I just got home after a long day.
A ton of radio interviews, radio and TV show produced, production meetings about 8/28 and a live virtual book signing where I signed 2,000 books.
In the end, I come home tired by uplifted. I saw something in my Mercury staff I haven't seen in a while. Real excitement to be a part of something.
This has been a tough year for us and I think I saw the beginning of a rebirth.
I have changed almost everything at TheBlaze and Mercury in the last 8 months. While you haven't seen it yet, you will soon.
We are not making cosmetic changes but deep structural changes in all that we do. 8/28 in Birmingham is a new beginning for my company as well as myself.
While I was sick the company became a job for many and we drifted into a business instead of a mission. As I got well I began to change things.
This week I began to change the mission statement of Mercury (the parent company of TheBlaze and all things we do). I am basing it off of the Hobby Lobby mission statement.
In order to effectively serve our owners, employees, and customers the Board of Directors is committed to:
This is so powerful and when we align everything to our mission statement everything will fall in line. Why can't a news/information and entertainment company dedicate itself to truth like this?
Today while we had a company meeting on security and we laid out new procedures to keep everyone safe, I saw fear in the eyes of some.
I do what I do because I am driven by what I believe. Some aren't sure what they believe, some don't believe what I do, and some are at the beginning of their life. Who am I to be cavalier when so many around me are the ones that do the work, fail to reap the rewards that I do and yet are put in tough situations?
When I spoke to them today, I saw fear at first in some, but I saw something else.
Kindness, compassion, love, decency and determination.
I work with the greatest team and they get better everyday.
I am lucky to work with them. All of them.
And we are honored to serve you. I do not know what the future holds for me, my company or my country. But I do know it is an honor to be alive at this time when each human has the opportunity to live for something far greater than himself. When each of us will be tested and pushed to the limit. We live in a time that will produce giants that the world will revere and study for generations to come.
The conflict is real, evil grows unabated, but light, love, courage and truth that we find right now will mold us and shape us for two generations.
We do not make history, we are made by history.
Who were you when we met in Washington five years ago on August 28? Who will you be five years from now?
Thank you all, listener, viewer, reader and coworker alike for a very satisfying day.
From a darkened home with one light about to snap off, goodnight America.