Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.

Mary Kay Ash (1918 – 2001)

Mary Kay AshHow many things have you been able to accomplish when others thought it wasn’t possible?

I was nearly 40 when I overheard my father telling a neighbor he used to tell me something couldn’t be done because he knew I would figure out how to get it done.

I would have like to have known that then, but it was still great to know all those years later. He really had confidence in my capabilities.

I was 35 when I was able to take him on a flight in a 152 when I flew it home for the day. He told me how proud of me he was. It was a great moment for me.

When I think back on all the times I achieved things I never thought I could possibly do.

  • When I was in the 10th grade I grabbed the microphone during a power outage and strummed a guitar, which I had never been able to play, while reading a Pat Paulson script, just to avoid dead air at the event.
  • I won first place soloist as a base clarinetist for all of Northern California high schools.
  • I came in third in a mixed boys and girls marathon.
  • I was head cheerleader.
  • I was the school editor of our newspaper
  • I launched the Future Business Leaders organization
  • I got the lead role in the Christmas Play
  • I was the Homecoming Queen my senior year
  • I was Vice President of the student council
  • I got my pilot’s license
  • I raced auto cross
  • I won first placed first in down hill skiing
  • I can use most power tools as well as most men

I have been an over achiever most of my life. I truly enjoy accomplishing things that are not normal.

My problem solving techniques are exceptional and I am always looking for ways of making the world a better place.