Tuesday, May 31, 2011


In case you missed them, below are the top 10 posts for the month of May. I created a Wordle to show how often certain words were used in my top posts.

For June, I am going to host a contest. The individual who posts the most comments for the month of June on my blog will receive a free copy of Quitter by Jon Acuff.

The first month of the blog has been challenging and exciting at the same time. I am searching for a voice. 

I enjoy the feedback that I receive from readers and have enjoyed making new contacts through Twitter and the blog.

If you blog, what was your top post for the month of May?

Monday, May 30, 2011


“A journey of a thousand miles starts with that first step. If you look ahead to the end, and all the weary miles between, with all the dangers you might face, you might never take that first step. And whatever it is you want to achieve in life, if you don’t make the effort, you won’t reach your goal. So take that first step. There will be many challenges. You might get knocked back – but in the end, you will make it. Good luck.”
-Sir Richard Branson, Screw It, Let’s Do It! 

Every time I read the quote above by Richard Branson, my blood begins pumping a little faster and my palms become a little sweaty. The quote resonates so strongly with me because I have to remember this quote any time I begin a new endeavor. If I focus on all of the steps to reaching a goal, I become overwhelmed and never seem to gain traction.

I have written before about how being a leader is just as much about how you lead yourself as how you lead others. Leading yourself is about living an intentional life – one by design. Life is too short, too meaningful, and too open to possibilities to coast through the days.

One thing is certain – if you don’t begin working toward a goal you are assured that you will never achieve it. There are many books and blogs that you can read about the process of goal-setting, but below is a simple 4-step process for beginning your work on a new goal.

1. Take out a blank piece of paper (notebook, printer paper, really anything will do)

2. Write the goal at the top of the page (lose 10 pounds, communicate more effectively with my wife, eat healthier, reconnect with old friends, etc)

3. For one minute, brainstorm any small, tiny activity that you could do to move toward that goal.

4. For the next week, commit to completing one of the activities that you brainstormed each day.

This activity is a momentum builder. The key is in taking very small steps each day.

One small step today, then another tomorrow, and another the next day, and you will establish momentum to reach your goal.

One of my favorite quotes is from Steven Pressfield’s inspiring book, The War of Art. If you create art of any kind, you must read this book. In the first chapter, he says: "There's a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don't and the secret is this: it's not the writing part that's hard. What's hard is sitting down to write.”

Life is full of distractions and, oftentimes, the hardest part of reaching a goal is beginning. Take the first step!

What do you want to accomplish? Please do not wait until tomorrow to begin. Begin today…right now. It’s too important to put off!

Please post comments below.

Friday, May 27, 2011


"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
-Soren Kierkegaard

I have two nephews who recently graduated from high school. They are wonderful young men who have incredible lives ahead of them. As I thought about the two of them moving to a new phase of life, I reflected on some of the lessons of life that I’ve learned in the last 21 years. Below, in no certain order, are ten things I wish I had known when I was 18.

1. Life is about relationships
  • Anthony Robbins states that relationships magnify the experiences of life. This is true. Life is not ultimately about money, fame, fortune, or any other marker of success that society directs us toward. A well-lived life is about relationships - a relationship with our Savior, our family, and our friends. Wherever you go and whatever you do – do not forget this.

2. Forgiveness is not about the other person
  • There will be moments in life where you will be hurt – there is no avoiding this truth. When those moments occur, remember that forgiveness has nothing to do with letting the other person “off the hook.” Forgiveness is about letting go of hurt and pain that, left alone, can nibble away at your life. Understanding the truth of forgiveness is life-changing. To find the true origins of forgiveness, study Jesus of Nazareth.

3. Drink deeply from good books
  • Books can absolutely change your life. Books have the power to inspire, uplift, guide, and lead us on and through the journeys of life. Don’t think of reading as a reading assignment for school – this is the mistake most people make. Rather, spend some time at the bookstore (or on Amazon.com) just browsing and looking until something grabs you. I cannot overstate the power of books to change your life.

