Takeaways Podcast – S2:E23 – Harry Fagel

March 04, 2019
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I am blessed to be around remarkable people. There are always Takeaways to learn. That is what I am sharing on this podcast.

Takeaways – Life. Lessons. Learned. explores learning from the wisdom of others.

When he was 19 years old Harry Fagel found himself sitting in his car at the UNLV parking lot. He didn’t feel like he was connected to anything. He felt like he didn’t matter. It was in that moment that he made the decision to live a life that connected him to other people.

Fast forward to February 28, 2019, now Captain Harry Fagel just retired after a 25 year career with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. But that is not all he’s done to connect to people. Not by a long shot!

Harry is a published poet. A produced spoken word poet. I would even say he is the voice of the police department and law enforcement everywhere. Here are two of his poems if you’re interested.

When I first met Harry he was my high school youth group advisor. The next time we would cross paths I was 24. He found out I had been writing poetry and firmly asked me to open for him at his next show. We talk about that in this episode and what happened next when I returned the favor and invited him to my stage. We covered an incredible spectrum of conversation in this episode from his storied past which includes stories about Jay Sarno and his cousin Freddie Glusman, owner of Piero’s, to life as a cop and much more.

What else can you learn from a person like Harry? Here are just a few of the Takeaways that we discussed on this episode.

  • The power of just starting and where it can lead.
  • How to establish the foundation of relationships and love?
  • What are Harry’s Takeaways from being a policeman, poet, philosopher, and parent?

I hope you enjoy!

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