Our trip to Houston
One of our most recent conferences was in Texas, we visited Houston. A great and diverse city, with over a million of Houston citizens, are foreigners, which makes it a very diverse city. Besides being a diverse city it also has a rich and booming economy, and in that busy environment, people of Houston are dealing with all sort of problems and issues. Although Houston also has the largest percentage of green land, when taking the 10 biggest United States cities into consideration, still they are dealing with everyday stress. It has over 300 parks that feature museums, a zoo, and other facilities.
We decided to visit Houston after receiving an email from Jack, owner of a Houston roofing company. He wanted that we do a conference about how money is not everything in today’s society and life. He wanted to highlight the importance of friendship and teamwork, and how those two combined can improve everyday life. My husband knows a little about roofing and home improvement so along the way he coached me about specific terms and what a worker faces every single day. He told me about roofing dangers, hazards and how it isn’t easy to spend six to eight hours stranded on the rooftop.
After finally arriving we met with Jack, who is a great guy, he arranged everything for us, from a nice venue for our conference to additional seating and audio equipment. All of his employees we there, even though initially we thought of doing this as a teambuilding event, after seeing that he invited over other family and friends we knew it was going to be much more informal and casual. All that extra coaching about roofing terms that initially I was going to used turned out to be unnecessary, but at least now I know everything about asphalt shingles. Anyways, during those 60 minutes, we tried our best to relief stress from their shoulders, we wanted to point out that earning money isn’t everything it today’s life. My husband stepped in since guys respected him more, he passed an important message that they don’t value less because they aren’t earning a fortune. Being there for their families matter more, being a pillar of stability and hope means and values a lot more. Through the love of God, you can be richer than any billionaire on Earth. If you are passing down love your family and friends know you are satisfied with your job and life, and then you can receive some of that love back from them. And when you have ten other guys working on a job site that energy is multiplying since every other guy is bringing this same energy to his workplace.
If you can change the perspective and end goal of why you come to work every day, and instead of trying to make a fortune and accumulate wealth you should think about accumulating love of God but don’t keep it just for yourself, share it like Jesus did, let everyone be a part of it.