Don’t disqualify yourself – lifelong lessons

29 Sep Don’t disqualify yourself – lifelong lessons

My dad, Jim, was born in Nebraska. He was a simple man. A farmer. A hard worker.

Before leaving this life, my father taught me one of the main lessons I teach people now: The 3 D’s.

Decisions, Determination and Disqualification.

These 3 D’s were never more important to me than when he was on his death bed.

It was New Year’s Eve 2006 and I got a phone call that my father was going to die. I was in Tahoe and needed to fly to Nebraska ASAP to see him.

My father had never met my daughter (who was 3 months old at the time) and I wasn’t going to let him go without seeing her.

Here’s where the challenge presented itself: There were absolutely NO outgoing flights from Tahoe on New Year’s Eve. None. I literally called everywhere and just kept getting no’s.

No, no, no, no, NO.

But I was going home. No doubt about it.

So I started thinking of who I could call to help…

Luckily, I had a friend in aviation. I dialed him up immediately and asked him to get my family and I to Nebraska.

“Loral…it would be $29,000 to fly out,” he said.

“I don’t care. How quickly can we leave?” I responded.

Before I could blink, my family and I packed up a few essentials, drove to a private airport and were in the air for Nebraska to see my father.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

So we flew out and got to spend my dad’s last days together. He got to meet his granddaughter and we all spent the waning moments of his life as a family.

I couldn’t have asked for more.

This whole story was one of my “Say ‘yes’ and figure out how” moments. I was told ‘no, there is no way we can get you to your dad,’ but I said ‘YES, I am flying home’ and figured out how.

MANY OF YOU DON’T HAVE THIS TYPE OF MINDSET BECAUSE YOU’RE STUCK WHEN IT COMES TO THE 3 D’S:

These Are The 3 D’s I Learned From My Dad

Always clarify your 3 D’s in life and keep them in mind daily. Consider saying “yes” every day and match it against the 3 D’s.

Do this and you’ll truly start to see you can have EVERYTHING you want in life…

Cheers,

To Your Success, Loral Langemeier

1Comment
  • Jiah Miesel
    Posted at 03:30h, 30 September Reply

    Hi Loral,

    What an amazing story! You continue to be an inspiration to me and so many others!! Keep going! Thought of you today playing Greg Reid tennis.

    Cheers,
    Jiah

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