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Makes perfect sense Danny

5 days, 5 hours ago on The Sunday Share: The Future of PR Isn’t Tomorrow, It’s Now

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Any chance you have the speakers notes available for this Danny?

5 days, 9 hours ago on The Sunday Share: The Future of PR Isn’t Tomorrow, It’s Now

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@Danny Brown @Randy Milanovic  Thanks Danny. I hope others don't have such a challenging way of learning of their biggest motivators.

1 week, 3 days ago on Your Legacy: How Do You Want to be Remembered?

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@biggreenpen @Randy Milanovic  appreciated. Gini's article touched me.

1 week, 3 days ago on Your Legacy: How Do You Want to be Remembered?

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Deep. 


Thank you for bringing forward this important topic Gini. As a stage IV cancer survivor myself, who has won the ultimate staring contest with death himself, I can attest that the desire to leave a legacy burns bright. 


If I may share... 

Sept 1, 2009 - upon returning home from a summer holiday I cannot remember, I was rushed to hospital in excruciating pain. An advanced cancer in my bone marrow caused the sensation of breaking bones - all over my body.

6 days in emergency and 60 lbs lighter, the pain medications began to lessen the 'breaking' to an occasional bout. My doctors handed me papers... asked about my next of kin, if I had a will. There was little or no expectation I'd survive the ordeal. 

And then David (a client) walked in. My room was dark - a windowless utility room - for which I was grateful, as even the light hurt. David sat at my bedside and laid his hand upon my shoulder. Immediately I felt heat. A lot of heat. 

David sat there, hand on my shoulder for about 6 hours. While he did so, I floated. Downward. I continued that journey downward for about half the time David's hand rested on my shoulder. At the halfway point the pain went away. Like the silent snap of a finger. Gone. 

A voice in my head boomed loudly (my own), "I haven't accomplished enough yet." The clarity and authority of that voice within my mind was something I shall never forget. 

Then, as suddenly as the pain left, it returned. I felt myself begin to rise back up and into the fight for my life. As I reached full consciousness, David abruptly lifted his hand, stated that he was done, and left the room with a casual comment that he'd better get back to helping his wife with the basement renos.

My discussions with David since are worthy of a story on their own, but for now I prefer to close out this comment with a reminder that everyone has a story, everyone desires a legacy and everyone has motivation for these things that are purely personal. 

Whether you believe in prayers or energy, the meaning is the same. Whatever your motivation - what makes you tick - I encourage you to pursue it with passion. 

I've chosen to focus that "desire for accomplishment" on my business dealings, where I do my best to improve the situations of the businesses I work with and the people I encounter.

Good luck to you all. May you find motivation for an honourable legacy.

1 week, 3 days ago on Your Legacy: How Do You Want to be Remembered?

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