MKE Week 14 – A True Hero’s Journey

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This week, I experienced my first disruptions in daily habits due to holiday travel, and family activities. Didn’t like that, but I did as much as possible using the recordings I had on my phone.

For this week’s assignment, I watched the movie “Door To Door,” one of the two movies I had not seen. That was quite a touching and moving movie, since it was part of the real life story of Bill Porter, who overcame his personal obstacles and achieved his definite major purpose of becoming a successful salesman, following in his father’s footsteps. He displayed a serious positive mental attitude, displaying patience, persistence, and determination. Taking no excuses, he found a way to make things work, even though the deck was very much stacked against him, not being able to do some things we take for granted daily. Early on, his mother was his mastermind partner, believing in him 100%, and helping to shape his can-do attitude. When he was unable to do things himself, he found others to assist, and his friendliness and jokes won over others. Since he was always on the lookout to help others with selling them products they could use to live life better, he also was observant. He recognized and found that he could sometimes assist with other issues with their interpersonal relationships. Others later noted that he was a long-term thread tying people together in the community.

Treating everyone well, he established long-term relationships that lasted for decades. His grit and longevity have now made him an inspiration to others, (like us,) and he is now called a hero. He truly did walk out a hero’s journey that will long be remembered. We certainly can learn the important lessons he displayed and demonstrated. He is an overcomer!

Meet Mike Sambuco

Passionate worshipper of God, loving husband to Terri, father to Stephanie, and grandfather to Justice. Music minister, entrepreneur, network marketer, guitarist, motorcyclist, amateur radio DXer, martial artist, photographer, telecom technician; previously career Air Force Master Sergeant (Comm and Intel.) Originally from Ohio, now is one of the “frozen chosen” of Alaska since 1987. A fun-loving encourager, enjoys empowering others!

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  • Mike, great recognition for Porter.
    Thank you for sharing your takeaway from the movie, it is inspiring.

  • It sure is a movie that is impacting and long lasting in memory for all of us that have seen it. I found it very inspirational and touching too. Thank you for sharing Mike!

  • Glad you picked that movie, Mike, it’s a personal favorite of mine. Reminiscent of “Forest Gump,” Porter definitely made the most of his circumstances! 🙂

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