4. Save, save, save
  • This must be the most overused expression relayed to high school and college graduates. We’ve all heard about the power of compound interest and how, if we just save a small amount, we can be a millionaire when we retire. Don’t take my word for it, but do the research. Start now!

5. Understand the true meaning of prayer
  • Many people (myself included) come to God with a laundry list of requests when they pray. While God did tell us to “ask,” I believe prayer has a much deeper meaning. Prayer is about being so close to God that he bends our will to what He truly desires for our life. Prayer is powerful…but use the power to know God in a deeper and more profound way.

6. There is no “magic” bullet.
  • Go ahead right now and drop the idea of some “magic” bullet to cure whatever issues you are experiencing. You will not be happier when you are married, or when you are out of school, or when you move out on your own, or any other “whenever” that you can dream up. Today is what you have – no more, no less. Do not waste today waiting for a tomorrow.

7. Live intentionally
  • Life should be lived intentionally. Please do not coast through life doing today what you did yesterday. Map out a plan for your life. Where do you want to be in 5 years? In 10 years? In 20 years? Be flexible as you progress through life…but, make plans. Only you are ultimately responsible for the success or failure of your life. Accept this responsibility.

8. Understand the concept of small steps
  • The key to reaching your goals in life is taking one small step at a time. What is it that you want to accomplish? Make a plan and then start. Don’t try to do too much. Just take a tiny, small step. After you do this for a month, a year, or 5 years then you’ll be on to something. Don’t become overwhelmed with life. Just take baby steps in the direction that you want to go.

9. Define success for yourself
  • I spent many years trying to live up to a definition of success that society created. Even now, I have to guard against the tendency to define my success through the lens of others. To live a truly successful life, you must define success for yourself. My definition of success at this point in my life is much different than it was 20 years ago. All I am saying is to not let someone else tell you what it means to be successful. Decide upon that right now – and never forget it.

10. Outlive your life
  • The only way to truly do this is through Jesus Christ. However, while you are on earth, there is a way to outlive your life as well. You do this by making a difference in the lives of others. I am just now truly understanding this concept and it breaks my heart to think of the time and talents that I have wasted over the years. Make your life a light to others. Make a difference to other people. Never forget this.
QUESTION: What do YOU know now that you wish you'd known when you were 18?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” - George S Patton

I worked at Florida State University for three years as an academic advisor for student-athletes. During that time, I had the privilege of working with Coach Bobby Bowden and the Seminole football team. This was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences that I have ever gone through in my life.

The insight that I gained about leadership during this time was powerful. Although Coach Bowden is well-documented as a leader, one of the coaches that I grew to admire and respect was Kevin Steele. He was the co-defensive coordinator and I worked closely with him on the academic progress of the football team.

I learned many lessons from Coach Steele, but one of the best had to do with delegation. We were having a conversation one day just after I had read “Good to Great” by Jim Collins. I referenced this great book for leaders in a previous post, but one of the “big ideas” in Collins’ book revolves around getting the “right” people on the bus, first, and then putting them in the “right” seat. The good to great organizations focused on finding the right people and then putting them in a position to best help the organization.

Coach Steele related to me how to delegate and it still resonates with me today. In fact, I still carry in my wallet the paper where Coach Steele drew a diagram of this delegation idea.

In a nutshell, the idea is this:
1. Share with the person the starting point of the project.

2. Share your two or three highest values/visions for this project.

3. Share with the person the goal of the project (what this project should accomplish)

4. Get out of the way, and allow the person the creativity to go from the vision to the outcome in any manner they choose.

Coach Steele explained to me that “getting out of the way” is the hard part. The natural instinct is for leaders to mandate the step-by-step process to complete a task. But, to allow for creativity and growth in an organization, the leader must be willing to let go of the process. Oftentimes, the end result will be even better than the leader imagined.

This is a powerful lesson in delegation.

Do you “get out of the way” once you delegate? If you have the “right” people on the bus and you provide direction, you can trust them to deliver a dynamic outcome.

Please post comments below.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Someone passed on the video below to me last week. In this short 3 minute clip, Ken Blanchard shares a story of his recent visit to the Department of Motor Vehicles. As we all know, visits to the DMV are rarely looked upon as happy and joyous occasions.

