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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tim Wyatt is a person I admire more than many others. I've known Tim for slightly over 10 years and I watched him blossom as a person, a manager, a husband and a friend. Tim went to work for a client of mine as a supervisor with a high school education. Today he is a superintendent of a large transportation department and is poised to become a vice president when his boss retires. He'll be completing his masters degree in about 7 months.

Yeah, I know, another success story. Big deal. The worlds full of them.

Tim is a normal, get outta bed-get dressed-go to- work-sorta-guy. His life has been not much different than a lot of peoples. He works a small farm in his spare time, and can fix just about anything. As far as I know Tim hasn't had any huge obstacles or impediments in his life to overcome.

So what's your point John?

Tim was one of my coaching clients, for a period of time. When we finished our last session I asked him to summarize the experience. He paused for a moment and said "You caused me to look at myself and I didn't always like that but if I wanted to reach my goals I knew I had to do that"

So Tim set a path for himself to excel in the areas of his life that he'd chosen. We kept in touch, mostly because every time Tim reached a milestone he'd call me an share it with me. Last June, I had the privilege of certifying Tim as a career development coach.

Truth be told I learned so much more from Tim than he learned from me. His one sentence summary, that he says changes his path in life is something I've posted on my bulletin board and look at daily.

If you ever meet Tim Wyatt he'll tell you the reason he did all the things he did was solely for himself. It wasn't to gain recognition or a promotion at work. He took a look inside and saw there were things - excuses - he was making that kept him from being whole and healthy.

I'm no different. I can choose a cookie over an apple and when I step on the scale Saturday morning it will tell the results. I can blame my kids, my wife or the way I was raised but in the end the choice to succeed or not succeed is mine and mine alone.

In the end the only person staring back at me in the mirror is me.

It's why I'm glad I met Tim Wyatt


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WATERDIAMONDS 3/19/2014 6:12AM

    emoticon and well-shared. thank you.

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NASFKAB 3/19/2014 2:06AM

  loved the story thanks for sharing

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46SHADOW 3/18/2014 10:34PM

    Love the cookie! It is interesting how we automatically choose what we know-the cookie- and have to consciously choose new habits-the apple until that then comes the natural response. .Hopefully. have to say cookies are my weakness!

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KOHINOOR2 3/18/2014 10:05PM

    Great Story. Well said Thank you for sharing,

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PANFRIEDTROUT 3/18/2014 9:08PM

what an inspiring story John .... I'm glad you met Tim & that he was able to bless you as much as you helped him.

great poster to conclude your blog!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/18/2014 8:45PM

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CHARTHESTAR 3/18/2014 6:26PM

    Well said story.

we have no one to blame for what we put in our mouths (other than the meds the doctors says we need to take).

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LYNMEINDERS 3/18/2014 5:52PM

    AMEN John....

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HDHAWK 3/18/2014 2:08PM

    Great story John! I'm glad Tim realized he had it in himself to be so successful.

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REGILIEH 3/18/2014 1:30PM

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BAMAJAM2 3/18/2014 1:19PM


You recognized value and potential in Tim Wyatt, and this was certainly a reason for Tim to be motivated to achieve, and to succeed.
This is an inspiring story for your many fans, John--
Thank you for telling it!

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LOVINGKATE 3/18/2014 1:15PM

  Another powerful message John. It is you that makes me look inside. You inspirie me so much, that when you blog, I get so excited to know what I will learn from you today. Some times I don't like what I see, but it is up to me to make the change. I have all ways said, when you look in the mirror the image does not lie. Thanks so much for sharing John.
Have a beautiful day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Glad to hear that Tim is doing so well!

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SANDRALEET 3/18/2014 1:02PM

    So many had abusive parents Every obstetrical you can imagine dirt poor First you need concealing to get well Have to learn to think well or even love yourself Then after middle age Get the breaks to get some more Education The rich and certain party do not want yo make you get out of were you are Low wages make some able to get rich The American dream we all have is not true for so many A lie

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