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  1. Tom Dupuis
    Dec 22, 2018 @ 3:00 am

    Jon, you rock.

    Your perspective on things cuts straight through the bullshit. There’s no time to be stuck in emotions and thinking about what should have been. Otherwise you are missing out on the counterpunch 🙂

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  2. JAMB Sweet S
    Dec 22, 2018 @ 3:57 pm

    The concept of counter punch is really motivating. All it means it not to relent, no matter the challenges. Your story inspire and motivate me. Thanks

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  3. Solulab Inc - On-demand app development
    Dec 27, 2018 @ 12:19 am

    Thanks for share your life lessons with us. Its really very Inspiring all lessons.

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  4. Robert
    Dec 31, 2018 @ 7:43 pm

    Taking life by the balls 🙂 great inspiration Jon!

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  5. Philip V Ariel
    Jan 4, 2019 @ 4:54 pm

    Hi Jon,
    What an amazing story!
    It is indeed a motivational one!
    I appreciate the courage you have shown in the adverse situation.
    Indeed this will be a motivational piece to all who go thru this post.
    Yes, our history is filled with courageous people who showed their expertise and courage even in the midst of their worst situations or let me put it this way even in the midst of their disability. Yes, our history is filled with such people, You are indeed one among them, as you too proved the age-old adage: “Disability is not a Liability”
    As you mentioned in the post, the little plaque of a quote from Winston Churchill brought by your mother made you to repeat and you succeeded with it.
    Yes, Never, Never, Never Give up!
    Go on and on.
    All the best
    ~ Philip

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  6. Giovanni
    Jan 6, 2019 @ 1:13 am

    You’re amazing and even though I have not encountered the amount of pain you have gone through, I resonate completely with what you have said about your philosophy on life. You are an amazing being!

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  7. Daniel Segun
    Jan 10, 2019 @ 2:06 pm

    Hi Jon,
    Thanks for sharing your life lessons.
    It was really inspiring and motivating

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  8. Diane Massad
    Jan 12, 2019 @ 9:21 am

    The polish and punch that you write, offers ‘others’ so much energy. Your core and courage and confidence eclipses …the common. An exceptional man!

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  9. Suzanne Masters
    Jan 12, 2019 @ 9:37 am

    Hi Jon I’m so moved by your journey and your Spirit to persevere and still keep reaching for so much more. Life as we know it is about challenge and it seems the the bigger the climb the more strength we must muster up to not just make it but fly higher as you have done each time. I believe we come into this world with specific parents to teach us and God Bless your Mother’s strength as you express. Ppl like yourself , just like her, are here to bless us as well. You are that saving grace. Interestingly enough, I signed up for a 21 day challenge yesterday to dig deep and find what I’m made of and finding your story this morning is fuel for my experience.
    I’ll continue reading about your exp. through blogging and maybe learn to do it on my own. I thank you Jon for sharing your experience to inspire us all . I see it as bumping into another beautiful Spirit reminding us of exactly who we are. Love & Light coming your way!

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  10. Nathanie
    Jan 18, 2019 @ 1:53 pm

    This blog post was so riveting! I have to get your training to help me write as engaging as you do.

    I appreciate this blog post. It’s filled with courage, bravery, inspiration and a powerful will to never give up and that’s the main reason I’m here doing what may seem crazy – to reach my goals.

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  11. Erica
    Jan 19, 2019 @ 4:55 am

    Whoa Jon I’ve never been so happy, sad, motivated, moved and jaw dropped ever in my life! Like ever! Your story moved me so much!

    “Pneumonia 16 times, recovered from more than 50 broken bones, and spent literally years of my life in hospitals and doctor’s offices” are you kidding me? I get scared as hell if I get a regular fever! Then again you moved to Mexico with no money, no friends, and no backup plan! Are you kidding me?

    You’re my hero from today man.

    I’m going to bookmark this page and read it whenever I feel like I can use the courage, bravery, inspiration and the will power you possess. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story. God bless.

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  12. Shirley Gambill-De Rego
    Feb 2, 2019 @ 11:25 pm

    I’ve been punched in the face by this life…one after another after another after another. I’ve always persevered, by the Grace of God…but I’ve never considered the counterpunch. I’ve just persevered. You Jon inspires me to see that opening and use it to my advantage. God Bless you!

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  13. Andrew Akindele
    Feb 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am

    read this blog over a year ago since then i have memorized the 7 rules and read this post month ly whenever i feel stressed or depressed much more effective than popping pills cheaper than a shrink thanks so much i have MS , wheelchairs 4 last 5 years

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  14. Kerem
    Feb 18, 2019 @ 2:28 am

    Wow! I don’t know what to say! You can’t move yet you’ve made millions and I’m here only complaining having a healthy and perfectly functional body! You got me thinking what am I doing with my life? Thanks for the reboot, I’ve taken a day off and thought about what needs to stop and how can I regain the control of my life.

