Creating Your Legend

Matt has some great thoughts on influencing the boys/men who follow us. Sometimes being a “second father” is even more important than being a biological father to a young man. Too often the primary/original father figure is not around or is downright lousy at the most important job he’ll ever have. Here’s to all the men out there inspiring and growing the men of tomorrow!

Matt Shaner

Over the next two weeks, I’ll be adding some posts leading up to the release of my new men’s devotional at the end of the month. Let the countdown begin!

This week, the world of college basketball lost Dean Smith, legendary coach at the University of North Carolina whose tenure included guiding Michael Jordan, the greatest to play the game.  I’m not a huge basketball guy, but I found myself reading the stories and response to Smith’s passing.  In doing so, I found a valuable lesson in the untapped potential of men.

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A phrase that kept coming up in the memories of Smith was, “a second father.”  Many players stated he was the father they never had and they admired his influence. He was a man who taught his players beyond the hardwood. He valued skills that would apply into the world after college.

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