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A Bad Example

Art Fettig's Monday Morning Memo
December 4, 2017
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In This Issue
o A Bad Example
o Say Something Good
o Points to Ponder
o A Little Humor
o Quote
o To Subscribe

Joe No NoA Bad Example
I guess you could say that Father Skiffington, S.J. was my first Mentor. He was my English teacher in my junior year at the University of Detroit High School.  Somehow I had been named "Staff Poet" on the Cub Newspaper and he had been reading some of my stuff.  One day he called me aside and said, "Art, I do believe God had a plan when He created every living individual and that He gave every one of us a special talent.  If we can just discover our special talent and hone it and find ways to use our talent for the good of all humankind then this could become a world full of love and peace and understanding." Then he looked me straight in the eye and  said, "Art, I do believe that you were put on this earth to serve as a bad example."  I replied, "Yes Father, and look at the great job I am doing with this talent."  I could serve well as a bad example in both my conduct and in my academic achievement there.

Later I taught a course titled "You can sell your writing." It was built around a poem I'd written which was rejected twenty-five times. I sold it the 26th time out. My course gave struggling authors the challenge to carry on and some found success.  At the railroad years later I played the role of Joe No No in our A-V productions on Safety.  Joe No No would break every safety role and we'd show me lying on the ground and we even brought in a stretcher and showed me getting into an ambulance and moaning with great pain. So many times both writers and professional speakers have shared with me how I had inspired them.  Some said to me, "Art, I saw you succeeding and it convinced that I could do better in some way and I did." What is your special talent and what are you doing with it right now?

Let's hear about your special talent.  Please leave your comments on my Blog by Clicking Here.

Say Something Good 
Flying Southwest. Two bags checked free. Two carry on bags free. Change reservation free, free cancellation. No phone reservation fee. Courtesy, free. Generally humor on most flights, free. On-time performance in our limited experience has been outstanding. Fares? Sometimes amazing. Compared to other airlines? You mean there are other airlines?

May God bless America and bring us world peace.                      

Points to Ponder
Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. Charles F. Kettering                 

A Little Humor
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Quote
The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything. Warren Buffett

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