After God revealed my purpose to me, I hit the ground running. I have been laser-focused on the work I’m called to do. There were periods where I wouldn’t really see or talk to my friends much in the beginning. I knew I needed to spend some time focusing on how to keep relationships alive.
The person in my life who has done a great job of preserving our relationship, is my childhood best friend Mario.
Mario Butler is a native of Jacksonville, FL and a former American football cornerback in the NFL, having played for the Dallas Cowboys, the Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills. He earned a bachelor of science degree in Communication from Georgia Tech where he also played college football.
Mario founded the Mario Butler Foundation, where he and his wife help provide children of underserved areas with resources and opportunities that aren’t accessible to them in their communities. Partnering with various organizations around Northeast Florida to provide educational scholarships, free camps, school supplies and mentorships are just a few of the examples where his foundation is making a difference.
He is married with three beautiful and energetic children. And he just so happens to be my best friend of the last two decades.
How to Keep Relationships Alive
In this episode we covered…
- How Mario and I became friends
- His life after the NFL
- What Mario has done to preserve our friendship
- How Mario maintains and strengthens his relationship with his wife and children
- How his relationships have helped him walk out his purpose
- The most challenging part of maintaining relationships
- How to keep relationships alive as you do the work of your purpose
If you enjoyed this episode about how to keep relationships alive, then you may also enjoy the episode of the show about building purposeful friendships or this episode detailing how to trust God’s plan for your purpose.
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