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Read My Lips Radio: Funeral Planning Conversations & Learning To Be Resilient

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Are your parents or in-laws refusing to talk about what they want to have happen when they pass away? Tim Pelton has outlived his dad, mom, brother and sister. "When you plan four family funerals, you learn a lot." As a fire chief and responder to major disasters around the U.S., including school shootings, aircraft accidents, and 9/11, Tim has witnessed devastation and its impact on surviving families. Tim discusses his book, The Ultimate Family Gift: Peace of Mind Through Personalized End-of-Life Planning and report, Nine Easy Ways to Start the Hardest Conversation Ever. www.timpelton.com Tim says: "Life is too short not to have a good time."


Observing a person or an organization in their daily life does not tell you what they're really "made of". Do they have the resiliency –to survive and thrive extreme challenges? Meet Dr. Tommy A. "Dr. Inspiration" Watson, ED.D, ACC, whose life reads like a novel. His parents were addicts, "professional shoplifters", convicted felons often in jail… As a child, Tommy lived in 30 places, and was homeless, living out of a trunk. Against the odds, he became a star athlete and college graduate with multiple degrees – but was fired from a job for lacking leadership skills. Tommy's resiliency kicked in. He won the McDonald's Leadership Award and wrote The Resilience of Champions!™–Secret Habits of Highly Resilient Individuals and Organizations, exploring the 6 resiliency habits that helped Ray Kroc, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, and John Johnson succeed. www.tawatson.com

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