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Four Years Later | A Heartfelt Update From the Desk of Matt Ham

Four years ago, I sat at this exact table I’m writing you from now. I scribbled these questions in my journal: “What am I supposed to do?” “Am I supposed to write?” “Am I supposed to speak?” “Who would listen?” “What will my story be?” Those questions were laced with naivety and fear. I was eager to begin, but I was scared to death of being rejected and I was uncertain in my own identity. I was a stressed out dad […]

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Relevant 2015 – Matt Ham on Purpose

I recently had the incredible privilege to share a short talk on purpose with more than 400 men at Port City Community Church’s Men’s Event called Relevant. Many who were unable to attend have asked me if there was a recording of the video, so I am posting it here. Join me as I discuss the elusive nature of finding purpose, going to the desert, and learning to trust the Father. Relevant 2015 – Matt Ham If you’re struggling to […]

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How To Build a Public Speaking Career (Or Win at Life)

Since the age of fifteen I’ve wanted to be a public speaker. But it took me fifteen more years to find the courage to own my story and begin living my dream. And when I began, I was in for a rude awakening. It was incredibly hard to break into the public speaking world. But the same is true of most businesses—anything great is going to be hard, really, really hard. My first year in public speaking was met with only […]

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A Few Lessons From Otis Redding’s “(Sitting’ On) The Dock of the Bay”

I recently took a trip to the West Coast and had the opportunity to visit a place on my bucket list: the spot in Sausalito, California where Otis Redding wrote my favorite song, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” Almost fifty years later, still remembering this man and his song, I had the unique opportunity to visit the place where it came to life in his mind. My time there caused me to ponder some deep thoughts about life and legacy. Too […]

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