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Nov 10, 2020

Derrick Dalton on Rocket MotivationIn this episode, we learn the story of Derrick Dalton. Derrick grew up in a tough environment in which his father spent the majority of the time in prison for dealing drugs. Derrick persevered with the help of teachers and coaches, along with his internal strength, to become a talented high school and college athlete, but more importantly, he realized what he wanted to do with his life was to help others who were facing struggles that may not be apparent. Derrick obtained a master’s degree in education and administration and is currently working on his doctorate. His career has included teaching, being a principal, and now consulting to help improve failing schools. Derrick displays Rocket Motivation by not allowing a difficult upbringing to derail his life but instead has used his circumstances for his motivation and success.

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Key Takeaways:

- Tough circumstances during your developmental years require an internal strength to overcome them. 

- It’s okay to go through life with a chip on your shoulder as long as you use the chip for motivation.

- Accept help from friends, family, teachers and others to help guide you on your journey. 

- Life is not fair. We all don’t start from the same starting line. Use what you learn in handling adversity early in life to become stronger, focused and more resilient as you grow. 


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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.