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Success is about getting up after you get knocked down

Happy Tuesday! Have you ever noticed that on social media, Facebook, Instagram and even LinkedIn, everyone has the perfect life, job, business, wife, family girlfriend? Sometimes when you look behind the curtain all that appears to be is not real. Take me for example.

2 failed marriages

3 failed businesses

Made and lost 2 fortunes

1 son that has not spoken to me in 4 years

2 sets of terrible business partners.

I know the feeling of being a millionaire and also the felling of having the last $3.00 to my name afterwards. I could add more to this list, but you get the point. Many of you may have thought I was wildly successful but judging from the list you will see I am not. In fact, I am having the worst year in business in the last 25 years. The point and the lesson for you to take away from this?

Although I have been knocked down many times and even called out for the count, I always got back up. The most important thing to remember is, ALWAYS get back up. It may take several tries; it may take a decade, but failure only comes when you stop trying.

This is where I am successful, I always get back up on my feet, sometimes with the help of friends, most of the time on my own.

Let me go back to my list.

I thank God every day, sometimes more than once a day, for my wonderful life.

2 failed marriages but my current wife is the woman I always dreamed of and the third time is truly a charm. She is the love I never had and the love of my life.

I have now been with Top Katz for over 20 years, and it is a successful business and I hope the future is even better.

Haven’t made the third fortune but I have what I need and it’s not always about money.

My Son has still not spoken to me, but I have 3 more adopted Sons that think I am the best and talk to me everyday.

Today I have the kind of partners everyone should have we all pull together for the same cause and no one is undermining the others.

I am having the worst year in 25 years. It may have started that way but it doesn’t have to end that way.

During my 6 decades on this planet, I now consider myself successful. I have a beautiful happy wife and family, I am healthy, I have the necessities of life, I help many people, some of which I do not know, and they don’t know me.,

I have an awesome produce community as my extended family. I chose a career I still love 45 years later.

All of this because I learned very early. “ It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, it matters how many times you get up” Keep getting knocked down, learn from it and pick yourself back up.

Now if you would like to make me more successful, you can always buy your produce from me? I am the best investment you will ever make. I cost you nothing and get you increased sales and profits or both.

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