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Isaac is the president of Wake up Nation Foundation. A fun fact about Isaac is that he eats way too many cookies and must have his cookies and milk before bedtime! Wake up Nation Foundation raises money for kids who find leadership opportunities. Wake up Nation is his speaking company. Isaac travels all over the Pacific Northwest to speak to kids in school. Isaac is spread thin as he is also VP of Marketing for a growing medical company. Isaac was raised here in Richland. He believes that pouring his heart and his message into this generation is so important because there are a lot of distractions that are trying to deter this upcoming generation from its course. He feels like it’s our responsibility as an older generation to pour into them. When putting together a team, he must know who they are as a person. He needs to know that they have integrity and a servanthood mentality. You must identify your why and align with people that share the same passion. They need to be bleeding his vision. Isaac was so eager to find a child to Empower! He and his wife found 4 girls to send to a Nike camp in San Diego. Results drive people. People connect to results! Isaac makes time to think, dream, and plan early in the morning. He believes it’s important to start your day with a “can do” mentality. He found by starting his day like this, it carries him throughout the day. It helps him to be more productive with his time. When you hesitate, you miss out on opportunities. When you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready. Isaac organizes himself with time management. He believes in lists and says if it’s not on the list, it doesn’t exist. He must prioritize his list; his calendar is his coach. A full calendar is a success guide. He next-levels his success by using the time management tools that Paul Casey sends him. He has a tool called GPS which stands for Greatness Persistent Success. It guides both work and home life goals. It gives you weekly actions that will get you to your goals. Isaac energizes himself by plugging into his mentors. Eric Thomas and TD Jakes are people he really loves to listen to and watch online. He believes in doing these things regularly. Isaac believes that consistency is the key to staying strong and to have breakthroughs. When he started Wake Up Nation Wednesdays, he wasn’t getting much response. But when he started being consistent, he started get invitations to speak. Isaac believes that one of the most difficult challenges in leadership is finding a way to fill yourself. As a leader you are pouring yourself into so many people; you can easily be depleted. Fill your cup so you can pour into others. What makes Isaac smile being a leader is hearing how others are changing their lives. Once after a speaking engagement that he had, a kid call him on a Saturday morning and told him that he had changed his life. Seeing produced fruit is so rewarding. Vulnerability gives others the opportunity to fill the holes in you.

The advice Isaac would give to leaders is follow your heart. Don’t let anything or anyone prohibit your streak. Now is the time. Go to the place where your passion was burning and reconnect to your “why”. You can reach Isaac on his FB page at Wake Up Nation, on Instagram, and www.IsaacButts.com

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