    Hats off to you man, you’re amazing.

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  15. Business News
    Feb 18, 2019 @ 2:40 am

    Worry: I could be scammed by immigration officials.
    Response: True, but that’s still better than dying in a nursing home.

    Worry: I could be killed by robbers along the highway
    Response: True, but that’s still better than dying in a nursing home.

    Worry: I could starve to death because I can’t afford food.
    Response: True, but that’s still better than dying in a nursing home.

    I have these printed and pinned in front of my eyes on my work station. Tell you what, these are gold. I have a lot less anxiety and much more productive days now.

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  16. Rev. Dr. Louise-Diana
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 6:04 pm

    You are a wonderful and inspiring spirit.

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  17. Marcelle
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 4:43 pm

    OMG, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Worthy investing the time to read it in every single word! WHAT AN INSPIRATION!!!!

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  18. Sayan Samanta
    Feb 24, 2019 @ 10:11 am

    Jon, you rock.
    Thanks for sharing your life lessons. It was really inspiring and motivating for me.

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  19. akonte
    Feb 25, 2019 @ 5:30 am

    Amazing, thanks for the words!!!

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  20. Prabin shrestha
    Mar 3, 2019 @ 9:17 am

    wow!! This is really great information for us its help to who want to make a beautiful life. thank you keep posting.

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  21. Madeline
    Mar 11, 2019 @ 12:14 am

    Your writing is beautiful, perfect actually, as far as I can see. This is refreshing to find in a sea of content that is often rife with grammatical error and spelling mistakes. But perhaps more notably – your story is such an inspiration as so many others have commented. Your words have brought me to tears, multiple times actually in this single post! I am reminded of the power of the written word, but also that through the online clutter there are truly talented writers who are able to touch the lives of so many through written language. I definitely see blogging in a different light upon reading this. I also feel inspired to take action, to find the counterpunch and to never give up. I thank you so much for that. I hope you are enjoying yourself in Mexico

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    • Inga Brereton
      Mar 11, 2019 @ 3:39 pm

      Hey Madeleine

      Lovely comment. I fully concur with your assessment of the quality of much of what passes for writing on the web today… Makes me very glad not to be a ‘digital native’..

      I, too, find Jon to be very inspiring; just need to follow through with his advice and take action.

      Best of luck to you.

      Kind regards,

      Inga Brereton

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    Mar 11, 2019 @ 4:25 pm

    This is one of the best post and i have seen in a while.

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  23. Clarissa Wilson
    Mar 12, 2019 @ 1:21 pm

    Hi Jon! You don’t know how much this post has really helped me. I was actually thinking of quitting writing altogether because I am hired and then let go after about a week, only to feel let down constantly but your post has inspired me not to ever give up. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us!

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  24. Tino Gonsalves
    Mar 20, 2019 @ 8:17 am

    Hi Jon,

    You are ‘Duryodhan’ which in Sanskrit means the one who cannot be defeated! he was the bad guy in the Epical Mahabharatha but here’s to you the good guy!

    Cheers,
    Tino Gonsalves

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  25. Loan 1500
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 1:55 pm

    Thank you for the amazing perspective. Extremely inspirational. Sometimes we don’t take enough time to appreciate what we have and spend too much time looking at what we don’t have.

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  26. Kelly
    Mar 23, 2019 @ 3:01 am

    Wow. You are such a strong individual, not to mention an amazing writer. I just can’t stop reading.

    I feel so inspired!! If I ever feel like giving up, all I have to do is re-read this post. Thank you for writing it!

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  27. Hussain Deewan
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 11:49 pm

    I really liked what your side about the counter punch. Awesome article.

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  28. Derya Dilara
    Mar 31, 2019 @ 12:05 pm

    I am in tears! Thank you.

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  29. Harsh yadav
    Apr 2, 2019 @ 12:55 am

    Hey John,
    This is definitely one of the most inspiring read. Such an eye opener it is. My struggle and adversities are nowhere to be compared with what you have dealt with. Yet, most of us find reasons to not-to-take actions by being in our comfort zone and blame luck for everything that’s not working out for good.

    Half of the battle can be won by taking responsibility for our own lives and actions rather than playing blame games.

    Thanks for this wonderful post and your insights to deal with life and situations.

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  30. Eze Azubike
    Apr 8, 2019 @ 6:20 am

    Your insights are quite arresting. I actually took notes as I read the article. Thanks again for your wisdom. Our resilience to pain, discomfort or embarrassment influences our success in life. Accepting our present situation, no matter how deplorable it appears, primes us to change our reality. Finding something that scares us more helps to galvanize our energy forward.

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  32. sebastian
    Apr 13, 2019 @ 2:32 pm

    Hi John

    this is one of the most inspirational things I’ve ever read. It makes me feel grateful or every breath I take and it motivates me like crazy! I’ll say it with you – never ever give up!
    thanks!

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