Bill Farquharson

January 29, 2014

2 Min Read

If you asked me if I’d see a black president in my lifetime, I would have said, "No." I would have thought there would be a white woman before a black man. This is a historic moment and one that I am drinking in. I just got off of the phone with my 84 year old father, a native of Kingston, Jamaica. Dad came to the United States in 1932 and settled in Boston. He volunteered for service in WWII and served his new country. He found success here and taught his three children that we can become anything we choose. All it takes is hard work and an undying optimistic faith. And opportunity.

If you need me to tie this Blog entry into sales, here you go: "Anything is possible. You must never give up. Regroup. Rethink. Try again with a new approach. Believe in yourself. When you hit the canvas, get up and try again. You can do it."

Optimism. I believe it is in your DNA. Mel Fischer looked for Spanish gold for 17 years off of the coast of Florida before finding it. His is the face of tenacity. He woke up everyday and spoke the same encouraging words to his crew: "Men, today’s the day!" 

Today is indeed the day. It is a day to be a proud American. It is a day to be optimistic and hopeful. It is a day to believe in yourself and your country. As a first generation American, I never lose sight of the opportunity I am given to succeed. Don’t let "No" stop you. Use it to motivate yourself.

Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Be grateful. Be hopeful. Today’s the day. You can achieve anything.

Now go sell something.


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