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On this week’s episode, we learn the story of Gat Caperton, CEO of Gat Creek Furniture. At age 29, Gat borrowed 90% of the purchase price and bought a small wood manufacturer in Berkley Springs, West Virginia. After initial success, the market turned, and the bottom fell out. Things looked bleak. Gat tells the story of his perseverance and tenacity in saving the business, not just for himself, but for his employees, many of whom have been making furniture their entire lives.
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- It’s all about getting knocked down and getting back up – having tenacity.
- You need to care more about other people than yourself.
- The secret to keep going is just keep going.
- The odds of failure are much higher if you quit.
- If you’re going to be successful, get ready to fail. It’s what you do after you fail that’s important.
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More about Get Back Up:
On August 14, 1981, Rod broke his neck while making a tackle that left him paralyzed from the neck down. In a split second, he went from athlete to quadriplegic. Get Back Up is the story of Rod's life journey and provides a detailed account of what it’s like to be handicapped, how to overcome it and how to thrive. The book gives you a look into trying legal cases through the eyes of a handicapped lawyer. The book’s purpose is to hopefully motivate you to not allow life’s sometimes devastating twists and turns ruin your quest for a great life. If your life is perfect and you have never suffered a tragedy, this book may not be for you. For the rest of us who have hit a bump or two on the road of life and are still trying to make it happen, this is your book.