Advance and be recognized

ABC News Special screen
The enemy is somewhere between hard to see and entirely invisible. #GodPleaseHaveMercyOnUkraine

My father-in-law, John Zubek, fought in World War II.

He only ever shared two things:

  1. Shoot or be shot at.
  2. Advance and be recognized.

The first thing he shared was because i pried for some sort of wisdom from him before he died and it would be lost forever.

The second thing he shared, can’t recall the context on why it was shared, other than there were scary times when you didn’t know who was nearby. And the only way to verify it was to ask the person you couldn’t see to, “Advance and be recognized.“

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Read the writing on the wall

quote about independence
You don’t owe anyone an explanation, nor does anyone owe you an explanation for why they help or don’t help you.

Read the writing on the wall.

If you don’t manage your possessions as you go through life, eventually, your possessions will manage you.

And by manage you, i mean bury you in a sea of overwhelm, confusion, and fear.

The best way to say thank you or sorry is with changed behavior.

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Jack the Bear

Jack the Bear
Exact same bear. One is a road warrior and former pet toy. A third, identical bear in mint condition, is missing.

Jack the Bear has been around the world.

Jack went to Finland for the 2009 Masters Track and Field World Championships.

Jack has listened to the tapping of various MacBook keyboards since 2008.

Jack the Bear, i’m guessing, would like to see some books published.

Who wouldn’t, right?

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Tell great stories (reprise)

Tell a great story today.

If necessary, use words.

When we walk into your home, we immediate hear a story.

There’s no way to unhear (unsee) it.

Which would you choose…$1M or a penny that doubles every day for 30 days?

The $1,000,000 keeps you ahead through and including day 26.

  • Day 27 = $1,342,000
  • Day 28 = $2,684,000
  • Day 29 = $5,369,000
  • Day 30 = $10,737,000

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Eloquent wisdom

Disney Keynote Speaker jeff noel
On a mountain top, you see what few see. But we should all be able to see this: that everyone is going through a hell no one else knows about. Enjoy and learn from J. K. Rowling’s Harvard commencement speech below.

Eloquent wisdom from someone who was lost, alone, and defeated. The hero’s story, as it were.

We all have a hero’s story to tell.

Tell it.

Don’t die with a book in you.

Write it.

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