Last Drop Of Coffee

I remember when I was younger and 

In college, I used to have roommates.

They were all cool guys, but I remember

One in particular. 


One of the guys happens to be a CEO for

A national company. One of the youngest ever

But doesn’t surprise me or anyone one bit.

Why? Because this guy is a natural leader.

Let me break it down for you…


This guy was one of the nicest guys ever

But he was tough, because he had high

Expectations for himself, he also had them

For everyone around him. 


But it wasn’t even about that.

You see, this guy was so nice and so helpful

That although he expected a lot out of you

You almost felt bad disappointing him.

He would go out of his way to help anyone

And he never seemed put off by it.


He’d get up early and refill the coffee pot

For us and remind others to do the same.

You would always see him holding doors

And helping those that need help. 


We all recognize these qualities of a leader

But there’s a bit more to it than that. 

Through his leadership he also found a way

To make others happy and that’s what

I’m interested in talking about today..


What is a leader?


That’s a great question that I think can be

Answered by looking at a leader’s qualities

I’ve already listed a few, but I could 

Go on for an eternity and I still wouldn’t

Have given you any more of an idea as to 

What a Good one looks like


So check this…

How about we break it down to one 

Simple, identifiable trait. 




Even my roommate, the guy that didn’t

Always pick up his socks, but never

Complained about leaving ours around.

Had an enormous amount of courage.


Because he was also the leader of a

Frat that was not known for it’s model

Behavior, but he developed a culture 

At least in my 4 years there, where

The members (myself included) 

Believed more in his vision for helping

Others and having fun than our own 

Vision of partying and wrecking other

Frat houses.


Oh did I forget to mention I was 

In that frat? 


NE hoo, what’s important to recognize

Here is that this one guy changed over

104 years of tradition of  partying, raiding 

Sororities,  and terrorizing other frats, In

Lieu of a kinda nicer fraternity that came to

Be respected and loved, in a way similar

To what people showed to the leader.


ONE GUY changed a reputation that stood

For 104 years…


What will you do with your life today?


Jerry “tradition changer” Washington


P.S. I wish I kept in contact with that guy

We all knew he would be great, just like

We all know when we see a good leader.


Tomorrow, I want to talk a little more 

About what it means to have courage

And what you can to grow it in your 

Life. I always (try to) pick up the conversation

In my private Facebook group, so if you’re

Itching to talk more about this, I would

Encourage you to join the conversation

Over there at Project SELFFY. Talk soon…


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