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“Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer.”
— Norwegian Proverb



Ok, I’m a little biased toward today’s quote because my ancestors are Norwegian seamen.

In fact, I’m posting the trailer for the movie “A Perfect Storm” right now.

If you’ve seen the film, you may wonder how this is a Jackalope-worthy clip.

Well, I’ll tell you…I was so inspired by watching George Clooney courageously manning the helm of his little ship!  He was “going for it” even in the face of odds that most people would have said, “NO WAY I’m going to make it.  I’ll just let the waves take me down.”

Not George Clooney’s character.  He employed every resource and every single shred of positive energy he had.  It’s his courage and intensity that inspire me to greater action today.

So, anyway…I wish you a day filled with passion and optimism.

Jacob “the Jackalope” Nordby


PS…what other lessons do you see in this film?



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“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get”
— Ray Kroc, Executive

It’s one thing to get all excited and feeling good about life on a sunny summer weekend.

It’s a whole different proposition to wake up on Monday morning, sit down at the desk and say, “where did all my happy feelings go?”

Let me, Jacob “The Jackalope”, say to you that it’s time to roll up your sleeves (mine are already rolled!).  Attack the one or two top tasks RIGHT NOW that you kind of know need to be done, but aren’t very much fun.

Let’s get ’em done.  I promise you that if you start out with a little hard work this morning, you’ll feel great and be ready to tackle your week.

Love the quote by Ray Kroc.  I guess he’d know better than just about anyone, wouldn’t he?

Make it a great day!

Jacob “the Jackalope” Nordby

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