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Rivers Corbett, MBA is an award winning entrepreneur, speaker, and author of "13 Fears of Entrepreneurs" He has received numerous business honors including Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada's Hottest Start-ups List and Canada's Fastest Growing Companies list through Profit magazine and most recently recognized as one of Canada's 10 Mentor RockStars.. Rivers is presently a member of Startup Canada's National Advisory Council, founding entrepreneur of StartUP Fredericton & the "Entrepreneur in Residence" at the University of New Brunswick. His real joy and expertise is being a StartUP Advisor and "zagging while everyone else zigs" his two newest businesses ventures the Relish Gourmet Burgers restaurant chain and TheRockStar StartUP for StartUP entrepreneurs. Oh... he is also the leader of a team of over 25 chefs through his other company The Chef Group. Not bad for a guy who hates to cook. Always looking for a new idea to help businesses' succeed...this is his newest marketing discovery for StartUPs The Lyoness Advantage. "Rivers is a 21st century entrepreneur, he's the one to watch" - Jim Gilbert: Canada's Huggable Car Dealer!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Friend Steve..

You think you have it tough...get out of the way for my great friend Stephen.
I spent last night hanging out with him at his home in Alberta...and really learned about his journey...his is one of true survival.
You see Stephen has Hodgkins cancer..Level can't get any worse with that kind of cancer. The odds are against you and your journey back is hard and uncertain. A few times he had been at his makers door...he hurts all the time. He is exhausted..he can't leave his home in case he gets sick from someone else..he has lost all his hair from his 26 treatments of think you have it tough.
And my gosh you should see the medicines on his kitchen table and oh..did I mention his wife Pam...her tireless attention to helping her husband on his way back is nothing short of a love we should all be lucky to have in our lifes.

But here's what's happening. Stephen is getting better. He is climbing back up that mountain which he fell off a year and a half ago when they discovered his cancer. He has crawled and scratched his way where he is getting better and some on his medical team are calling it a miracle...

But if you know Stephen like I do and his friends and family do...we are not surprised. Why? Because this is Stephen..he ALWAYS looks on the positive side. He has not only been diligent with his meds etc....but he has willed himself to this point.
As he said to me last night..."Rivers...I still have things I want to do."

Btw...this is what true entrepreneurs do too on their journey...they keep going because they "have things to do"..they don't give up..

I am proud of my lucky am I to have him in my life.

God Bless Stephen..

Here's to Your Success!

Rivers Corbett MBA
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1 comment:

Tim said...

Thanks Rivers for your very touching and heart-felt blog.
I'm very proud of Steve and Pam for never giving up on the dream. It's friends like you who make the journey attainable, and the hurdles just distant memories.