Yes, I was thinking of this after a crappy weekend...there is no "woe is me" in me. In the past two weeks, the brakes on my truck went ($1,800), the brakes on my wife's car went and is still in the shop, and the engine on my boat went. All three had to get replaced in a great windfall to the mechanic and marina! (Price out a new 225 HP outboard!)
I could take it and woe-is-me the whole thing, or I could strap one on and get back to work. I've got some catching up to do. No excuses. The charter boat will recover well. The brake repairs are on cars that we've paid off. We'll get out there this summer and sell some giant tuna this year for some bonus money...
My wife always said that you are the way you are because of your family. You can use a bad upbringing as an excuse to do poorly or you can use it as a reason to do great. So yes, you are the way you are because of your family, it's just a matter of what you want to do with it.
The best kick in the butt that I love about this job is going over people's tax returns when getting paperwork together for loans... Nothing is more encouraging than seeing the tax returns from very, very successful people. On the flip side, it is great looking at the other end of the spectrum and seeing people that really benefit from good advice and awesome help.
Taking recent lemons and making lemonade.
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