“I’m a fireman”


I love the story that Sir. Ken Robinson tells about a fireman. Ken goes about telling this story of a man inline at one of Ken’s book signing.

“What do you do?” He said, “I’m a fireman.” Ken asked, “How long have you been a fireman?” He said, “Always, I’ve always been a fireman.” And then Ken followed up and said, “Well, when did you decide or know?” He said, “As a kid.” He said, “Actually, it was a problem for me at school, because at school, everybody wanted to be a fireman.” He said, “But I “wanted” to be a fireman.” And he said, “When I got to the senior year of school, my teachers didn’t take it seriously. This one teacher didn’t take it seriously at all. He said I was throwing my life away if that’s all I chose to do with it, that I should go to college, I should become a professional person, that I had great potential, and I was wasting my talent to do that.” And he said,It was humiliating because he said it in front of the whole class, and I really felt dreadful. But it’s what I wanted, and as soon as I left school, I applied to the fire service and I was accepted.”

And he said, “You know, I was thinking about that guy recently, just a few minutes ago when you were speaking, about teachers,” he said, “because six months ago, I saved his life.” He said, “He was in a car wreck, and I pulled him out, gave him CPR, and I saved his wife’s life as well.”

He said, “I think he thinks better of me now.”

His passion for wanting to be a fireman, and his shape, was something that his teacher now saw and might I say was thankful for? I’m sure that that teacher and his wife were glad that the fireman was living his purpose.

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With over 25 years of business experience, Micro-Entrepreneur Specialist Kenneth Manesse Sr. has provided help to small business owners and organizations implement sustainable positive transformation, he has worked with CEO’s, executives, managers, professionals, and start up entrepreneurs. Oh, just one more thing - after raising 8 kids, I believe I'm still sane ... yay RIGHT?

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One comment on ““I’m a fireman”
  1. Thank you for this story…I just shared it with my friends and customers at earthegy. It’s not always easy to find our purpose, but once we do, it’s incredibly rewarding.

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