INSPIRING PEOPLE TO LEAD UNCOMMON LIVES
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The next time you are down or unhappy with your circumstances in life or business, listen to the story of Zerbin Singleton. Zerbin was born in Alaska to a drug addicted mother. He was in and out of shelters as a little boy. He watched his mother's boyfriends abuse and batter her. When she went to jail, when Zerbin was ten years old, he went to live with his aunt and uncle in Georgia. He developed a relationship with his father at age fifteen, but a few years later his father committed suicide. He wanted to be an astronaut and was accepted at the United State Naval Academy. Unfortunately, he was hit by a drunk driver after graduating from high school and broke his collar bone. He was disqualified from entering the Naval Academy and had to wait a year before being admitted. He eventually made the Naval Academy football team, rose to the level of Brigade Commander (meaning he was responsible for all 4000 midshipmen at the Naval Academy) and graduated as valedictorian of his class with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. When asked how he became so successful, Zerbin commented that anyone can go far in life, regardless of their background or circumstances. F.A.R. is an acronym that stands for: Faith - you must believe in a higher power. Attitude - you must retain a positive attitude and believe you will achieve your goals. Reach - you must constantly reach for your dreams and keep moving forward. Watch these two videos to learn about an extraordinary young man named Zerbin Singleton.
I have reinvented myself numerous times over my professional career.