Yesterday, my Uncle Mike lost his battle to cancer. He had numerous great qualities. He served his country honorably as a Marine, he was a successful small business owner, he raced stock cars, he was an outdoorsman and most importantly he loved his family. To me, he always seemed a source of calm and quiet dignity. I learned a lot by watching Uncle Mike. Much of what I learned from him boils down to this:

1. Work hard.
2. Be decent to people, especially the people who rely on you.
3. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

As I get older, Uncle Mike’s lesson have become ever more relevant and powerful.

Think. Work. Achieve.

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