(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


A recent trip to an area of the American West included a stop at old Fort Laramie in Wyoming. A placard listed a few of the more famous people who had traveled through the area in the days when it was an active fort, the mid- to late-1800 s. One of the people listed was a Jacques La Ramie, a French fur trader about whom little is known.

However, his name — contracted to Laramie — is the name of the fort, a county, one prairie, a mountain range, a mountain peak, and three rivers! As well as countless streets in numerous towns.


Coaching Point: Laramie (La Ramie) left quite a trail behind him. What trail/legacy are you leaving?


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