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Second Chance Living™

“What will you do with your second chance today?” is the question Mercedes poses to general audiences in this transformational program. Her gripping story moves participants to put their lives in perspective and carefully consider how the choices they make profoundly affect their future.
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Get It Right Today, Not Tomorrow

Do your employees and leaders too often operate in Survival Mode, putting out fires and putting off until tomorrow what should be done today? This program powerfully dispels the notion that there will always be a tomorrow in which we can finish today’s unfinished business and moves individuals to work and live with intentionality.
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Safety: Don’t Count on 2nd Chances

Can too much experience be a bad thing? Absolutely…if it leads to complacency. The highly experienced pilots of Flight 965 were lulled into a false sense of security that led to the deaths of 160 people. Mercedes’ one-of-a-kind safety presentation uses the factual account of the crash of Flight 965 as an anchor to drive home the dangers of complacency and the importance of situational awareness.
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So proud of this guy and all the hard work he puts in on a daily basis #bennybuckets https://instagram.com/stories/ben_johnson2430/2399583056924836065?utm_source=ig_story_item_share&igshid=14bes9ys9vi79

When you’re that brilliant and wealthy, dancing skills are not needed. If I was a rapper I think I know who I’d pick to be my hype man. 😆

Virtual 5k in memory of Brent Bargen .... you will forever be dearly loved and terribly missed. To know you was to love you! 💜@ProjectPurple #PancreaticCancerSucks

Like to read fiction? 100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read, from Abi Daré to Zora Neale Hurston https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/entertainment/books/2020/08/20/100-black-novelists-you-should-read-abi-dare-zora-neale-hurston/3299705001/ via @usatoday

I’m just as guilty when answering the “what do you do?” question. Are you mindful of this or are you just as guilty as I am?

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During a patient advocacy call with my friends at the National MPS Society , this scorecard was shared.
As cold and flu season arrives while our communities are still battling Covid-19, it’s helpful to know the difference between the symptoms. Please take a look and share with your friends and family.
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During a patient advocacy call with my friends at the National MPS Society , this scorecard was shared. 
As cold and flu season arrives while our communities are still battling Covid-19, it’s helpful to know the difference between the symptoms. Please take a look and share with your friends and family.

We’re all the same, we just come in different packaging filled with different experiences and perspectives. One person’s experience or perspective is neither “right” nor “wrong”, it’s just different than your own. ... See MoreSee Less

We’re all the same, we just come in different packaging filled with different experiences and perspectives. One person’s experience or perspective is neither “right” nor “wrong”, it’s just different than your own.
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