#222: The First 50 Years (A Reflection)


I love pouring into others and developing leaders, through the content on this podcast especially. I am also an inherently transparent guy, and believe in the value of sharing, learning, and doing life with one another.

What I want to do today is simply share some of my life with you. I want to pull back the curtains a little and let you backstage. I want you to be able to glean from my experiences, and learn from my journey. After all, 50 YEARS IS A LONG TIME!

Join me today as I share some parts of my journey I’ve never shared before, and reflect on the first 50 years of my life.

Episode Summary:

  • Allow me to disclose the “cliff notes” version of where my life has been, and where it’s headed.

The Early Years (0-20):

  • Born in 1967 in Houston, TX
  • Found something incredibly special in music and in airplanes
  • 11 years old, experienced serious trauma
  • Loved and excelled in basketball
  • Started really leading and speaking
  • Graduated HS in 1985
  • Attended seminary for one semester

The Messy Middle (21-40):

  • Met my wife, Sabrina
  • Moved to Dallas and got married
  • Had various jobs and careers over time
  • The struggle (from all my past junk) really started to rear its head
  • Our son, Christian, was born
  • Met Bishop Tudor Bismark
  • Took my first trip to Africa
  • Our daughter, Abigail, was born
  • My dad passed away
  • My marriage was dissolving and I contemplated taking my life
  • The Pathways program (My pivot!)
  • Published my first book, The Ties That Bind

The Last 10 Years:

  • Another difficult season, and time of transition
  • Met and befriended new influences
  • Launched BrianHolmes.com
  • Joined Mastermind(s)
  • Developed meaningful relationships
  • Shifting, growing, leading others and following God

Closing Thoughts:

  • Next week I’ll share what I’ve learned and where I’m headed.
  • We’ll also talk about your journey into your best season ever!

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One thought on “#222: The First 50 Years (A Reflection)

  1. Pastor Brian: I have your whole series on “The Ties That Bind.” It is very inspirational and encouraging. I have told a few kingdom minded citizens about your series. The series does make me aware of who I get tied too. I read your reflecting thoughts on the The first 50 years ( A Reflection). Thank you.

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