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Post from Empowered Wealth Ambassador Jay Paterson

Our country has suffered a very difficult week.

Two of our valiant soldiers, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo were murdered in two separate and quite cowardly incidents this week.

And one long serving member of the public, Sergeant-at-Arms of The House of Commons Kevin Vickers was forced to defend our nation, and our parliamentarians, by fatally shooting a well-armed murderer in our own Houses of Parliament.

Warrant Officer Vincent Patrice Vincentwas innocently crossing a parking lot while his murderer waited for two hours in his car, waiting for an opportunity to fatally injure any soldiers who crossed his path. Warrant Officer Vincent Did, and was run down in a “hit and run” in the parking lot.

 

Corporal Nathan Cirillo stood, unarmed, Nathan Cirillodoing his volunteer tour as a Guard at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, just outside of our House of Commons.  The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier is a revered place where Canadian soldiers have stood guard and honoured the unidentified fallen from all of our wars, 24 hours a day, year round, since World War I. Corporal Cirillo was murdered by a man with a concealed shotgun, killed as he honoured his fallen brothers.  The murdered then proceeded to attack our government in The House of Commons.

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers Kevin Vickers was in the House of Commons when Corporal Cirillo’s murderer attacked the House of Commons with a huge shotgun, wounding an unarmed guard at the doors to the Parliament Buildings.  Sergeant-at-Arms Vickers learned what was happening, went to his office, retrieved his weapon, a pistol, and dispatched the assailant.

Each of these three men, and the wounded guard, was simply doing his duty in service of all other Canadians, and all other men and women of peace, when attacked.

An office, a role, a duty, and a task we are all of us profoundly grateful for.

The men and women in service of our country, of our people, of our nation and of our nationhood, do so with honour.

These wonderful citizens are those who sacrifice, willingly, selflessly, on behalf of all of us, to make our country, and for that matter each of our countries, such a wonderful place to live in.

With Gratitude,

Jay,
A Grandfather, A Dad, A Brother, A Friend, A Proud Citizen, and a Son and Grandson of good soldiers.

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October 22nd, 2014 by Ron Nakamoto

Lee Brower Talks About "Contribution"

Over the years, we've shifted our focus from civic assets, tax-savings, and tax-strategies to "Contribution". We've also tied our notion of Contribution to our ideas about Gratitude, as you will see in this short video featuring Lee Brower.

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This post by Shane Parrish captures a powerful idea from Atual Gawande’s book “Being Mortal”. Telling the story of cancer patient Jewel Douglass, Gawande shares some of the agonizing choices and thoughts that each of us and our families might face at any moment when life is at stake.

“Lacking a coherent view of how people might live successfully all the way to the very end, we have allowed our fates to be controlled by medicine, technology, and strangers.“Douglass’ story highlights Gawande’s thoughts about choices and also describes what a better decision-making method might look like. This is a powerful post with broad implications.

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Lee Brower talks about having a bigger future and always having a bigger "Horizon" to shoot for. He also talks about celebrating the small steps, the progress, that we make. Leading Empowered Wealth Connect www.empoweredwealth.com/connect , I realize that much of our content and ideas have evolved from working with entrepreneurs. I, therefore, found this brief essay inspiring because of the "Horizon" it suggests and the progress we've made to get here. Despite all of the substantial negativity and bad things happening in the world, we may truly be "in the place of greatest potential."

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