JP PictureThis past week I experienced what no one wants to experience…the very early death of a young friend…someone I could call an “almost son”.  JP was a full-of-life, “let’s go for it” kind of guy.  JP took full advantage of every minute…every second of his life and very much earned the title of being special.  So as I thought about his legacy and this week’s TRIPLE III TIME message (and yes he was a weekly follower of III), I believe he would be pleased with the Just Be YOU! title and this special TOP 10 list to support it as his legacy.

So Just Be YOU and:

  1. Make everyone’s day special…and you will be rewarded with your own special.
  2. Work hard…play hard…because half-assing anything…is just that.
  3. Shake hands like you mean it…and understand a man-hug is really an even stronger handshake.
  4. Give until it hurts…because you never know.
  5. Remember family everyday…EVERYDAY…because you need strong roots to continue to grow.
  6. Take calculated risks…because staying the same is boring.
  7. Stay connected as much as you can…because your connection probably means even more to the message receiver.
  8. Be the first to laugh at yourself…because contagious laughter is an often lost necessity in everyday life.
  9. Always have something to look forward to…it will bring the best kind of “mind-smile” only you can feel.
  10. Show appreciation with your authentic smile and voice…and you will find it easy to Just Be YOU!

I am lucky to be able to share this Just Be YOU! Legacy.  I am sure there will be more JP memory “specials” that will show up down the road.



About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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