What do you care about? What is important to you?
Speak with honesty, think with sincerity and act with integrity.
I get the biggest rush encouraging and being the Gazoo on shoulders of those who are struggling to achieve clarity and understanding, this is important to me.
My children and now grandchildren are a very big piece of who I am. Seeing their accomplishments, smiles and strong forward thinking values expresses who I am and how my true core morals have expanded through to their lives.
I keep the bar high, those who know me can hear me say “Why? Cause you can! “
Morning sunrises inspire me. I ask often ask myself what accomplishments will be made throughout the day and reflecting the results while watching the sun setting.
My Life Journey so far…..
I grew up on a gravel road on a 100 Century Family Dairy farm in West Lincoln, ON. I have always been very actively involved in the outdoors and sports. Challenging myself to be just that bit better each time and encouraging those around me.
When I entered into the transportation industry, I at that point didn’t realize I was making an everlasting career decision. Thriving on efficient hard working morals instilled from my childhood. Listening to mentors, their wise and very interesting stories encouraged me to dig deeper and strive to help the transportation and trades industries.
My vision to create software to encourage communication and visual learning through virtual reality! Intriguing, oh ya! Effective 100% ! Nailed it!!! But how? I was not sure, that would be the team I would create around me for support. Travel a path that and open new ideas that no one else has done before? Do I make this plunge?
My moment of I can? I achieved this when I walked to bottom of the Grand Canyon with no one I knew, just 14 strangers I met on the morning bus. I turned back up the next day, my 50th birthday.
There was amazing life directing moments, one was the first few steps I took, I asked myself do I turn around, can I do this? Quitting was not an option, it was following the path and appreciating the conversation when you met someone. The second affirming experience was going through the switchbacks where the path was narrow, you can’t see around the corner, scared and alone. Once I accomplished the corner there was nothing but sun, beautiful scenery and yes the next turn in the Canyon wall. What did I learn standing on the Canyon floor looking up at where I will need to get myself in the morning? Yes, this is my journey, why? Because you can !
What can I pass along?
Never give up, always be sure to look back at the footsteps of how far you have made it! Be proud of your personal story!