Do you offer solutions? Or are you just in the discussion? With life providing lots of input, how will you attack the future? What is your plan and how will you execute?
The recent week has been one of many ideas and emotions. With all of the ideas available to me, I have entered a “market evaluation” phase based on opportunities that address my passions. What business out there needs someone who loves to build a team, identify the best market opportunities, and drive profitable growth? People have listened to me, talked to me, pointed me, and questioned me. All of this has helped define my perspective.
Now, to refine the battle plan to achieve a successful outcome that fits my passions.
However, after all of this, my real perspective is the importance of family and friends. Mine are the greatest(I am sure yours are to you too.) My sister has been at my mom’s side going through the tests and reports. My kids have been on the phone to their Nanni to support. My wife, who has known Mom longer than I have known Gayle, is helping her understand the possible futures and extending her love. The prayers from North Branch Reformed Church as well as Edgewood Free Methodist Church are lifting her needs up. All of my friends from middle school, high school, college and co-workers through various social media are offering thoughts and prayers.
Facing stage 4 lung/liver cancer, we are all a bit numb right now. This was a tough result for someone going in for pre-op tests for knee surgery. Good news is that mom is symptom free, a very strong woman, and loves life. Best advice the doctor gave her was to get the H1N1 shot, get back in the game, and enjoy her life.
Peace, blessings and thanks to all.
Have a great Thanksgiving and
KEEP IT IN PERSPECTIVE!
P.S. All of you who have contacted me directly or through Facebook or LinkedIn, I want to thank you. I am having a bit of trouble keeping up with the social networking part. The opportunity search, the support of my mom, and the family plan for Thanksgiving are tops right now. Please continue to ping me. I will eventually catch up.