About Me

My name is Jeff Ruley and I am all about finding the fire within. I believe that every human being has desires and a fire placed within them by God, and part of our purpose is finding out who we were meant to be. Unfortunately we live in a world that tries to distract us and conform to the worldly view of what we should be. Advertisers that tell us what we should like and media sources that tell us what we should think. We need more voices that help us find the fire within, hopefully I can be one of those voices.

Part of why I like to write is to inspire myself and not get myself drug into the ways of the world. I also am still trying to figure out what my purpose is in life, trying to answer the question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?" I don't want my job to be my purpose, but I want to be able to use my purpose when I'm at work and in every other area in my life. My career has been spent serving in a variety of technology based roles, managing both people and projects. I enjoy the challenge that the IT industry presents and working to find solutions, but what I've realized over the years is that working with people is more challenging and more rewarding than any aspect of technology. The technology problems are easy to solve once we figure out how to work together and communicate. While I don't have the full answer, I do know I'm getting closer to figure out what my purpose is.

If I had to describe my purpose at this point it is about working with teams and individuals to perform at a higher level. Often I believe they are capable of more than they realize. I’m not talking about driving groups to work more hours to get more done, I’m talking about looking at peoples strengths and where they need support and putting systems, processes and individuals together to form a winning combination. I believe that for the most part people aren’t lazy, they want others to look kindly on them and be viewed as a good worker. That is really all that I want, and the conversations I’ve had over the years show me that others want the same thing.

My desire in this life is to inspire others and inspire myself so that each of us become what we are capable of, what God created us to be. I find inspiration in many forms, from books I read and movies I watch, to events at work and in watching my children grow and learn. I seek positions in organizations whose leadership inspires me and I have the opportunity to work beside individuals who want to do their very best in everything they do. I like to read books from authors that challenge me to think differently and behave better than I have. I want to share what I learn and observe and hopefully I'm able to inspire others and begin living out my purpose, to increase the fire within us all.

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