Lee Brower is a life coach and unofficial guru to kids coming out of the projects. In this video, he tells a story about a troubled young man who rediscovered his self-esteem and another young man who stepped up to leadership when the opportunity presented itself.
“We can elevate as leaders when we stop putting junk on our self-esteem and find ways to help others take the junk off of their self-esteem.”
For the past few years, Lee Brower has been an unofficial life coach and guru to many young girls, coaches, and parents involved with girls softball. Lee and his wife Lori are the driving forces behind the annual WACKY Softball Tournament, an event that raises awareness and money for kids and young adults fighting cancer.
Like many other youth sports, softball games can ignite coaches’ and parents’ emotions when “bad calls” or unjust, unfair events occur. In this video, Lee talks about the consequences when adults react poorly in these situations
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.”
— Albert Schweitzer
As leaders of families, businesses, and communities, we can underestimate the long-term impact our influence has on others, especially our children. This story serves as a reminder that, as Lee says, “You are teachers and you are learners every single moment.”
For many years, Lee Brower has been a guru and life coach to affluent, successful entrepreneurs and their families. Because of the recent economic gains for the super affluent in many countries, the growing gap between the affluent and everyone else has led to a political and social backlash against the wealthy. Yet, the affluent have their own challenges and issues that are obscured by this political and social unrest.
The book “The Soul of Money” by Lynne Twist is the source of the story that Lee Brower tells in the video below. The story reveals several insights into the extraordinary presence, wisdom, and compassion of Mother Teresa.
“When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.”
― The Dalai Lama
“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.”
As a life coach and guru to entrepreneurs and young adults, Lee Brower has a strong message about character and leadership. In the video below, Lee talks about principles over individual values and calls for leaders to “act courageously for what we know is right.”
Character is the ability to carry out a worthy decision after the emotion of making that decision has passed.
– Hyrum Smith
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
– John Wooden
Lee Brower is a champion for families. He talks frequently about strengthening families and how families are the backbone, the bedrock of society. And as he mentions in this video, the importance of character extends to business, the law, and government as well.
So how do we develop character? Empowered Wealth focuses on leaders and leadership as the key to developing character in families, groups, businesses, and communities. In turn, our focus is on Gratitude, True Wealth, and the daily practice of focusing on these elements, on what’s essential, building positive habits that over time become positive traits. It is these positive habits and traits that form the positive character that Lee Brower hopes to inspire people to strive for.