By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Let us never forget those who gave their life for our freedoms.
Remembering the brave men and women who gave their “last full measure of devotion” for our freedoms requires us to take a moment on this Memorial Day to focus on the individuals behind the numbers and remember they are not just names on a wall.
One of those individuals who gave everything he had for us was Marine Captain John J. McKenna IV who was killed on August 16, 2006 during an operation in Fallujah, Iraq.
The story of John McKenna’s life and death is the story of a genuine American hero. Having had the great honor of spending a day with John J. McKenna III, the Captain’s father, I learned the story of how the McKenna family got the awful news of his death. It was a reminder that the heroes who step forward to defend us, come from America’s greatest asset: our families.
Captain McKenna lost his life trying to comfort one of his men, Lance Corporal Michael Glover. They were conducting an operation near Fallujah Iraq when Glover, who was the point man, was shot by a sniper. True to his nature as a great leader, McKenna wouldn’t order anyone else to go out to help Glover; he went himself. Witnesses say John had Michael Glover cradled in his lap when he too was shot and killed by the same sniper.
A few days after Captain McKenna’s death, John III was in the family’s old home in Brooklyn. They had recently sold it and he was taking one last look at the place where he and his wife Karen had raised John and his sister Allyson.
He was in Brooklyn for a final dental appointment and stopped at the house to make sure it was in order for the new owners. When the bell rang he thought it was neighbors coming by to wish him and his family well in their new home 175 miles away in upstate New York.
When he opened the door there was no need for words. He saw two Marine officers. He knew why they were there. When the Marine officers heard Captain McKenna was a New York State Trooper on active duty as a reservist, they made arrangements to have the Troopers join in helping the McKenna family.
Soon a procession of government vehicles was taking John McKenna III back upstate to be with his wife and daughter. What happened when the motorcade turned onto his new street is one of those things that make us proud to be Americans.
He recalled that even though they had moved into their new home just nine days before, every neighbor on his street was outside on the roadway with burning candles quietly paying tribute to the fallen Captain McKenna and his family.
John McKenna IV “Son of Fire”
The name McKenna can be translated from the ancient Irish language to mean “Son of Fire.” The countenance of John J. McKenna IV was a perfect fit to this meaning. John had piercing green eyes and fiery red hair. He was the hard charger he looked like.
He was a brilliant student who was sent to Europe on an international fellowship. He was a tough New York State Trooper, an Eagle Scout and a credit to his country his family, the Marine Corps and all freedom loving Americans.
We were honored to have had Captain John J. McKenna IV and Lance Corporal Michael Glover among us even for the too few years of their lives.
Where we get such patriots is no mystery. They come from fine families like the ones fashioned by McKennas and Glovers. May God bless them today and always. URL: http://wp.me/pXcdT-4ha
This may interest you like it did me: It really helped me!
When The Millionaire’s Brain was placed on my desk, I groaned inwardly, “Oh no, not one of THOSE again,” and I almost pulled my hair out in frustration. I have readers who actually write in and ask how I can review such books.
But after going through it, The Millionaire’s Brain turned out to be one of those rare gems that actually work for once.
Since this is after all a self-help guide, the content is more or less the same, but The Millionaire’s Brain seeks to be different from the rest of the pack by everything else.
While other products just provide textbook write-ups about what’s going on, The Millionaire’s Brain goes a step further, which I’ll explain more as I go along.
To gain success in this very competitive world, it is just not sufficient if you have talent, or a dream.
If you don’t know how to work it, you won’t get it.
Chapter 1 “Master Your Destiny” explores the concept of responsibility. Responsibility is central to the belief of the success mindset. With responsibility, you know that your choice matters in the long run.
In order to kick-start the whole process, we need to begin from the brain. The brain structure is the canvas for us to work the magic of the mindset. Continuing on that analogy, one of the methods is to keep painting on it i.e. to keep telling the brain to do specific things or inculcate particular behaviors. Only with the constant painting and re-shaping, will the positive behavior be wired into our brain and manifest automatically into our action.
One of the most doable strategies outlined here is the strategy of not watching TV programs – Because they are too mindless!
Come to think of it, watching those mechanical and bland TV programs does nothing to infuse your own destiny into the brain. There are absolutely no benefits at all.
Next on the palette, belief and ideology are critical ingredients as the underlying foundation to the great artwork of success mindset.
You have to believe that the next millionaire is you.
There is no second way about it.
A strong and unwavering belief aligns with the powerful law of attraction and hands you the keys to infinite wealth. It is really that simple.
In addition, to strengthen your success mindset, you may need to give up something.
Not your soul, don’t worry.
It is something very close and intimate to the heart, something which you may have told yourself on occasions, or something which you heard from others.
Now, I won’t be revealing those 2 words here, you’ll be amazed what it is when you come to that section in the ebook. Once you know what those words are, a simple reversal spins the wheel of fortune directly to your way.
It’s worth mentioning fear.
Fear is always the stumbling stone in any ambitious plan of success. Because one takes a fearful step back, everything literally comes to naught – everything from planning, to resource-gathering, to execution of the plan.
Indeed, like what the authors Winter and Alvin expound, talk is cheap. Action must be taken and fear tossed out to the wind. As compared to other products, this is something lacking. They usually come in an ebook, and just vaguely talk about this theory and that research finding.
Thankfully, it is not just all talk in The Millionaire’s Brain. There are exercises throughout the ebook, to reinforce your understanding.
What is an advantageous plus about The Millionaire’s Brain is that there is a Brain Optimizer Workbook to further underpin what you need to do.
Here, the brain optimizing exercises come in handy, which include affirmations, meditations, and many other little things you can implement effectively in your daily routine.
One of the bonuses, The Money Code, is rather intriguing because it focuses on financial success. Now it can be rather difficult for a layman to focus on financial details simply due to the technical jargon. But The Money Code is all straightforward and easy to understand on the concepts it seeks to code into the brain.
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I’ve read through countless self-help books in my time and I have to say that The Millionaire’s Brain is quite possibly one of the best, if not the best, personal success development product out there.
It is unbelievably comprehensive and in-depth, yet the concepts taught are so easy to understand and can be readily put into practice and action.
If you look at those “Get-Rich Quick” seminars, what they’re asking is for you to keep on pumping in the capital to play the market, which may turn out to be quite risky. For The Millionaire’s Brain, there is no such high risk involved. With The Millionaire’s Brain, you have an iron-clad guarantee which protects your interests – you will never lose your investment.
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