On this visit, however, Mr. Blanchard noticed something a little different…

Below are my takeaways from the video:

1. The LEADER makes the biggest difference. Period. Mark it down. Asterisk it. Circle it.

2. The LEADER should be visible and available.

3. Great quote by the LEADER: “My job is to reorganize the department on a moment to moment basis depending on citizen needs.”

4. The LEADER did not allow workers to go to lunch between 11:30 and 2:00 because this is the time that most customers take off for lunch. LEADERS make common sense decisions.

5. What is the difference? LEADERSHIP!

We are all leaders of something: ourselves, our families, others. What are you doing, as the leader, to make a difference?

Go…do that today!

Please post comments below.

Monday, May 23, 2011


"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."
- John Keating, a character played by Robin Williams in the film Dead Poets Society (1989)
 In a previous post, I mentioned that one of my all-time favorite movies is Dead Poets Society. The story chronicles how an inspirational teacher changes the lives of the young men he teaches by using unorthodox methods of instruction. When I taught middle school, I made it a point to watch this movie just before the start of each school year.

The movie popularized the saying, “Carpe diem!” which roughly translated means “Seize the day!” In fact, the quote above is ranked #95 by the American Film Institute in its list of the 100 best quotations in American film history.

You can read more about the origins of the phrase by clicking here, but today I want to focus on what it means to “seize the day.”

It seems that so much of our life is spent planning for tomorrow:
We plan for our next vacation.
We plan for our next birthday.
We plan for the weekend.
We plan, plan, plan for something down the road…and we forget to live for today.

I love the idea of “seizing the day.” Og Mandino talks about sealing each individual day in an air-tight compartment and not looking to tomorrow. This is a powerful thought.

Please don’t misunderstand my point – we must plan for our future. In fact, to live a victorious life we have to set goals and map out “where” we are going.

This idea of “carpe diem” is separate from goal-setting. This is about focusing and living today – fully alive, conscious, and present. Stop waiting to live tomorrow. Stop waiting to “live” when you are married, or have a child, or have the perfect job.

Three quick ways you can practice CARPE DIEM today:
1. Let go of the idea that your life will begin when “x” happens (you can fill in the blank). Consciously choose to live fully today.

2. Understand that once today is gone it can never be recovered. Consciously choose to make today the best it can be.

3. As you progress throughout today, look for the “magic moments” or the tiny “miracles” of life. Oftentimes we don’t see the miraculous in everyday life because we are not looking for it. Consciously choose to see the miraculous.

Are you fully alive TODAY? Are you appreciating what you have TODAY? Are you giving 100% TODAY? Are you loving fully TODAY?


Do you have other ideas on seizing the day? Please post comments below.

Friday, May 20, 2011


“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

-Napoleon Hill

John Maxwell shares a great story about legendary basketball coach John Wooden. Wooden shared that during basketball practice sometimes the kids would loaf or not give 100%. Maybe they just had exams, maybe they were mentally tired, maybe they were a little discouraged, or maybe they just broke up with their girlfriend.

Wooden said he would watch his players and if they weren’t giving 100% he would go over to them, put his arm around them and say something along these lines:

“I know you’re not giving me 100% today and I know you’re probably tired or you’ve had exams or something, but you’re just not giving 100%. I want you to understand something about your effort. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that tomorrow you’ll come back and give a little extra. You’ll give 120% or you’ll make up for what you didn’t do today.”

Then he’d look them in the eye and say, “I just want you to understand that you can never give more than 100%. So, if you only give 60% today, you don’t give 140% tomorrow and make up. If you give 60% today, you leave 40% on the table and you NEVER get it back.”

This powerful story illustrates the importance of giving maximum effort today. Life is not about living 70, 80, or 90 years and hoping we lived a good life. Life is about living fully today, maximizing today and making today victorious (however YOU define “victorious”).

Mostly, I’m talking about living an intentional, conscious life. Are you making conscious choices about how to live your life or are you coasting along doing today what you did yesterday? Daily victories are earned when you lay your head down at night knowing that you did YOUR best today.

