day? Overcoming the doubt, you might feel inside is an exercise that might require some practice. Eventually you will be able to identify those feelings of doubt that can creep in and what the source of those doubts really are. You would be surprised to find out how many people would bet on you, so it is worth betting on yourself and overcoming yourself each day.  

Jeremy Fouts Faith Over Fear
By |2020-05-11T22:03:08+00:00May 11th, 2020|Corvive, General, Jeremy Fouts, Leadership|0 Comments
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