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The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Make Good Tables

Leading a team is very rewarding. I love to see my team win personally and professionally. I am developing a culture of excellence with people and processes. As a perfectionist in recovery, excellence doesn’t mean perfection. Perfection is a myth, and excellence is measurable. Be better today than you were yesterday. This hasn’t always been the mindset within our churches. Novelist Dorothy Sayers said it well, “The church’s approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confined to exhorting him to not be drunk and disorderly in his leisure hours and to come to church on Sundays. What the church should be telling him is this: the very first demand that his religion makes upon him is that he should make good tables.” Do good work with excellence.

Work is how God sustains the world, and work that helps others is worth continued improvement.

So if you’re…

  • A mechanic who gets paid to work on a family’s only means of transportation.
  • A doctor who studies hard to master the skills required to work with cancer patients.
  • A farmer who grows animals or crops to put food on someone else’s table.
  • A cook at McDonald’s who makes minimum wage and feeds a father and daughter while they take their first daddy/daughter date night.
  • A carnie who stands at the tilt a whirl watching little kids smile in dizzy delirium.
  • A teacher who teaches kids sentence structure not even knowing that one of those kids will be a writer someday.
  • A lawncare worker who cuts grass with symmetry and excellence.


Do good work with excellence.


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