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SwCA Episode 148: You Get No More Out of Life Than You Demand. - Edythe Heslip

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SHOW NOTES: In the MYTH WARRIORS™ series we are targeting ideas to begin to assess whether they are credible or not. We are warriors fighting to establish clarity between what is accurate and what is simply a myth (or falsehood) in life. All of this is in furtherance of our mission to surpass our goals! In this episode we delve into the somewhat deceptively simple concept of, You Get No More Out of Life Than You Demand.” - Edythe Heslip

Full disclosure, Ms. Edythe Heslip (née Edythe Eulalia Boyd, Anderson Heslip, June 25, 1924 - March 3, 2010) was my paternal grandmother and an incredibly powerful person. She was a businesswoman who took over a prosperous family funeral home that she inherited from her uncle.  She managed that business for several more decades (my uncle was the mortician). She was also an educator, teaching elementary school for decades in public school and teaching in Head Start programs after she retired from full time teaching.  

She taught me about small business ownership including using SBA loans, real estate investing, and the importance of having a "private banker" (who you would have a relationship at the bank to ensure efficient service and loans when needed). She was one of the most forceful personalities I have ever encountered and she lived vividly, vibrantly and entirely her way. There was not a joke left untold, a dance left uncompleted or a good time missed in her life. I miss her terribly and she shaped much of my perspective and tenacity in life. She always said, "Go for it Girl!" with such certainty that you never doubted what was possible. I used to call her right after every national and international television show I did (she loved to watch me on CNN, MSNBC and FOX News) from the limo and she was the best critic and fan. She insisted th