Life is not perfect. Sometimes we blow it. Sometimes our best efforts fall short. I’m not asking you to judge your daily victories by comparing yourself to others or to some standard that we can’t reach. I’m asking you to judge your daily victories by reflecting on whether or not you are living an intentional life and giving YOUR best effort.

Please do not coast through life. It’s too important!

Focus on today…because daily victories add up to a victorious life!

Now…go! Do something special today. Live a full life TODAY. Don’t wait until tomorrow…

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


“Cultures grow on the vines of tradition.” – Jonah Goldberg

A couple of classes at our school took a field trip to Raising Cane’s Chicken last week. Cane’s had offered to feed the two classes who raised the most money for “Cooking in Central,” a local event that raises money for the community.

Raising Cane’s Chicken is one of the very popular eating establishments in Baton Rouge. They serve chicken fingers, fries, coleslaw, and that’s about it. The kids enjoyed the food, and the manager spoke to our students before we went back to Tanglewood. What he said made me think about traditions.

You can read the story of Todd Graves who started Raising Cane’s here. It’s a pretty amazing story, but I was fascinated by the traditions that Cane’s has in place. For example, the ceiling in each Cane’s is similar – based on the ceilings in oil refineries where Graves worked to raise money to begin his venture.

Another tradition dates back to the first Cane’s. When Graves opened the original Cane’s, they had an empty space above the cash register and didn’t know what to do with the space. Graves just so happened to possess a disco ball. So…they put the disco ball in that spot. Now, every Cane’s restaurant has a disco ball hanging from the ceiling.

Below are more of Cane’s traditions: 
  • On an employee’s one-year anniversary, they receive a hard-hat similar to the hard-hats Graves wore when he worked in the oil refineries.
  • Each Cane’s restaurant has an Elvis figure. This tradition, again, dates back to the first Cane’s restaurant.
  • One of the first pictures of Graves in the original Cane’s accidentally caught him pointing to something off to his left and looking in that direction. So, anytime group pictures are taken at Cane’s, they first take a serious picture and then take one with everyone pointing with their left hand and looking in that direction. 
The point is that Raising Cane’s Chicken has built a culture based on tradition. Cane’s definitely has a tribe of followers and is hugely successful.
    Traditions are important. They are a rallying point and serve to unite varied individuals in a cause. Does your organization create and embrace traditions?

    Please leave comments below.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    WHAT IF...

    January 15, 2009
    US Airways Flight 1549 

    Have you ever wondered what thoughts went through the 155 passengers' minds as Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger guided his airplane onto the waters of the Hudson River?

    Ric Elias had a front-row seat to the day's proceedings - he was located in seat 1D within a direct line of sight to the flight attendants. In this TED Talk, Elias shares three thoughts that went through his mind as Sullenberger unemotionally said, "Brace for impact."

    Elias' three lessons:
    1. Live life fully: stop putting off "living."
    2. Focus on relationships. The one regret that went through his mind was the times he wasted in things that did not matter with people that did matter.
    3. Be a better parent. As he braced for impact, the thought going through his head was to see his kids grow up. As a result, he resolved to be a better dad.
    My take-away from this video is to live life consciously.

    If you were facing imminent death, what would you "stop" doing and "start" doing?

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    Monday, May 16, 2011


    “Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!”
    - Og Mandino

    What are you doing today to grow? Time is one of the very few consistencies in all of the earth. Each person on the planet has 24 hours in a day – no more or no less. How we choose to invest those hours will greatly affect us in the days, months, and years to come.

    I’ve heard the quote that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but grossly underestimate what they can accomplish in ten years. Have you ever really thought about this?

    One small step today, then another tomorrow, and again the next day add up to great change over the course of a lifetime.

    Charles Stanley, one of my favorite preachers, repeats time and again: “Daily victories add up to a victorious life.”

    Are you actively choosing the direction of your life? Or are you simply coasting through another day waiting for the weekend to arrive?

    Stop and think about this today. Make conscious choices about your direction.

