Living the Dream

Tonight we have an example of someone who really “Gets It”–a perfect example of someone who chose their Perfect Life, pursued it, and made it happen.

Brad Stevens graduated from DePauw University in 1999 after playing on the school’s basketball team for 4 years with an economics degree, and proceeded into a position as a marketing associate at Eli Lilly and Co.  But the basketball bug was under Stevens’ skin, and in the summer of 2000 he left Lilly to take a volunteer position with the basketball program at Butler University, performing a variety of administrative tasks and helping work out the team members.   Eventually he worked his way up to paid administrative assistant, director of basketball operations, and then assistant coach.  Finally, in 2007, at the very young age of 30, Stevens was named head basketball coach.  Since then, all he’s managed to do is lead the Butler Bulldogs to 110 wins in four years (an NCAA record) and win two Horizon League Coach of the Year Awards.

Brad Stevens had a safe route charted, one that would have provided for him and his family.  But his Passions lay elsewhere, and he made the choice while he was still young to grab his dream and make his Perfect Life.

So . . . what do you do that you would be willing to volunteer to do just so you could be a part of it?

The Gurus of Get It

Published in: on March 24, 2011 at 11:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

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