Passion and a Plan
Yesterday I spoke with John. He was looking for a sounding board.
He wanted to know how a double above knee amputee from another country could pursue a career as a Real Estate Agent in Utah. We talked, and I asked questions.
In reality, John was exploring his ability to step outside his comfort zone. He has had two trying years, one as an above knee amputee, with attendant down time, therapy and adjustment.
John had been a very active person, a fishing guide and hunter, and a ski instructor, getting to know the mountains of Utah over his lifetime like the back of his hand
I listened. I sensed frustration and desires for things to be as they were. I heard passion.
John has returned to fly fishing from his boat. (We joked that I had enjoyed fishing the Great Barrier Reef: he would continue to annoy fresh water fish with other skills.)
John has had time to think, and plan. What if he could encourage others with disABILITIES to come fish with him, to learn his skills for themselves? To enjoy the outdoors in Utah.
By the end of our conversation, he was pumped. The whole world could be invited to Fish Utah.
John has a plan. He has passion. His best years lie ahead.