My dad recently gave me a copy of the book Larry H. Miller – Behind The Drive by Bryan Miller, a compilation of stories about the life of Larry H. Miller. Miller was a Utah businessman and philanthropist. He started his career as a low level employee in the automotive industry, eventually growing his empire to be the 10th largest U.S. automotive dealer, with 42 dealership across the country.
Miller was also a great sports enthusiast. In 1985, Miller purchased 50% interest in the NBA team, the Utah Jazz, and bought the remaining 50% in 1986. He continued his interest in sports, purchasing other professional teams including the Brigham Bees and Utah Starzz.
Miller was a great philanthropist, leaving a legacy of service and giving up to his death in 2009.
The book, Behind The Drive, details 99 unique experiences from different people that had interactions with Larry Miller at different points in his life. From NBA stars to childhood friends, business moguls to employees, each experience showed the strength of Miller’s character and the legacy of service he left behind. He lived to service those around him, no matter who they were or what their need may be.
What a legacy to leave!
This caused me to step back and ask myself a hard question: Am I living my life in a way that a book could be written about my impact? Think about it – at the end of your life, could a book be written about the way you served others? Are you living in a way that a book could be written about the impact you make?
We don’t have to be billionaires to make a difference. We just need to choose to live fully, to serve greatly, & to make an impact with everyone we meet.
Here’s to your legacy!