Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bill Huseby Tribute

I went yesterday to the funeral of a good friend. Bill Huseby lost his year-long battle with cancer.

Bill was my very first client on the Fish almost 7-years ago. What began as a business relationship turned into a very good friendship.

After listening to many eulogize Bill, you can learn some very valuable lessons from Bill's keen insights.

I heard someone say that Bill shoved 81 years of living into 47 years. He lived life to the fullest.

He was an amazing business man. Starting out as a car salesperson, he quickly worked his way into running the whole show. Bill took a little store in Buford, GA back in 2001 and turned it into something that caused the boys in Detroit to take notice. Bill knew what it took to succeed and he did; creating Mall of Georgia Ford out of nothing.

I can remember his e mails to his radio partners where he would share his success. When he became the #1 Ford store in Atlanta, he would always e mail us telling us that he couldn't have done it without us.

That was Bill Huseby. For those of you who never met Bill, you missed out on an absolute pleasure.

If there's one lesson I walk away with from Bill, it's this: live each and every day as if it were your last. Don't settle for less than the absolute best and never give up on your goals.

Bill will always be remembered as not only a great businessman but a great friend to "The Copee."

Thanks for being not only a client and a friend but also a mentor. You taught me more than you will ever know.

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