This brief (poorly captured) video really inspired me. 

[oddly you can only find the video on my LinkedIn post, at https://www.linkedin.com/posts/bryan-ulrich-08634b13_termination-determination-i-was-inspired-activity-6747225223629828096-Qs-w]

This NFL player (De’Vante Bausby) was let go 13 times by various teams.  Along his way, with all of these dismissals mounting, I could imagine even his closest friends and family had tried to get him to give up on his dream.  That is a lot of dismissals.  He was very single-minded and focused on his goal.  Go get ‘em De’Vante!  Prove them wrong!

There are a lot of dismissals happening in the mining industry and elsewhere this year.  For context, when I was in college, I had a job at a mechanic shop.  Because of a misunderstanding I was let go by the manager.  Sometime later, I was let go at a different job by a very small-minded manager.  I kept my chin up and I have lived my dreams. 

To anyone out there who was displaced due to COVID-19, I am very empathetic to your situation.  Keep your chin up, and don’t give up.  Do what you reasonably can to live the dream.  You gotta keep moving forward.

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