The book chronicles the birth and journey of Chick-fil-A as its known today. What started out as a small way of living for Truett and his brother, has turned into a national phenomenon. Mr. Cathy writes about the times struggling to make end's meat with the first restaurant, "The Dwarf House," and how from the very beginning, Sunday was always off limits for working. It was a staple in the beginning and is still very much a staple in the company. Despite taking off what is usually one of the most productive days for restaurants, Chick-fil-A is still the leading fast food chain in most every category.
Mr. Cathy wrote the book not only about Chick-fil-A's journey and beginning, but also about his own faith and the art of taking advantage of opportunities afforded. The key to being able to take advantage of opportunities is of course to live today so that tomorrow won't be a hindrance to what may be. Mr. Cathy talks extensively about maintaining a good name and reputation and uses scripture in Proverbs to remind us of how important it is that we represent Christ, ourselves, and our family in everything we do and say.
I was inspired by Mr. Cathy's book to make a few tweeks to my upcoming 2012 New Year's Resolutions. My prayers is that I become more protective with my name and those things which God has blessed me with and that I also become more aggressive in pursuing opportunities and advantages to accomplish God's vision and plan, in particularly, touching others's lives.
Great, great book! Definitely worth the read! Mr. Cathy's foster care work alone makes this man a giant among our times, add to the daily contributions and wisdom displayed, and it's so very obvious why God has entrusted this man with so much. Truett Cathy can be trusted and God has done that and more. Now it's our turn. Can God trust us with His blessings . . . His reputation . . . His plans? If not, our prayers need to shift from asking God for things to asking God to change us that we may represent His Name the way it should always be represented.