Today, Andrew "The Eagle" Samaniego, reported for duty at the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School at the Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island. To say how proud I am to seemy soon accomplished a goal he set out for himself over couple years ago it has been amazing.
As we took my son to the airport I had such mixed emotions. As a proud parents to his accomplishments to coming to realization he would no longer be part of my everyday day life like he has been for all these years.
My heart broke as his sister, Bella and my wife, said goodbye.
The last time we all felt this way was when our beloved, "King" passed away.
But the sadness will pass and we will always be proud of, Andrew.
Getting ready for my Prosperity Study Group at Unity of Yucaipa. Come join us for this great event. We meet at 12 noon on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Today we will discuss the Secrets of Self Made Millionaires by Brian Tracy.
If you have been watching any of the new channels the last few days, I'm sure you heard about the world record that long-time swimmer Diana Nyad just broke by swimming from Cuba to Key West Florida without a shark tank. The above video captures the moment she landed. Amazing!
This was her 5th attempt and her first was 35 years ago!
What you don't see in that video is what happened next. Something that Diana taught me that applies to many areas in life…especially for those of you are are interested in starting a home business.
Moments after she arrived she was asked if she wanted to say anything about her accomplishment and this is what she said…
I've got 3 Messages.
One is, we should never ever give up.
Two is, you are never too old to chase your dreams.
Three, it looks like an individual sport but it really is a team effort. ——–
Powerful statements about getting anything you really want to in life.
Here is how it applies to those of you who want to start a home business.
1. Never Ever Give Up – This point seams pretty obvious but is probably the one that most people fail at in a home business. Many people don't treat their home business like a real business and don't realize that it takes work, time and commitment to have true success. Trying something for a few weeks or even a few months doesn't cut it. If you want true success you need to be in for the long run. Through the good times and bad.
2. You are never too old to chase your dreams – You see this point will get you through the problem of #1…..quitting. If you focus on your dreams and why you are doing your home business in the first place your chance of success are high. And Diana is 100% right. At 64 she never gave up and did something that most people would not think was possible…but she did! That's all the matters. Don't let age EVER get in your way.
3. It's NOT an individual sport – It's almost impossible to grow a home business 100% on your own. Yes at the end of the day it's up to YOU to make it happen but you can and should leverage the power of others to help you grow, learn and succeed.
Such an inspiring story!
If you are looking to be inspired, or are looking for a home-based business that can help you reach your dreams, no matter hold old you are, check out the videos below.
Today is very special day. Last night, I watched a young confident and
intelligent young man my Son, Andrew, go to Eagle Board of Review.
The Eagle Board of Review is the 2nd most important part of becoming an Eagle Scout, the most important being there Eagle Service Project.
During this board of review, the Life Scout must explain to adults, including those representing the local Council, how he became a scout, what he has done while a scout, how Scouting has helped him in areas outside of Scouting, and how he sought, planned, carried out, and reviewed his service project.
It is an indicator of the scout’s communication, leadership, and self confidence skills.
The scout must do this himself; neither his parents nor his Scoutmaster is allowed to be present during the actual board of review.
So as we drove to the conference, I asked him , “…are you nervous?”
“No, I’m pretty confident.” Andrew said
I was pretty impressed, because I think I was more nervous than he was taking him there.
But considering he has done over 7 board reviews, 7 scoutmaster reviews and 4-5 skills reviews over the last 3 1/2 years, I can understand why he was pretty confident.
I waited patiently for over hour as Committee Chair Eamonn McGloin, Advancement Chair Mr. Wilson, Assistant Scoutmaster Terry Welsh and lastly District Chair Jack Moser, reviewed my son file, his project and then question him about his experience with scouting, around 6:40pm, I see them leaving the building.
I watched my son with a big grin on his face walked towards me and he said “I am a Eagle Scout.”
I gave him a huge hug and whisper in his ear, “I am proud of you, you did it!”
After 3 years and 9 months of hard work, goal setting, hundreds of hours of service projects, over 26 merit badges, over 60+ camping and hiking trips this young boy who admits not wanting to join boy scouts when he went to first meeting. He has achieved the highest award in boy scouts!
Congratulations, Andrew I am truly proud of you!
To all the scouts, parents, parent volunteers, Scoutmasters, and Assistant Scoutmasters with Troop 11 in Redlands who donate hundreds of hours of their time and a special thank you to David Kehrlein and David Leysena, who where Andrews Scout Fathers and mentor who guided him and taught all these years.
As I reflected back to when you first started scouting, I was amazed by how much you have grown, so I had to share two pictures when Andrew first joined scouting. He is going to kill me!