Hello and welcome to LifeLine Guide. I’m David Byrd, the creator and author, and I’m excited you decided to explore the possibilities of seeing your life as a true adventure.
If I may, I would like to tell you a little about myself. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with both undergraduate and graduate degrees in education. I began my career as a football coach and later went on to coach football at the college level. I enjoyed an eight year football coaching career in both high school and college. However, over the past 35 years I’ve continued to coach but in a different way. I’m a leadership and organizational development consultant. I have worked with top executive leaders worldwide as the president of Leadership Management International, Inc., which was founded by the famous Paul J. Meyer, one of the great leaders and pioneers in that industry.
In other words, I coach adults in the basics of personal leadership, and I help top business leaders do a better job at leading their own lives and careers. So I’ve taken what I’ve learned from almost 40 years of experience with adults and turned that into a special guidebook and system for youth. I named it “LifeLine Guide” because it can help youth learn how to pull themselves through those difficult times in life we all go through and move in the direction of their big dreams for the future.
The term “lifeline” is primarily used in mountain climbing and emergency rescue. It’s a safety rope that keeps a mountain climber from falling off the edge of a cliff, or it could be used to pull someone to safety from a raging river. A lifeline must be attached to something solid, like a strong tree that will anchor and support the end of your lifeline. You can have the best and strongest lifeline in the world, but without the end supported by a strong anchor, the lifeline offers no help. A personal system of dreaming, goal setting, and planning serves as the anchor of your lifeline and becomes the strong support that anchors the pursuit of your life adventure.
LifeLine Guide and Monthly Planner will provide you with the right tools and help you build the skills to direct your own future. When you manage life by a system, you’re in control and can achieve those things in life that are important to you. It’s not easy to think of life as an adventure all the time. You and I both know that life is not always easy. Sometimes life is hard! But I learned a long time ago that it’s not what happens, but what you do about it that really matters.
In this guidebook, you’ll learn and develop five different, but very important life skills:
- How to Dream Big
- Understanding Who am I?
- Using the Power of Choice
- Learning the Magic of Goals
- Planning life one day at a time