    My challenge to you (and myself) today is to stop drifting through life simply doing today what I did yesterday. Do something different today – anything really. But, make it a conscious choice on your part.

    Tonight when you get home, TURN OFF THE TV!

    Instead, you could:
    - write a letter or send an email thanking someone for affecting your life
    - read an uplifting book
    - go for a walk, a run, or some other exercise
    - call an old friend or family member
    - pick up a couple of $5 McDonald’s gift cards on the way home from work and mail them to someone anonymously
    - make a list of goals to work toward
    - have an honest conversation with your spouse and kids
    - do something totally out of your normal routine

    What I’m saying is to make a conscious choice about how you spend your day. Don’t go home and turn on the TV, sit on the couch, and do what you always do. Do something different.

    Please…this is so important. Today is the first day of the rest of your life and, if you don’t live intentionally, you will wake up in a year and be in the same “place” that you are now.

    Go…do this. It is so important!

    Please leave comments below.

    Saturday, May 14, 2011


    When I worked at LSU in Academic Support for Student Athletes, one of my jobs was supervising the Learning Specialists who worked with the athletes. Each year, during evaluation time, I would meet individually with our Learning Specialists and review the year and plan for the future.

    If your experiences have been like mine, your yearly evaluations are little more than formalities and rarely prove valuable. In 2008, as I prepared for the meetings with the Learning Specialists, I decided to put more thought into making this a positive, growing experience for myself as a leader and for each Learning Specialist as they planned their future at LSU. So, I put together a document for each Learning Specialist to work through before our meeting.

    The big idea of the document was based on the 80/20 Principle which states that 80% of what you achieve in your job comes from 20% of the time spent. This is a really big idea that is worth more exploration. The other pieces of the evaluation were adapted from Andy Stanley’s wonderful book, The Next Generation Leader (5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future).

    Below are the steps that I asked each Learning Specialist to take:

    1. Discover your core competencies (self-evaluation) 
    • Very specific questions to answer about yourself to narrow down what you are really good at doing.
    2. Discover your core competencies (peer-evaluation) 
    • Choose 2 or 3 other people who know you well to answer 4 questions about you.
    3. Job description 
    • Write a job description that reflects your current reality. Then, write an ideal job description if you could sculpt it any way you wish.
    4. Right seat on the bus 
    • These were questions for each person to answer so that I could help them find the right seat on our “bus” and grow in their overall job satisfaction.
    5. Revisiting the 80/20 Principle 
    • Finally, I asked each individual to pull all of this information together to determine how they could expand their 20% (where the “juice” comes from) to be more reflected in the other 80% of their time.
    I believe that the Learning Specialists enjoyed this process and, in turn, their work through this allowed me to better serve their needs and help expand their role at LSU.

    I have attached the document below. Feel free to download, modify and use yourself. This is great for individuals that you supervise, but can also be used as a self-reflection piece as well.

    Click here to access the entire document through Google Docs. You can print it or save it to your computer from this location.

    Have you ever had a really good evaluation at work? What made it so positive? Please comment below.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011


    "A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle."
    - Father James Keller

    Words are very powerful. Watch the 2 minute video below and think about this idea.

    Words have the power to motivate, inspire, challenge, and encourage. Of course, they can have the opposite effect as well.

    I challenge you today to measure your words - both to others and to yourself. Speak a word today that will encourage and uplift!

    Go..do it!

    Please leave comments below.

    Monday, May 9, 2011


    "GOOD IS THE ENEMY OF GREAT. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don't have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don't have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life." - Jim Collins, Author of Good to Great

    One of my favorite all-time books on building a great organization is Good to Great by Jim Collins. If you are serious about building or leading a great organization, this book is a must-read.

    Collins and his staff compiled information from companies that made the leap from good to great compared to their counterparts in the same industry. The book is research-based and not constructed on opinion. There are many "big" ideas from the book, but today I want to relate what Collins' research revealed about the leaders of the companies that went from good to great.

    Collins termed the leaders of these organizations as Level 5 Leaders. Contrary to what most people believe about leaders of successful organizations, these were not individuals with big, celebrity personalities. They were men and women who combined extreme personal humility with intense professional will.

