A blog to acknowledge those who should have been acknowledged and thanked more appropriately before, and to possibly help you in your lives and career by provoking thought, reflection and reading material that might well alter your career and life. If it prompts you to contemplate and acknowledge those in your life, even better.

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I hope you have enjoyed wading through the early years (pre-insurance).  I am not sure if you had favorites, but before I press on to my "post" golf years, I thought it would be useful if I take this opportunity to address items that I viewed as important to my success (or lack thereof depending upon your perspective).  Each were HUUUUUGELY important to capture a phrase from our current political season.

Colleagues Had I not been blessed with great colleagues, each of my careers might have ended up far differently and I do not mean to the positive either!!!

The formative years part 1- my father and mother.....great work ethic, ingenuity, and never say never attitude

The formative years- part 2- golf, Art Hughes, music and how they all tie together...be selfless in your time with others as you never know what it means to those you might influence...and it is the only blog post that includes music !!!!

The Importance of Friends- how a single interaction or friend of yours or one of your kids can make a demonstrable difference on the end result

Celebrating a coach or teacher- a learning event and a special thank you to a great coach and teacher and how they changed the direction and tone of my career years later

Mr. Wiggs- celebrates the social and business construct of a teenager as well as its teaching of future skills providing great lessons to be applied to future career thoughts without ever knowing it was put into place

While these are only a sampling of the posts, each of the aforementioned were the pillars for all that set the stage for my own journey.  I certainly do not want to minimize the others, but without these beginning acknowledgments, the journey would have been substantially more difficult.  Ironically enough, all are additive, and I believe you will see that to be true all the way through the process.  I suspect after reflecting, you will find your own memorable moments that made a demonstrable impact on your journey.

Here is your assignment.....make sure that if you have had some of the same experiences that you take the time to 1) share with the group; and 2) take a moment from your busy schedule to thank those who made a difference.  I can tell you that I have heard from many of the kids or relatives of those I mentioned in these and other posts.  I have been humbled by their appreciation and acknowledgment.

I'll pause now and wait for your input...

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