Bite hard, bite first and dont let go!

Some days feel as if a tidal wave is sweeping you off your feet and other days feel like a gentle breeze and the ocean just creeps up and teases your toes. Losing a loved one is the most difficult emotion we as humans have to experience. When we loss them instantly without warning life will never be the same. We are given a gift in return for this sometimes unbearable emotion. It is the gift of knowing how precious life is and that it should never be taken for granted.

Today is the 16th anniversary of the passing of my friend, mentor and most important father. He brought joy and guidance too so many lives. As the days and years pass I remind myself he is not truly gone he lives within me. I remember his words and this is what guides me in a lot of my decision making. He was a mentor and employer to so many. His career started as a New York City police officer and after 15 years on the force he changed directions and took his place in the family business. He turned one auto parts store in one city into  7  locations supplying several states on a daily bases within a short period of time. He advised companies such as PPG and 3M. He was admired and respected for his character, strength and kindness. He left a legacy and that is the purpose of life. To have what you do in life matter at the end of the day.

I live by a simple rule would my father agree with this decision. He raised us to be our own individuals but your character is a reflection on your whole family. People say dont change who you are if “this or that” happens in your life. I honestly can say that will not happen with me. What you see is what you get. I will not change for anyone I treat people with respect and dignity and I in turn want them to treat me as I treat them. No amount of money or fame should change how we treat one another. That goes the same for those less fortunate treat others how you would like to be treated.

My father was a mentor too so many sharing his knowledge of business and life. I like to think the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. He used to say knowledge is wasted if you dont share what you know with others. I do agree. As my life unfolds I fill very fortunate to have had him in my life yes for only 27 short years but I learned more than some people get in a lifetime. I will forever miss him but I will remember him everyday. By doing this he is never really gone.

    Eddies Rules:

  • Respect others
  • Be a good person
  • Never give up
  • Knowledge should never be wasted on one person
  • At the end of the day are you happy with YOU

Thank you Edward Mathew Sapan {daddy} for the gift…YOU



Michele Molinaro

I have been a business owner for over 25 years but can say for the first time; “I own my business it doesn’t own me.” I have traded in my Brick and Mortar for a Click and Order. This gives me financial and time freedom. My business is operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week with no employees. I wake up when I am done sleeping and am able to work anywhere in the world there is a WiFi connection.

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