    He further identified three qualities of these Level 5 Leaders:
    • They train successors for success
    • They are compellingly modest
    • They have unwavering resolve
    Is the leader of your organization a Level 5 Leader? Are you a Level 5 Leader? 

    What steps does a Level 5 Leader take to build a great organization? 

    The steps, as Collins outlines, are simple in concept and I will share those in future posts.

    Seriously, you should read this book!

    Please post your comments below.

    Sunday, May 8, 2011


    "Listen, my son, to your father's instruction, and do not forsake your mother's teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck."
    -Proverbs 1:8-9

    October 5, 2008 - My wedding

    There are moments in our life that stand out in stark contrast to our everyday experiences. These moments can live on and shape us for a lifetime.

    I want to share one of those moments in my life.

    I'm not quite sure of the year, but I was a little boy. I must have been in kindergarten or first grade - whenever you learn to write your name.

    I was outside playing on a beautiful, sunny day and decided that I should show my mother how well I could write my name. We had an RV parked in our backyard and I saw a can of spray paint. So, I picked up the spray paint and wrote "Jason M. Fountain" in large letters on the side of the RV. I'm still not sure what went through my mind to make me think that writing with paint on a vehicle would ever be okay.

    Anyway...in my elation at correctly writing my name, I went inside to tell my mother. I brought my mother outside to see my creation and immediately knew that I had done something very wrong.

    What happened next is what made an indelible mark on my life and affects me to this day. My mother, without a cross word to me (as far as I remember), simply went into the house found a cleaner and came out and scrubbed the paint off of the RV. 

    Just as clear as day, I can see little Jason standing off to the side watching his mother clean the RV. I knew I had made a terrible mistake, but I also knew that my mother loved me more than the mistake and forgave me in an instant. As I think back to the sight of my mother scrubbing the RV without a negative comment, it brings tears to my eyes. She taught me about grace, love, and compassion by her actions in a way that telling me about them never could have.

    On this Mother's Day, I honor my Mother.

    Mom, I love you. Thank you for teaching me about love, grace, and compassion.

    How about you? Did your mother teach you a special lesson about life that you still carry with you? Please post a comment below.

    Friday, May 6, 2011


    Colorful Pencils by Petr Kratochvil 

    Why is it that some kids can grow up in dysfunctional homes (although scarred) and still succeed?

    What does research show is the most important trigger in the life of a child that will help them flourish?

    The most hopeful, optimistic, successful, and resilient children experienced the presence of at least one person early in their life who believed in them.

    For many people, that special adult was a family member. But, for many others, that adult was a teacher.

    This is Teacher Appreciation Week across America. Teachers have the incredible opportunity of truly transforming lives. The best teachers challenge us to become more than we ever thought possible.

    I’m certain that you had a teacher that affected you in a special and unique way.

    For me, that teacher was one of my high school English teachers. Her name was Ms. Johns. When I think back to Ms. Johns, I can’t recall the prelude to the Canterbury Tales that we had to memorize or remember much about diagramming sentences. But, what I do remember is that Ms. Johns cared about me as a person. She listened to me, supported me, and made me feel like I could accomplish anything.

    How about you? As a tribute to a teacher who made a difference in your life, leave a comment below and tell us about your favorite teacher in a couple of sentences.

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011


    Hiking by Andrea Schafthuizen

    What is your passion?

    If I were to ask you that question, could you answer it? Our passions, in one form or another, color every aspect of our lives.
    Michael Hyatt’s blog yesterday was about giving voice to your passion. Do you have a hard time identifying your true passion in life? Michael’s blog suggested an interesting exercise to help identify your passion.

    Without much thought, list your three favorite movies. Here are mine:

    Next, reflect on the movies and find the common thread that runs through each.

    The theme in my movies? A mentor changing others’ lives and themselves in the process.

    This statement likely resembles your passion in life. Try it! Does it work for you?

    Once you identify your passion, it's time to get to work integrating that passion into your life.  

    Go...do something...TODAY!

    Please share your three favorite movies and the common thread in the “comments” section below. Thanks!