About Mitch

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We only fail when we fail to try. I learned that lesson early in life, as I fought to be a normal kid in the body of a kid with a handicap that kept me from many of the things I wanted to do. In spite of my challenges, I set my goals high, and did not reach them. I did, however, put myself in a position to succeed, just not the way I envisioned, and through that, I learned that, although not all of our goals are attainable, we grow in their pursuit.

I started my professional career as a newspaper carrier for the Grand Island Independent in my hometown of Loup City, Nebraska. It was there that I learned the value of hard work and setting goals, as well asArnold Family the importance of commitment and personal service. There were plenty of days that I didn't want to drag myself around to 63 homes, but there were 63 people and a newspaper company that trusted me to do that, and I was rewarded for my work. In fact, I was the newspaper carrier of the year, which earned me a lunch with then Governor Bob Kerrey. More importantly, I learned that hard work and dedication are keys to success. Since taking that paper route at the age of 10, I've almost always had some sort of job.

Everyone has challenges in their lives. Mine was a reaction to a childhood polio vaccine which left me with a permanent limp and muscle weakness along the right side of my body. Getting around is more difficult for me than it is for most people, and I would be lying to say that I don't get frustrated; however, I am a firm believer in fate. Thus, I believe that my physical handicap is part of my existence, and as such, I should treat as a lesson-giving gift.

A handicap is like any other life challenge. To succeed, you need to devise a way to work around it and make the most of the things that you can control.

My handicap has made me a more focused, determined and introspective person than I think that I would be without it. It's also taught me how to deal with disappointment and challenges to my beliefs.

I enjoy helping people discover their potential and accomplish goals that they believed were beyond their reach. I'm not foolish enough to proclaim that I am any sort of expert or that I am beyond fault; my wife can provide a litany of areas of improvement, if you need proof. I am, however, someone who holds strong beliefs in the value of perserverance and the importance of self reliance.

If that's of interest to you, please give me a call and let's discuss how we can work together.