“Life is like riding a bicycle. You don’t fall off unless you stop.” – Claude Pepper, American Politician
Jim Estill, Author (Time Leadership) and Blogger(CEO Blog-Time Leadership), and CEO and President of Danby, The Leader in Refrigeration and Specialty Appliances based out of my home town of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, has been in the local news a lot lately for his generous funding (personal donation of over one million dollars) and efforts to help over 50 Syrian refugee families settle in Guelph.
But what some may not realize is that Jim started a computer business EMJ Data Systems and later Synnex which he took from 0 – 2 billion dollars.
I have had the pleasure to meeting, connectng and being mentored by Jim on several occasions (as well as following his career from Guelph to New York and back to Guelph).
He shares several of his secrets and insights in this efficient and effective (just like Jim) Ted Talk.
If you own a business, run a business or even work in a business, and want to learn at the feet of one of the masters, it will be well worth the time investment.
This poem was written by the Memory Man, Bill Clennan who many also called the Dean of Canadian Professional Speakers. He would have turned 72 years old today (Jan. 16th, 2016), but unfortunately passed away over 5 years ago. This was the way he closed many of his speeches. Whether you are an athlete or not, this is a very powerful and inspirational message. Please enjoy and remember The Memory Man.
THE REWARD IS WITHIN -Bill Clennan
The contest lasts for moments
Though the training’s taken years,
It wasn’t the winning alone that
Was worth the work and the tears
The applause will be forgotten
The prize will be misplaced
But the long hard hours of practice
Will never be a waste
For in trying to win
You build a skill
You learn that winning
Depends on will
You never grow by how much you win
You only grow by how much you put in
So any new challenge
You’ve just begun
Put forth your best
And you’ve already won.
Bill Clennan, Canadian Motivational Speaker
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“Luck favours the persistent.” – Jim Collins/Jerry Parros, Authors, Built to Last (Successful Habits of Visionary Companies)