Crossing Paths


A couple weeks ago the cooperative wrapped up a two-day sales audit and planning session for the network and I was given the chance to share some closing thoughts. I had kicked around a few ideas and actually run back across a favorite quote the day before the meeting kicked off.

In my life, this particular quote has crossed my path at very special times. The first time I recall encountering it was in my youth in the elementary school classroom where I learned to read. The second time we crossed paths was in the first credit union board room where I had a seat at the table.  It was a plaque on the wall. This past weekend, walking through an incredible log home in northern Michigan, I found the quote carved into a full beam.

What was the quote? “The harder and smarter I work, the luckier I seem to get.” Make your own luck every day.

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