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Nov 17, 2020

Larry Hartle on Rocket Motivation

In this episode, we learn the story of Larry Hartle. Larry had his dream job working for Richard Childress Racing as the gas man on a pit crew for several NASCAR drivers, including Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick. During a pit stop, a tire came loose and rolled into Larry’s knee, injuring him to the degree he could no longer do his job. Following surgery and subsequent knee replacement, Larry took a job as an airplane mechanic working 3rd shift five days a week at the Charlotte, North Carolina airport, 99 miles away from his home. Larry moved on from his dream job, sucked it, and did what he had to do to provide for his family. Dealing with adversity in whatever form is what Rocket Motivation is all about. Larry certainly displays it.

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Key Takeaways

- Matters beyond your control can and will alter your life’s plans.

- You can’t live in the past. Relish your past accomplishments and successes, but life keeps moving. So must you.

- Rely on your faith, family, and friends to get through the tough times.

- Sucking it up and doing what you have to do to provide for those relying on you makes you a hero.


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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.