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I introduced Clyde Horner in Episode 5. He is a Chair with Vistage, the world’s largest business advisory and executive coaching organizations. Clyde facilitates 3 executive groups, each of which has about 15 company owners, CEO’s, executives, etc. The groups meet once a month. Additionally, Clyde meets with each member one-to-one for 2 hours each month.
Between recording and releasing Episode 5 with Clyde something significant happened. Clyde had his ‘last’ one-to-one with one of his members. He went to have a 2 hour meeting with someone that was at the ending stages of life.
When Clyde told me about his ‘last’ conversation it reminded me of the book Tuesday’s with Morrie. I read Tuesday’s with Morrie in college. It’s a true story where the author, Mitch Albom, sees his old professor being interviewed by Ted Koppel on Niteline (this link is to the actual 3 part interview).
Morrie Schwartz was dying of ALS. Mitch called Morrie, one thing led to another, and among the results was the book. Over the last 20 years Tuesday’s with Morrie has sold more than 15 million copies in 45 different languages.
Clyde and I talk about his ‘last’ conversation with his member. We talked a lot about lessons from Tuesday with Morrie. Here are just a few of the Takeaways that we discussed on this episode.
- When does a fish first notice water?
- What do you say to someone who is dying?
- How can we really appreciate life while we’re living?
There is a long pause around the 55:00 mark in the episode when I am looking for a quote from Morrie. Here it is.
“Be alert and aware to the things that really interest you and go for it!”
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